Jeff Klee


2023 Phocuswright Conference speaker

Jeff Klee CEO
Jeff is a self-described computer geek who developed and sold his first video game at the age of 13. In college, while planning a backpacking trip through Europe on a student's budget, he and a buddy got a crash course in the intricacies of the airline business, and later decided to use their know-how to help others save money on air fares. What was first known as 1-800-Cheap-Air was founded out of a University of Michigan dorm room in 1989. When the company took off, Jeff ditched his law school plans for a far more exciting journey. As the internet revolutionized the travel industry, Jeff used his passion for software development to create a proprietary air fare shopping engine designed to give trip planners the best user experience on the planet. was born, and soon after AmTrav which together serve almost 400,000 travelers annually.

A rabid Dodger fan, Jeff grew up in Los Angeles and still lives there with his wife, two young children, and Golden Retriever.