Todd Smith (BSBA ’97) | June 2022

Todd Smith

Smith (BSBA 1997) has been named the Chief Financial Officer for Wheels Up Experience, the leading provider of “on demand” private aviation in the United States and one of the largest private aviation companies in the world.

At Wheels Up, Smith will oversee all aspects of the company’s global finance organization, including commercial finance, accounting, FP&A, treasury, tax and investor relations. He will also join the company’s Executive Leadership Team.

Smith joins from General Electric where he served in a number of senior, global finance roles over his 25-year career – most recently as Global Head of Financial Planning and Analysis and CFO for GE Corporate. In a career covering four continents, he has served as Chief Financial Officer for several GE business units, including gas power systems, capital international, healthcare life sciences, capital real estate and commercial finance. He began his career with GE in 1997 as a member of the Financial Management Program and then spent over five and a half years on GE’s corporate audit staff.

At GE Corporate, Smith played a key role, working directly with the CEO and members of the leadership team, to drive the financial analysis around the recently announced decision to split the 130-year-old multinational corporation into three separate public companies. Throughout his career at GE, he has demonstrated a track record of driving profitable growth, operating in highly complex and regulated environments, leading M&A activity and building high performing finance teams.