Chairman & CEO, SkyTran Inc
Jerry’s a former Navy SEAL who went on to found two technology accelerators: San Francisco Science and The Triana Group; acquired a law degree; holds post-graduate qualifications in German Socio-economics from The Goethe Institute in Bonn, Germany and Comparative Constitutional Law from The National Autonomous University in Mexico City, Mexico; is a fellow of the New York and California Bar Associations; and an Associate Fellow and faculty member at Oxford University’s Saïd Graduate School of Business, and a Professor of The Law of the Sea at the Ruppin Academy.
Jerry is also the subject of a popular Harvard Business School case study on entrepreneurship (The Jerry Sanders Case), which has been taught at the graduate business schools of Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Virginia, Kellogg, Cornell, Cal, UC Irvine and MIT, and an advisor to the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and a member of its Graduate Business Schools consortia for the globalization of technology development. He also serves as US State Department accredited Honorary Consul for The Republic of Haiti and, in that role, was instrumental in California’s earthquake relief efforts for Haiti.
As Chairman and CEO of SkyTran Inc. – a cutting-edge, NASA Space Act company – Jerry gets to play part mad-scientist, part game-changing innovator.
SkyTran, is an elevated, high-speed, low-cost, private rapid transportation system. Think “The Jetsons”: cute little rocket-like vehicles moving about on an elevated guideway, above the red lights and stop signs and traffic down below. A vehicle that will take you anywhere, without stopping at any station but your own. Without waiting for anyone else’s schedule – you walk up to it, get into it like would a taxi, and off you go. And imagine all this at 150 miles an hour. Created at NASA in California, SkyTran is building the first pilots in Tel Aviv and India.
Jerry is also an advisor to the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and a member of its Graduate Business Schools consortia for the globalization of technology development. He is the founder of FASE: The French American Society of Entrepreneurs, the sponsor and host of the annual “FACE”, the French American Conference of Entrepreneurs, also known as the “Louvre Conference”.
In his spare time, hosts a radio talk show entitled: “The Devil’s Advocate, the show where every caller is wrong.”