Jerry Sanders is a former Navy SEAL who earned a law degree, founded a storied technology company, and went on to advise governments. He holds post-graduate qualifications in German socio-economics from The Goethe Institute in Bonn, Germany, and in comparative constitutional law from The National Autonomous University in Mexico. Jerry 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.
This is only the beginning of what Jerry does.
Jerry Sanders is the subject of a popular Harvard Business School case study on entrepreneurship (The Jerry Sanders Case), which is taught at the graduate business schools of Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Virginia, Kellogg, Cornell, UC and MIT. He also lectures on entrepreneurship and motivation at these institutions and other leading institutions worldwide.
As Chairman and CEO of SkyTran™ Inc., a cutting-edge NASA Space Act company, Jerry is part mad scientist, part game-changing innovator.
SkyTran™, an elevated, high-speed, low-cost, private rapid transportation system is The Jetsons come true! “Imagine small rocket-like vehicles moving about on an elevated guideway above the traffic lights and stop signs and congested mess of traffic below,” explained Jerry in a recent interview. “A vehicle that will take you anywhere without stopping at any station but your own and without waiting for anyone else’s schedule. You get into it like you would a taxi, and off you go. And imagine all this at 150 miles an hour.”
It seems improbable that one man can fit much more into his days, and yet Jerry is also an advisor to the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the co-founder of the Triana Group™, a technology accelerator, and he serves as a U.S. State Department accredited Honorary Consul for The Republic of Haiti. Previously, Sanders served as acting general counsel to Israel’s Ministry of Defense and as a special advisor in its Prime Minister’s Office.
When he’s not changing the future of public transport, advising governments or practicing law, Jerry indulges creativity of another kind – making wine at his own vineyard. Shayneh Vista Vineyards is a California Certified Organic winery where he produces fine Malbec vintages.