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Biography

Edward L. Shapiro

Edward L. Shapiro

Managing Partner (Retired), PAR Capital Management, Inc.
Ed Shapiro, 53, most recently served as Managing Partner of PAR Capital Management, Inc., a Boston-based investment management firm specializing in investments in travel, media and Internet-related companies. Prior to joining PAR Capital in 1997, Mr. Shapiro was a Vice President at Wellington Management Company, and before that an Analyst at Morgan Stanley & Co. Mr. Shapiro also serves as Chairman of the Board of Global Eagle Entertainment (NASDAQ:ENT). He also serves on the nonprofit boards of the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, The Undergraduate Executive Board of the Wharton School, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, The Rashi School, and Social Finance. He previously served on the board of US Airways from 2005-2008, Web.com, Lumexis Corporation and Sonifi Solutions (formerly LodgeNet Interactive Corporation). Mr. Shapiro earned his Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.