Comvest’s organization is led by a team of experienced professionals that draw from backgrounds in finance, consulting, executive leadership, business development, marketing, and operations.

Direct Lending

Al Wood

Partner

Al is a Partner and leads aviation finance and investing for Comvest. Prior to joining Comvest, Al was President and Chief Executive Officer of 321 Aviation Group, a specialized aviation consulting firm that he founded. He also served as an Operating Partner at Sagewind Capital, a private equity firm, where he focused on equity investments in aerospace.

Prior to Sagewind Capital and 321 Aviation Group, Al was the Chief Commercial Officer at AeroTurbine Inc, now part of AerCap Inc. (NYSE: AER); aerospace’s largest commercial aircraft lessor.  During his tenure, the company significantly grew its revenue and was successfully sold to International Lease Finance Corp. who was later acquired by AerCap. Prior to joining AeroTurbine he served as Director of Sales and Product Line Manager at AAR Corp. (NYSE: AIR), a provider of aftermarket aviation services.  He has led the investment in over $3.6B in aircraft and engines during his career.   Prior to joining AAR, Al was a commissioned Officer in the United States Air Force serving in various flight, operations, and maintenance roles.

Al is a graduate of J.L. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, where he earned an M.B.A. and Michigan State University, where he earned a B.A. in Political Science.