Eddie C. Brown, CFA, CIC

Founder, Chairman, CEO and Senior Portfolio Manager
  • 50 Years' Industry Experience
  • 37 Years at Brown Capital

Up Close and Personal with Eddie Brown
Up Close and Personal with Eddie Brown

Founder, Chairman, CEO and Senior Portfolio Manager

Eddie C. Brown started Brown Capital Management on July 1, 1983. He is chairman of the firm’s board of directors and a member of the Management Committee, the firm’s governing body. Eddie boasts over 40 years of investment experience, serving as VP and portfolio manager at T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. for 10 years before starting his own firm in 1983. He earned a BS in electrical engineering from Howard University, an MS in electrical engineering from New York University, and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He holds the professional designations of CFA and CIC. Eddie received honorary doctor of humane letters degrees from Howard University, Johns Hopkins University and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), an honorary doctorate in public service from Morgan State University, and an honorary doctor of business administration from McDaniel College. He is a member of the board of directors of the Open Society Institute–Baltimore and of the National Cabinet-Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Eddie’s community and philanthropic efforts are extensive. Eddie has been recognized as a distinguished alumnus by Howard University and the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He was appointed to the ERISA Advisory Council by the U.S. Secretary of Labor, where he served a three-year term. Eddie was also a regular panelist for 25 years on the nationally televised “Wall Street Week With Louis Rukeyser” and was inducted into the program’s hall of fame. He is the author of Beating the Odds–Eddie Brown’s Investing and Life Strategies.