David C. Brown

David C. Brown, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

David C. Brown has served as our Chief Executive Officer since our acquisition from KeyCorp in August 2013 and Chairman of our board of directors since April 2014. He joined our board of directors upon its formation. Mr. Brown serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Victory Capital Management Inc., our wholly owned registered investment adviser (which we call VCM), responsible for the development, execution and oversight of firm strategy. He is also Chairman of the VCM investment committee and a member of the Boards of Trustees for the Victory Funds and the USAA Mutual Funds.


Mr. Brown joined the firm in 2004 and has held multiple senior level positions including President and Chief Operating Officer prior to his current role. Before joining Victory, Mr. Brown spent five years at Gartmore Global Investments, Inc. in a number of senior management positions including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Gartmore Emerging Managers, LLC. Prior to joining Gartmore, he worked for Ernst & Young LLP as a manager in the Assurance & Advisory Business Services unit focusing on investment management businesses. Mr. Brown has previously served on the boards of directors for Cerebellum Capital, the Summa Health Systems of Ohio Investment Committee, JumpStart of Ohio, and was previously a member of the Bluecoats, Inc. of Cuyahoga County, OH. Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with an emphasis on accounting from Ursinus College and a Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University.


Mr. Brown's extensive business, finance and leadership skills gained and developed through years of experience in the financial services industry, including tenure overseeing our strategic direction as Chief Executive Officer, brings valuable industry-specific knowledge and insights to our board of directors. Mr. Brown has also overseen several transactions in the asset management sector during his tenure with us. He has significant expertise in identifying, structuring and executing strategic acquisitions, as well as in managing boutique firms post-acquisition. These skills, combined with Mr. Brown's extensive knowledge of our business and our industry, enable him to provide valuable insights to our board of directors on our strategic direction.