Peter Murnane - Peter Murnane - Phoenix, AZ 85016
University of Pennsylvania alumnus Peter Murnane, following the receipt of his Bachelor of Arts in Economics, launched his career in the financial services industry as an Assistant Secretary and Lending Officer with Chemical Bank. After four years with Chemical Bank (now JPMorgan Chase & Co.), Peter Murnane enrolled in The Wharton School’s Master of Business Administration program.
While earning his MBA, Peter Murnane continued to gain experience in financial services and spent a summer as an Associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions division of Lazard Frères & Co. After completing his MBA (with Distinction), Peter Murnane joined Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., where he was an Investment Banking Director in the firm’s Transportation Group. For nearly a decade, Peter Murnane led transportation finance transactions related to public, private, and municipal debt, as well as stock and equity-linked financings.
Peter Murnane also offered strategic advisory services in instances of mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions. After departing Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., Peter Murnane turned his attention from investment banking to financial leadership within the airline industry. Initially joining Atlas Air, Inc. as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Peter Murnane subsequently moved to International Airline Support Group, Inc. (IASG), which he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. In these positions, Peter Murnane negotiated aircraft and aircraft parts sales and acquisitions, as well as spearheading financial restructuring activities.
While at IASG, Peter Murnane, together with other IASG executives, founded North-South Airways, where he acted as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the freight and passenger services carrier. In one year, Peter Murnane led fund-raising efforts that resulted in raising more than $1 million in private equity, recruited a management team without interrupting any services during leadership transfers, and implemented effective cost-reduction strategies to ensure the conservation of the company’s cash flow.
From IASG and North-South Airways, Peter Murnane joined Mesa Air Group, Inc., assuming the roles of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Over the course of five years, he expanded company operations through key acquisitions and partnerships. Peter Murnane’s most recent appointment in the airline industry was with VistaJet, where he served as Chief Operating Officer and Acting Chief Financial Officer. In less than a year, Peter Murnane increased the company’s capacity through fleet and services expansions, the opening of new locations, as well as a well-timed acquisition.
Today, Peter Murnane operates as a Managing Partner of Barlow Partners, LLC; Board Member of Muvico Entertainment, LLC; and Financial Advisor to Amiral Holdings Limited. Leveraging more than three decades of experience to fulfill responsibilities for each of these roles, he provides each entity with his expertise in financial enterprises, particularly in the areas of capital raising, mergers, and acquisitions.