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Our Team

Experienced, knowledgeable aircraft financing experts serve you.

Apple Bank has a specialized team of executives with an average of 30 years of corporate finance and/or aircraft industry experience. This group's successful track record of structuring efficient, economically viable aircraft financing solutions to meet ​customers' goals positions Apple Bank as the go-to local global bank. 

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Steven C. Bush
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve Bush was elected as Apple Bank's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer effective April 1. 2016, succeeding Alan Shamoon upon his retirement. Steve previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Apple Bank, with oversight for the bank's lending units, as well as financial, risk management, planning and operating functions. Steve joined Apple Bank in 1992 from Chemical Bank, where he was a Vice President in the Asset and Liability Management and Finance Divisions. Steve holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Cincinnati.

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Jonathan C. Byron
Senior Vice President

Jon has more than 20 years of experience in arranging big ticket equipment financing. At Apple Bank, Jon is responsible for export credit and related transactions. Prior to joining Apple Bank, Jon worked at Spectrum Capital, where he was responsible for aircraft transactions in the US and overseas. Before joining Spectrum Capital, Jon worked at Chemical Bank as Vice President, Special Finance Group. Jon holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Southern California.

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Jeffrey L. Herbert 
Senior Vice President and General Counsel 

Jeff joined Apple Bank as General Counsel in August 2018, upon Bruce Herman's retirement. He is responsible for overseeing the bank's legal affairs. Prior to joining Apple Bank, Jeff served as Director and Associate General Counsel at Deutsche Bank Ag, where he was Deputy Head of US Bank Regulatory Legal. Previously, Jeff was a member of the legal team at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, and also worked as an attorney for the FDIC. Jeff received his BS Degree from the University of Delaware, his JD from Rutgers University and his Masters of Law in Banking and Finance from Boston University. 

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Douglas L. Van Horne
Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Doug oversees Apple Bank’s investment programs, which comprise most of its asset base. Doug joined Apple Bank in 1992 from Chemical Bank, where he worked as a Vice President in the Mortgage and Asset-Backed Securities Group. He previously worked for Citibank Industrial Credit in the lease financing business, and for GE Credit in the Marine Finance unit. Doug holds MBA and BBA degrees from Southern Methodist University.

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