Brown has founded multiple notable technology companies including Teleo, LiveOps and eVoice.
Brown attended Oneonta High School, during which time he began programming and selling personal computer systems, and published his first computer article in Byte.
In 2013, he was honored with a permanent plaque on Oneonta High School's Wall of Distinction for his accomplishments in business and technology.
Brown graduated from Cornell University in 1983, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. While at Cornell, Brown was awarded a Hughes Aircraft Bachelor of Science Undergraduate Fellowship.
Brown is regarded as a pioneer of the expansion of gig workers and remote work. As co-founder and chairman of eVoice, Brown created the eVoice voicemail platform in 2000, the world's first large-scale, Internet-enabled voicemail system.
In 2002, Brown co-founded LiveOps and began serving as its chairman and chief technology officer. LiveOps designs call center solutions and social media management for companies such as Coca-Cola, Pizza Hut, and eBay.
In 2006, Brown co-founded Teleo, an early competitor of Skype, where he created VoIP applications enabling users to send and receive phone calls over the Internet.
Brown co-founded Nularis in 2011, a developer of high-efficiency LED lighting technology that supplies global franchises including Hyatt Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
In 2015, Brown founded the San Francisco-based cybersecurity company Averon, which develops frictionless identity solutions based on mobile technologies.
In January 2012, the World Economic Forum in Davos honored Brown's energy efficiency inventions as a Technology Pioneer Award Nominee.
In 2008, Brown invented WebDiet, a method of using mobile phones to count food consumption to improve health. The WebDiet app was recognized as the first app to count calories and automate meal coaching.
He is a longtime contributing member of the Human Rights Campaign for the advancement of LGBT civil rights, and of global Jewish service organizations.
Brown participates as a speaker, technology judge and advisor in communities including the Israel Conference, the World Economic Forum,TED, Google and MIT Hackathons, Digital Life Design Munich and DLD Tel Aviv Conferences, the Web Summit Dublin, TechCrunch, CTIA - The Wireless Association, AlwaysOn, El Financiero (Bloomberg),and the Mita Institute Tech Talks.
Brown is an advisory committee member of the Progressive X Prize for automobile innovation including new fuel technologies and electric car development.
Brown is a licensed private pilot and is active in the development of new airplane, rocket, and electric vehicle designs.
He is married to American author Taro Gold.