Jeff Smisek is President of Flight Partners Management LLC, a private investment company. He also serves on the board of directors of Finch Therapeutics Group, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Rice University.
Mr. Smisek was formerly the Chairman, CEO and President of United Continental Holdings, Inc., a Fortune 100 airline, and has served on numerous for-profit and non-profit boards. Prior to his twenty years in the airline business, Mr. Smisek was a partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP, a Houston based law firm. He started his career as a banker for Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York, now JP Morgan.
Mr. Smisek earned an A.B. from Princeton University summa cum laude 1976 and a J.D from Harvard Law School magna cum laude 1982.