Paul Brown is an Advisory Partner at Granite Growth. He holds the James Lee Sorenson Presidential Chair and is a professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. He is also a senior director at the Sorenson Impact Center and an entrepreneur in residence at the University of Utah’s Center for Medical Innovation.
Prior to teaching, Paul was a managing director at Sandbox Industries in Chicago where he co-founded and co-led the firm’s $300M healthcare venture capital fund. He also was the founder, president and CEO of Sandbox Innovation Partners, an innovation consulting practice. Prior to Sandbox, Paul was a vice president at the national Blue Cross and Blue Shield organization for ten years, where he served on the CEO’s strategy council. Previous to that, he was a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Paul serves on the boards of CleanSlate Outpatient Addiction Medicine, QualDerm Partners, Central Logic, Rendezvous, and amplify.io. He also advises Swell CX, Vytalize Health, Boulder Health, and Advantia. Previously, Paul was on the boards of Capson, Phreesia, TripleCare (acquired by Curavi Health), PatientCo, Nexidia (acquired by NICE Systems), Bloom Health (acquired by three Blue Cross Blue Shield plans), and a board observer for Initiate Systems (acquired by IBM). He has been a mentor or judge for Village Capital, Healthbox, Bench2Bedside, Opportunity Quest, and Games4Health.
Paul earned a JD from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and dual BAs from The University of Utah in Philosophy and Political Science.