Chris Brooks

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Brown Venture Group

Dr. Christopher Brooks is the proud son of a Jamaican mother and an American father.

With a strong reputation as a results-oriented leader, Chris enjoyed a diverse 25-year career serving as an executive, educator, and change agent. He held leadership roles in several nonprofit organizations and served as a professor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a professor he built 10 brand new courses and led academic learning trips to urban neighborhoods, both within the United States and in developing nations. His chief passion is the intersection of faith, race, and economics, and he has focused his research and work on advocating for individuals, families, and communities caught in the vicious cycle of generational poverty. Chris is a co-founder and managing partner at Brown Venture Group, a venture studio focused on BIPOC technology entrepreneurs and the companies they start: investing in brown success.