Bob Merz is responsible for the overall financial health of HAS. He will play a leading role in driving HAS' “Build Capacity for Future Success” strategic priority, as he helps HAS grow revenue, maintain fiscal discipline and fund capital improvements.
Prior to joining HAS, Mr. Merz served in various finance, planning and revenue management positions. He began his career in aviation with American Airlines and later United Airlines, ultimately serving as the Vice President (VP) Financial Planning & Analysis and Investor Relations for United. He also served as the Senior VP Finance and Strategic Planning at AIG Life Insurance in Houston. Most recently, he was an independent consultant for the Seabury Group, advising primarily airline clients in the US and abroad.
Mr. Merz received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.