William D. Brown, Founder

Biography

William D. Brown is a CEO, serial entrepreneur, public speaker, and community leader who has founded and funded companies for over 25 years. He is the author of “Harvest Time: What’s That All About?” and is a mentor to award-winning Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, and performing artists.

As an entrepreneurial executive, Brown is the CEO/Co-Founder and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) of FIA NYC, LLC. Employment Services, an award-winning professional services staffing agency headquartered in Lehigh Valley, PA. Brown is also CEO/Founder of 11Thirty Entertainment, LLC., also headquartered in Lehigh Valley, PA, which manages performing Tony Award-winning artists, Emmy nominated TV personalities, and actors throughout the United States. 

Brown is the Co-Founder of Livv Younique, LLC., a full-service salon headquartered in New York City; Founder of SeKur Technology, Inc., a cybersecurity technology company; Chairman and CEO of a NYC-based non-profit organization with over 20 years of service to the community; and Founder of Mentorship Platform Vision Buildaz.

Born and raised in the urban streets of New York City, he would often share his dreams and visions of success, and took the necessary steps to achieve his goals. As a result, he holds titles such as Founder, CEO, Mentor, Public Speaker, Community Leader, and Author. In everything he pursues, Mr. Brown introduces an entrepreneurial spirit with the aim of inspiring and creating opportunities for others.

Currently, the CEO and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Mr. Brown co-founded FIA NYC, LLC. Employment Services in 2012, a Lehigh-Valley based staffing agency. As an expert in DEI, he has been invited to speak on various business panels, summits, and podcasts to provide strategies for combating the inequities found in today’s workplace.

He credits his 20 years of information technology experience as his initial launch into financial success. He has worked for several global banks and founded SeKur Technology, Inc.

Mr. Brown has invested in many small businesses, entrepreneurs, and real estate, both financially and as a partner. In 2020, working with one of his mentees, he co-founded Livv Younique, LLC., a full-service salon based in New York City.

As a community leader, he has served for over 20 years as the CEO of a non-profit organization empowering youth and adults all over the U.S. In 2010, he helped establish a food outreach program in New York City that actively feeds hundreds of families weekly.

Mr. Brown took his 20+ years of experience as a mentor and launched Vision Buildaz, a virtual program that provides guidance in realizing purpose and fulfilling destiny. 

Wanting to share his passion for individual empowerment, he wrote and published the book, “Harvest Time: What’s That All About?”, outlining the 9 major principles in his journey from lack to wealth and success.

As Founder of 11Thirty Entertainment, LLC., Mr. Brown’s extensive career in music production, audio engineering, and production spans nearly 3 decades. He currently manages talent such as award-winning Broadway performers, the animated band NAMID, actors, and fashion models.

Mr. Brown holds an Associate degree in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, from Monroe College. He currently sits on the Information Technology Board of Advisors for Monroe College. He serves on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for United Way of Greater Lehigh Valley, and as a Disaster Services Volunteer with the American Red Cross. Mr. Brown is also a Lehigh Valley Style Magazine “Influential Men of 2022” honoree.

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