C. J. Lorio
For seventeen years, CJ has sourced and closed on private equity, debt, and asset investments in the Perot family office under Petrus Aviation. C.J. has built an aviation portfolio consisting of aircraft operating leases and engine/aircraft part out and trading-oriented investments, along with a shipping portfolio currently focused on dry bulk and container ships.
Prior to joining the Perot organization in August 2000, C.J. was a principal, Corporate Recovery Services for PricewaterhouseCoopers, providing financial advisory services to creditors and debtors for in-court and out-of-court workouts and turnarounds. He was also a manager for SCIENTECH, providing nuclear safety consulting services for commercial nuclear and government clients.
C.J. began his career as a submarine officer in the US Navy, serving on the USS Narwhal (SSN-671), a fast attack, nuclear-powered submarine based out of Charleston, SC. He received a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Tulane University and a Master in Business Administration from George Washington University.
Phil’s responsibilities include portfolio management, financial reporting, and new deal analysis and evaluation. Prior to joining the Perot organization in August 2015, Phil spent eight years as a director of Aircraft Sales & Leasing with AAR Corp., where he was responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and consummating aircraft transactions and directing finance activities such as debt raising and financial budgeting. In 2004, he joined AirLiance Materials as a financial analyst for three years after starting his career with Bally Total Fitness as a corporate tax accountant.
Phil holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Loyola University, Chicago IL and a Bachelor of Music from DePaul University.
Hoainam (Nam) Duong
Hoainam (Nam) Duong’s responsibilities include portfolio management, market research, and new deal analysis. Nam brings over 15 years of aircraft related experience with extensive roles in sales, marketing, finance, and engineering.
Prior to joining the Perot organization in September 2019, Nam was a portfolio analyst with WNG Capital. Nam has also held positions as senior sales & marketing analyst at Bombardier Flexjet, mechanical engineer at Bombardier Learjet, technology commercialization intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory, mechanical engineer at Textron, and aerospace engineer at Raytheon.
Nam holds an MBA as well as a BS in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in mathematics from Wichita State University.
Brenda Abitz is responsible for managing the accounting, leasing and contracts within the private aircraft investments group. Brenda has extensive knowledge of the aviation industry as an FAA Part 135 owner/operator and commercial pilot in Alaska. Brenda was Marketing Manager for Era Helicopters Alaska and has worked with Gulfstream, Flexjet and L-3 Aerospace in operational and maintenance capacities. Brenda began her career in the horse industry and spent 6 years at the Lazy E Ranch where her primary role was delivering foals. Brenda served eight years in the Air Force Reserve and is a Veteran of Desert Storm.