For the past decade, Mr. Cogan has served as the Managing Member of Seven Funds, LLC., a private investment firm based in Sarasota, Florida. He also founded and serves as CEO of F7 Motorsports, LLC and its growing enterprise of automotive related entities. In 2018 F7 partnered with Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) for form Glickenhaus North American Racing.
Since starting his first company at age 18, Cogan has envisioned, built and run successful businesses in diverse fields ranging from classic car restoration to contract procurement services and software design and development. He has raise over $100 million for those businesses from top-tier Venture Capital and Private Equity firms as well Fortune 50 global companies.
Cogan holds the designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and has held securities licenses including Series 7, 31 and 66. He was awarded The Blue Chip Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Award for Business Leadership from Ernst & Young and, the Forty Under 40 Award from the Orlando Business Journal. He has also testified as an industry expert on Internet Commerce before the European Commission and the US Federal Trade Commission.
Since he was a young boy, Chris has been enamored with anything mechanical especially, cars and motorcycles. He often spent time at his father’s side working on his collection of European Sports and American Muscle cars. Chris began racing and collecting cars of his own at age 14.
Connor grew up working with his family’s rare and classic car collection. Since his early teens Connor managed the private showroom and facilities housing the ever- evolving collection of 30 to 40 classic cars, mostly rare European sports and race cars dating from the 50’s and 60’s.
Upon his graduation from SMU Connor secured a position created specifically for him with Rolls Royce to head up VIP Sales and special events throughout the US. After several years and overwhelming success at Roll Royce, Connor ventured out on his own buying and selling investment grade classic and modern super cars for high net worth individuals around the world.
In 2017 Connor partnered with his uncle to form F7 Motorsports, a network of auto related businesses focused on providing services to the high end collector car market. Connor regularly travels around the globe to attend major motorsports events and source rare and collectable cars, through these travels, he has built a formidable clientele of automotive enthusiasts.
Curt came to GNAR from Seven Funds where he helped manage portfolio companies in diverse fields ranging from Internet Commerce to Construction Management and Automotive. His responsibilities included operational governance and investor relations. An auto enthusiast since he was a young boy, Curt spends his spare time racing and collecting classic automobiles.
In the late 90’s, he co-founded what grew to become of one of the most prominent builders of custom motorcycles in the US. In that role, Curt handled sales and marketing and helped grow the company to celebrity status with over 100 custom units sold per year and a long list of industry awards.
Curt’s methodical research and analysis helps deliver optimal returns to GNAR’s corporate partners on their marketing/sponsorship dollars. His honesty and understated personality are hallmarks of the GNAR’s approach to customer satisfaction.
Adam joined GNAR from Surdyke Motorsports Group, Inc., a multi-brand dealership group also involved in racing where he served as Director of Marketing for over eight years. Prior to that role, he worked as the Director of Marketing for Guitar Center Corporation, along with being a contributing Media Producer and Automotive Journalist for Power Auto Media group.
Adam is an Alumni graduate of Webster University, Saint Louis, Missouri holding an Honors Degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications. He also holds a Minor Degree in communications focusing on Interactive Media and Design, and is a member of the American Advertising Federation with several AAF competition awards.
Overall, Adam is a diverse marketing professional with over 15-years’ experience developing marketing and brand media strategies for the motorsport industry, and works with GNAR’s corporate sponsors to maximize the reach and impact of their branding and marketing campaigns.
Prior to joining GNAR Stephanie was a co-founder of RENN HAUS and served as its General Manager for over a decade. Stephanie grew-up in France where she learned to drive in a 914-6 Porsche and an Austin Mini. She completed high school in Switzerland and college in the US where she graduated from the University of Miami. She later received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an expertise in Organizational Consulting. In her free time, she is actively involved with the Car Club at the Bird Key Yacht Club and enjoys traveling, boating and speaking French.
Shaun has been a professional in the automotive field since 2001. In addition to hands-on training with both SCG road and race cars including during 24-hour race events, Shaun is a graduate of premier automotive training programs from both the Universal Technical Institute and the Mercedes-Benz/AMG ELITE program.
Shaun holds Master Certifications from the Automotive Service Excellence Institution and Mercedes-Benz of North America. In 2011 he earned the L1 Advanced Diagnostic Specialist credentials from ASE and in 2013 was awarded the prestigious Service Laurates Award from Mercedes-Benz of North America.