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Chief Operating Officer & Managing Partner

Visionary & Executor


Keri Wright is the consummate CEO with extensive domestic and international aircraft trading, leasing, aviation finance, technical, and deal-making experience. As a seasoned airline industry veteran focused on asset management, leasing, sales, distribution, capital generation and revenue growth. Keri is a decisive leader with the persistence, dedication and track record of delivering exceptional results and seamless customer service in a demanding global marketplace and through a variety of economic conditions. Her name is globally recognized as member of the elite who's who of the worldwide airline industry.

Primarily as Chairperson and CEO, Keri successfully provided vision and strategy for Universal Asset Management (UAM) and all company subsidiaries for over a decade. Serving as liaison with investors and partners of large portfolio aircraft assets in the UAM fleet, she was responsible for management and oversight of UAM’s finances, investment strategy and financial growth, including the allocation of resources.


Skilled in  troubleshooting operational challenges, when necessary, and providing strategic plans for efficiencies and growth, Keri has the ability to transform companies through the most trying of times. UAM enjoyed year-over-year record-breaking growth and profitability during her tenure & ownership.

Global Experience

Orchestrated the first ever disassembly of a Boeing 777 worldwide


Expanded UAM's global presence beyond North America with offices in Europe & Asia


Patented inventor of process for world's first ever recycling of carbon fiber from formerly operational aircraft


Visionary behind development of proprietary technology and software innovations


Board of Director

Elevation Edge


Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine

Top 40 Under 40 | 2014


Memphis Business Journal

Super Women in Business Award | 2014

Top 40 Under 40 | 2014


Inside Memphis Business Magazine

CEO of the Year | 2015



Master of Science, International Aviation Operations

Magna Cum Laude 


Bachelor of Science, Professional Flight Technology

Summa Cum Laude


Dean's Advisory Council for School of Technology

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