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Howard Brown


Howard Brown is the Executive Director of the Temple University Small Business Development Center. In this role, he leads the organization’s strategy and administration of multiple programs and awards, compliance, financial management, human resources management, and stakeholder relations.

He is a former Wall Street executive who began his career in sales and trading at Goldman Sachs where he developed and executed highly successful trading strategies for the firm’s Global Macro Proprietary trading business. Over the last 15 years he has been responsible for bringing capital to emerging, diverse and alternative markets while working in corporate and specialty banking.

Prior to the Temple University Small Business Development Center, Howard founded Brown Holdings International, a privately held company that is focused on social infrastructure and economic development. He and has been widely recognized as an expert on economic development and entrepreneurship; and founded an ed-tech startup to improve teaching, learning and engagement in classrooms.

In addition, he also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Temple University in the Fox School of Business and Management, teaching courses in strategic management, innovation, entrepreneurship, and the management of small and early-stage companies.

Howard holds a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Temple University.