Mr. Schottland has nearly two decades of experience as a trusted advisor and senior executive helping companies across multiple industry sectors and geographies develop company and business unit growth and survival strategies, drive commercial and operational performance improvement, and navigate comprehensive restructurings and workouts both in and out of court protection. He has led or participated in over a dozen of the largest restructurings of the past fifteen years.
Prior to joining Innovatus Capital Partners, LLC in January of 2016, Mr. Schottland was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he focused on aerospace, infrastructure, aviation and commercial real estate, with an emphasis on: (i) distress and turnarounds; (ii) mergers and acquisitions; and (iii) strategic and operational performance improvement. At McKinsey, Mr. Schottland worked on numerous out of court and bankruptcy workouts on both the debtor and creditor sides, as well as merger negotiations across various sectors and geographies. The largest of these restructurings included his turnaround leadership role at American Airlines’ 2011-2013 bankruptcy and subsequent merger with US Airways. His responsibilities went beyond distress to include major investment due diligences, including efforts on behalf of leading private equity firms.
From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Schottland was the Founder and Senior Managing Director of Seabury Consulting which grew from three employees in 2004 to roughly 120 in 2010, becoming the largest independent advisory firm focused on aviation and aerospace. While best known for leading some of the largest distress and workout efforts in aviation and related industries, it also provided outsourced company and business unit strategic development function for numerous aerospace clients.
Prior to founding Seabury, Mr. Schottland spent several years as an executive at the second largest airline in Latin America, Avianca-Taca, where he was Vice President of Strategic Development. At Avianca-Taca, he was responsible for overseeing the continued distress workout and performance improvement initiatives he had led on their behalf as a Manager at Bain & Company, as well as developing long-term strategy and overseeing human resources development.
Mr. Schottland holds a B.S. from NYU and an MBA from Columbia School of Business.