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D. Stephen Menzies
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Menzies is Chief Executive Officer of The Longwood Group, ("Longwood") a transportation
equipment focused, private merchant bank providing advisory and asset management services
to institutional investors and financial sponsors. Longwood seeks to
a pply its market knowledge and experience to intermediate institutional investors and financial
sponsors with transportation equipment leasing investment opportunities.
Prior to The Longwood Group, Mr. Menzies was Senior Vice President, Trinity Industries (NYSE:
TRN) and Group President of Trinity’s railcar leasing, manufacturing and services businesses.
He championed his “one” TrinityRail to become the industry leader by successfully integrating
leasing, manufacturing and rail services into a comprehensive value proposition for its
customers. Under Mr. Menzies’ leadership, Trinity grew its leasing portfolio from $600 million
to over $10 billion of assets under management with $6 billion on Trinity’s balance sheet.
During that period of significant growth, Trinity increased its customer base six-fold, expanded
its marketing leading manufacturing footprint in North America and grew its railcar
maintenance business. In addition, Mr. Menzies was Chairman of Trinity’s $4 billion railcar
leasing joint venture with several leading financial institutions.
Prior to Trinity’s 2001 acquisition of Transport Capital, a railcar leasing and asset management
business founded by Mr. Menzies, he led the rail finance business of Newcourt Capital and
had senior leadership roles in sales, marketing and international business for GATX.
Throughout Mr. Menzies career, he has been involved with the leasing of transportation
equipment including corporate aircraft, trucks and trailers, and materials handling equipment
while working at GE Capital, Kalmar (Swedish forklift and container handling manufacturer)
and USG Corporation.
He earned his Bachelor of Business Studies degree at Tulane University, New Orleans,
Louisiana and a Master of Arts degree in Finance at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa,