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Susan Donofrio

Susan Donofrio

  • Managing Director
  • Strategic Communications
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Susan Donofrio is a Managing Director in the Strategic Communications practice at FTI Consulting. She is a member of the Capital Markets team. She has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry, focusing on the aviation and aviation services industry. Her experience encompasses both Wall Street and corporate aviation roles.

Ms. Donofrio joined FTI Consulting from Macquarie Capital where she was a Senior Equity Research Analyst focused on the aviation and aircraft leasing sectors. Other add-on industries to aviation that she has covered in the past include Aerospace, Air Freight, MROs and Online Travel Agencies. Previous brokerage firms that she has worked for include Deutsche Bank, NatWest Securities, Bankers Trust, Prudential, and Salomon Brothers. 

Ms. Donofrio has been recognized as a top stock picker and for her financial modeling skills. Her analytical skills and insight were also recognized by airline leadership who requested that she give her analysis and perspective to Congress right after 9/11 when the industry was in need of emergency funding. She was asked for follow up testimony a year later. Ms. Donofrio frequently participates on industry panels at conferences and has been a frequent guest on CNBC and Bloomberg to provide stock and industry insight.

Ms. Donofrio was Head of Investor Relations at Hawaiian Airlines where she successfully increased the Company’s analyst coverage, was put in charge of quarterly earnings season prep, and successfully managed investor days and activist investors. More recently, she was the lead Investor Relations Consultant for CIT Aerospace, an aircraft leasing company. She led the Company on a dual path for a New York stock exchange listing and a stand-alone spin-out to shareholders until CIT ultimately decided to sell the subsidiary to Avolon.


Ms. Donofrio holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from The Lubin School of Business, Pace University.

Awards & Recognition: 

  • Was a Runner Up in Institutional Investor's All-America Team of Top Analysts for Aviation for the quality of market research and strategic business insight, II Magazine (2003).
  • Ranked in the top five of  “Best on the Street” Analysts for financial modeling and/or stock picking, Aviation, Wall Street Journal (2000-2003).
  • Ranked #1 Aviation analyst for stock picking, Forbes (2007).
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