Chief Strategy Officer
Surf Air Mobility
Fred Reid is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of Surf Air Mobility. He also serves as Senior Advisor to the CEO and Co-founder of Airbnb.
Having lived and worked in eight countries for 3+ decades in North America, South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, Fred brings a global perspective to the industry.
Fred guided the launch of Virgin America as founding CEO, served as president and COO for both Delta Air Lines and Lufthansa and headed fractional provider Flexjet. He was also the president of eVTOL startup Wisk.AERO, which is a partnership between Boeing and Kitty Hawk that is developing the Cora eVTOL aircraft. Most recently, Fred was previously the Global Head of Transportation for Airbnb, as a member of the executive team charged with enabling comprehensive transportation and itinerary management offerings on the platform.
Fred was a founding member of venture capital firm, Thayer Ventures, and still serves on the Board of Advisors as a Limited Partner.