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, is a member of the Board of Trustees of Rice University, and chairs the Transplant Advisory Task Force of Houston Methodist Hospital.
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.