President and Chief Executive Officer
Aviation Capital Group
University of California, Los Angeles
M.B.A., finance and marketing
Whittier College, Whittier, California
B.A., economics and political science
Mr. Tran became Chief Executive Officer of Aviation Capital Group (ACG), Pacific Life’s global commercial jet aircraft leasing subsidiary, on January 1, 2016. Prior to assuming leadership of ACG, he was President of Pacific Life with responsibility for its asset management, corporate development, corporate financial, investment management groups, and other non-insurance subsidiaries.
Mr. Tran joined Pacific Life in 1990 as treasurer and was promoted to Vice President and Treasurer in 1991. In 1995, Mr. Tran was named Vice President of Corporate Development and Treasurer. He was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in June 1996 and elected to the board of directors of Pacific Life Insurance Company in 1997. Mr. Tran was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2001, and also became the Chief Investment Officer for Pacific Life in 2011. He was named President of Pacific Life in 2012.
Mr. Tran began his career with First Interstate Bank, (acquired by Wells Fargo Bank), followed by Flying Tiger Line, Inc., then the world’s largest global air freight company and was with The Vons Companies, Inc., a KKR leverage buyout portfolio company, prior to joining Pacific Life.
Mr. Tran serves on the board of directors of Aviation Capital Group and CIT Group Inc., as well as its subsidiary, CIT Bank, N.A. Previously he served on the boards of Pacific Life, Pacific LifeCorp, Pacific Mutual Holding Company, Chairman of College Savings Bank, and Pacific Life’s other various subsidiaries, and, he also served on the board of Asset Management Finance Corp. (acquired by Credit Suisse), Prandium, Inc. (OTC), and Scottish Re Group (NYSE).