Don Brown

Sr. Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer - Investments

Don Brown

About Don Brown

Mr. Brown joined Chelsea in 2011 after 27 years in corporate banking. At Chelsea he is a member of the Investment Committee. His duties are focused on expanding the institutional business and the capabilities of the Research Department. He holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designations, a BA from the University of Michigan, and an MIM from Thunderbird School of International Management. He has been an active volunteer at the CFA Institute since 1997.

His last 22 years in banking were with the Los Angeles Office of San Paolo Bank (headquartered in Turin, Italy and merged to become Intesa San Paolo in 2006) where he was promoted to General Manager in1994 and later Representative in 1996. He has extensive experience in business development, credit analysis and presentation, negotiation and documentation, and development of customer relationships.

The Los Angeles Office over those 22 years was profitable every year and kept total loan write-offs to $1.5 million on assets averaging in excess of $1.5 billion. This long-term success was due to anticipating and preparing the loan portfolio to avoid the major losses that hit many corporate banks in the aftermath of both the Internet bubble of 2000 and the Housing bubble of 2008.

He served as an Officer in the US Navy, lived and studied abroad at the International Christian University in Mitaka, Japan, and has been a Director on the Board of Directors for OR Concepts Applied of Whittier, California since 1989.


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