Dr Anthony Brown
Anthony’s expertise and background lies in International Business, entrepreneurship, management and strategy.
His corporate and business career has included roles in banking, marketing business strategy and senior manager in both the multinational corporation and start-up/ small business environments. He started as a junior sales manager for Allen Edmonds a small Wisconsin corporation, financial analyst, corporate merger and commercial lending roles at First Wisconsin Banking Corp, First Bank Minneapolis and Bank Hapoalim-Chicago. He transitioned to the beverage industry and assumed sales, marketing and brand management roles that transitioned from a USA based experience at Miller Brewing co. to an international career in Poland, Russia with PepsiCo and a global role developing new brands, markets and supply chains at a newly beverage division at Unilever. He then became a founding partner at an internationally focused commercial and marketing consulting shop based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, sat on the board of the Czech based regional soft drinks manufacturer Kofola, and was cofounder and advisor to several start-ups in Latin America and Europe.
Anthony is a graduate of Marquette University-Milwaukee, Wisconsin. where he received both his undergraduate degree in Business-Marketing and his MBA. He completed his PhD in International business and entrepreneurship at the University of Leeds. Anthony has taught previously at the University of Leeds and Leeds Trinity University as well as a guest lecturer
Current research and collaborations
His current research looks at: first, the role of that migration and the acquired value of human, social, and political capital value that entrepreneurs bring to their enterprises and second, the role that smart cities and policy formulation have in shaping disruptive technologies and changes in global supply chains in the formation of new ventures within the vehicle industry. His other areas of research interest relate to entrepreneur networks and their impact on SME formation and success in the areas of social mobility, social marketing, innovation, operations and supply chain.