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About Us

What We Do

Customized Aircraft Financial Services

Founded in 2013, Apogee Finance specializes in providing customized financial solutions for our clientele within the private and corporate aircraft markets. In the modern aviation industry, time is of the essence, and prompt action is required. Our goal is to help customers capitalize on the best opportunities and close transactions as quickly and efficiently as possible. With over 60 years of combined aviation experience, our team’s comprehensive market knowledge and proficiency in real time aircraft valuations allow us to help our customers make well-informed decisions regarding their purchases and financing options. We offer an unparalleled customer experience through our personalized approach, resulting in favorable financial arrangements for each client.

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Tim Layton

Sales Director

Kim Leslie

Staff Accountant

Tim Layton, Sales Director for Apogee Finance, has been in Aviation since 1989 when he began flying in College. He took his passion for flying and coupled it with his love of business and began his Aircraft Sales career soon thereafter. After graduating from East Texas State University – Texarkana in 1995 with a BBA in Management, Tim continued his flight training and received his Airline Transport Pilot Rating with Commercial Privileges including GII/GIII and Saab 340 Type Ratings. In 2001, Tim flew commercially for American Eagle Airlines and then went on to fly a GIII in a Corporate Aviation Department. Later, he became a Training Center Evaluator in the GII/GIII Program at CAE Simuflite Training Center where he earned a Certificate of Designation as an Instructor Pilot. Tim is committed to excellence and has a passion for process improvement in Business. He also earned his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Villanova University in 2011.

Tim is a Fort Worth, Texas native where he currently lives with his wife, Elaine, and their 3 children, Ryan, Rylee, and Rainee. He enjoys hunting and fishing when he isn’t at the softball fields with his girls or watching Ryan playing football.

Who We Are

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Tim Pollard

President & CEO

Meet the Creative Aircraft Financing Experts

For over 30 years, Tim Pollard has been a reputable leader in the aviation industry. With more than 850 transactions behind him, Tim is a market expert with a passion for airplanes and fostering exceptional customer satisfaction. After launching Pollard Aircraft in 1993, Tim has continually evolved his company to accommodate customer needs and meet market demands. In order to provide the best customer experience, Tim consistently pursues and develops new business tactics that allow more ease and efficiency for clients. As a seasoned aircraft sales professional with a comprehensive view of the industry, he understands how difficult it can be to obtain financing for certain aircraft, especially in a timely manner. As a solution, he established Apogee Finance in 2013 to provide customized and efficient financing options for aircraft dealers, brokers, and end users.

 

Tim utilizes his comprehensive industry knowledge to evaluate each client’s transaction and formulates financial solutions personally tailored to the customer’s unique needs and timeline.

Tim holds a business degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Penney, and their twin daughters, Ali and Ariel. He also enjoys playing golf and fishing.