Special Advisor
Shane Wright
Team | Operating Partners & Advisors

Mr. Wright is a Special Advisor to AE Industrial across its entire portfolio of investments and strategies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of AE Industrial portfolio companies: Edge Autonomy and G.S. Precision. He most recently served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for GE Aviation, where he retired in December 2022. In this role, he oversaw all aspects of financial strategy for GE Aviation’s $30 billion aerospace business with more than 80 facilities in 21 countries around the globe. In addition, he managed GE Aviation’s operating rhythms and performance, while partnering with the leadership team to set and execute the business strategy. Mr. Wright joined GE in 1988 in the Financial Management Program. He then spent six years with the Corporate Audit Staff and held global finance leadership roles of increasing responsibility for several GE businesses, including Finance Manager, Asia Pacific for Transportation; Finance Manager, Asia, Europe and Africa for Energy; Financial Planning and Analysis Manager for Oil & Gas; Chief Financial Officer, Property & Casualty for Insurance Solutions and Chief Financial Officer for GE Transportation. Mr. Wright also has experience in mergers and acquisition, serving as the Corporate Staff Executive for M&A in Hong Kong in 1998, and in risk management, serving as the Global Risk & Underwriting Manager for GE Insurance Solutions in 2002. Prior to joining GE Aviation, he served as Chief Financial Officer for GE Healthcare International, where he was responsible for the Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Greater Asia regions for GE’s Healthcare business. Mr. Wright was the Staff Sponsor for GE Aviation’s Veteran’s Network, leading efforts to recruit, retain and promote high quality military veteran employees to the business. He was also the Executive Champion for the Company’s Financial Management Program, overseeing the training and development of GE’s future financial leaders. Mr. Wright served on the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Port Authority and on the Board of Directors for 3CDC, Cincinnati’s Development Corporation.

  • Whitman College, BA
Prior Experience
  • General Electric
  • GE Aerospace