Patrick Henry Dowling is the Senior Managing Director and leader of Tygris Commercial Finance Group’s Aerospace & Defense Finance business. Prior to joining Tygris, he was Managing Director and General Manager of CIT Leveraged Finance – Transportation where he was responsible for the global reach of the group by providing solutions for manufacturers, suppliers and service providers seeking debt, leasing and structured financings. Dowling was previously Managing Director and Industry Leader, Aerospace and Defense, for GE Commercial Finance and had over a 22 year career at GE serving in various management and leadership positions. He is active in various industry organizations, including The National Chamber Foundation of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and The Institute for Defense and Business Foundation. Dowling is a certified public accountant and has served as a director on several company boards during his career including Penske Truck Leasing. He holds a BS in accounting from Fordham University and a JD from Pace University School of Law. Dowling is a second-generation Irish-American, whose mother’s family hails from County Cork. He is married to Kate and has three sons.