Bio: Dr. Brown joined the Ferris State University faculty in August, 2013, after several years as an entrepreneur, consultant, and risk management/insurance professional. He designed, launched, and grew a business process outsourcing enterprise serving the risk management and insurance industry, serving several prominent clients such as SPX Corporation, General Motors, Ford, Burger King, City of Tampa, City of Phoenix, and many others. This business was eventually sold to Ebix, Inc. in 2008. He served as a Vice President at Ebix while completing work on his doctoral degree with a specialization in technology entrepreneurship. Dr. Brown has been a commercial insurance underwriter, market research analyst, risk manager, risk management information system consultant, software developer, and entrepreneur. In addition to his corporate ventures, Dr. Brown and his wife Jeannine founded Rivertown Bookstore, a small independent bookseller in their hometown of Portland, Michigan. Dr. Brown and his wife Jeannine have three adult daughters. When not teaching or involved in business projects, Dr. Brown enjoys reading, writing, and exploring the wide open spaces of Wyoming.