Chad Brown was an analyst for The Circumference Group, Jeff Fox’s investment firm, when he was in Arkansas Business’ 20 in Their 20s in 2010. Now he’s back as a vice president.
In 2019 he followed Fox to Endurance International Group Holdings Inc. near Boston and became head of finance for its most recognizable business unit, online marketer Constant Contact.
Brown helped Constant Contact acquire two companies and formalize its business model. Endurance was taken private last year, and Brown returned to help launch CG Ventures to seek out pre-seed and seed-stage investments.
The Sylvan Hills High School graduate always expected to be the first in his family to go to college, but being recruited to play football at Harvard University was unexpected because he is “not the stereotypical person who is supposed to go to schools like that.” He earned a degree in economics.
Now he helps recruit local students for Harvard and serves on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Central Arkansas. A common theme in his professional and civic life: helping others identify opportunities that they might not realize are available.