Global Conference 2016

Speaker's Biography

Kenny Dichter

Founder and CEO, Wheels Up


Kenny Dichter is founder and CEO of Wheels Up, the membership‐based private aviation company that reduces the upfront cost to fly privately by offering guaranteed availability of its fleet and a cutting-edge booking and ride-share app. He is also founder and chairman of Tour GCX Partners Inc., a golf membership program that provides access to private country clubs. Previously, Dichter founded Marquis Jet and introduced the first‐ever fractional jet card program, which generated over $4 billion in revenue and was sold to Berkshire Hathaway's NetJets. Dichter also co‐founded Tequila Avion, which was acquired by Paris‐based Pernod Ricard for over $100 million. He also co‐founded Alphabet City, a sports marketing and music company, which was acquired by SFX Entertainment. Dichter chairs the Council of Advocates at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital; is on the board of the Jack Martin Fund, which works with the hospital's pediatric oncology department; and is a major supporter of his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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