Having successfully started and sold three companies, Luke evaluates everything in business from an entrepreneurial and investor mindset. His passion for entrepreneurship started at age 10 when he bought a newspaper route for $5, quadrupled the number of subscribers in six months, and then sold it for $40.
His most coveted skill is his ability to teach entrepreneurs how to successfully pitch investors. In his role as an entrepreneurial consultant and Entrepreneur In Residence at USC's Greif Entrepreneurial Center, he has seen thousands of pitches from startup companies to billion dollar IPOs and knows what investors want to see in a presentation. He has created this content for investor accelerators, incubators, businesses, and spoken about it at universities, business organizations, and entrepreneur conventions such as SXSW V2V.
Another major interest is sales and sales training, which is matched by his expertise in that field. With direct one-on-one training from Tony Robbins, Chet Holmes, and Oren Klaff, he has developed skills which he willingly shares with co-workers, entrepreneurs, and students. He teaches these same skills to entrepreneurs and business owners of companies with up to $300 million in annual revenue.
The common thread of the two aforementioned skills is communication. The responsibility for message clarity belongs to the speaker. Luke helps entrepreneurs and companies improve all forms of communication including email, voice mail, and diplays. Communication is one of the most desired skills for leaders and managers. Improvement in this single area has an extremely positive impact on an entire organization.
Brown has a 25 year track record as a public speaker. He won multiple state and national awards in prepared and impromptu speech competitions while a member of the JayCees (Junior Chamber of Commerce).