Brad Gerstner

CEO
Altimeter Capital

Brad Gerstner CEO
Brad is the Founder and CEO of Altimeter Capital – an internet, software, and travel focused investment firm founded in 2008 and located in Silicon Valley and Boston. Altimeter is known for its long-term focus, concentrated investment approach, and exceptional returns across both its public hedge fund and private growth equity funds.

Bloomberg characterized Brad as the "online travel king" for his many successful internet-related travel investments, including Booking.com, Uber, Airbnb, and Expedia. Prior to launching Altimeter, Brad was the Co-founder of three internet search start-ups - the last of which was sold to Google where it became Google hotel search.

Other representative private investments have included: Zillow, Kayak, ITA Software, Toutiao, Okta, AppDynamics, MongoDB, Unity, 23andMe, and Snowflake Computing.

Brad grew up in Indiana where he served a term as Deputy Secretary of State. He graduated summa cum laude from Wabash College with degrees in Political Science and Economics. He received his JD from the Indiana University School of Law and MBA from Harvard Business School.

Sessions

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
4:55 PM – 5:35 PM

Executive Interview: Virgin Galactic & Social Capital

Some have said that Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of Social Capital, will "change your opinion on everything," often in a style that is both controversial and provocative but also brilliant. Also recently appointed chairman of Richard Branson's space-age venture Virgin Galactic, Chamath takes the stage with Brad Gerstner, founder and CEO of Altimeter Capital, in this exclusive one-on-one session.

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