It has been leaked to the media that Zak Brown will soon be announced in a role at McLaren. It is believed that this role will be as a Chief Marketing Officer, rather than as the CEO or chairman, as the American is best-suited to selling sponsorship, which he has been doing very successfully with his company JMI. The job has been on the cards for around six months but things were complicated by the announcement of the sale of the Formula One group to Liberty Media and an apparent offer for Brown to become the head of marketing for the whole sport. Brown is very well-connected in business and in racing. He is likely to start bringing in more money for McLaren.
The news means that Liberty Media will have to continue to search for people to fill the roles it has available. However, the firm still needs to complete the purchase of the business before hiring people and the time available will no doubt be spent learning as much as possible about F1.
Brown will almost certainly need to give up his role with motorsport.com if he joins McLaren as this would constitute a clash of interest between the media and a team that the media is reporting on.