Stuart McLean is CEO of Fast Studios, a company that invests in and manages Free Ad-supported streaming television channels (Fast).

Stuart launched Fast in 2021 to accelerate the next generation of streaming TV channels, creating new premium channel brands supported by a dedicated team of programming, media, marketing and sales experts. Fast simultaneously serves the streaming platforms who need quality content channels, brand marketers and the growing population of streaming viewers.

From a career start on Madison Avenue at Young & Rubicam, Stuart has built and led trailblazing companies with one goal in mind: creating enterprise value by leveraging content, advertising and tech.

Prior to Fast, he provided advisory services to blue-chip brands through his independent brand consultancy, McLean Futures, with clients such as Focus Features, Fiat Chrysler America, Ford, Marriott, Endemol and PepsiCo.

Previously, Stuart founded Content&Co., a trailblazing player in the creative-led brand studio sector, staffed with best-in-class showrunners, writers, artists, planners and strategic thinkers. During a ten-year run, Content&Co. racked up accolades including “Subway’s Agency of The Year”, Ad Age’s “Small Agency Campaign of the Year”,  Effies’ “Top 10 Most Effective Independent Agencies”.

He currently sits on the board of Think LA, which was founded to promote Los Angeles as a network of creativity and innovation in media, marketing and advertising.