President & CEO, KETCHConsulting and Member, Penn State Board of Trustees
Ted Brown, CBCP, CBCV, MBCI is President & CEO of KETCHConsulting. As one of IBM’s first business continuity and recovery services’ (BCRS) executives, Brown led its growth from zero revenue in 1989 to half a billion dollars in 1998. Brown went on to become IBM’s Eastern Regional Manager for its BCRS division and National Finance Industry Business Unit Manager, before retiring in 1998 to become a Vice President at Strohl Systems, the leading provider of business continuity software.
With 50 years in technology, Brown has contributed 30 years of experience to the business continuity industry. At various times, he has provided his expertise to the sales, consulting, and service delivery aspects of the industry.
Brown, a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, lives in central Pennsylvania and is recognized for his contribution to his community, including the Chamber of Commerce, adult literacy, and special needs services. Most unique is that Ted Brown is an elected member of the Penn State Board of Trustees. He is founder and Chair of the Risk sub-committee, and Vice Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. He was elected by Alumni in 2013 following the mis-handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, and re-elected in 2016.