mac lackey


An entrepreneur for over twenty years, Mac Lackey has built and sold five companies and raised over $75 million dollars in capital. He has also had some awesome failures and made huge mistakes. His experiences have not only had him featured on CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, USAToday and The New York Times, but give him unique insights on the process and methods of starting, growing and selling companies.


Before I became a successful entrepreneur, you would have never predicted my path. I am a public school kid raised in a small town outside of Charlotte NC. I had mediocre grades and a passion for soccer in a town where football and baseball dominated. I was kicked out of my first college and lost my soccer scholarship. My future certainly looked dim and candidly most people would have bet against me making anything of my life. But it was an inflection point for me… and I committed to changing my future.

A few years later, I graduated from college as a straight “A” student and collegiate All-American. Fast forward a few more years, still in my twenties, I had already started, built and sold two great companies. Before I was 30 I had already achieved many of his wildest goals and dreams. Anything truly is possible.

Today (several decades, more successes, mistakes, bruises and life experiences later) I am a PASSIONATE advocate and supporter of entrepreneurship. I speak, coach founders and now share my strategies (the playbook that I had to learn the hard way, but led to great outcomes for me) with founders and entrepreneurs all over the world.

If you are ready to scale or find the next level for your startup or career you are in the right place. To engage with me on this journey just sign up as a friend of mine in the box below.

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International Day of the Girl – Advice to My Daughters

I’ve been a passionate and successful entrepreneur my entire professional life. Despite knowing as much as I do about the hustle and grind of the startup life after almost 25 years,  I talk a lot about the value of life wealth. Life wealth has a lot to do with the...

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