David Brown

David Brown
Strategic Affiliate

David is Managing Director of Red Hawk Associates. He founded the firm in 1998 to focus upon special situations. David previously served in a variety of officer and leadership positions at Deloitte Consulting (previously known as Touche Ross), Key Banc Capital Markets (previously known as McDonald & Co.), The Parkland Group and AIRINC.

Red Hawk and Tower maintain a working strategic alliance on projects and resources.

David has been an officer of the Ohio Venture Association, President of the Ohio Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and is currently President of a Northeast Ohio Country Club. He has also been active in the Association for Corporate Growth, the Greater Cleveland Boy Scouts, the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund and with his alumni associations. He is one of only eight Certified Turnaround Professionals based in Ohio and the only investment banker/consultant. David was named to Crain’s Cleveland Forty under 40 List for making an impact in NE Ohio’s business community.

David has published numerous articles and co-authored a book, The Turbocharged Company: Igniting Your Business to Soar Ahead of the Competition. Colleen Barrett, former CEO of Southwest Airlines, said that "its common-sense, easy-to-read style offers countless measures of wisdom". He has spoken at numerous events including at Harvard Business School’s Turnaround Symposium.

David graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in International Economics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He achieved an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon’s Tepper School.