Sergey Petrossov: Young CEO with a Knack for Flight Reservation Technology

Unlike so many other young men his age, Sergey Petrossov is a 29-year-old ingenious entrepreneur who managed to utilize his creative thinking to turn his ambition for success into one of the most convenient flight applications to date. Today, Petrossov runs operations as both the Founder and CEO of JetSmarter—a billion-dollar flight booking company that allows customers to reserve jet flights in a much more conveniently organized and timely manner. Moreover, in addition to overseeing JetSmarter, Sergey Petrossov is also a Co-Founder of Federal System of Distance Education and previously served as the Vice President and Co-Founder of LiveContact for three years from 2006 to 2009.

Being that Petrossov came to the U.S. with his family as a young Russian immigrant, he naturally developed a strong work ethic as a child that further pushed him to want to excel in life. His entrepreneurial talents were displayed early in life during his days as a student in high school when he started an import and export tire rims service and decided to take up an extensive study in technology and computer science as a college student at the University of Florida. Nonetheless, it was Sergey Petrossov’s active live-chatting experience in college that made his career interest in technology become absolute. Yet, it wasn’t until Petrossov experienced the difficulty of trying to reserve a private jet flight for the first time that the idea of creating a much more useful application for booking flights clicked in his mind.

With his newfound idea in mind, Petrossov assembled a team of some of the best developers (NASA, BMW, Nokia, Uber, etc.) and created JetSmarter. After releasing the beta version in August 2012, Petrossov was able to get additional funding from hundreds of other partners and vendors to finally have the means to launch JetSmarter in March 2013 to the public. For his outstanding achievement and being the ingenious developer behind one of the most useful flight applications, Sergey Petrossov was included in Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list of successful entrepreneurs in 2016.

 

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