Wyatt Smith is Head of Business Development for Elevate at Uber, focused on accelerating the future of on-demand aerial ridesharing by launching a network of air taxis for commercial operations by 2023.
As commercial partnerships lead for Elevate, Wyatt focuses on developing key manufacturing, supplier, investor, infrastructure, and enabling technology relationships supporting the Uber Air vision. Public partnerships include deals with aviation leaders Boeing, Bell, Embraer, Pipistrel Vertical Solutions, Karem Aircraft, and Jaunt Aerial Mobility, real estate leaders Oaktree Transportation Infrastructure Fund, Macquarie, Related, Hillwood, and Signature Aviation, and telecommunications leader AT&T.
Prior to joining Uber, Wyatt served as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in its public sector,high tech, and capital intensive industry practices. He is an alumnus of Teach for America, and was recognized as a 2013 winner of the Sue Lehmann Award for Teaching Excellence, TFA’s national teacher of the year honor. Wyatt holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a BS with honors from Vanderbilt University.