He served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft Corporation from 1994 to July 1997. Mr. Brown served as Vice President - Finance of Microsoft Corporation from April 1993 to August 1994 and as Treasurer from January 1989 to April 1993.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Brown spent 18 years with Deloitte & Touche LLP in various positions including as Managing Partner.
Mr. Brown served as the Chairman of the NASDAQ Stock Market Board of Directors. He has been a Director of Thomas Weisel Partners Group Inc., since February 14, 2007.
Mr. Brown serves as a Director of EMC Corporation, a provider of information management systems, software and services. Mr. Brown has been a Director of 360networks Inc. and its former subsidiary, 360networks Corporation since November 2002. Mr. Brown has been a Director of Administaff Inc., a personal employer organization since November 1997. Mr. Brown serves as a Director of e-Xchange Advantage Corporation. He serves as a Director of Pipeline Trading Systems LLC. Mr. Brown serves as a Director of Citrix Systems Inc., a supplier of thin client/server application server products. He serves as a Member of Thomas Weisel Partners Advisory Board. Mr. Brown served as a Director of Wang Laboratories, Inc.
He served as Governor of National Association of Securities Dealers and is a member of the University of Washington Business School Advisory Board.
Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from University of Washington in Seattle.