Marshall Brown


Marshall Brown founded Marshall Brown & Associates LLC, in 2003. Today, it is a leading talent acquisition, coaching and leadership development company. His work includes a broad spectrum of recruiting services as well as talent development through credentialed, experienced coaching of individuals, teams and organizations.

Known for his passion for growth, and laser like focus on results, Marshall has spent much of his early career focused on the not-for-profit sector, later expanding his reach into the for-profit arena and government sector. In his recruiting and retained search practice, Marshall has led searches successfully placing C-suite leaders, senior and mid-level managers and individual contributors. He brings a unique combination of organizational expertise, talent development and coaching to each search. Marshall’s expertise in training managers in effective communication, strength assessment and staff development helps improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the search process, enabling clients to select the right talent for their teams. Clients know that Marshall is a focused, results-oriented partner who recognizes that the selection of top talent is a first step in his investment in their organization’s success, increased effectiveness and performance.

In addition to the selection of top talent, coaching and talent development represent another aspect of Marshall’s partnership with his clients. His personal belief is that everyone has the capacity to succeed and he has mastered the ability to awaken an individual’s desire to do so. Through his intuitive and unique coaching and training techniques, he enables people to take hold of their inner power and unleash the champion within them. He helps individuals, teams, and organizations hone their skills and reach optimum performance. Accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), and trained by the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), he is well-recognized and respected coach, sought after by all levels of professionals. He has shared his expertise in interviews with ABC and Fox News, CEO Update and WUSA Channel 9 in Washington, D.C. and his writing has been featured in Associations Now Magazine, Associations Trends and Bottomline News Briefing.

A sampling of clients includes the American Counseling Association, International Association for the Study of Pain, Retail Electronics Association, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Commerce, Gensler, and Encompass, LLC. Just prior to founding the firm, Marshall handled membership, marketing and special projects for the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives for almost ten years. His focus was on member coaching and engagement. Earlier in his career, Mr. Brown worked for several Fortune 500 organizations in management holding responsibility for talent acquisition in major departments and divisions.

Marshall holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. He is an active speaker and lecturer on talent development and not-for-profit management. As a volunteer professional, Marshall served as board President of the D.C. Chapters of both the International Coach Federation and the Association of Career Professionals International. He is also an active member and volunteer leader for the American Society of Association Executives and the Association for Talent Development. A native of Pittsburgh and now residing in Washington, D.C., he enjoys spending time with his labradoodle Simon, traveling, cycling, friends and family.

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