Skyfire Consulting, the most trusted and experienced public safety UAS consulting group, today announced Emory University’s prestigious 40 Under Forty program has recognized Matt Sloane, Founder and CEO of Skyfire, as one of this year’s outstanding alumni making significant strides in their respective fields. Emory University, known for producing architects of change across diverse industries worldwide, annually selects a handful of alumni who exemplify excellence, innovation, and impactful service.
The 40 Under Forty program shines a spotlight on pioneers like Sloane, who are making waves in various sectors. This year’s honorees include lawyers tackling complex problems, an entrepreneur addressing test anxiety, and a professor supporting children through challenging times.
“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!” said Skyfire Founder and CEO Matt Sloane.
Matt Sloane’s Journey: From CNN Medical News to Drone Technology Pioneer
Matt Sloane’s career trajectory is nothing short of extraordinary. Beginning at CNN Medical News alongside Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Sloane reported on diverse health and wellness topics and breaking news stories. His dedication and excellence earned him three Daytime Emmy award nominations and a New York Festival award for outstanding coverage of Diana Nyad’s historic swim from Cuba to Key West.
In 2014, Sloane transitioned into the world of drone technology, founding Skyfire. The company provides critical expertise to public safety agencies, focusing on the rapidly growing use of drones. Notably, Sloane 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 gained recognition in reputable publications, including CBS News, The Weather Channel, Popular Mechanics, the Los Angeles Times, and various industry-specific journals. His mission revolves around bringing drone technology to first responders, emphasizing the importance of helping them return home safely every night and ensuring the safety of the communities they serve.