Hart S. Brown, EVP/COO
Hart S. Brown, CORP, CBCP, CEH, CLCS, LPQ, serves as the Executive Vice President and COO of Firestorm, bringing to the executive team nearly 20 years’ experience in security, crisis management, emergency management and business continuity. As COO, Hart leads the development, acquisition and growth of key practices and people. Additionally, he manages the acquisition and integration strategy and directs the planning and budgeting process for all our Firestorm companies and acquisitions.
Known for his ability to grow organizations from inception to international recognition, Hart possesses expertise in building customer and shareholder value through assembling world-class teams. As a forward-thinking and highly knowledgeable leader in crisis management, cyber risk and insurance he has provided specialty services throughout 50 countries in both the public and private sectors. He is adept in business development, sales and creating new client relationships to support complex risks in an entrepreneurial manner.
Hart is an industry thought leader who also serves as a media contributor, conference presenter and author on issues related to crisis management, reputational risks, cyber risk, insurance and security. As a former program director for the U.S. Department of State, Brown received an Award of Appreciation from President George W. Bush. He is a widely published security expert, certified Organizational Resilience Professional (CORP) Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), among others.
Hart’s expertise encompasses a variety of areas including the following:
He developed services and new programs internally and for clients as part of resilience objectives. These efforts include prior to and during crisis events with expertise in enterprise risk management, crisis management, business continuity, emergency management and security.
Cyber Risk Management
Within the cyber risk management industry, Hart previously created various platforms for the mitigation of cyber risks. These services included cyber education, intelligence, risk transfer, response and security.
Hart constructed programs for commercial lines, personal lines, benefits and specialties markets. These include supporting traditional aspects of loss control as well as coverage areas related to emerging risks, crisis management, cyber risks, kidnap, business travel accident, conducting financial risk assessments, business interruption, contingent business interruption.