SkyTran™ Awarded 2016 Global Visionary Innovation Leadership of the Year Award for Sustainable Mobility
He’s a former Navy SEAL who went on to found a storied technology company, San Francisco Science™; acquired a law degree; advised governments and ministries, 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; 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.
But don’t for a moment think we’re finished.
Gerald Jay (‘Jerry’) Sanders is also 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 leading institutions and at others worldwide. And as Chairman and CEO of SkyTran™ Inc—a cutting-edge NASA Space Act company—Jerry is playing part mad-scientist, part game-changing innovator.
SkyTran™, an elevated, high-speed, low-cost, private rapid transportation system, is The Jetsons finally come to real life. “Imagine cute little rocket-like vehicles moving about on an elevated guide-way, above the traffic lights and stop signs and the 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 serves as a US 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 he indulges creativity of another kind: making wine at his own vineyard—Shayneh Vista Vineyards, a California Certified Organic Farmers family winery—where he produces some fine Malbec vintages.