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LEADERSHIP

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Tony Lefebvre

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Tony joined Signature in July 2013 as President and Chief Operating Officer of Aircraft Service International Group and has been responsible for a number of portfolio businesses during his tenure, including Global Engine Services and Signature TECHNICAir. Tony has over 25 years’ experience in the aviation industry.

Prior to joining Signature, Tony was the Chief Operating Officer of Spirit Airlines and previous to that role he was with US Airways serving as their Managing Director Europe. Tony holds a BS in Business from the University of Maryland.

Virasb Vahidi

Chief Revenue Officer

Virasb joined Signature in July 2021 as Chief Revenue Officer. Virasb is an Executive Managing Director with Global Infrastructure Partners with over 20 years of commercial, financial, and operational experiences in diverse industries including media, travel, telecommunications, technology, and finance. As CEO of Otter Media, Virasb led the online media firm’s operations and strategy.

As Chief Commercial Officer at American Airlines, under Virasb's leadership, the airline expanded the reach of its global network, broadened its partnerships, led the modernization of its fleet, and renewed virtually every aspect of the customer experience. As SVP Strategy and Planning at AT&T, Virasb led the finance, strategy, planning, and investor relations organizations and played a key role in crafting and executing the AT&T/SBC merger.

Shawn Fallon

Chief Financial Officer

Shawn joined Signature in 2009 and held a number of senior finance roles at Signature before being appointed Chief Financial Officer, BBA Aviation Global Engine Services Americas and then CFO Global Engine Services. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer, Signature Flight Support on 1 January 2019.

Shawn joined Signature from Flight Options LLC, the US fractional private jet operator. Shawn graduated with honors from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, MBA program and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting and Finance from John Carroll University

Ben Hooper

Chief Human Resources Officer

Ben joined Signature in January 2015 as HR Director, Flight Support EMEA before progressing to the role of HR Director EMEA, followed by Vice President - Global HR Operations. In October 2019, he was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer for Signature Flight Support, joining the Executive Management Committee of Signature.

Prior to his current role at the company, Ben held HR Director positions at chemical distributor Univar. He holds a Bachelors degree in Government & Politics from the University of Central Lancashire and a Masters degree in HR Management from the University of Hertfordshire.

Maria Garton

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Maria joined Signature in August 2018. She has significant experience in General Counsel roles, both in the US and globally, including eight years in the aviation sector. Prior to joining Signature, she was Director and Associate General Counsel, Global Transactions and Compliance for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

Maria began her career working in corporate law and litigation in New York and Washington, D.C.. She joined Mubadala Development Company PJSC in 2010 as General Counsel for its Strata Manufacturing aerostructures manufacturing company and the Horizon International Flight Academy, based in Abu Dhabi, before joining Lockheed Martin as Associate General Counsel in 2015. Maria graduated in law from Columbia University.