Brad Gupta founded Leading Edge Finance Corporation in 2007, and has over thirty years of experience in the aviation and finance industries. In his career, he has been involved in aviation investment transactions valued in excess of $1 billion.
Through 2013, Mr. Gupta was a retained special advisor to New York based hedge fund, Marathon Asset Management, with approximately $12.5 billion of capital under management, and was an integral part of the growth in its aviation investment portfolio. Prior to Marathon, Mr. Gupta held principal positions, through other companies he formed, in four commercial jets, leased to US Airways and Continental Airlines.
From 1995-1999, Mr. Gupta served as Director of Aviation Marketing for Residual Based Finance Corporation, an aircraft and rail lessor. Previously, he held corporate finance and treasury positions with United Airlines, Amoco Production Company, Shearson Lehman Hutton, Inc. and Weyerhaeuser Company. Mr. Gupta earned an A.B. (Honors) from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.