For over 10 years, Essex Aviation Group has been the private aviation consultancy of choice for hundreds of high-net-worth clients. Our team of consultants brings years of experience and expertise to every client interaction, and our unbiased perspective and consummate professionalism have earned us a sterling reputation within our industry.
Like Wealthspire Advisors, we’re committed to making a difference in the lives of our clients, which is why we’re proud to offer our services to all Wealthspire Advisors clients.
Confidently navigate the new aircraft acquisition process with expert support and insight.
Identify a pre-owned aircraft that meets all of your travel needs with help from the Essex team.
Get the flexibility to travel according to your own schedule by leasing your own private aircraft.
Enjoy the experience of flying private without the capital investment of an aircraft acquisition.
Create the ideal private aircraft travel arrangement by purchasing or leasing a fractional share.
Get unparalleled access to a wide range of aircraft types and premium aircraft services.
Customize your pre-owned aircraft to suit your travel needs and design preferences.
Entrust every aspect of completion and final acceptance to a highly experienced team of professionals.
President & CEO
Mr. Lee Rohde is the founder, President and CEO of Essex Aviation Group, Inc. (Essex), a broad-based business and private aviation aircraft acquisition and consulting firm located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Lee brings over 30 years of experience in financial and operational analysis, manufacturing, distribution and corporate business development. He advises aviation related clients on a wide range of aircraft acquisition, strategic planning, financial, operational and management matters.
Executive Vice President
Mr. Thomas W. Mitchell, Executive Vice President of Essex Aviation Group, Inc. brings nearly 40 years of experience in the business aviation industry. Specifically, Tom’s experience has been in flight operations, technical support, aircraft management and numerous projects that integrate private aircraft support of both business and personal use.
Executive Vice President
Mike is an aviation professional with over 25 years of aircraft management, sales and air charter experience. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Studies with a concentration in Management, and an Associate’s Degree in Aviation Business Administration. His experience includes Manager of Charter Sales for PrivatAir, President and Co-founder of Infinity Aviation Group, and Vice-President of Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions at
We look forward to working with Wealthspire Advisors clients and supporting their current and future travel needs. Contact us today to take the first step toward finding the ideal private aviation arrangement for you.