SVP, Business Development
Tom Knox leads JMI's North American Business Development efforts across our premier portfolio of assets, including the world’s preeminent motorsports clients and events in F1, NASCAR, IndyCar, IMSA, NHRA, MotoGP, and strategy and consultancy. Tom also helps shape the company's strategic business development initiatives.
Prior to joining JMI, Tom joined WME-IMG as Vice President, Business Development in June 2008 to develop new client and partner relationships for IMG’s North American premier portfolio of assets. This portfolio included the world’s leading clients and events in golf, tennis, college sports, motorsports, fashion, and entertainment, along with consulting, licensing, and the IMG Academy.
Before WME-IMG, Tom accumulated over 10 years of experience in the sports marketing world through various roles in the NASCAR industry. His worked with Richard Childress Racing (RCR), where he helped form marketing partnerships with Royal Dutch Shell, IHG’s Holiday Inn, AutoZone, U.S. Coast Guard, General Mills, and Emerson Climate Technologies.
Before RCR, Tom was Vice President of Marketing for Rusty Wallace, Inc. (RWI), the NASCAR racing and marketing team operated by 1989 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion and television commentator, Rusty Wallace. At RWI, Tom secured multi-million dollar corporate partnerships with brands including Callaway Golf, Duraflame, Nikon Sport Optics, and Amtrak.