Nick Brown serves as Principal of Catalyze Dallas, an executive corporate development role in which he works closely with the company’s investors and Fortune 100 partners to identify the most promising intellectual property for spinout. He is an accomplished executive with investment experience across the industries where Catalyze works to commercialize novel technology with its proven turnkey model.
Brown has deep roots with global defense contractors as well as the Fortune 100. Most recently, he was the Director of Investor Relations at Pickering Energy Partners in Houston, cultivating strong relationships with large family and multi-family offices, as well as high net worth investors. Prior to that, he served as Managing Director and a Client Portfolio Manager at Cushing Asset Management, where he successfully raised more than $2 billion across various funds. Brown also served as an analyst with Cushing, and started his civilian career as an energy investment banking analyst for Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Before his work in the private sector, Brown served for four years in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantry Squad Leader. During his military career, he received multiple commendations, including a Purple Heart during combat operations while leading Marines through two tours in Iraq. He was also issued a Navy Achievement Medal with Combat V by the Marines Corps.
Brown graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.B.A. in Finance and Accounting.