Sergey Petrossov: Founder and CEO of JetSmarter

Sergey Petrossov is an entrepreneur who is always on the lookout for new ways in which he can help innovate industries. Sergey is one of the few people in the world to have received recognition from Forbes in their 30 under 30 segment, and Sun-Sentinel for being the Top Working professional in South Florida.

Before starting JetSmarter, Sergey Petrossov had already helped co-found two information technology projects. One was a distance learning program that was to be used by Russian-based educational institutions and the other one was an online chat system that was to be used in providing customer service.

The very first time he used private means to fly helped him realize that there was a problem with the traditional approach used to charter private jets. The brick and mortar system was outdated and had some challenges.

Given the fact that the mobile market was constantly improving, he felt that it was possible to address the booking challenges using modern technology. As such, his first experience flying private helped him come up with the idea to start JetSmarter.

Once he got the idea, Sergey Petrossov proceeded to recall his development team which had already scattered off to cater to other projects. He chose to invest his own money into the project. He was able to launch the beta version of his application in 2012. He used the launch as a proof of concept, and only select users were allowed to test and interact with the app.

Sergey Petrossov is also credited with helping Co-Found the Federal System of Distance Education. Before taking up his new role, he had also played a role in helping establish LiveContact, where he also worked as a Vice President in Charge of the company’s Business Development division.

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