14. Sean Bratches | Managing Director, F1 Commercial Operations
|Position last year: 12|
|Bio: In charge of commercial decisions.|
Sean Bratches comes from a TV background at ESPN and he’s now responsible for all commercial decisions in the sport which covers sponsorship, TV, hospitality and communications, reporting directly to Chase Carey.
S. Bratches is part of the powerful Formula 1 trio that consists of him, Chase Carey and Ross Brawn. This managerial structure has replaced Bernie Ecclestone’s solo style of running the sport.
Being a truly influential figure in the sports business, Bratches was named one of the top 50 most powerful people in sports by the Sports Business Journal. In 2008, he was also inducted into the RIT Sports Hall of Fame for lacrosse and distinguished service.