I’ve been to the St. Pete Grand Prix probably a dozen plus times over the years including as a guest of other teams, but never have I been made to feel such a part of the family as we did today. From start to finish, the pre-event Zoom, the app, the warm hospitality, and the follow up shows what a first class operation RKM Racing and your partners are. Kudos to SailPoint, Sirius, DataRobot, Cybereason and Juniper Networks for supporting such a strong racing family.

Tash Elwyn

CEO, Raymond James

You have crafted a unique VIP experience. We loved learning about all that goes into the sport of professional racing. It was inspiring to learn about Robert's story and how your family developed a unique model to support his passion. Taj and I could not stop talking about the "behind the scenes" experience with our family and friends.

Guru Vasudeva

CIO, Nationwide Insurance

Yesterday, we had a truly remarkable and memorable experience at the Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle, Michigan. Gary Megennis of RKM Racing, LLC, served as a wonderful host for the day. The tour of the cars was enlightening and fantastic. The technical overview of Robert Megennis’s Number 27 car was tremendous. The race itself was compelling and interesting. After the race, we were treated to a beautiful and satisfying lunch by Andretti Autosport. There was a wide selection of entrees, accompaniments, desserts, and beverages. Overall, the experience demonstrated the highest level of professionalism by Gary and RKM Racing. He, his driver and son Robert, the team, RKM Racing and Andretti Autosport, and the sponsors, SailPoint, Sirius Computer Solutions, DataRobot, Cybereason, and Juniper Networks were truly first class. We are forever thankful for yesterday and look forward to next year.

Shohreh Abedi

EVP & Chief Operations and Technology Officer, AAA

Thank you so much for hosting us at the speedway yesterday. As race first-timers it was so insightful to get your and Robert’s expertise both before and during the race. We loved experiencing it from both the box and the stands. Of course, the up-close tour of the pit area was super cool too. The whole afternoon was top-notch.

Kate Hopkins


Honestly, it should be Tricia and I thanking you and your family. Gary, you are a first class host and your entire family is very engaging and the hospitality provided was superior. We had a great time. We learned a lot and had an outstanding experience.

Dan Shirk

CIO, Masonite

It was a real joy to get to attend this race with Robert and RKM Racing. These sorts of events help to create a stronger sense of community between CISOs and vendors and I'm sure that will yield dividends for both in the future. Thanks for sponsoring this team!

Mike Convertino

CISO, Twitter

This was an amazing experience at the track. You did an outstanding job including all the guests throughout the day. The race day insider commentary made the experience very immersive. Visibility into team operations was very interesting. It was great to see Robert’s talent on track and then be able to ask questions about it later. Overall this event exceeded my expectations!

David Bryant

Head Cybersecurity Engineer, Chick-fil-A

I’ve been to literally hundreds of track events over the years. What made this one special was all the behind the scenes info you were able to share. This made it more intimate and informative than other events.

Keith Morrow

EVP, Technical Advisory Services, Epsilon

I've been in SVP/C-level jobs since 2004, but nothing prepared me for the overwhelming amount of unsolicited email and voice traffic I get from technology vendors I get as a CIO. On a daily basis, I receive over 200 unsolicited emails; these are the emails that get through our filters. I'm even getting them now on my personal email accounts. I also get another 6-10 voice messages/day. Additionally, a subset of these unsolicited emails are invitations to attend lunches/dinners as 'educational' and 'peer learning' events, which is really just another twist on trying to get me in front of a sales representative. After attending 2 or 3 of these events, I've declined all of the rest as they are just not a good use of my time. I almost declined the Mid Ohio event for the same reasons, but it was intriguing enough that I decided to give it a shot.

The event you hosted at Mid Ohio was very special in that I learned a lot! In addition, a few of the attendees and I did discuss work and our particular solution sets, and as result, would have actually been open to a dialogue on potential solutions at that point.

Greg Tacchetti

CIO, State Auto Insurance

This is one of the most effective and synergistic sponsorship efforts I have come across in all my years in tech.

The tie in to the thoughtful use of data and feedback to the driver was fascinating and in a world of emerging IOT would be very relevant to techies and non techies alike. Palo Alto Networks fits the mold beautifully as a team sponsor in a high tech sport like this and I imagine that it provides lots of opportunities throughout the season to bring clients and friends to experience racing from a whole new perspective thanks to Rob and Gary and the way they open up and explain the inner workings of the sport.

Donagh Herlihy

Chief Digital and Information Officer, Subway

We seem to get so many requests to meet with people and it is still very hard to do as almost all of my days have been full with meetings since COVID hit – and you can only go to so many bourbon, wine, fly fish tying, virtual golf, cooking classes from 5-7p after a full day of work. Being in the open and out with real people and at such a nice venue with perfect weather and great hosts made it a very enjoyable outing. Being there all day made it really easy to talk both business and about general topics. Thank you!

Michael Baker

VP, Kelly Services

We had a fantastic time learning about the sport and watching Rob and the team compete. Your passion for the sport and the family adjustments you have made to support Rob and George with their aspirations are truly inspirational.

Shlomo Bibas

CIO, Celestica