Alex Brown is a partner at Recon Strategy LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in corportate strategy for the rapidly evolving healthcare industry. Alex lead's Recon's innovation practice, where among other things he helps companies link agile practice and product development with their corporate strategy to deliver sustainable competetive advantage.
Previously, Alex was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Product Owner of Scrum Inc, where he learned Scrum directly from its creator Jeff Sutherland. As Chief Operating Officer, Alex led daily operations for a professional services firm that used Scrum as its principal organizational framework. As Chief Product Owner, he implemented a disciplined backlog refinement, prioritization and release planning process that tripled firm profits within the first 18 months. He also created and led the Scrum training curriculum for senior executives as well as developing the modular Scrum at Scale framework to extend Scrum to larger organizations.
Prior to joining Scrum Inc., Alex was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group, where he led more than twenty projects to improve competitive positioning and transform fortune 100 companies to leaner and more agile operations. His project experience includes cases in the retail/consumer, IT, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and government sectors. Alex holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar. He also earned a B.S. and Masters in Engineering from Cornell University.
Recon Strategy, Partner, Product Innovation Practice Head
January 2015 - Present, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
Recon Strategy is a boutique management consulting firm specializing in competitive strategy for the dynamic healthcare industry. Alex leads a practice area that helps companies leverage agile management and leadership practices to deliver sustained competitive advantage in the market.
Scrum Inc., Chief Product Owner
January 2012 - January 2015, Cambridge, MA, US
The Chief Product Owner orders the overall company backlog to optimize business value creation and return on investment. They then translate this "epic-level" product vision into actionable and ready backlog for the Scrum Inc teams to execute. Alex also co-teaches regular Certified Scrum Master and Product Owner classes with Jeff Sutherland, assess the effectiveness of client company's Scrum performance, and consults with client leadership on ways to better support their business strategy through improved Scrum performance.
The Boston Consulting Group, Principal
August 2005 - December 2011, Boston, MA, United States
Developed competitive insight and strategic advice for Fortune 100 clients. Global case experience in: industrial goods, consumer behavior, healthcare, IT, and financial services sectors.