Insurance and Risk Management

David Brown Management Faculty

College of Business Office BUS 364
(231) 591-2430

Professional activities and areas of interest

Dr. Brown joined Ferris in August 2013 after several years as an entrepreneur, consultant, and risk management/insurance professional. He developed and grew a business process outsourcing enterprise serving the risk management and insurance industry, eventually selling the business to Ebix, Inc. in 2008. He served as a Vice President at Ebix while completing work on his doctoral degree with specialization in technology entrepreneurship. Dr. Brown has been a commercial insurance underwriter, market research analyst, risk manager, risk management information system consultant, software developer, and entrepreneur. In addition to his corporate ventures, Dr. Brown and his wife Jeannine founded Rivertown Bookstore, a small independent bookseller in their hometown of Portland, Michigan. Dr. Brown and his wife Jeannine have three adult daughters. When not teaching or involved in business projects, Dr. Brown enjoys reading, writing, and exploring the wide open spaces of southeastern Wyoming where he and his wife own property west of Laramie.


Doctor of Business Administration - Technology Entrepreneurship, Walden University
M.B.A., Grand Valley State University
B.A., Socioeconomics, Michigan State University