Sergey Petrossov is an entrepreneur has been recognized with Forbes 30 Under 30 in Consumer Technology as well as Top Working Professional by the Sun-Sentinel. The CEO and Founder of JetSmarter is always looking for ways to innovate industries.
He co-founded a Russian-speaking educational, distance-learning platform and an online chat system for website customer service. He was the board advisor of a private jet operator based in South Florida. At the time, the operator had the largest Gulfstream charter fleet in the world.
Back in 2009, Sergey Petrossov flew private for the first time in his life and he noticed that the booking process took a manual approach. He identified challenges accrued to using the antiquated, physical approach. While brainstorming on what the solution could be, he realized he could leverage the rising mobile markets to create a solution for a seamless private aviation booking process. Consequently, JetSmarter’s idea was conceived.
Sergey Petrossov mobilized funding to supplement his capital to carry out the project. He put together a development team to develop an app that connects travelers with highly-ranked private jet operators. He initiated the planning phase of the app marking the beginning of the development of the app. The initial version of JetSmarter was released in 2012 to a selected few users as a proof of concept. After raising more funds as well as collaborating with vendors, Sergey Petrossov launched JetSmarter in March 2013.
The renowned tech entrepreneur also co-founded Live contact where he served as Vice President of Business Development for about three years. Sergey moved to the United States from Russia at a young age. He demonstrated his innovative spirit when he started importing and exporting tire rims while in high school. He attended the University of Florida.
JetSmarter’s highly-skilled management, technology, and advisory teams bring more than 100 years of combined experience in private air travel, technology as well as logistics. He leveraged hard work and vision to bring the highly successful app JetSmarter to life.
The world of business is continually transforming, Glen Wakeman and his team at Launchpad Holdings, LLC is not only up for the challenge, but is embracing it. How may you ask? Glen Wakeman and his global experiences spanning three decades are how. As the CEO, co-founder and co-developer of Launchpad, his SaaS firm is addressing basic business problems and have developed a solution. Before focusing on these solutions, let us focus a little bit more on this extraordinary businessman, Glen Wakeman.
Mr. Wakeman earned his undergraduate degree in economics and finance from the University of Scranton in 1981. He continued his education and earned his MBA degree in finance from the University of Chicago in 1991. He is the founder of Nova Four, a business accelerator that provides strategic advice and access to capital for developing companies. He has over 20+ years’ experience at GE Capital and has successfully held management positions that granted him to live in six countries and conduct businesses globally. Currently, he is the CEO of Launchpad Holdings, LLC since 2015 (http://www.glenwakeman.com/about-glen-wakeman/).
Launchpad Holdings, LLC is a fusion of his business experiences in the global business market. After seeing a pattern with many start-ups, having a great idea but fail in execution, Launchpad was created to help to overcome this hurdle by providing a solution to this problem. Mr. Wakeman in a recent interview with CEOCFO Magazine was asked, what is the basic process of Launchpad? He responded, “The basic process is to follow a guided tour of establishing a business, including everything from legal entity to marketing (Ceocfointerviews). It’s an online software as a service that takes a client through a series of thoughtful questions and helps provide answers. The result is a presentation document that enables fundraising.”
His focus now is to implement a fast and easy business plan and provide a structured way of thinking for start-ups. By focusing on this specific niche problem and provide a solid, manageable and executable solution, Glen Wakeman and his Launchpad team are transforming the world of business one start-up at a time.