Sergey Petrossov was born in Russia. His family moved him to Florida very young. He has always had a drive or passion for what he does. He says this is the mark of a great entrepreneur. Unlike other teens, he spent his time starting businesses. This passion has allowed him to work his way through his twenties.
Sergey Petrossov has been awarded Forbes 30 Under 30 in Consumer Technology at the age of 29. He has also been awarded the Top Working Professional by the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida. Throughout his career, he has always looked for the next industry.
Sergey Petrossov co-founded a website’s customer chat system and an online platform for Russian speaking educational classes. Other than those two IT projects he was also a board advisor on the largest private jet operator in South Florida. Not long after he flew on a private jet for the first time and saw solvable issues in the brick and mortar charter fights. At the time mobile market places were becoming commonplace and using this technology he could improve the way people purchased private jet tickets. This was how JetSmarter was founded.
Sergey Petrossov created a new team from other projects and used his own money as capital for the creation of his new business. The idea was simple, he just wanted to allow access to private jets to customers. In August 2012 he ran a sort of beta to test the company and after connecting with many partners and vendors, JetSmarter was founded March 2013. The teams he has working on JetSmarter have worked on projects for companies such as NASA, BMW, and Microsoft. JetSmarter is now valued at $1.5 billion and called the Uber of private jets. The company has about 14,000 members paying the $15,000 annual fee.