Principal, CIO Advisory Leader
New York, NY
Mark Brown is the CIO Advisory Leader for CohnReznick. Mark is part of the Firm’s STaT (Strategy Technology and Transformation) group and leads a global team on business acquisitions, IT strategy, change management, risk management, technology, and business transformation.
Prior to joining CohnReznick, 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 Starwood Retail Partners’ robust technology infrastructure, supporting the growth of the company. He built and led a Shared Services group including Lease Administration, Tenant Coordination, Legal, Purchasing and Office Services. Additionally, he played a key role in promoting corporate efficiency and effectiveness through innovative and effective business processes and procedures.
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, as well as substantial consulting experience in the Commercial Real Estate Industry.
Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Indianapolis.
EducationUniversity of Indianapolis: MBA
Indiana University: Bachelor of General Studies, Technical Communication
Professional AffiliationsProject Management Institute
International Council of Shopping Centers