As Executive Director of the McLaren Technology Group, Zak Brown is responsible for both the commercial and strategic operations of the Group, and plays a critical role in realigning and transforming the entire organisation behind some ambitious performance, growth and development goals.
Born and raised in California, Zak put aside his childhood dream of becoming a professional racing driver to develop his skills within 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, a division of Chime Communications, in 2013, 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.
A passionate racer, collector and enthusiast, Brown also sits on the board of Cosworth Engineering, holds the position of Non-Executive Chairman on the board of media company Motorsport Network, and competes and races as a partner and driver in Anglo-American racing team United Autosports.