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.