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Gary Spitalnik

Co-Founder & Executive Vice President

Wheels Up

New York, NY, USA

Gary Spitalnik
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The Birley Group
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Stanhope Capital


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’ of 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, which was sold to NetJets in 2010. Previously, he founded SuperStar EXP, an arm of SFX Entertainment, where he was also Head Coach for four years. 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

Wheels Up buys Gama, becoming top rival to NetJets

Wheels Up, the fast-growing private aviation start-up, acquired jet operator Gama Aviation, creating the second-biggest private aviation company in the U.S.... The deal marks the latest in a string of acquisitions by Wheels Up to attract more private jet-setters and expand its fleet and services.

Wheels Up and Delta Close Groundbreaking Transaction

Wheels Up, the leading brand in private aviation, and Delta Air Lines have closed on their previously announced groundbreaking transaction and partnership agreement. Wheels Up and Delta are unveiling cross-platform benefits for existing and prospective Wheels Up Members and Delta customers that cannot be found anywhere else within the private aviation industry.

Gary Spitalnik’s Background

Wheels Up
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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Jack Martin Fund
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.
The Stuart H. Dix Memorial Golf Outing
Supporter & Member of the Golf Committee
Croton-on-Hudson, NY, USA
The Stuart H. Dix Memorial Golf Outing is an annual event that promotes awareness and raises funds for Blythedale Children's Hospital in Westchester County, New York.
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