Robert S. Scanlon is President of Velocity and Video Content at Motor Trend Group, a consolidated joint venture with Discovery, Inc. that combines Velocity with the entire automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social and live event portfolio of Motor Trend. He oversees programming, development, production, marketing and communications. Since Scanlon launched Velocity in 2011, the network has grown larger and faster than any other ad-supported cable network. He has led the production of many successful programs including Bitchin’ Rides, Texas Metal, Iron Resurrection, Barrett-Jackson Live, Chasing Classic Cars, Wheeler Dealers and more. Previously, he was vice president of programming and production for Military Channel and HD Theater. A veteran of media for 35+ years, Scanlon helped manage the creation of the NFL Network, was a founder of Speedvision Network and Outdoor Life Network, and was one of the first 35 employees at upstart network ESPN.