JetSmarter was the brainchild of Sergey Petrossov. At 28 years old, he became an entrepreneur in the private jet industry with a mobile app. In addition to giving members the freedom of chartering private or shared jet shuttles, a social network of like-minded people was born.
In just 5 short years, JetSmarter grew from 50 employees to over 260. The Fort Lauderdale headquarters was expanded to include offices in Europe and the Middle East. Working closely with a network of charter companies, JetSmarter now has over 8,000 members that pay an annual membership fee of $14,000.
Sergey Petrossov was four years old when he was moved to the United States. He enjoyed managing car washes, garage sales, and lemonade stands as a kid. However, when he reached 18, Sergey had no clear plan for the future. He graduated from college in 2009 from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in business administration/finance. His first endeavor was co-founding a company in education technology. The company is still successful today, but Sergey Petrossov had an eye-opening experience when introduced to aviation and the unlimited prospects that software could offer.
JetSmarter continues to build from one small idea. The data from members has allowed Sergey Petrossov to move ahead with projects associated with private airline travel. Luxury residences, hotels, unique restaurant experiences, and other lifestyle opportunities are offered to the elite membership crowd. There are also great deals on booking flights when air time is slow. This keeps the industry more efficient and able to better control fixed costs. Sergey feels that if you can side-step a dead-head cost, why not? Petrossov is a natural-born entrepreneur that has found a way to improve the private jet industry by involving social interaction and adding intrigue on an international level.