Joseph A. Piscitell
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, DAMG Worldwide
Mr. Piscitell is the founder, President and CEO of DAMG Worldwide, a holding company, that provides principal investment and financial advisory services for transportation and social infrastructure projects. His 20 + years experience in the aviation industry include substantial experience in aircraft lease finance, project financing, and aviation strategic planning for consulting firms. Mr. Piscitell has served as an advisor and an investor in a number of aviation-related transactions, both domestic and worldwide. DAMG Worldwide is the result of Mr. Piscitell's vision to combine the financial and real estate aspects of transportation infrastructure development with design and construction, under a single corporate umbrella.
Prior to founding DAMG, Mr. Piscitell was President of Starwood Aviation Group, LLC (a unit of Starwood Capital Group, LLC). In that capacity, he was responsible for all airport development projects across a broad array of asset classes including hotels, air cargo facilities and parking garages. Before Starwood, he was President of an equipment leasing company, specializing in leveraged leasing of aircraft, telecommunications, and computer systems.
Mr. Piscitell was also a partner in a regional accounting firm where he spearheaded their corporate finance practice, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, and project finance. Mr. Piscitell started his career in the audit practice of KPMG. Mr. Piscitell, a Certified Public Accountant, has an extensive background in international business with significant overseas experience. He graduated cum laude from Iona College with a BBA in Accounting.