Matt Sloane, Skyfire CEO, Recognized in Emory University’s 40 Under Forty Program
Matt Sloane, the Founder and CEO of Skyfire Consulting, a leading public safety UAS consulting group, has been honored by Emory University’s esteemed 40 Under Forty program. The program annually acknowledges a select group of alumni who have made substantial contributions in their respective fields. Emory University, globally recognized for fostering change-makers across various industries, has chosen Sloane as one of this year’s distinguished alumni.
The 40 Under Forty program highlights innovators like Sloane who are making significant impacts in their sectors. This year’s honorees encompass a diverse range of professionals, including lawyers addressing intricate issues, an entrepreneur combating test anxiety, and a professor aiding children during difficult times.
In response to the recognition, Sloane stated, “I would be remiss if I didn’t shout out my other Emory-alum and colleagues who have been in the fight with me; and of course, my Emory-alumnae wife and better half Amanda Sloane, who has helped support this work through thick and thin. This is recognition for all of us!”
From CNN Medical News to Drone Technology Pioneer: The Journey of Matt Sloane
Sloane’s career path is remarkable. He started at CNN Medical News, reporting alongside Dr. Sanjay Gupta on a variety of health and wellness topics and breaking news stories. His exceptional work earned him three Daytime Emmy award nominations and a New York Festival award for his outstanding coverage of Diana Nyad’s historic swim from Cuba to Key West.
In 2014, Sloane ventured into the drone technology sector, founding Skyfire. The company offers crucial expertise to public safety agencies, with a focus on the rapidly expanding use of drones. Sloane notably serves on the National Fire Protection Association’s committee on drones and is a member of the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International’s Air Advocacy Committee.
Sloane and Skyfire have been featured in reputable publications such as CBS News, The Weather Channel, Popular Mechanics, the Los Angeles Times, and various industry-specific journals. Sloane’s mission is centered around introducing drone technology to first responders, underlining the importance of their safe return home every night and the safety of the communities they serve.