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Brian Stann        

Chief Operating Officer at FirstKey Homes, Former UFC Fighter & 2nd Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps

Brian Michael Stann is a retired American mixed martial artist and U.S. Marine who competed as a Middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former WEC Light Heavyweight Champion. He was also a color commentator for both the Ultimate Fighting Championship and ACC football games on Fox Sports Net. For nine years, Stann was President and CEO of Hire Heroes USA, a nonprofit organization that helps U.S. military veterans. Stann is currently the Chief Operating Officer at FirstKey Homes – a Cerberus Capital Management portfolio company.

Brian Stann is currently served as an analyst for the UFC on FOX & FOX Sports 1. During the 2013 college football season, Brian was the lead game analyst on the ACC package on FOX Sports South.

Brian Stann played middle linebacker for the US Naval Academy and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2003. Following his commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps, he served as an Infantry Officer in Mobile Assault Platoon and Company Executive Officer billets during two deployments with 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Brian was awarded the Silver Star, the nation’s third highest award for valor, for his actions near the Al-Romana Bridge during Operation MATADOR in May 2005.

From 2007 to 2008, Brian assumed duties as Commanding Officer, 8th Marine Regiment Headquarters Company in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He left the Marine Corps as a Captain in 2008 and moved to Georgia to assume positions at MedAssets and Hire Heroes USA.

Brian’s mixed martial arts fighting career began in the Marine Corps in 2003, where he earned certification as a black belt instructor trainer in Marine Corps Martial Arts. He began fighting professionally in 2006 while on active duty in the Marine Corps, using accumulated leave to take time for training and fights. In 2008, Brian defeated Doug Marshall to become the WEC Light Heavyweight champion; in 2009 he debuted in the UFC, where he currently fights in the middleweight division.

Brian served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hire Heroes USA (, which assists military veterans and their spouses in finding jobs through personalized employment training and corporate engagement.


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