Sergey Petrossov has been the CEO of JetSmarter for the past several years; since founding the company, he’s grown it to a considerable amount of success. However, Mr. Petrossov wasn’t always focused on the airline industry and has had a significant amount of success before starting the company. The majority of this success came in the form of two IT projects. The first of these was a distance-learning platform for Russian-speaking educational institutions, while the other an online chat system for website customer service. After both of these projects became successful, Sergey Petrossov found himself as a board adviser to quite a prominent private jet operator.
The South Florida-based company was at the time known for having the world’s largest on-demand Gulfstream charter fleet. It was during this time, however, that Mr. Pestrossov noticed a few different problems with chartering a private flight, and much of this was related to the brick-and-mortar approach to booking charter flights. Alongside this, Sergey Petrossov realized that mobile marketplaces were becoming increasingly more lucrative. By combining both of these ideas, he noted that he could create a viable company. With that in mind, Mr. Petrossov brought in the development team who had helped him create his other successful businesses.
Sergey Petrossov also put up his own money as an investment to get JetSmarter off the ground. The initial demo was released in 2012 as a proof of concept; as such, it was only available for a certain amount of users. The success that the JetSmarter had throughout that process meant that Mr. Petrossov was able to find more investors and begin improving the app through customer feedback. Over the next few months, these new changes and features were implemented, and Sergey Petrossov released a full version of the JetSmarter app in 2013. Since then, the company has gone on to considerable success.