Executive Management

Jep Thornton 

  • Managing partner for aircraft acquistions, lease management, short and long term planning and day to day operations.
  • Thornton has been in the aviation industry for over 35 years working for airlines, operating lessors, and an aerospace lender.
  • Thornton founded NSJ Corporation in 1989 which was sold to UniCapital in 1998. 
  • Thornton co-founded Automatic LLC in 2000. During his career in aircraft leasing and trading, Thornton has bought and sold hundreds of commercial and business aircraft.

Michael A. Goldberg 

  • Founder and Partner of Aerolease and Principal in the aircraft leasing business for over 30 years
  • Managed two cargo airlines (Air Transport International and Express.Net Airlines)
  • Has owned and leased DC8-60/70, A300-B4, A300-600, DC10, DC9, 727, 737, and 757 aircraft