NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a significant move aimed at further advancing its global business in the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) sector, Seabury Group LLC (Seabury) named Christopher E. Kubasik President & Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Kubasik, who previously served as Senior Advisor to Seabury, will have principal responsibility for spearheading Seabury’s strategic initiative to integrate its investment banking, management consulting and IT software products and services into a full-service package for current and prospective clients.
“I am pleased to secure an experienced executive of Chris’ caliber to manage our operations and to help our company grow,” said Seabury Group Chairman & Chief Executive Officer John E. Luth. “Chris brings a set of exceptional skills to the Seabury Group and its affiliated companies. His international, professional services, financial and operational experiences, combined with his entrepreneurial drive and leadership skills, will support our global growth strategy of expanding into adjacent markets and, in particular, further advancing our presence in the A&D industries.”
Prior to becoming a senior advisor to companies in the A&D arenas, Mr. Kubasik was Vice Chairman, President & COO of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), where he oversaw day-to-day operations from 2010 to 2012, with $46 billion in revenue and 126,000 employees. Previously, he held the positions of Executive Vice President of Electronic Systems division from 2007 to 2009, Executive Vice President & CFO from 2001 to 2007, and Vice President & Controller from 1999 to 2001. Prior to Lockheed Martin, Mr. Kubasik was with Ernst & Young, LLP from 1983 to 1999, the last three years as a partner.
“I am looking forward to working with the Seabury Group’s talented team to build on the company’s global reputation as a premier aviation and aerospace advisor,” said Christopher E. Kubasik. “I believe that the A&D sector can significantly benefit from leveraging Seabury’s diverse capabilities and comprehensive line of products and services.”
ABOUT SEABURY GROUP
Seabury is a global advisory and investment banking firm with over 250 professionals based in 14 countries on five continents, with six offices in the United States, providing clients a comprehensive approach to driving business solutions, no matter how complex or challenging the issues. Seabury provides investment banking, merchant banking, management, human capital and IT consulting, and restructuring services to clients in aerospace, automotive, aviation, cargo/logistics, explosives/mining, financial services, gaming, hospitality, infrastructure, insurance, manufacturing, maritime/offshore oil & gas exploration, metals processing, mining, private equity, debt and hedge funds, real estate and travel industries. Seabury’s subsidiaries also offer enterprise MIS software solutions, structured investment products, FX trading and trade finance solutions and trading platforms, and solid fuel products derived from waste streams for the mining and metals processing industries.
Seabury professionals are a unique combination of top-tier bankers, consultants, software solutions experts, and former industry executives that provide in-depth advisory services to effectuate enterprise-wide change. Since 1995 Seabury’s professionals have advised on over 1,000 client engagements globally including assignments involving negotiating new or existing aircraft orders totaling over $250 billion (list prices) and structuring over $80 billion of equity and debt capital transactions.
Additionally, Seabury served as investment banker and restructuring advisor for 10 of the 15 largest airline turnarounds, including restructuring over $100 billion of debt and lease transactions.
Seabury has increasingly broadened its global businesses to include structured finance products, enterprise software, and trade finance services. Seabury is a global leader in providing software tools and data products covering aviation, aerospace, cargo/global trade, FX trading and human capital. Seabury has developed world-class, enterprise-wide MIS systems that can extract information, manage contracts, and evaluate data across an array of IT systems delivering real-time analysis and executable information. In early 2013, Seabury acquired FXone Ltd., a leading provider of new software tools and enterprise software for market makers, brokers and traders targeting the $5 trillion per day FX trading market. FXone, which is based in San Francisco, has been renamed Seabury Financial Solutions LLC. In late 2013, Seabury acquired 1 East West Limited, a provider of innovative supply chain finance solutions, based in Hong Kong, which has been renamed Seabury Trade Finance Exchange Ltd. Seabury launched in March 2014 SeaVS, a finance company dedicated to providing financing for the $14 billion extended vehicle services warranty contract business. www.seaburygroup.com