Edsel Brown

Assistant Director, Office of Technology

U.S. Small Business Administration

Mr. Brown has served with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) since 1990. He is currently the Assistant Director for the Office of Technology. In this position he provides oversight over the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.

He has served in several other positions during his tenure at SBA including: Assistant Administrator for Management & Technical Assistance, Office of Business Development; Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Small Disadvantaged Business; and Financial Analyst, Office of Small Business Investment Companies.

Mr. Brown’s experience includes owning and operating a Liberty Tax Service franchise, serving as a Financial Advisor to a handful of broker dealers, and operating a solo law firm focusing on sport and entertainment law.

He has been very active in community affairs and has belonged to a number of organizations including Rotary International, YMCA, NAACP, Calvert County (MD) Economic Development Commission, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and a Board Member to several Chambers of Commerce.

A native of Plainfield, NJ, Mr. Brown holds B.A. (Government) and M.A. (Public Administration) degrees from Ohio University. He also holds a J.D. (Law) degree from the University of Toledo College of Law.