- Washington, D.C.
Jay Carmel’s Bio
Jay Carmel leads the firm’s Civil Aerospace practice. He specializes in growth strategies, competitive pricing, and M&A due diligence assessments for firms and financial sponsors that are active in the commercial air transport, civil rotorcraft, business and general aviation end-markets.
On over 100 engagements during his time at Avascent, Mr. Carmel has served a range of manufacturers and service providers operating in segments such as aerostructures, aviation connectivity, electromechanical components, training and simulation, and unmanned systems. Recent example projects include helping a leading aircraft engine OEM assess current its strategic prospects for electric propulsion in aviation; designing an aftermarket growth strategy for a top-tier electric power systems provider; and enhancing a Tier 1 component provider’s acquisition pipeline evaluation process. He also has led numerous buy and sell-side transaction advisory projects, including UFC, Haas, ARINC, Exelis, PATS Aircraft Systems, Wencor, and General Ecology.
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 distributed electric propulsion, “connected aircraft,” additive manufacturing, and aerospace supply chain consolidation.
Prior to joining Avascent, Jay worked for a boutique consulting firm developing commercial market entry strategies for international clients. His work experience also includes financial investment management experience at Merrill Lynch and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) analysis at the U.S. Department of Commerce
He holds a B.S. in international political economy and international business diplomacy from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.