SERGEY PETROSSOVMr. Sergey Petrossov is the CEO and innovator of a company that is valued at 1.5 billion, called JetSmarter. It is an app that helps people to book trips on private jets without the inconvenience of waiting for information about flights and the costs. 

Mr. Sergey Petrossov and his family immigrated to the United States in 1988. They moved to California, Colorado and then became residents of Florida. Sergey went to high school and later enrolled in the University of Florida. While at the secondary school, he and some of his associates built a chat system that helped those who offered customer service application on their websites; the chat featured video as well as audio.

After graduating with a degree in finance in 2009, Sergey Petrossov would become a co-founder for a cloud-based e-learning program that was tailored for Russian and Eastern European students who wanted to take classes online. That same year, after accepting a ride on a private aircraft, he found out how time-consuming it was for people to book a flight on a private jet. It consisted of calling, waiting for the company to send an invoice and then signing and sending the material back through faxing or scanning. From that point on, he worked on plans and talked to those in the industry, so he could resolve the issue.

In 2012, after getting a tech team together, Sergey Petrossov created an app he referred to as JetSmarter. With this app, people would be able to book single seats, share flights or charter private jets right from the screens of their smart phones or computer devices. Petrossov let a small control group of family and friends who sometime flew try JetSmarter out, the feedback he received was favorable. So, in 2013 he launched the product to the public and the rest is history. It was downloaded more than 300,000 times by 2014.


Thanks to Sergey Petrossov, individuals would not have to experience the previous long-drawn-out process in getting to their destinations.