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Mike Smith, President

Mike has been in the aircraft finance industry since 2011, and banking since 2006. Mike is a 2009 graduate of Ohio University, where he studied aviation and business, as well as obtained commercial pilot and flight instructor certificates.
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Alaina Joseph, Aviation Lender

Alaina joined the Scope team in August 2019. Having previously worked as a commercial lender in another division of our bank, Alaina brings a decade of experience in the financial services industry. She graduated from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business with a degree in accounting and holds a CPA designation.
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Bryan Byers, Aviation Lender

Having joined Scope in 2019, Bryan has over 20 years of aircraft finance experience. He graduated from Indiana State University in 1997 with a degree in aerospace administration. Since his time at Indiana State, Bryan has spent his entire career in the aircraft finance industry, having worked for one of the leading aircraft OEM finance subsidiaries, as well as spending nearly two decades working for another financial institution, where he provided aircraft financing in the owner-flown aircraft market, and beyond. Bryan holds his private pilot certificate and enjoys flying, attending aviation industry events, and is a self-described aviation fanatic.
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Brian Finley, Aviation Lender

Brian joined the Scope team in September 2020 and holds a degree in aviation management from Bowling Green State University. He holds his private pilot and remote pilot certificates. Previously, Brian worked with an aircraft OEM in finance, contracts, and sales.
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Jessica Neptune, Portfolio Manager

Jessica joined Scope in 2015 as a credit analyst. She has an aviation background, having graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in aviation management. Previously she worked in scheduling and operations at a local flight department.
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Alec Baldosser, Credit Analyst

Alec joined Scope in November 2020 as a credit analyst. He is a 2020 graduate of Ashland University with a degree in actuarial science and minors in mathematics and finance. While at Ashland, Alec was the president of Eagle Investment Group, a student-run investment program which managed a portion of the university’s endowment fund.
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Akash Patel, Credit Analyst

Akash joined the Scope team in 2022. He has an aviation and finance background, having graduated from Ohio University with a master’s degree in financial economics, graduate certificate in geographic information science, and a bachelor’s degree in aviation management with minors in business administration, communications, and finance. While at Ohio University, Akash was part of the scholarship committee for Phi Sigma Pi - Epsilon Iota, a national honors fraternity, and played club rugby.
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Will Pitt, Credit Analyst

Will joined the Scope team in December 2023 as a credit analyst. He is a 2023 graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in finance and a minor in political science. While at Ohio State, Will was a member of Fisher Personal Finance Club, a student-run organization which helped spread financial awareness to fellow students. Will has long been an aviation enthusiast and aspires to get his private pilot license in the near future.
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Donna Parsley, Operations Manager

Donna has been with Scope since 2001 and coordinates closings and manages back office operations. Donna began her career at State Savings Banks in 1984 and is graduate of Columbus Business University.
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Terri Downin, Loan Administrator

Terri joined Scope in 2013 and holds a great deal of banking experience, having served in retail and other financial staff capacities for institutions in the Columbus area.
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Kim Hocke, Loan Administrator

Kim joined Scope in 2022 as a loan administrator to assist with the growing needs of the team. She is determined and eager to learn everything aviation. She has worked various roles in operations processing from another financial institution and is always happy to help, regardless of the size or extent of the task at hand.