Gerald (Gerry) Laderman is senior vice president finance and acting chief financial officer for United. Gerry is responsible for United's overall financial strategy including cost management, capital allocation and balance sheet optimization. Gerry oversees corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax, accounting, investor relations, fleet, procurement, internal audit, risk management and corporate strategy.
Previously Gerry served as senior vice president corporate finance, procurement and treasurer where he was responsible for treasury operations (including cash and commercial receivables), risk management, fleet management, tax, and procurement (including fuel, technical and corporate procurement).
Prior to this position, Gerry served as senior vice president of finance and treasurer for Continental Airlines from 2001 to 2010. Gerry joined Continental in 1988 as senior director legal affairs, finance and aircraft programs. Since that time, he has held positions of increasing responsibility, including staff vice president legal affairs, finance and aircraft programs, vice president corporate finance and senior vice president finance.
Prior to joining Continental, Gerry practiced law at the New York firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed from 1982 to 1988. Gerry graduated from Dartmouth College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979, and the University of Michigan Law School, with a juris doctor in 1982.
He is married and has three children.