Russell G. Chew
Chairman, CEO

Mr. Chew previously served as Managing Partner at NEXA Capital Partners providing Investment Banking and Advisory Services for Aerospace and Technology companies. Before NEXA, Mr. Chew was President & Chief Operating Officer of JetBlue Airways, responsible for all operations, including Flight Operations, Maintenance & Engineering, Airport Operations, Inflight Services, Safety and Compliance, Security, and Information Technology. He also served as Chief Operating Officer for the FAA. As head of the Air Traffic Organization, he was responsible for safe and efficient air traffic control operations across the United States, all capital acquisition programs, and research, engineering, and development. Prior to his FAA service, Mr. Chew was Managing Director of System Operations at American Airlines. During his 17 years at American, he held positions of increasing responsibility including managing their worldwide operation, strategic planning for operations and technology, technical operations, regulatory requirements, and information technology for flight operations. Russ holds a Doctoral Degree from University of Southern California following undergraduate studies at Stanford University.