Kizzie Bozeman Brown serves as the chief investment officer and president of ReNew Petra Investment Fund. In this role, she is responsible for the overall financial management and growth of the company, including analyzing existing and new investment opportunities, setting and executing capitalization and banking strategy, and directing all financial plans and accounting practices of the company.
Ms. Brown has an extensive financial services background spanning both corporate investment banking and financial operations in new or emerging growth companies. Ms. Brown began her career in various roles on Wall Street and in the real estate industry. In these roles, at Morgan Stanley & Co., and later at Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., Ms. Brown helped raise capital for global companies in the fixed income market, provided financial advice and structuring capital raises for public and private real estate investment trusts, and helped initiate a corporate finance effort aimed specifically at Fortune 100 companies.
In 2004, Ms. Brown shifted her focus from advising large, global corporations to providing financial consulting to small and mid-sized businesses by founding Priority One Planning LLC. As managing principal, Ms. Brown provided financial strategy and operations services to small businesses looking to outsource the Chief Financial Officer function. Ms. Brown went on to act as the Chief Financial Officer for Bundy Development Corporation, a commercial real estate developer in Washington, DC, for nearly seven years. As CFO, she was responsible for the overall financial management of the company, including developing the company’s five-year business financial model to project revenues and cash flows and make recommendations for business line expansion. She also directed all of the company’s investment plans and accounting practices.
Ms. Brown earned a master’s in business administration from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s in business administration from Howard University.