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

Jon is a certified commercial drone pilot as part of FAA Part 107 and is an active member of industry groups including, NBAA Emerging Tech, GUTMA, Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) working groups, and is a founding member and data working group chair of the FAA UAS Safety Team. 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).