Steve Brown | Board Member


Steve Brown recently joined Promus Holdings, LLC, a Chicago-based multi-family office that has investing expertise across a number of alternative asset categories.  In addition to his role as Partner of the firm’s private equity business, Promus Equity Partners, Mr. Brown helps guide the strategy of the asset management aspects of the business.

Prior to joining Promus, Mr. Brown was a Partner at CHS Capital (“CHS”), a Chicago-based private equity firm. He joined CHS in 1994 and, after holding numerous positions at the firm, was promoted to Partner in 2003.  Mr. Brown co-lead the firms investing activities within the Food and Consumer Product industries.  Prior to joining CHS, Mr. Brown was employed by Heller Financial, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois where he held various positions within Heller’s commercial leveraged lending and real estate departments.

Mr. Brown holds a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Associated Steel Group and is a past Board member of Weasler Engineering, Monona Wire Corporation, Norse Dairy Systems, Otis Spunkmeyer, CII Technologies, and Cerex Advance Fabrics.

Mr. Brown has played a leadership role within his church, Glenview Community Church, and has participated in numerous other community and social organizations.  He currently serves on the Board of Catalyst Schools, a multi-campus charter school operator in Chicago.  Steve has been married to his wife Carolyn for 15 years and has three children; Audrey, Mitchell, and Eleanor.