- Washington, D.C.
Jay Carmel’s Bio
Jay Carmel is a Principal at Avascent and leads the firm’s civil aerospace practice. Mr. Carmel specializes in developing market strategies and M&A due diligence assessments for firms and financial sponsors active in the commercial air transport, business, and general aviation domains.
On over 100 engagements during his time at Avascent, Mr. Carmel has served a diverse range of manufacturers and service providers operating across multiple aerospace technology domains. Areas of expertise include:
- Aircraft original equipment manufacturing (including structures, avionics, machined components, etc.)
- Supply chain / aftermarket services and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)
- Disruptive aerospace technologies (including autonomy, electric power/propulsion, additive manufacturing, digital operations)
Recent example projects include designing an autonomous aircraft market entry strategy for a Tier 1 system provider; evaluating strategic options in the electric aircraft market for an engine OEM; and designing an operational efficiency investment roadmap for a major MRO shop.
He has also led numerous buy- and sell-side advisory efforts evaluating corporate entities across the supply chain, with total transaction values exceeding $15B.
Jay is an active member of The Wings Club and the International Aviation Club of Washington, DC (IAC).
He has published articles on issues such as aerospace R&D, distributed electric propulsion, “connected aircraft,” additive manufacturing, and aerospace supply chain consolidation.
Prior to joining Avascent, Jay worked at Merrill Lynch and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Jay holds a B.S. in International Political Economy with a certificate in International Business Diplomacy from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.