Kirsten Bartok leaves Hawker Beechcraft to focus on Airfinance
Kirsten Bartok has left Hawker Beechcraft to return to full time work at Airfinance the specialist business jet finance company she founded in 2009. She had been running Airfinance alongside her role of vice president structured finance and corporate development at Hawker Beechcraft.
Bartok and Tom Low, the president of Airfinance, will focus on arranging and advising on financing business aircraft outside of the US. As well as offering advisory services they are planning to raise a fund to provide loans and leases to aircraft buyers in emerging markets. Low is the former president of Cessna Finance Corporation
At Hawker, Bartok built a team to support customers by sourcing finance for their aircraft and this will continue. Antony Schieber is responsible for Americas customers with Katerin Barilov responsible for customer finance in the rest of the world.