Wellington businessman and Serket Racing founder Mark Llano was recently featured in the 2013 Wells Fargo Annual Report.
Serket Racing competes based on a code: Americans have a responsibility to help the brave service men and women who have honorably served and sacrificed for our country to become successful and productive members of the society they have fought to protect.
Llano, a former Marine, is also the founder of Wellington-based Source One Distributors. He was named a 2009 Ventrepreneur of the Year and 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Llano is empathetic to the issues service members face and is working to do something about it.
Serket Racing raises awareness and financial assistance for military veterans and their families. While Llano provides guidance and inspiration directly to veterans, 25 percent of sponsorships generated by Serket Racing benefit one of four veteran-focused nonprofit organizations: the American Freedom Foundation, the Fisher House Foundation, the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans with Disabilities and the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation.
Serket Racing’s entry in the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge series, the largest single-make racing series in North America, is about more than just racing. The team develops and implements innovative at-venue and community-based programs to assist veterans and their families with the numerous challenges they face on a regular basis, such as: PTSD, homelessness, drug abuse, unemployment and more.
Learn more about the team at www.serketracing.com.