Company: Aviation Advisory Service, Inc.
Location: New York, NY, United States
James Sloan Altschul, president of Aviation Advisory Service, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in aviation finance.
Mr. Altschul is an aircraft finance expert, consultant, and entrepreneur serving as the president of Hayward Hangars, LLC since 2004 and Aviation Advisory Service, Inc. since 1992. The company was founded by his father in the 1940s, and Mr. Altschul grew up in the aviation industry, which remained a source of ongoing fascination to him, as there were “always things changing and always things to learn.” He graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1982, and spent the following year as a postgraduate student at the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Altschul began his career in the financial industry, spending the 1980s as an international correspondent and contributor to Asia Banking Magazine, the Economist Finance Report, and Euromoney Publications while continuing his education at Columbia University, completing both a Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctor in 1988.
He was admitted to practice law in the state of New York in 1989 and was briefly an associate of Davis Polk and Wardwell before becoming vice president and director of Aviation Advisory Service, Inc., in 1990 and president in 1992. Mr. Altschul joined K-One Investment Co. in 1997, rising from registered representative to executive vice president by 2002, and remaining the company president until his departure in 2007. In addition to his ongoing roles as president of Hayward Hangars, LLC and Aviation Advisory Service, Mr. Altschul was the managing member of California Hangars LLC from 1998 until 2014, and a FINRA arbitrator from 2009 until 2012. He is a former member of the corporate advisory board of the Doe Fund and the program committee for the Fixed Income Analysts Society, and has presented before the 1996 AIC Aircraft Finance Conference and students at Cranfield University. Mr. Altschul is extensively published and draws on his finance background to focus on consulting for development and management concerns for small aircraft hangars. He is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the New York City Bar Association, and the Harvard Club of New York City.
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