Jeff Ross Serves as Chairman of Ross Aviation. Since 1992, teams led by Jeff Ross have acquired and successfully operated a total of over 25 FBOs including Vail/Beaver Creek Jet Center, Million Air La Quinta at the Desert Resorts Airport, Million Air Palm Springs at the Palm Springs International Airport, and the Newport Jet Center at the John Wayne Airport. Additionally, Jeff Ross is a managing member of the Palomar Airport Center at the McClellan Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, California. At each FBO Jeff's team increased fuel sales, market share, operating profits and ultimately invested capital. This growth was driven by a strict attention to details, well trained and motivated employees and industry growth.
Jeff Ross graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business. He has lived in Denver since 1981 and is active in community and charitable organizations. Previously, from 1979 through 1991, Jeff was President of the Cairn Companies, a real estate acquisition and investment firm with a strong presence in Denver and Atlanta. Additionally, from 1985 through 1991, Jeff was President of Southeastern Capital Corporation. While at Southeastern, Jeff directed the acquisition, sale and recapitalization of a number of operating companies.
Jeff Ross is also a Managing Partner of CapEx, L.P. CapEx is a $60 million mezzanine and equity fund based in Denver, Colorado investing in private and small public companies. CapEx provided financing to a variety of industries including aviation, manufacturing, service and distribution.
Over the past 20 years Jeff has directed approximately 75 acquisitions, financings and sales involving excess of $800 million. Jeff was the Chairman of the Webb-Warring Board of Trustees, an officer of the Country Club Historic Neighborhood Board and a member of YPO. He enjoys grueling bike rides, golf and skiing with his wife, Mary. They have two children, Willie and Olivia.