about access

All About access

access is a FinTech company seeking to provide accredited investors, whether individuals acting on their own, investment advisors acting on behalf of their clients or institutional investors, with institutional-quality alternative investment opportunities. access will focus on opportunities in the transportation, infrastructure and real estate sectors, as well as other sectors to be developed. We are seeking to democratize the world of alternative investments by providing our investors with access to asset classes that have been previously unavailable in the market. These unique opportunities are sourced by our team of on-staff experts working together with our best-in-class vertical partners. The access team not only identifies, curates and makes available alternative asset offerings, but also manages these investments on behalf of our investors.

Coming soon, we will launch our easy-to-navigate and highly intuitive web-based platform (followed by a mobile app). This technology will enable a completely digital investment experience by providing our clients and their advisors with an online portal containing comprehensive details of each opportunity on a real-time basis, along with all relevant disclosure documents.

We are very proud to be able to make available to the investment community a broad universe of institutional-quality alternative investments, and we look forward to continuing our mission.

John Nozell

Co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Cauff

Co-Founder, President & Chief Operating Officer

All About access

access is a FinTech company seeking to provide accredited investors, whether individuals acting on their own, investment advisors acting on behalf of their clients or institutional investors, with institutional-quality alternative investment opportunities. access will focus on opportunities in the transportation, infrastructure and real estate sectors, as well as other sectors to be developed. We are seeking to democratize the world of alternative investments by providing our investors with access to asset classes that have been previously unavailable in the market. These unique opportunities are sourced by our team of on-staff experts working together with our best-in-class vertical partners. The access team not only identifies, curates and makes available alternative asset offerings, but also manages these investments on behalf of our investors.

Coming soon, we will launch our easy-to-navigate and highly intuitive web-based platform (followed by a mobile app). This technology will enable a completely digital investment experience by providing our clients and their advisors with an online portal containing comprehensive details of each opportunity on a real-time basis, along with all relevant disclosure documents.

We are very proud to be able to make available to the investment community a broad universe of institutional-quality alternative investments, and we look forward to continuing our mission.

John Nozell

Co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Cauff

Co-Founder, President and Chief Operating Officer

The Team

Meet our experienced management team with over a combined 150 years of finance experience and over a combined $100 Billion of financing transactions

John Nozell

Co-Founder, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer

Experience

John spent nearly 20 years with JPMorgan Chase &Co., where his positions included EAME Regional Head for Aerospace Investment Banking, Head of Debt/Equity Restructuring and NY Regional Head of M&A. Subsequent to his banking career, John has held CFO, CIO, COO, and CEO roles in a number of industries ranging from aircraft leasing, biotechnology, investment management and FinTech

Ronald Scheinberg

Co-Founder, Executive Vice President - General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Experience

Ron was formerly a shareholder at Vedder Price P.C. While in private practice, Ron specialized in corporate finance with a special focus on aircraft, rail and structured asset finance. Ron has written and presented extensively on finance matters. He is the author of the The Commercial Aircraft Finance Handbook, published by Routledge Press (2021, 2nd ed.)

Stuart Cauff

Co-Founder and
Senior Advisor

Experience

During his 43 year aviation career, Stuart co-founded Cauff, Lippman Aviation in 1979 and remained President until it was sold in 1998 to Unicapital Corp, a NYSE roll-up, where he became a Director and the President of their Big-Ticket Leasing Division until 1999. Stuart later founded an executive business jet brokerage company, which he later sold and then co-founded Jet Trading and Leasing, LLC, a commercial aircraft trading and leasing company

Jonathan Cauff

Co-Founder, President and
Chief Operating Officer

Experience

Jonathan is a former principal and Managing Director at Jet Trading and Leasing. He has extensive experience in the commercial aircraft leasing and trading space, having worked in this sector for 15 years. Jonathan’s career has touched on multiple facets of the aircraft finance industry, ranging from transaction origination, financial analysis, equity sourcing and structuring to debt procurement and structuring, technical analysis and marketing

Paul Oechsli

Executive Vice President - Transportation and Infrastructure, Interim Chief Financial Officer

Experience

Paul is the former President of UT Finance, the captive financing arm of United Technologies (and subsequently, Raytheon Technologies). He has over 30 years of experience in capital markets, corporate finance and asset-based financing, having concluded in excess of $15 billion of funded transactions. Paul also previously served as Treasurer of Pratt & Whitney and worked in the corporate finance department of Texaco Inc.

Brandon Doerr

Executive Vice President
access

Experience

Brandon was previously a Managing Director at Raven Capital Management, an alternative asset-based investment manager, where he led the firm’s transportation & infrastructure investment strategy. He has over 20 years of extensive experience in capital markets, corporate finance, and asset-based debt financing and equity investment structures. Prior to his private equity career at Raven, Brandon was in investment banking, primarily focused on industrial and transportation firms, at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

David Sims

Executive Vice President of
Investments & Treasurer

Experience

David was previously the Director of Aviation Investments at Cross Ocean Partners, a private equity company. He has nearly 20 years in the aviation industry, having started his career at The Boeing Company, as an engineer working on commercial aircraft. After completing his MBA, David went on to hold various analytical, corporate finance and investment roles at Merrill Lynch, Gogo and RPK Capital

The Team

Meet our experienced management team with over a combined 150 years of finance experience and over a combined $100 Billion of financing transactions

John Nozell

Co-Founder, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer

Experience

John spent nearly 20 years with JPMorgan Chase &Co., where his positions included EAME Regional Head for Aerospace Investment Banking, Head of Debt/Equity Restructuring and NY Regional Head of M&A. Subsequent to his banking career, John has held CFO, CIO, COO, and CEO roles in a number of industries ranging from aircraft leasing, biotechnology, investment management and FinTech

Jonathan Cauff

Co-Founder, President and
Chief Operating Officer

Experience

Jonathan is a former principal and Managing Director at Jet Trading and Leasing. He has extensive experience in the commercial aircraft leasing and trading space, having worked in this sector for 15 years. Jonathan’s career has touched on multiple facets of the aircraft finance industry, ranging from transaction origination, financial analysis, equity sourcing and structuring to debt procurement and structuring, technical analysis and marketing

Brandon Doerr

Executive Vice President
access

Experience

Brandon was previously a Managing Director at Raven Capital Management, an alternative asset-based investment manager, where he led the firm’s transportation & infrastructure investment strategy. He has over 20 years of extensive experience in capital markets, corporate finance, and asset-based debt financing and equity investment structures. Prior to his private equity career at Raven, Brandon was in investment banking, primarily focused on industrial and transportation firms, at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Ronald Scheinberg

Co-Founder, Executive Vice President- General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Experience

Ron was formerly a shareholder at Vedder Price P.C. While in private practice, Ron specialized in corporate finance with a special focus on aircraft, rail and structured asset finance. Ron has written and presented extensively on finance matters. He is the author of the The Commercial Aircraft Finance Handbook, published by Routledge Press (2021, 2nd ed.)

Stuart Cauff

Co-Founder and
Senior Advisor

Experience

Experience During his 43 year aviation career, Stuart co-founded Cauff, Lippman Aviation in 1979 and remained President until it was sold in 1998 to Unicapital Corp, a NYSE roll-up, where he became a Director and the President of their Big-Ticket Leasing Division until 1999. Stuart later founded an executive business jet brokerage company, which he later sold and then co-founded Jet Trading and Leasing, LLC, a commercial aircraft trading and leasing company

Paul Oechsli

Executive Vice President - Transportation and Infrastructure, Interim Chief Financial Officer

Experience

Paul is the former President of UT Finance, the captive financing arm of United Technologies (and subsequently, Raytheon Technologies). He has over 30 years of experience in capital markets, corporate finance and asset-based financing, having concluded in excess of $15 billion of funded transactions. Paul also previously served as Treasurer of Pratt & Whitney and worked in the corporate finance department of Texaco Inc.

David Sims

Executive Vice President of
Investments & Treasurer

Experience

David was previously the Director of Aviation Investments at Cross Ocean Partners, a private equity company. He has nearly 20 years in the aviation industry, having started his career at The Boeing Company, as an engineer working on commercial aircraft. After completing his MBA, David went on to hold various analytical, corporate finance and investment roles at Merrill Lynch, Gogo and RPK Capital