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Gary Spitalnik

New York, NY, USA

Co-Founder & Executive Vice President

Wheels Up

Gary Spitalnik


Gary Spitalnik is Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Wheels Up, the revolutionary membership-based private aviation company that significantly reduces the upfront cost to fly privately. He has more than 20 years’ experience developing and executing major brand events, sponsorships and hospitality programs in the world of sports, entertainment, music, arts and culture.

In 2000, Mr Spitalnik became Vice President of Events and Special Projects with Marquis Jet, sold to NetJets in 2010. Previously, he founded SuperStar EXP, an arm of SFX Entertainment, where he was also Head Coach for four years and prior to this he was Director of music tour sponsorships at SFX, which is now one of the world’s largest music event producers.

An active participant in philanthropic and social causes, Mr Spitalnik is an Advisory Board Member of the Jack Martin Fund, which provides support in medical care to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases. He is also an Honorary Chairman of Colel Chabad, the charity providing assistance to needy people in Israel.

Gary Spitalnik’s Newsfeed

Famed Italian restaurant Rao’s sets up shop at the Super Bowl

The man of the night, chef Gatto, was toasted as “the Bill Belichick of meatballs” by Dichter and his Wheels Up co-founder Gary Spitalnik — as the eatery’s most iconic menu items were served.

Hospitality will heat up, despite the chilly weather

Wheels Up, the private air carrier, decided to go through with hosting its fifth Super Bowl party this weekend. For Wheels Up’s co-founder and executive vice president, Gary Spitalnik, who has worked 19 Super Bowls dating to his time at NetJets, he finds the “cold-weather cities intriguing,” he said.

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Gary Spitalnik’s Background

Co-Founder & Executive Vice President
Aug 2013 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Wheels Up is a revolutionary membership-based private aviation company that significantly reduces the upfront cost to fly privately, while providing unparalleled flexibility, service & safety.
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Marquis Jet
Vice President, Events & Special Projects
Mar 2004 - Apr 2012
New York, NY, USA
Marquis Jet is the leader in private jet cards, which was sold to NetJets in 2010. Through the company's exclusive alliance with NetJets, Marquis Jet provides the convenience, quality & safety of the world's premier fractional aircraft ownership program 25 hours at a time.
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Advisory Board Member
New York, NY, USA
The Jack Martin Fund provides volunteer support in medical care, research & education to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases. The Fund has contributed more than $36 million to Mount Sinai to further progress in human health through education, research and technology.
Honorary Chairman
New York, NY, USA
Since 1788 Colel Chabad have been providing life preserving assistance to the neediest people in Israel regardless of gender, age, marital status, ethnicity or religious observance. Striving to combat hunger daily in partnership with the Israeli Government.