Gryphon Aviation Leasing, LLC, (“Gryphon Leasing”) is a full-service commercial aircraft trading and leasing company primarily focused on 3-15 year old aviation assets that are both serviceable and part-out candidates.
We provide a variety of fleet solutions to our global airline customers and select secondary trading partners focused solely on the most in-demand Boeing and Airbus aircraft and their respective powerplants. Our experienced team of aviation professionals spans the globe and is dedicated to connecting our network of airlines, lessors, manufacturers, and equity partners to navigate the on-going global fleet renewal.
The company was founded by Steven Patch and Ben Rosenbaum in 2019 with the aim of being a flexible, multi-service provider to our airline customers and supporting our manufacturer partnerships. With the expertise and track record of successfully investing in aviation assets from delivery to end-of-life, Gryphon Leasing extracts the maximum value out of aviation investments for our equity partners.
Chief Executive Officer
Steven Patch is a Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gryphon Aviation Leasing bringing over a decade of leasing experience and global airline relationships. Prior to Gryphon Leasing, Patch was the Executive Vice President, Head of Marketing of SKY Leasing where he led the global build-out of SKY’s international headquarters in Ireland, secondary trading, and the origination of sale and lease-back transactions. Prior to that, he has held roles at Sky Holding Company (“SHC”), most recently as Director of Asset Management and Financial Analysis. In that role, he was responsible for lease transitions and negotiations, as well as aircraft sales from the PALS portfolios, including (11) 757s sold to Federal Express. Concurrently to his employment at SHC, Patch also worked at Jackson Square Aviation from inception where he assisted with airline relationships, pricing, and transaction analysis. Patch is a Candidate for a Masters of Data Science from Northwestern University, received a B.S. double major from Syracuse University, and holds an MBA from Oxford University.
Chief Investment Officer
Ben Rosenbaum is a Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Gryphon Aviation Leasing with over 30 years of sales and management experience in aviation trading and leasing. Previously, he was the founder and Managing Director of BPR Aviation Capital which is a full-service leasing and trading platform of Boeing and Airbus aircraft and their respective powerplants. There he has led over $100m of annual equity acquisitions of current generation narrowbody equipment. Mr. Rosenbaum started his career in Aviation at Aeroturbine, a subsidiary of Aercap where he led sourcing efforts and was primarily responsible for building the Whole Asset Trading Division into a $300m+ business. Rosenbaum is a graduate at Florida Atlantic University where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Marketing.