Company Continues to Enhance Its Integrated Platform to Deliver End-to-End Solutions for Maritime-Oriented Transportation Investment and Advisory Banking Clients
NEW YORK – January 16, 2018 – Seabury Maritime PFRA (“SMPFRA”), the global maritime and transportation investment bank and industry advisory, and a division of Seabury Capital LLC (“Seabury Capital”), announced today the appointment of Patrick Bird as Managing Director, Advisory.
Bird joins SMPFRA’s leadership to further advance the company’s strategy to provide an integrated platform to its clients that delivers an end-to-end solution for their maritime-oriented transportation investment banking and consultancy needs.
Based in the company’s New Jersey-based Metro Park office, Bird will report to Seabury Maritime PFRA President & Chief Executive Officer Edward M.A. Zimny, who commented: “Patrick is a highly-qualified individual with a track record of delivering solutions and services that benefit customers. The maritime industry is in both a critical and opportunistic environment right now – and this is a time when SMPFRA’s capabilities will provide valuable insights and resources.”
Patrick Henry Dowling, Global Head of Investment & Merchant Banking, and President & CEO of Seabury Corporate Finance, added: “Patrick, with his worldwide maritime advisory experience and keen commercial insights, will strengthen our long-established maritime investment banking capabilities with a one-stop solution. Patrick is joining a top-notch management team with Ed, as SMPFRA’s President & CEO, along with industry veterans Henry Juan III, Global Head of Maritime Investment Banking, and Jonathan Montbach, Global Head of Maritime Specialty Finance, to bring to the market an experience and visionary approach to today’s maritime industry.”
Prior to joining SMPFRA, Bird held the position of Chief Commercial Officer with Intels Nigeria Limited, part of the Orlean Invest Group, located in Onne, Nigeria. Previously, he also served as General Manager – Infrastructure Investments Africa, the Middle East and India with APM Terminals (“APMT”). Bird began his career in 2005 at A.P. Moller Maersk Group, the parent company of APMT, where he held a number of positions with increasing responsibility on a global basis. Bird has extensive shipping project management experience in both commercial and operational areas.
Bird earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management (International Business) from the Pennsylvania State University and completed his A.P. Moller-Maersk Management Training, MAGNUM and MISE programs.