Senior Partner, Co-President and founder of VERTEX’s USA subsidiary, Organizational Bridges, LLC (California).
Mr. Brown has considerable expertise and experience in strategic planning, organizational development & management, grant and proposal writing, leadership development, teambuilding and training and board development. He also serves as project manager for Global Chamber San Jose and as Executive Director for Global Chamber Kansas City, Missouri.
Mr. Brown has generated and obtained through foundation and corporate networking, fund-development and grant writing efforts over $16.6 million dollars for nonprofits and government agencies for operating and program support.
He has worked for and on behalf of well-respected national service providers in Washington DC such as the Center for Community Change, Neighbor-Works and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
He has also served as the CEO of two for profit consulting and training firms, Center for Technical Assistance and Training (CTAT) and GB Planning and Resource Development and as the Executive Director for 3 nonprofit corporations.
Mr. Brown has provided expertise in multiple executive staffing roles and/or consultation capacities to over 300 nonprofit community development agencies, municipal and local government agencies, social service organizations, state & national organizations & public authorities in Oregon, California, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, DC, Virginia, Wisconsin, Maryland, Delaware, New York, South-North Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Iowa, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Mr. Brown has coordinated transitional housing programs that incorporated case management and youth resource center and programs for Hispanic immigrants primarily from Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
Mr. Brown and Vertex-Organizational Bridges has dedicated time to volunteer projects in Nicaragua and Honduras where he has been helping an NGO, La Esperanza Granada and Project for Children, in Tela-Atlantida, Honduras to obtain funding for school renovations, books and supplies.
His volunteer work in Orange County, California serving as a Vista Volunteer service with Habitat for Humanity where he helped to rebuild their Women Build Volunteer Program and established the Circle of Faith Network to increase faith based participation to the Habitat mission. Additionally, he was a team member working to support the Fund Development Offices efforts to launch a $40 million dollar capital campaign.
Mr. Brown has a M.A. degree in organizational management and administrative sciences from George Washington University, a B.A. in political science from American University and significant Master Degree credits in Urban Research-Studies and a B.A. in Political Science from American University. He has served as Professor of English at Universidad de Latina, Costa Rica and has provided technical assistance and training services to numerous educational institutes and commercial businesses throughout Costa Rica. Mr. Brown has been featured in the publication of the 2015 Worldwide Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals.