Summary

A respected venture capitalist and entrepreneur, Granger Whitelaw has immersed himself in a number of professional, academic, and personal pursuits. Mr. Whitelaw discovered his passion for art while studying at the University of Minnesota. He further fueled his interest after moving to New York City, where he lived in the SoHo district. There, Granger Whitelaw launched his first business, an art dealership. Challenges in the industry let to to his involvement in another area, car racing. As the founder of Whitelaw Racing, he provided financial support to Indy Car racing teams consisting of drivers such as Robby Unser, Buddy Lazier, and Eddie Cheever. Granger Whitelaw's business success led him to expand and diversify his venture capital projects as a manager at firms such as EOCNET.com, CoreCommerce, and BlueCar Partners.At present, Granger Whitelaw focuses on his role as President at Social Media 1234, a Corporate Development, public relations and marketing firm that assists clients in business branding, networking, growth strategies and sales expansion utilizing new technologies and traditional methods. In addition, he serves as co-founder of a sports and entertainment company, Rocket Racing League, which expects to hold its inaugural air races in 2013. The decade-long venture is modeled after motorsports racing. Instead of cars, rocket-powered aircraft compete in pairs in the air. Mr. Whitelaw holds four patents derived from technology developments related to the Rocket Racing League and has a number of other patents coming. Mr. Whitelaw eagerly anticipates the wide distribution of another product investment, Imedicor with software programs that will transform the speed and safety features for medical records transactions.Granger Whitelaw, known as "Rambler" to his friends, has been involved in many projects and lived in many areas. Born in Port Huron, Michigan, he has lived in Colorado, Missouri, California, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, and Florida. He says life does not get any better than being with family and friends. In his leisure time, Mr. Whitelaw enjoys flying, skiing, golf, tennis, boating, sailing, hunting, and many other activities.

You an learn more about Whitelaw at http://grangerwhitelaw.brandyourself.com 

Interest

Flying, Skiing, Golf, Tennis, Boating, Soccer, Auto racing, Water Skiing, Sailing, Rocket Racing, Hunting, Sporting clays, Squash, Scuba Diving and Many More.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2004 - present

Co-Founder

Rocket Racing League
Jan 2011 - present

Advisor

Social Media 123-4

Granger Whitelaw, Advisor

Granger is an experienced executive with a highly diversified career. His background in technology, media and entertainment enables us to service any client of any size or geography. His deep understanding of sales, marketing & corporate development helps our clients not only address external issues, but gives them an "in-house" pro who can help transform any organization while driving revenue, new partnership development and acquisitions.

Education

Education
Sep 1985 - Aug 1989

BA

University of Minnesota

Skills

Skills

Mergers & Acquisitions

Governance

Business Development

Marketing

Sales

Corporate Development