Jon is the Founder & CEO of Aloft, the market leader in drone airspace systems & UTM technologies. Aloft’s patented technology is used in today’s leading recreational, enterprise, and government drone applications.

Jon is a certified commercial drone pilot as part of FAA Part 107, serves on the Drone Safety Team’s steering committee, and is an active member of other industry groups, including GUTMA and the FAA’s Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee (AAAC) and working groups. He’s a self-taught iOS developer, writes about drone topics for technology news outlets, including VentureBeat, TechCrunch, and Forbes, and regularly speaks at industry events such as Commercial UAV Expo, 2B Ahead Future Congress, and DJI AirWorks. Jon graduated from TCU with a major in finance and received his MBA from Thunderbird Global School of Management (ASU). Jon has served on multiple FAA Advisory and Rulemaking Committees (ARCs), including drone detection, counter UAS, and Beyond Visual Line of Site (BVLOS).