Dominic McGregor is a 30-year-old entrepreneur and mental health and sobriety advocate. Dominic is currently a Founding Partner of investment fund, Fearless Adventures and ex-COO of global marketing agency, Social Chain.
Along with his co-founder and fellow university drop out, Steven Bartlett, Dominic helped grow Social Chain to a $300m turnover business with 750 staff in offices around the world, including NYC, Berlin and London.
After building a global client portfolio that includes the likes of Apple, Amazon, McDonald’s, and the BBC, the pair took the company public in 2019 and then exited in late 2020.
Post-exit, Dominic co-founded Fearless Adventures a company which invests in founders who are looking to rapidly scale their business. Through this venture, Dominic passionately uses his experiences and huge wealth of knowledge from building and scaling a successful business to nurture new talent and support other entrepreneurs on their journeys both financially and emotionally.
In early 2021, Dominic was appointed by the Cabinet Office as a government policy advisor looking at social media and digital communications.
More recently Dominic and the Fearless team have created the Fearless Academy, with a mission to nurture, coach, and up skill in all things digital, creating industry leading talent. The Fearless Academy co-founders believe that businesses need cultural and professional diversity to succeed, and they are helping to provide life changing opportunities and enable the business community to build teams with different perspectives.
In 2023, Dominic became a feature in the BAFTA nominated and award-winning documentary series Hollyoaks In Real Life. His episode ‘Alcohol Free At 23’ saw him talking to Hollyoaks long-standing cast member James Sutton about his journey with alcohol addiction. He also talks candidly about the pressures of running a successful global corporation, the expectations within that Wolf Of Wall Street environment and how he felt during his journey to sobriety along with the changes he has seen since.
Alongside all his business and career successes, Dominic has found time to become a public speaker at a variety of events. Including the likes of Capital One, Microsoft and many more, along with globally recognised news publications. Bringing forward topics such as mental wellbeing, tech and digital skills, business strategies and success, and more besides. Utilising his own journey through a variety of bespoke keynotes, opinion pieces, feature interview, commentary, and panels to inspire and educate audiences of all sizes.
‘’Dom is an engaging speaker, sharing his remarkable leadership journey in an honest, authentic, and inspirational way. Having known the Social Chain team from the early days of setting up office in Manchester, it was fascinating to hear Dom speak of the highs and the lows of scaling a business that was disrupting the status quo, highlighting the passion and resilience which got them through the imposter days, and creating a culture which allowed people to strive and thrive to achieve extraordinary performance.
Dom is a stand-out leader of his generation, enjoying success, but willing to challenge assumptions to result in fresh, actionable ideas to build stronger teams and create loyal customers.
With Fearless Adventures, Dom will be an invaluable ally for future scaling companies, sharing his skills and learnings to nurture future business leaders in a fresh and exciting way.’’
Jill Hilton - KPMG Private Enterprise, Emerging Giants
‘’When you invite someone to share their experiences, the connection to your people and your business is vital.
For both of us, it was vital values aligned and Dominic was happy to be open and honest about the way he worked, spent time getting to know us and our need, to know who we are, and to tailor his experiences to challenge us to think differently.
On the day, he took time with our people and could not have been more personable and approachable.
We would not hesitate to recommend working with.’’
Nick West - Head of Learning & Development at Julius Baer International
"Genuinely, yesterday’s panel was one of the best I’ve experience, and we’ve had a lot of feedback saying exactly the same. The honesty, bluntness and past experiences really resonated with the audience, and it was incredibly refreshing. A huge thank you from Chris, Penny and I."
Jenson Brook - Managing Director at Novus Capita