Adriane M. Brown

Born: c. 1959 Company: Intellectual Ventures Position: President & Chief Operating Officer Industry: Venture Capital & Private Equity Country: United States

Adriane M. Brown

Adriane M. Brown is president and chief operating officer Intellectual Ventures, which focuses on funding the creation of new inventions and introducing new models for monetizing invention as a stand-alone asset. Brown is responsible for the day-to-day operations and will lead and manage a growing and dynamic organization of more than 650 employees worldwide. Brown will execute the company strategy set forth by the firm’s team of four co-founders.

Before joining IV, her most recent leadership position was senior vice president of energy strategy at Honeywell International. Before assuming that role, she was president and CEO of Honeywell Transportation Systems, a position she was appointed to in January 2005. Headquartered in Torrance, California, Honeywell Transportation Systems has annual revenue of $5 billion and consists of Honeywell Turbo Technologies and Honeywell Consumer Products Group.

Brown most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell Engine Systems & Accessories. She joined Honeywell in 1999 as Vice President and General Manager of Aircraft Landing Systems. Prior to that, she was Vice President and General Manager of the Environmental Products Division for Corning Inc. During the last five of her 19 years at Corning, she managed its Automotive Products business.Brown earned her Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health from Old Dominion University and Master’s degree in Management, as a Sloan Fellow, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In 2009, Ms. Brown was named one of Black Enterprise Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America. In 2006, she was named one of Fortune Magazine’s Women to Watch and in 2005,  Automotive News featured her in its list of the 100 leading women in the North American automotive industry.

Ms. Brown holds a Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters from Old Dominion University, a Master’s Degree in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was a Sloan Fellow, and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health from Old Dominion University.

Ms. Brown currently serves on the board of directors of Jobs for America’s Graduates, the nation’s leading drop-out prevention program and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council.  She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and daughter. Ms. Brown is a respected public speaker, is recognized for mentoring women and girls from all walks of life, and for developing leaders and emerging talent.

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