Zak Brown is an accomplished businessman, CEO and a renowned name in the motorsport paddock. Best known as the CEO of McLaren Racing, and a regular face on the Netflix hit show Drive to Survive, Brown is also the co-founder and co-owner of United Autosports – an endurance motorsport race team established in 2010 with long-term friend and former Le Mans champion, Richard Dean.
Born and raised in California, Brown raced professionally around the world for 10 years before developing his skills in motorsport’s business and commercial worlds. In 1995, he founded JMI, which grew to become the largest and most successful motorsport marketing agency in the world. When JMI was acquired by CSM in 2013, a division of Chime Communications, Brown became the company’s, Chief Executive Officer. He then relinquished that post to embark on his journey at McLaren in the winter of 2016.
Brown has been recognized by an illustrious list of industry bodies and publications including the Power F1 list, the SportsBusinessJournal Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame (having been listed three times) and Promo Marketer of the Year, while his agency JMI appeared five times in the Inc magazine Inc 500 annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the United States.
Despite his demanding schedule, Brown spends the rare time he does have away from work collecting sports memorabilia, adding to his iconic collection of classic cars, and racing them around the world with the United Autosports historics team, from Monaco to Monterey.
Brendan P. Keegan is not only the B in B Fearless, but he is the CEO of Merchants Fleet, the fastest-growing fleet technology company in North America, where he previously served the company as a client, board member, compensation committee chair, and strategic advisor. He is an award-winning 6-time president and chief executive officer, having raised nearly $3.0B in capital and returned over $6.0B to investors. Brendan has experience in business transformation, capital raises, strategy development, revenue growth, operational scale, technology enablement, and enterprise value creation with successful liquidity exits.
With a background in the financial services, technology, and professional service industries, Brendan has aided companies ranging from 500 to 10,000 employees. Prior to these roles, he started his career at EDS as a systems engineer and progressed through the ranks rapidly to become the Fortune 100’s youngest Chief Sales Officer for EDS.
Brendan was recently named the world’s Most Innovative CEO by CEO World Awards®; Executive of the Year by Best in Biz Awards; and a Stevie Awards® winner by American Business Awards®. Brendan serves as a member of the board for Revolution Armor & ExpressIT Logistics and serves as Chair of the Compensation Committee for both companies. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from RPI, MBA from George Washington University, and Executive Certificates from Harvard, Columbia, UPenn, MIT & U Chicago.