BRAD GERSTNER

BRAD GERSTNER

BRAD GERSTNER

Founder and CEO, Altimeter Capital

Brad is the Founder and CEO of Altimeter Capital — a technology-focused hedge fund manager based in Boston and Menlo Park.

He is an analyst and entrepreneur.  After practicing law and then graduating from HBS, he was a founding principal at General Catalyst – where he became CEO of one of their first online travel investments that he sold to Interactive Corp in 2001.  He went on to start two additional online search businesses – one sold to Marchex and the other sold in part to Google.

From 2005 to 2008, he worked alongside Paul Reeder at Boston-based PAR Capital – where he ran a successful technology sleeve and led the firm into VC with deals like Zillow, ITA Software, and Farecast.  In November 2008, he launched Altimeter Capital with less than $5 million.  Since inception, Altimeter has compounded at over 25% net over the last 8 years – and has become known for taking concentrated positions in public companies.  Bloomberg characterized Brad as the “online travel king” for his many successful travel-related investments.