Posts Tagged: founder

Sergery Petrossov, the Brains behind JetSmarter App

Born in Moscow, Russia, Sergey Petrossov is an American entrepreneur and investor who is well renowned for the JetSmater app which he launched officially to the public in 2013. The 29-year-old is the CEO of JetSmarter, an organization which eases private air travel by connecting flyers with jet operators via an app. He has received several awards, most notably Forbes 30 Under 30 for his role in Consumer Technology. Sun-Sentinel has also ranked him South Florida’s Top Working Professional.

Sergey Petrossov’s family immigrated to the USA when he was only four years old. He went to high school in South Florida and was later enrolled as a finance major at the University of Florida. He graduated in 2009, and his interests in IT saw him co-found two IT projects, both employing technology to enable the online business transaction. Sergey Petrossov had the privilege of serving as a board adviser to a private jet operator based in South Florida. During this time, South Florida had the world’s largest on-demand Gulfstream charter fleet. However, what motivated him to develop the JetSmarter App was his first experience in a private jet.

Birth of JetSmarter App Idea

At the age of 21, Sergey Petrossov found himself boarding his first private jet, little did he know it would be a common thing for him in the future. He noted how tedious it was for customers to book private jet travel and the cumbersome process they had to go through for the booking process. He thought of technology as the answer to this problem.

Sergey Petrossov began to develop an online platform where people would book their private air travel with just a few clicks, and this lead to the development of the JetSmarter App. The App employs technology skillfully to connect flyers with top-rated jet operators in the market. Sergey has collaborated with hundreds of partners who have vast experience in technology, private air travel as well as logistics, a factor which has seen his business grow into a major success.

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Adam Milstein Changing American Jews Perspective On Culture

As a real estate investor, Adam Milstein is well known among business circles, but beyond the boardroom, he is a leader with a lot of influence in the Jewish community and a recognized philanthropist. Focusing mainly on strengthening the ties between the State of Israel and the United States, Adam Milstein is the co-founder and current chairman of the Israeli-American Council. Other than that, he also sits on the boards of other pro-Israeli organizations such as the AIPAC National Council, Stand With Us and the Jewish Funders Network.

After serving under future Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in the Yom Kippur War, he went ahead to graduated Cum Laude from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology earning a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics. When he came to the United States, he joined the USC(University of Southern California) and graduated with an MBA. He began his career in commercial real estate and rose to managing partner at Hager Pacific Industries, this is where he was introduced to philanthropy.

With a deep emotional and spiritual connection to his homeland, Adam Milstein is of the opinion that the younger generation of American Jews has been conditioned to believe that the Jewish culture revolves around the synagogue. Working with his wife Gila under the auspices of Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, the foundation aims to aid student and young professionals to rediscover their Jewish roots and connect with the State of Israel.

Using basic instruction principles, the foundation invests in time, effort and resources to help young Jews and other pro-Israel organizations ensure the success of projects and initiatives that touch on Israel. The foundation also offers grants to students to help run cultural events, fund coalition-building initiatives and support social media activism to help promote the Jewish culture and Zionism among its natitves who live in the US. He believes that discovering the heritage of their homeland, young Jews can find discover more about their identity.Adam Milstein believes that the Jewish community should unite to promote the growth of the State and the culture of the Jewish that goes beyond the synagogue.

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