John Honigmann is a trained engineer and Dartmouth business school graduate who enjoyed a successful career in Wall Street investment banking and private investing prior to his career in aircraft leasing.
In 2005 Mr. Honigmann co-founded Turbo Lease LLC, and since has served as President of that company, which focused on leasing regional turboprop aircraft. In 2019, Turbo Lease partnered with Jetstream Aviation Capital to continue to develop its business with a focus on new-entrant and emerging-markets opportunities. As the co-founder of Turbo Lease, he sourced, evaluated, and closed aircraft acquisitions; negotiated and managed leases, maintenance and aircraft returns and led capital raising efforts.
Prior to Turbo Lease, John was a co-founder and Managing Partner of Painter Hill Venture Fund, a firm which invested in semiconductor, broadband, robotics and financial services companies. He played a leading role in raising the fund’s capital; sourcing and diligencing investments in technology and financial services companies, communicating with investors, and monitoring the firm’s investments.
During his investment banking career, he served as a Managing Director and Co-Head of Insurance Investment Banking, as well as co-founder and Co-Head of Financial Services Technology at Wachovia Securities (formerly First Union Securities). In that role, he focused on raising public and private debt and equity capital, and providing strategic mergers and acquisitions advice to the management and boards of numerous technology and financial companies.
Prior, John was an investment banker at Citigroup (formerly Salomon Brothers), J.P. Morgan and Conning & Company. He began his career at Johnson & Johnson where he was selected to participate in the Company’s Management Development Program and had responsibility for a number of large manufacturing operations. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University.