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Phil J. Bakes

President

Eastern Air Lines Inc.

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Eastern Air Lines Inc.

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Background Information

Employment History

General Counsel To the Civil Aeronautics Board and Counsel To the Antitrust Subcommittee

U.S. Senate


Managing Director

BFC Financial Corporation


President

Snapper Creek Equity Management LLC


Director

Hockey Co


Principal Architect

Airline Deregulation Act


Affiliations

World Presidents' Organization

Member


Young Presidents' Organization Inc

Member


TravelCom Expo

Board Member


The Wings Club

Member of BOARD OF GOVERNORS


Education

BA

Harvard Law School


BA

Loyola University


JD , magna cum laude

Harvard Law School


Web References(115 Total References)


www.bbxcapital.com

Phil Bakes
Co-Managing Partner, BBX Capital Partners Phil Bakes is Co-Managing Partner of BBX Capital Partners (BBXCP), having served in that position, together with Jarett Levan, since BBXCP's inception. Bakes has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of private equity investing,... Phil Bakes is Co-Managing Partner of BBX Capital Partners (BBXCP), having served in that position, together with Jarett Levan, since BBXCP's inception. Bakes has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of private equity investing, as well as operations, turnarounds and growth strategies in diverse industries. He has been associated with BBX Capital and parent company, BFC Financial Corporation, since 2004, including serving as president of BFC's private equity arm, Snapper Creek Equity Management LLC, and as Managing Director of BFC. Bakes previously co-founded and served as president of a boutique advisory and merchant banking firm with offices in Miami and New York, with a wide spectrum of engagements ranging from Fortune 100 companies to lower-middle market private operating businesses. During that time, Bakes also co-founded in 1997 and led as CEO until its sale in 2003 a travel industry consolidation which by its third year of operations had grown primarily through over 20 acquisitions of mostly family-owned businesses to one of the nation's largest value-added leisure travel providers with offices throughout the United States and overseas. In the 1980s Bakes served in the airline industry, including president/CEO of Continental Airlines and Eastern Airlines, positions from which he led and oversaw all operations, helped engineer a major turnaround and reorganization, and participated in restructurings, numerous acquisitions, mergers and divestitures during the airline industry's decade of post-deregulation adjustment and consolidation. Bakes grew up in Chicago, Illinois, graduated from Chicago's Loyola University and Harvard Law School where he was Articles Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Bakes served in the public sector in Washington, D.C., including as a Watergate Special Prosecutor, general counsel to a federal regulatory agency and counsel to the U.S. Senate Antitrust Subcommittee.


www.bbxcapital.com

Phil Bakes
Co-Managing Partner, BBX Capital Partners Phil Bakes is Co-Managing Partner of BBX Capital Partners (BBXCP), having served in that position, together with Jarett Levan, since BBXCP's inception. Phil Bakes is Co-Managing Partner of BBX Capital Partners (BBXCP), having served in that position, together with Jarett Levan, since BBXCP's inception. In the 1980s Bakes served in the airline industry, including president/CEO of Continental Airlines and Eastern Airlines, positions from which he led and oversaw all operations, helped engineer a major turnaround and reorganization, and participated in restructurings, numerous acquisitions, mergers and divestitures during the airline industry's decade of post-deregulation adjustment and consolidation. Bakes grew up in Chicago, Illinois, graduated from Chicago's Loyola University and Harvard Law School where he was Articles Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Bakes served in the public sector in Washington, D.C., including as a Watergate Special Prosecutor, general counsel to a federal regulatory agency and counsel to the U.S. Senate Antitrust Subcommittee.


www.woodbridgeholdings.com [cached]

Phil Bakes, President,
Snapper Creek Equity Management, LLC Phil Bakes has been president of Snapper Creek Equity Management, LLC, since the company's inception. Prior to that, Mr. Bakes served as the Managing Director of Woodbridge's parent company, BFC Financial Corporation from 2004-2008, responsible for the parent company's business development and major financings during that period, with BFC priding itself on being a benevolent parent and supportive partner with the management teams of its portfolio companies. Prior to BFC, Bakes founded in 1997 a travel industry company which by its third year of operations had grown primarily through numerous acquisitions to one of the nation's largest value-added leisure travel providers with offices throughout the United States and overseas, providing a wide variety of travel packages to over 90 countries. Bakes also served as president from 1990 to 2004, of a boutique advisory and merchant banking firm he founded with offices in Miami and New York, with a wide spectrum of engagements ranging from Fortune 100 companies to lower-middle market private operating businesses. In the 1980s Bakes served as a top executive in the airline industry, including president/CEO of Continental Airlines and Eastern Airlines, positions from which he led and oversaw all operations as well as participated in numerous acquisitions, mergers and divestitures during the airline industry's decade of post-deregulation adjustment and consolidation. Bakes grew up in Chicago, Illinois, graduated from Chicago's Loyola University and received a law degree from Harvard Law School. Bakes served in the public sector in Washington, D.C., including as a Watergate Special Prosecutor, general counsel to a federal regulatory agency and counsel to the U.S. Senate Antitrust Subcommittee. He also was Deputy Campaign Manager in 1980 for Senator Ted Kennedy's U.S. Presidential campaign. In 2001, he was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The Association of Travel Marketing Executives (ATME) honored Bakes in May 2000 with their celebrated Atlas Award for Lifetime Achievement. Bakes serves on both corporate and non-profit boards, is a member of World Presidents' Organization ("WPO") and, prior to that, was a member since 1985 of Young Presidents' Organization ("YPO") He is currently Chairman and co-founder of the Florida chapter of the Strategic Forum, a group of entrepreneurs, CEO's and C-level executives who meet regularly to share their networks, hear from other business leaders and actively support the business pursuits of fellow members.


www.BFCFinancial.com [cached]

Phil Bakes, Managing Director Phil Bakes, Managing DirectorPhil Bakes joined BFC Financial Corporation as Executive Vice President & Managing Director in January 2004 to spearhead BFC's business development and future growth.Mr. Bakes' career spans diverse industries and roles, including holding the top operating positions at two public companies, as well as both leading and advising merger, acquisition and financing activities in several industries.Prior to joining BFC, he was Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of a privately held leisure travel company, which grew through 21 acquisitions to one of the largest in its sector.He also served as president of a boutique Miami and New York based advisory and merchant banking firm, Sojourn Enterprises, which he founded in 1990.In the 1980s, Bakes held several senior posts in the US airline industry, including president of Continental Airlines and Eastern Airlines. Mr. Bakes holds a BA from Chicago's Loyola University and a JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.Mr. Bakes began his professional career after law school in the public sector in Washington, D.C., serving as a Watergate Special Prosecutor, general counsel to the Civil Aeronautics Board and counsel to the U.S. Senate Antitrust Subcommittee.


www.davescottblog.com [cached]

Sad News: A good friend who recalled that I was once interviewed by Eastern Airlines President Phil Bakes for the VP of Public Relations job at Eastern Airlines, sent me the Miami Herald obituary of Bakes (70), who died August 5.
Even though I didn't get the job - losing out to a PR guy with airline experience that I lacked - the charming Mr. Bakes told me I came in a close second, somehow making me feel good about losing. The obituary said Bakes was many things, chief among them president of Eastern Airlines from 1986 to 1990 when it filed for bankruptcy, and president of Continental Airlines from 1984 to 1986, guiding the carrier through its successful Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. He was a Harvard-trained attorney, a Watergate special prosecutor in the 1970s, general counsel to the Civil Aeronautics Board and counsel to the U.S. Senate Antitrust Subcommittee. Currently, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, was president of Snapper Creek Equity Management, a private equity and advisory firm in Coral Gables. He was also one of the most interesting and charismatic people I ever met and I would have enjoyed working for him despite the fact that it would have been short lived as , thanks to the unions, the airline disappeared from the skies just a couple years after I was interviewed. Sad News: A good friend who recalled that I was once interviewed by Eastern Airlines President Phil Bakes for the VP of Public Relations job at Eastern Airlines, sent me the Miami Herald obituary of Bakes (70), who died August 5. Even though I didn't get the job - losing out to a PR guy with airline experience that I lacked - the charming Mr. Bakes told me I came in a close second, somehow making me feel good about losing. The obituary said Bakes was many things, chief among them president of Eastern Airlines from 1986 to 1990 when it filed for bankruptcy, and president of Continental Airlines from 1984 to 1986, guiding the carrier through its successful Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. He was a Harvard-trained attorney, a Watergate special prosecutor in the 1970s, general counsel to the Civil Aeronautics Board and counsel to the U.S. Senate Antitrust Subcommittee. Currently, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, was president of Snapper Creek Equity Management, a private equity and advisory firm in Coral Gables. He was also one of the most interesting and charismatic people I ever met and I would have enjoyed working for him despite the fact that it would have been short lived as , thanks to the unions, the airline disappeared from the skies just a couple years after I was interviewed.


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