About Rory Brown
Rory Brown has focused on financial technology and investment management for 30+ years. Mr. Brown was named by Ernst & Young as Financial Services Entrepreneur of the Year and has also been featured in several well-known industry publications, including Money Magazine and The Economist and companies he has managed have been included in the Inc. 500 multiple times.
Prior to his current role as a Managing Partner of Nicklaus Brown & Co., Brown co-founded VirtualBank in 2000. VirtualBank acquired $300 million in assets in its first year and has become a multibillion-dollar platform. VirtualBank was the initial user of Windows 2000 as its platform and developed a single interface for customers to access financial accounts and transactions.
The decision made an impact on Microsoft, and soon after, he spoke on technology leadership at a series of events and was featured in their global advertising campaign. VirtualBank was subsequently named & "Best Online Bank" by Money Magazine.