Fintech was created in 2004 by Oliver Stuart-Menteth as a result of growing demand from lessors and finance houses requiring professional assistance within the aviation lease and finance sector. The company is based in Geneva, Switzerland but operates globally with personnel based in Europe and Asia.
The Company has witnessed steady expansion since inception primarily as a result of referrals from our current clients. We now service the requirements of major European finance houses,lessors, OEMs and airlines.
MANAGING DIRECTOR – OLIVER STUART-MENTETH
Prior or to entering the leasing industry Oliver worked as a mechanic and engineer for Dan-Air, Cathay Pacific and Marshall Aerospace performing and certifying C/D checks and line maintenance on Aircraft such as the B707, B737, B727, Bae 146, B747 and A320. In 1995 Oliver obtained a Masters Degree in Air Transport Management (MSc) from Cranfield University. He went on to join Avmark International as a Senior Analyst in their London office where he was responsible for completing appraisals and other airline related fleet planning projects. In 1998 Oliver joined Aircraft Leasing and Management (ALM) as their Technical Manager where he was primarily responsible for managing their portfolio of aircraft which involved negotiating leases, managing lease transactions and completing fleet planning projects. Oliver is a certified EASA Part 66 and FAA A&P licenced engineer, an International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) approved auditor, is accredited by International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) as a Senior Certified Appraiser and has acted as a Expert Witness in the UK High Court. He regularly presents at conferences and publishes articles relevant to the leasing industry. He also holds a FAA pilot licence with single and muti-engine ratings.
TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE – PAUL COULTON
Paul Coulton is a EASA Part 66 licenced engineer rated on the A320 series, B737 series and B747-400 and their associated powerplants. Paul has over 30 years experience and has previously worked for Marshall Aerospace, British Mediterranean Airways, Virgin Atlantic and other operators in Asia and the Middle East. He currently works world-wide on projects involving auditing, aircraft delivery work and is also responsible for auditing Fintech’s fleet of Q400 aircraft. He is also a qualified technical instructor.
TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE – RUSS MACHIN
Russ is an experienced EASA Part 66 B1 engineer who has been involved in the aircraft leasing sector for approximately 6 years. He previously worked for Manx Airlines, BA Connect and Flybe in a variety of roles including Shift Foreman and duty maintenance controller and held approval on a variety of aircraft ranging from the Bombardier Dash 8-300 through to the Bae 146 and Embraer 145. Russ has completed a significant number of projects on behalf of operators and leasing companies involving amongst others both A320 and B737 aircraft and is conversant with all technical aspects of an operating lease agreement. Russ also holds an EASA PPL and built the Cozy that he currently flies.
TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE – DUAN XIAOGE
Duan XiaoGe is a certified CAAC engineer and worked previously for China Northwest Airlines for 13 years in a variety of technical roles. During his last position as Fleet Manager Engineering Duan was primarily responsible for integrating and phasing out aircraft from the fleet. He has been operating within the leasing industry since 2001 and is an extremely experienced technical representative, with a good command of English, who is able to work efficiently within a variety of roles. His ability to work in Mandarin or English is obviously of great benefit to our clients when dealing with incumbent carriers.