The Team Behind the Story

Value Proposition

Founded in 1992, Brown Venture Associates (BVA) combines advisory, C-level recruiting and investment capabilities. 


Like the best Venture Funds, BVA uses industry advisors to expand our reach, providing domain and subject matter expertise.


Our goal is to become a partner over the long haul in the ongoing growth and success of our clients. 


Proven Model

Through 2019 has BVA successfully:

  • Completed more than 200 engagements

  • Invested in over 50 companies

  • Participated in more than 20 liquidity events

  • Managed a successful incubator (BVA Incubator).​

BVA manages the complexity inherent in difficult engagements by tapping into our teams' corporate general management experience, diverse background, vast networks of contacts, and advisers’ expertise.


To some, these engagements are too complex. Not to us. This is our wheelhouse.

The Team
Jerry Brown
Founder/Managing Partner
Dan Lankford
Jon Thomas

Operating Partner

Cristina Osmena

Operating Partner

Gary Wang

Operating Partner

Greg Goelz

Operating Partner

Albert Comparini


Ken Aitchison

Operating Partner

Steve Bird


Jeff Brown

Operating Partner

Chris Robertson

Operating Partner

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