Team

Management

Sean Dolan, Chief Executive Officer
Sean serves as the CEO of NorthLink and is responsible for the commercial development, construction, financing and management of the Company.  He has over 25 years of experience investing, managing and financing infrastructure and has a track record of forming successful partnerships with Fortune 500 companies.  Prior to joining NorthLink, Sean worked as a consultant to Tiger Infrastructure Partners on investments in the air cargo sector.  Previously, Sean was a partner at Alinda Capital Partners, an infrastructure private equity fund with over $4 billion of assets under management. Sean received a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Georgetown University.

Board of Directors

Marc Blair
Marc is a director of NorthLink and is the COO and a Senior Managing Director at Tiger Infrastructure Partners. Marc was previously a member of Lehman Brothers' infrastructure private equity team. Prior to that, he served as a Managing Director in the Lehman Brothers Natural Resources Group and as a credit officer with Christiania Bank. Marc serves on the boards of American Natural, Danskammer, Granite Comfort, Strategic Venue Partners, and is a board observer at Sunlight Financial, Summit Carbon Solutions and Summit Brazil Renewables. Marc holds a BA in International Affairs from Colgate and an MBA with High Honors from the University of Chicago.
Adam Emmert
Adam is a director of NorthLink and is a Senior Managing Director at Tiger Infrastructure Partners. Adam was previously a member of Lehman Brothers’ infrastructure private equity team. Prior to that, he held positions with Highstar Capital, the Lehman Brothers’ Merchant Banking Group and the Lehman Brothers’ Global Power Group. Adam serves on the boards of 11:11 Systems, Crosslake Fibre, Danskammer, Modern Aviation, and Tiger Cool Express. Adam holds a BA from Kenyon College, an MA in International Affairs and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and an MBA from the Wharton School.
Emil W. Henry
Emil is a director of NorthLink and is the Founder and CEO of Tiger Infrastructure Partners. Emil previously served as Global Head of Lehman Brothers’ infrastructure private equity business. From 1990-2005, he was a Partner and Managing Director with Gleacher Partners, where he served as Chairman of Asset Management and led the firm’s investment activities. In 2005, Emil was appointed by the President and confirmed by the United States Senate, unanimously, as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. In this role, he served as attaché to the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, oversaw the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection, led the Treasury’s efforts to establish emergency response protocols in the event of a financial crisis and was key advisor to two Treasury secretaries. Emil currently serves on the boards of 11:11 Systems, American Natural, Danskammer, Forsa Energy, Granite Comfort, Modern Aviation, Qwello, SmartSky Networks, Strategic Venue Partners, Summit Carbon Solutions, and is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of Summit Brazil Renewables. Emil also serves on the board of Colonnade Acquisition Corp. II, Easterly Government Properties, and StoneCastle Financial. Emil holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics, cum laude, from Yale University.
Alan Ginsberg
Alan Ginsberg is a director of NorthLink Aviation. Previously, Alan served as Co-head of the Banks and Specialty Finance team at Barclays. Alan has more than 35 years of experience in providing financial advisory services at Bank of America, Salomon Brothers, UBS, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, Credit Suisse and HSBC.  Alan is a Director of StoneCastle Financial and StoneCastle Trust Co, as well as an Advisory Director of Yale’s Peabody Museum. Alan received his B.A. in Economics from Yale University.
Russell Read
Russell is the chairman of the board of NorthLink Aviation. He also serves as the Group Managing Partner and Co-Founder for The C Change Group, the parent of Investment Company of Alaska.  Russell was formerly the Chief Investment Officer for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC), the Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC-Kuwait), and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). He received his undergraduate degree in Statistics and his MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Chicago and his masters in Economics and doctorate in Political Economy from Stanford University.
John Tichotsky
John Tichotsky serves as a director and as Chief Strategy Officer of NorthLink Aviation. For over three decades, John has specialized in the finance and economics of natural resources development, working in Alaska, Northeast Asia, Europe, and Central Asia. He has served as international advisor and consultant on natural resources opportunities (oil and gas, power, infrastructure, governmental relations), as Economic Advisor for the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC), and as the State of Alaska’s Chief Economist and revenue economist under two governors. In 1989, he wrote a report for the Anchorage Airport about the future of international air traffic, and, for about a decade, managed air travel from Anchorage to Russia in the 2000s. In addition to the above, Dr. Tichotsky has developed a 100+ acre subdivision in Anchorage. John earned his masters and doctoral degrees in economics from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom (Jesus College) and his undergraduate degree with a double major in economics and Russian language from Dartmouth College.
Emmanuel Yapo
Emmanuel Yapo currently serves as the EVP of Strategy and Corporate Development at Modern Aviation which he co-founded with Modern Aviation’s CEO. Previously, he was the Director of Corporate Development at Atlantic Aviation. Prior to Atlantic Aviation, Mr. Yapo spent approximately 10 years at Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, where he was responsible for Fixed-Base Operations (FBO) acquisitions and development to support the build-up of Atlantic Aviation’s FBO network, the second largest FBO chain in the United States. Previously, Mr. Yapo worked in financial planning and analysis at General Electric in France, Germany, and Italy and as an auditor at Mazars group. Earlier in his career, he worked in corporate development at Brambles Europe, a subsidiary of Brambles Group, a supply chain logistics company. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MSc from ESCP EUROPE and is a graduate of the General Electric Financial Management Program.