Alvaro Pascotto is a private investor and lawyer. Mr. Pascotto has been involved in numerous investments, both in Italy and the US, and serves as a general partner of various family-related partnerships. He is a partner and board member of The Sage Group, LLC, an independent Los Angeles-based investment bank that provides mergers and acquisitions and other corporate finance advisory services to private and public branded consumer and retail companies. He was a founder of Kairos Partners SGR, an independent, Italian-based asset management company that was acquired by Julius Bär. As an attorney he is acknowledged as an international expert in business aviation, whose clients include many Fortune 500 companies and well-known entertainment and business personalities. Mr. Pascotto was of counsel to Irell & Manella and to Morrison & Foerster. He received his J.D. from the University of Rome, is a member of the State Bar of California, and is also admitted to the Italian Bar. He is a member of the Tax Committee of the NBAA, lectures at a variety of aviation and tax seminars, and publishes articles on a regular basis. Mr. Pascotto is a FAA licensed pilot, with interests in two jet aircraft. He co-founded and was a major investor of XOJET, Inc. and served on its board of directors until the recent sale to Vista Global Holding. He also played a significant role in a family-owned FAR Part 135 operation located in Van Nuys that owned and operated five jet aircraft.