Mark Kelly joins Lobo Leasing as new EVP and managing director

Mark Kelly has joined Lobo Leasing as executive vice president and managing director. He will be based in Lobo’s global headquarters in Dublin and will report to Lobo CEO, Bill Wolf.

Kelly will have oversight of the company’s global commercial activities and operations of Lobo’s Dublin headquarters. Kelly joins Lobo from Lease Corporation International (LCI), where he served as vice president of Marketing where he was responsible for business development.

Previously Kelly was the managing director of CHC Ireland, where he led the team that successfully bid for the Irish Coast Guard search and rescue service contract. Kelly also worked for LCI.

“I am thrilled that Mark has joined our team.”

Bill Wolf said: “I am thrilled that Mark has joined our team. He shares our values and our focus on bringing innovative solutions to the market. His proven track record in the industry speaks to his exceptional leadership and customer relationship talents.”

“I am delighted to lead Lobo’s operations in Ireland and thrilled to be joining the company at an exciting time in its development.”

Kelly added: “I am delighted to lead Lobo’s operations in Ireland and thrilled to be joining the company at an exciting time in its development. There is an energy and passion among Lobo’s global team that translates into tremendous value for customers and partners working with them. I am looking forward to building on the successful foundations already in place and helping to accelerate growth of the business.”

Lobo co-founder and chief commercial officer, John Contas, who moved to Dublin in early 2014 to lead the establishment of Lobo’s Dublin headquarters, will be returning to Lobo’s San Francisco office, where he will focus on marketing, customer relations and business development activities.

“We are grateful to John for having taken on the challenge of opening and building-up Lobo’s Dublin office during the past two years.  He has built a terrific team and the plan has always been for John to return to the US once we recruited a permanent managing director and we certainly found the right person in Mark Kelly,” commented Wolf.

Terry Spruce

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