Sergey Petrossov, founder, owner, and CEO of JetSmarter says he has had an entrepreneurial drive since he was 11. In 2009 he graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Florida Later that same year he co-founded the Federal System of Distance Education, a company that aided educational institutions set up online education platforms. It’s the primary focus is institutions in Russia and Eastern Europe. It was while working here that he was introduced to the very outdated and inefficient methods of companies in the private jet industry.
At that time he found that the industry operated with a very slow booking process filled with lots of paperwork and middlemen who were just trying to get more money out of you. He introduced the industry to digitalization by inventing an app on which members of his company JetSmarter could navigate the private jet industry. Members of JetSmarter are required to pay $15,000 a year. This service has been compared to Uber. Petrossov likes this comparison, but at the same time, he says it limits his visions.
He envisions for more than just jet travel for JetSmarter. Jet travel is not the only feature of JetSmarter. Membership also gives travelers access to partner luxury hotels, restaurants, residences, and stores throughout the world. Sergey Petrossov does not intend to stop with these partnerships. His end goal is to be able to create a service that provides member travelers with a virtually limitless number of possible experiences. And Sergey Petrossov is making this kind of travel more affordable than ever before.