Managing Director, Global Head of Consulting
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New York, NY 10019 USA
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David Spurlock is a Managing Director and Global Head of the Seabury Consulting division. Mr. Spurlock has 10 years of experience in airline senior executive positions. His experience spans corporate strategy and commercial activities with emphasis on fleet, network and revenue management.
Mr. Spurlock's most recent assignment has been leading the Seabury team advising a large North American network carrier on its competitive tender for a large order of new widebody and narrowbody aircraft. Prior assignments at Seabury have included advising a North American flag carrier on its development of a 5 year financial plan.
Prior to joining Seabury, Mr. Spurlock was the founder of Eos Airlines. Mr. Spurlock formulated the all-premium business model and raised the companys initial equity capital in 2003. Mr. Spurlock led the build-out and launch of the company including the recruitment of the management team and the design of company product and brand positioning. After launch Mr. Spurlock served as the Chief Commercial Officer with overall responsibility for integrating the companys sales, marketing and revenue management functions.
Mr. Spurlock spent five years as a Director of British Airways. He was a member of BAs executive team reporting to the CEO from 1997-2001. At British Airways, Mr. Spurlock was responsible for the fleet planning, network development, revenue management, corporate strategy, operations research and economics departments.
Mr. Spurlock initiated and led the restructuring of BAs fleet in 1998. He placed orders for over 100 Boeing 777 and Airbus 320 family aircraft while reducing the number of B747 and B757 aircraft. The fleet restructuring served as the backbone of BAs successful strategy to limit its exposure to low yield traffic and raise unit revenue and margin.
During BAs attempt to acquire KLM in 2000, Mr. Spurlock led BAs team to design the future size and shape of a merged BA/KLM. Mr. Spurlock also led BAs evaluation of gaining anti-trust immunity with American Airlines in 2001.
Prior to his experience at British Airways, Mr. Spurlock was a case leader for the Boston Consulting Group where he worked across industries including, consumer products, oil, technology, and airlines.
Mr. Spurlock combines executive airline experience and deep industry knowledge with generalist strategy consulting skills.
Mr. Spurlock has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and a M.B.A. from Stanford University.