Cole Ryba is a Managing Director at Hudson Structured with primary responsibilities in the Transportation Fund.

Before joining Hudson, Mr. Ryba was a Managing Director at Stifel, where he worked in the Aircraft Finance & Credit Solutions group primarily managing at-risk investment capital in aviation-related products, structuring originations, and advising institutional clients on aviation opportunities. He analyzed and participated in structured and credit-based investments through senior to equity levels of the capital structure, focusing on distressed, bankrupt, and direct aircraft opportunities.

Prior to Stifel, Mr. Ryba worked at Piper Jaffray as a Vice President in the High-Yield & Structured Products group. He was responsible for identifying and managing proprietary capital investment opportunities and advising institutional clients in aviation-related products. He helped to structure numerous securitizations that unlocked value and provided liquidity for various participants.

Mr. Ryba graduated from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota with a B.Sc. in Business, concentration in Finance.