Mark Brown Joins CohnReznick as Principal and CIO Advisory Leader
New York, NY – May 1, 2018 – CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, has announced that Mark Brown, MBA, has joined the firm as a Principal.
Mark will lead CohnReznick’s CIO Advisory team on IT strategy, change management, risk management, technology, and business transformation services. Mark draws from 30 years of experience driving business strategy and information technology solutions in leading public and private enterprises.
“Mark has a strong record of managing large-scale projects with a focus on change management for organizations that have demanded reinvention and innovation. His depth of experience and leadership are great assets to be leveraged across our comprehensive Advisory services and down through all industry verticals of real estate management, home building, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, and more,” said Dean Nelson, Principal – Technology & Digital Advisory Leader.
“Mark’s extensive background and hands-on CIO experience affords our clients the insights required to navigate the steep learning curve associated with aligning businesses to its technology and digital platforms. Mark’s addition signifies our continued commitment in providing end-to-end world class client service for the middle market through global enterprise organizations. Our CIO Advisory services will continue to complement other growing practices within our broader strategy, technology, and transformation team,” added Keith Denham, Managing Principal – Advisory.
Mark’s executive leadership experience is coupled with an extensive consulting background working with companies ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 500. Most recently, Mark was Vice President, Shared Services; Chief Information Officer; and Executive Committee member at Starwood Retail Partners in Chicago. There, he was responsible for the ongoing development and customization of the enterprise’s robust technology infrastructure, a critical component in driving corporate growth initiatives. Additionally, he played a key role in promoting corporate efficiency through optimized operating models.
Before Starwood, Mark served as Chief Information Officer and member of the Executive Committee for General Growth Properties. His earlier career includes executive roles at Urban Retail Properties and Simon Property Group.
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