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RORY BROWN

CHARLESTON, SC

CHAIRMAN

Rory Brown is a Managing Partner of Nicklaus Brown & Co. and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ad Genius, Armada Cloud, Goods & Services, and Nearshore Technology Company. Brown works with the leader of each organization on strategic initiatives, capital planning, sales and marketing, and technology initiatives focuses on improving the client experience and maximizing operational efficiency. Brown’s committed approach to working with management allows each company to focus on creating value for all stakeholders.

An innovator and entrepreneur, Brown launched one of the first internet banking companies. As a founder and Chairman of VirtualBank, Brown’s decision to use Windows 2000 as its platform allowed consumers to access their financial accounts and transactions online through a single integrated interface. His expertise in this area also garnered him recognition by Microsoft who featured Brown as a speaker at a series of events, as well as in their global advertising campaign.

Brown was named Financial Services Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2002. Brown has been featured in several known industry publications including Money Magazine, INC 500, and The Economist.

Brown received an MBA from the University of Charleston, SC and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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