Our featured speaker this Friday at Portland Rotary will be Brian Corcoran.
Brian Corcoran, is the President and Founder of Shamrock Sports & Entertainment, an agency focused on property partnership, naming rights and multi-media sales and other strategic consulting. Active Shamrock clients include NASCAR, NBA’s Indiana Pacers, Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX (home of F1, Summer X-Games, MotoGP and more), Professional Bowling Association (PBA), World Series of Poker, America East Conference, Red Bull Air Race, Maine Sports Commission, TD Beach to Beacon and Beech Ridge Speedway. Corcoran is also a Partner in Portland Media Group, which will premier their 1st TV show, Greenlight Maine, on September 12th on WCSH6 & WLBZ2.
Corcoran’s past positions include, Executive Vice President of Fenway Sports Group, Managing Director of Corporate Marketing for NASCAR as well as Vice President, Team, League & Venue Services for SFX Sports, Director of Sponsorship Development for Host Communications and Athletic Marketing & Tickets Manager at Eastern Kentucky University.
During his storied career, he has secured corporate partnerships that include the largest US sports sponsorship in history with $750MM entitlement of NASCAR Nextel Cup Series (now Sprint). Corcoran also has pioneered mutually rewarding deals with Fortune 500 brands including, but not limited to: Allstate, Barbasol, Bass Pro Shops, DIRECTV, Domino’s Pizza, DraftKings, Enterprise, GEICO, Gillette, Goodyear, Gulfstream, NAPA, National Guard, Nationwide, Office Depot, US Army, SONY, Tissot and Wheaties.
Corcoran has a Master’s in Sports Management and BS in Exercise Science from Eastern Kentucky University, where he's also competed in track and field as a middle-distance runner. He is happily married to wife, Melissa Smith, CEO of WEX, Inc., and newborn son, Baxter Corcoran.