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Walter Valarezo

Head of Americas - Sales
DAE Capital

Walter has 25+ years of combined aviation experience and has closed over 300 leasing and sales transactions. Walter is based in Miami and is the Head of Americas Sales at DAE Capital. He leads the sales team in expanding the customer relationships and business footprint in the Americas which includes over 20 customers and 80+ aircraft throughout the continent. Walter is a frequent guest speaker and panelist at various aviation events.
 
Previously, Walter led the AWAS origination team for The Americas for ten years. In this role, he managed and expanded AWAS’ presence in the region to include some of the continent’s leading airline groups and billions of dollars in new business. Before joining AWAS, Walter was Vice President of Marketing at CIT Aerospace where he was responsible for commercial activities in Southern Europe and the Americas.
 
Walter was with the Boeing Company in Seattle for six years in a progression of assignments in engineering, marketing and sales. He started his career in aerodynamics engineering with McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach, California.
 
Walter holds Master and Bachelor degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California and the University of Florida, respectively.  He has also conducted doctoral studies in Mathematics at the Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, California.
 
Walter has published extensively in Aerodynamics and is a previous recipient of the best technical publication award by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  For the research contributions made early in his career in the field of fluid dynamics including wing & airfoil theory, aircraft icing, takeoff and landing aerodynamics, propeller and wind-turbine computational fluid dynamics Walter is the youngest recipient of Ecuador’s National Order of Merit at the grade of Knight.
 

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