Edward L. Shapiro

Vice Chair of the Board

Since 1997, Ed has been a partner/portfolio manager at PAR Capital Management, focusing on the media/entertainment and airline industries. Prior to joining PAR Capital, Ed was a research analyst and Vice President at Wellington Management Company, LLP in Boston. He also worked as a financial analyst for Morgan Stanley, Inc. in New York and Los Angeles and Kayne Anderson Investment Management in Los Angeles. Ed earned his M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in 1990 and his B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business in 1986. He serves as Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Global Eagle Entertainment and Lumexis Corporation, and a director of Sonifi Solutions.  He also serves on the Trust Board for Boston Children’s Hospital (Vice Chairman and Chairman of Finance Committee), The Rashi School, Combined Jewish Philanthropies and The Wharton Undergraduate Board.  Ed lives in Needham and is married to Barbara Shapiro.  They have two children: Joshua and Samantha.