Farnum Brown is a Managing Partner at New Summit Investments.
Farnum entered the investment business in 1980 and in 1987 established one of the first socially responsible investment advisory services in the United States. From 1994 to 2012 Farnum worked at Trillium Asset Management, a pioneer in responsible investing. At Trillium he was a senior vice president, technical analyst and the firm’s chief strategist. Farnum founded the non-profit Open Media and Information Company Initiative (OpenMIC), a shareholder coalition promoting online access, privacy, and net neutrality. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Future of Music Coalition, the Public Media Company, and the Art of Cool Project. Farnum received his bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.