Team Member

John Vitale

President & CEO, ISTAT Certified Appraiser


Prior to joining AVITAS in 1993, John was with McDonnell Douglas Finance Corporation where he was the senior analyst responsible for asset valuations, residual value forecasts, portfolio management and remarketing activities.  John also worked at Douglas Aircraft Company, where he performed economic, market and financial analyses for airline customers in the Western Hemisphere.  In addition to his role as President & CEO of AVITAS, he remains active in performing asset management advisory services, special studies, forecasts, and providing expert testimony.  John has overseen the valuation of thousands of aircraft and has testified on numerous occasions as an expert witness regarding aircraft values, appraisals and transactions.

John is an ISTAT Certified Appraiser, he was a longtime ISTAT board member and past President, and is a member of the Equipment Leasing Association’s Aviation Committee.


California State University, BS