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200 Congress Ave

Unit 29H

Austin, TX 78701

Larry Kellner

Larry Kellner

President, Emerald Creek Group


Larry Kellner is president of Emerald Creek Group, a private equity firm based in Austin, Texas.

From December 2004 through December 2009, Kellner was the chairman and chief executive officer of Continental Airlines.  Kellner joined the airline in 1995 as chief financial officer.  In May 2001, he was elected president of the airline and to the Board of Directors, and in March 2003, he was named president and chief operating officer.

Prior to joining Continental, Kellner was executive vice president and chief financial officer of American Savings Bank, owned by The Robert M. Bass Group.  Prior to that, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Koll Company, a private real estate investment and construction firm.  He started his career at Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young).

Kellner graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of South Carolina, where he served as Student Body President.  In addition, the University of South Carolina presented him with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1998. 

Kellner serves on the Board of Directors for the Exxon Mobil Corporation. He is active in several community and civic organizations.