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Gary Lew

Adjunct Lecturer

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School of Economics & Business Administration (SEBA) | Finance
Phone: (925) 209-0538

Professional Overview

Gary Lew is an adjunct lecturer in finance, investments, management and accounting at St. Mary’s College and the University of California Davis Graduate School of Management and previously served as an adjunct lecturer at Holy Names University.

Professionally, Gary Lew advises and consults in the aviation finance industry as the founder of Capitola Partners. With over 25 years of industry experience, Capitola advises and consults in areas of strategy, capital raising, debt financing, investor relations, origination, underwriting and asset management. Past and current engagements include investment strategy and advisory for two global lessors, senior business development with an Irish-based corporate services provider and investment origination, advisory and execution with a $1B family office.

Previously a Principal and Executive Vice President of Finance and Capital Markets at Vx Capital Partners from 2002 to 2020, Gary was part of the founding team at Vx Capital Partners as its first employee, focused on asset finance, investment management and capital formation and was a permanent member of the investment committee.

Gary’s prior experience includes business development and investment analysis as a Director at GATX Capital, fixed income research at the California Public Employees Retirement System, investment management at Merrill Lynch and appointments in both the Governor’s Office and U.S. Senate. He holds a B.A. from UCLA and an M.B.A. from the University of California at Davis, served on the Alumni Board of Directors, currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council and was a recent recipient of the GSMAA Outstanding Service Award.