Ed Washecka

Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Washecka is the CEO and founder of Waypoint and has over 20 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas and helicopter industries. Prior to Waypoint, Ed was CEO of Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA), formerly the helicopter subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings (NYSE: CKH). Over the course of a decade, Ed built SEACOR's initial small seed investment in helicopters to more than US$710 million in helicopter assets through organic growth and acquisition. Era’s 800+ employees operated and supported more than 175 helicopters in the US, Australia, Brazil, India and other major markets. While leading Era's helicopter operating business, Ed pioneered Era Leasing, which grew to encompass over 45 medium and heavy helicopters leased to operators in more than a dozen countries worldwide.

Ed is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia Business School.