Mr. Picano joined Carlyle Aviation Partners (formerly Apollo Aviation Group) in 2013. He is based in Miami, Florida, as Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Picano has over 20 years’ experience in aviation. Mr. Picano has held positions in sales and marketing for large and small companies across the sector, such as SAFRAN in France and China, Swissair Group in Switzerland, China and the U.S., Sumitomo Corp. in the Netherlands and ILFC in the Netherlands. Mr. Picano has been instrumental in originating and completing transactions of all types around the world. Mr. Picano has diplomas from the Institute Superieur de Gestion (member of French Hautes Ecoles de Commerce) and UC Berkeley.