From a seasoned team of founders and executives to a world-class staff of talent scouts and trainers, EVO is poised to revolutionize sports for individual athletes.
Christian Young, CO-CEO
Christian Young is a former Entrepreneur in Residence at Lamppost Group and Strategy Advisor and Limited Partner at Amplify LA, both highly successful venture funds with a combined portfolio of 100+ companies with multiple billion dollar exits.
Prior to having the experience of helping find successful companies, Christian was a talent agent and startup operator, having built multiple eight figure revenue businesses in the Software, E-Commerce and Social Media fields.
He has developed products and businesses for major celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Yolanda Foster.
Most recently, Christian Young founded and developed the world's first series of content houses and built and took the company public in an RTO transaction. Clubhouse Media Group at its peak had a total of over 500MM+ in follower reach in its content creator network.
In his spare time he loves to cook, smell French Bulldog farts, and occasionally hit the golf course or some moguls.
Lindsay Brewer has been racing since the age of 11 for the past 13 years, and is currently a Pro Driver on the Road to Indy ladder in Indypro with Jay Howard.
She has driven Sports Cars in the TC Series and won Saleen S1, along with Formula 4 in 2021 and is ranked in the top five female drivers worldwide in commercial earnings potential.
Alongside her racing career, she is a Verified Influencer with over 3 million followers on social media, and has built her own 7 figure annual business in the social media space, developing joint ventures with and representing worldwide brands such as YSL, Snapchat, Draft Kings, Lanvin, Ebay, Alfa Romeo, Pirelli, and Sparco.
Lindsay gained her Business Degree from SDSU, is an avid skier, golfer, and a Nintendo Ninja.
Simon Yu, is the CEO and Founder of a publicly traded cannabis company and is also the former COO and co-Founder of Clubhouse Media Group.
Simon has over 7 years of experience taking companies public and handling back of house operations along with 20 years of management, operations, strategy and startup experience in various industries from healthcare to tech startups.
Simon has taught Startup Courses and Agile Development as an adjunct at Calstate and USC. In his spare time he chases his Corgi, shoots hoops, and is occasionally known to hop on the DJ stand.
“I have seen with my own eyes, so many talented and dedicated professional athletes that just cannot afford to compete in the sport they love. The current system of athlete development is broken. Becoming a champion should be based on the most-talented, not the best-funded. EVO is going to level the playing field and create a new and fun way for fans to enjoy their favorite sport. EVO is going to be a game changer!”
John is a globally renowned exhibition industry veteran who has built and sold three major companies which produced scores of international blockbusters seen by over 30-million visitors. Notable exhibitions include King Tut and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, Titanic: The Exhibition and Diana, A Celebration, the award-winning exhibition celebrating the life of Princess Diana.
John also manages his son Ryan Norman’s open-wheel racing career. From 2017-2019, Ryan raced in the Indy Lights Series under Andretti Autosport.
Expectations are high when you enter the world of racing with a name like Andretti, and Michael Andretti has been raising the bar as a driver, team owner and businessman throughout his illustrious career.
Michael Andretti leads his businesses with the same focus and determination he showed behind the wheel of a race car.
He knows the importance of striving for excellence and pushes to move from good to great. He raises the bar and sets new standards. He knows what it takes to be a Champion.
When Andretti hung up his helmet and ended his full-time driving career, the 1991 series champion left as the winningest driver in CART history with 42 victories. He is also second on the list of IndyCar laps led, right behind his father, Mario, with 6,702.
With his full-time driving career behind him, Andretti continues to set the standard in the racing industry, albeit from behind the pit wall.
J-F Thormann, who has worked alongside Michael Andretti for over three decades, joined Andretti Autosport in September 2006 and now works as the president.
In addition to his overall managerial, business administration and strategic planning duties, Thormann oversees the company’s driver recruitment and team development programs.
A graduate of Towson University in Baltimore, Thormann spent many years in the petroleum industry before becoming Michael Andretti’s closest business advisor.
Thormann owned and operated successful retail sites for Shell, Texaco and Sunoco. He was also the Managing Director for the International Retail Corporation, which operated 17 high-volume Amoco, Mobil and Sunoco service stations on the Eastern Seaboard interstate highways.
Thormann also serves on the Board of Directors for The Michael Andretti Foundation.
Pieter is Principal and CEO of Team Rossi Motorsports (TRM). TRM manages the sporting and commercial rights of Alexander Rossi (Pieter’s son); Alexander (29), is the last American to compete in Formula 1 (2015), 2016 Indy 500 Champion, 2018 IndyCar Championship runner up and current driver for Andretti Autosport | Honda competing in the NTT IndyCar series.
Pieter is also Principal and CEO of One Motorsports Marketing and Management (1MMM), a firm that both he and Alexander own together. 1MMM consults and manages other up and coming race car drivers and their support structures. In 2009 Pieter Co-Founded ARF1 Investment Fund (ARF1). ARF1 is a very successful investment fund that supported the junior categories for Alexander Rossi in his progression to Formula One and subsequently IndyCar with Andretti | Honda.
Pieter a California native and resides with his wife Laura in Nashville, Tennessee. Pieter’s business background prior to his motorsports career is Construction and Real Estate and retired from the construction business in 2012, but remains active with his commercial real estate in California.
Since 2009 Pieter has worked closely in Formula One and IndyCar while assisting in the building of Alexander’s career. He’s formed strong relationships in motorsports, gaining the respect of teams, governing bodies and commercial rights holders, while utilizing his business background with contract negotiations and navigating the complex environment of motorsports. This has proved invaluable and a vital component in the process while managing Alexander’s career and working with other drivers and their families. Since the inception and success of ARF1 Investment Fund, Pieter has assisted many young drivers with a proven business model in motorsports that works.
Pieter recognizes the importance of long-term business relationships, evidenced through his hard work and business network. His experience and advice is very valuable to the growth and mission of EVO.
Alexander Rossi is an elite athlete and professional race car driver. He is in his fifth season with the IndyCar Series and pilots the No. 27 NAPA/AutoNation Honda for Andretti Autosport.
Alex grew up in Nevada City, CA, and began racing go-karts at age 10. By age 14, he’d won multiple national and international karting championships. In 2008, he became Formula BMW World Champion, holding the most series poles and victories, and was the youngest open-wheel racing champion in U.S. history.
In pursuit of F1, Alex moved to Europe at age 17 and at the time, was the youngest driver to hold an F1 Super License. He quickly found success in GP3 and GP2, and in 2015, was GP2 Vice Champion. For six years in Europe, Alex also served as the Test/Official Reserve Driver for teams such as BMW / Sauber, Team Lotus, Caterham and Marussia Formula One. In 2015, he made five F1 Grand Prix starts for Manor Racing.
In 2016, Alex moved back to the U.S. to sign with Andretti Herta Autosport. As an American rookie in IndyCar, Alex shocked the world by winning the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 with a brilliant fuel-saving strategy. He currently has 7 wins, 6 poles and 33 top-five finishes in his five IndyCar seasons. In 2018, he finished second in the Championship. Alex also eclipsed his competitors in most laps completed and total passes (321).
In 2019, he was third in the Championship, repeated as the Long Beach Grand Prix winner, and won Road America by an astonishing 28 seconds. In the adapted 2020 season, Alex brought home 5 podiums and the INDYCAR Fan Favorite Award.
Unlike most racing drivers these days, Alex chooses to race in different discplines outside of his full-time job in IndyCar. In 2018 and 2019, he participated in the legendary Baja 100 with the Honda Off-Road team. And at the end of 2019, he participated in the famed Bathurst 1000 in Australia. He's also the third driver for Acura Team Penske in the IMSA endurance races and has two podiums with the squad.
Alex currently resides in Indianapolis. He spends his time in the gym, cycling and hanging with his girlfriend and their two dogs. In addition to being a bourbon connoisseur with fellow driver James Hinchcliffe, the two co-host a weekly SiriusXM podcast called “Off Track with Hinch & Rossi.” In 2018, he and fellow driver Conor Daly made the finals on CBS’s long-running show “The Amazing Race.