Tom Brown




Founder & CEO

Second Curve Capital



Tom Brown is the founder and CEO of Second Curve Capital, a New York-based hedge fund that invests primarily in financial services companies.  Since the firm’s inception in 2000, its funds’ investment results have considerably exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the S&P Financial Index.


Prior to starting Second Curve, Tom spent two years at Tiger Management as head of the North American financial services team.  Before that, he worked on the sell-side for 15 years, at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, PaineWebber, and Smith Barney.  During that time, Tom was consistently ranked the #1 regional bank analyst in the annual Institutional Investor survey of investors.


In addition, Tom is a widely regarded as a financial-services thought leader. His research-oriented website,, has a large following within the industry.


Tom grew up in the Chicago area, holds a B.A. in accounting and finance from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Tom began his investment career in 1980 as an equity analyst at Kemper Financial Services.



See Tom during Wednesday morning's Super Session entitled "Compensating Your Teams for Cross-Selling."