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Working closely with our clients to drive execution of their investment plans, Longwood’s operating experience and focused asset management techniques are key elements to generating superior returns for our investing clients.

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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,


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