Chairman & Co-founder
Ryan Stone is the Chairman and Co-founder of Jetpool, a leading private aviation resource firm that caters to corporations and high net worth individuals. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Jetpool specializes in providing its clients with business jet management, shares and charter flying services. Jetpool has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the Carolinas, achieving high rankings in the Charlotte Business Journal’s Fast 50 from 2009-2012 and, nationwide, having made the Inc 5000 list from 2011-2013.
Ryan is also the President and co-founder of SmartSky Networks, which aims to provide 4G wireless connectivity to aircraft. Previously, he held leadership roles in Duke Energy’s Nuclear Generation Department and was a former submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. Beyond Ryan’s professional roles, he serves on the non-profit board of the Charlotte chapter of Autism Speaks.
Ryan has an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan Flagler Business School and graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he earned a BS in Systems Engineering. Ryan resides in Charlotte, NC with his family and, when not working, can be found on the golf course or at the beach.