CEO, Lincoln International
Mr. Brown is the Chief Executive Officer at Lincoln, where he has been instrumental in building the company’s global footprint and a highly desirable culture that prioritizes attracting, retaining, and engaging top talent at all levels. Mr. Brown works closely with Lincoln’s investment banking professionals to help them achieve success. He continues to focus on building long-term relationships with clients and prospects, achieving optimal results through his thoughtful, interpersonal, and collaborative approach.
Mr. Brown has more than 30 years of experience advising leading private equity groups, privately owned businesses and large public companies on divestitures, acquisitions, and other strategic initiatives. Mr. Brown helped start Lincoln’s industrials and consumer practices and led the firm’s business services practice for more than a decade, developing a deep understanding of how to best position companies for sale, drive competitive processes, and negotiate to successful closings.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Mr. Brown worked at Price Waterhouse. His diverse experiences include management positions in Price Waterhouse’s investment banking subsidiary and the Transaction Services group.
A recognized advisor and thought leader in the investment banking industry, Mr. Brown is a frequent guest on WBBM’s Noon Business Hour in Chicago and a speaker and author on mergers and acquisitions-related topics. Mr. Brown sits on the board of UNICEF USA and the Dean’s Business Council for the Gies School of Business at the University of Illinois. He is also President of the Board of Regents at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago.
Mr. Brown received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.