Who is Jacob Brown?

Jacob Brown is a former professional athlete turned businessman, entrepreneur, and inspirational speaker.

Jacob, born in Saginaw, Michigan, was a two-time team captain of his college football team (Central Michigan University).

In 2005, he started his own branding, SEO and web design company, Optimize Agency,  which helped him get his foot in the door, kicking off his career within the marketing industry.

In 2009, Jacob was recognized as a successful young professional by online publication, Metromode Media.

In 2010, his passion to help others led him to design and develop an organization called Keep Michigan Working, to provide online assistance to people searching for jobs in Michigan.

At age 32, he was selected as one of 40 professionals for the L. Brooks Oakland County Executive's Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2015.

In 2017, he was the commencement speaker for his high school Alma Mater.

In 2020, he was keynote speaker for TEDxDetroit and the DEC Young Leader Conference.

In 2021, he was keynote speaker for the Purpose Summit 2021 and for Digital Summit Detroit.

He is a family man – a husband of one, and a father of four.

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