Jacob Brown is a former professional athlete turned businessman, entrepreneur, and inspirational speaker. He is the Executive Vice President of Element5 Digital, a branding and web design + development agency in Metro Detroit. Jacob is mostly known for his LinkedIn persona, where he has grown a following under his #FailForward motivational posts and videos. At age 32, he was selected as one of the L. Brooks Oakland County Executive's Elite 40 Under 40. In 2020, he was keynote speaker for TEDxDetroit. In 2021, he was keynote speaker for the Purpose Summit 2021 as well as the Digital Summit Detroit.