About John

Mr. Luth is Chairman of Seabury Consulting & Corporate Advisors, part of Accenture. Mr. Luth founded Seabury Group in 1995 and sold Seabury's non-regulated aviation advisory businesses to Accenture in March 2017. Mr. Luth remains sole owner, chairman, president and CEO of Seabury Capital LLC, a holding company for investment banking, software and specialty finance companies not acquired by Accenture.

Seabury Consulting has executed over 1,400 engagements for 300+ clients in more than 50 countries and augments Accenture's global transportation and travel practices.

Mr. Luth has advised on more than $100B equity, debt and lease placements/restructurings and over $250B in aircraft orders. Recently Mr. Luth advised on Republic Airways' successful reorganization (2016-2017). In 2016, he secured $450M equity investment for Azul Airlines from HNA Airlines Group. In 2015, he advised on the privatization of TAP Portugal, raising over $375M of capital and securing $7B of new aircraft orders. In 2014, he advised Chorus Aviation/Jazz on a new 11-year CPA agreement with Air Canada. He also advised on successful out-of-court restructurings for Chautauqua Airlines (2012) and Frontier Airlines (2011).

Mr. Luth led liquidity capital raises for Air Canada of $1B (2009) and US Airways $1.1B (2008) amidst the global credit crisis. He led Northwest Airlines’ financial restructuring, securing $750M of new equity and $1.2B of exit debt financing, and restructuring of over $10B of obligations (2007). He advised US Airways on its merger with America West Holdings Corporation, raising $866M and securing $2.7B in debt and lease financings (2005). He advised Air Canada on CCAA reorganization, and America West Airlines and Continental Airlines on out-of-court restructurings/liquidity programs.

Mr. Luth held the roles of CFO and CIO of Continental Airlines. Prior to Continental, he served as vice president, Syndications at Manufacturers Hanover. Prior to that, he served in the Corporate Finance Division of Exxon Corporation.

Mr. Luth holds an A.B. in Economics magna cum laude from the College of the Holy Cross (1974) and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania (1976). He is a FINRA Registered Principal, and is Series 7, 63, 79 and 24 qualified, and is also FSA (UK) licensed. He serves on the Advisory Board of Holy Cross.

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