Mr. Brown holds a B.A., in Government from Ohio University; an M.A. in Political Science with a specialization in Public Administration from Ohio University; and a J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law.  He is a licensed Attorney and a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania.  He has also completed the Venture Capital Institute (National Association of Small Business Investment Companies/National Venture Capital Association) and participated in the Minority Business Executive Program at Dartmouth College.

His experience includes serving as an Investment Consultant to several Investment/Financial Services Firms; former Owner of two Liberty Tax Service Franchises; a Financial Analyst in the Investment Division (Office of Small Business Investment Companies - SBIC) at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Washington, DC;  Assistant Administrator of the Offices of Technology (Small Business Innovation Research-SBIR/Small Business Technology Transfer-STTR Programs)and Business Development at SBA headquarters, Washington, DC; and operates a solo law practice in Washington, DC. 

He has been involved in the financial services industry since 1985.  He is a registered representative (Series 7 & 63) with FINRA as well as a licensed insurance broker.  He served as host of the Storer Cable television program, "The Financial Journal." 

He has always been a key member of his community and has belonged to several Chambers of Commerce including Calvert County Chamber (MD), St. Mary's County Chamber (MD), Annapolis/Anne Arundel County Chamber (MD), Frederick County Chamber (MD), DC Chamber, the Annapolis Business Association, and the Black Chamber of Commerce of Anne Arundel County.  He is also a member of the Calvert County (MD) Economic Development Commission and the Calvert County Minority Business Alliance. 

He is a "business friend" of St Johns College and a member of the Blue and Gold club of the U.S. Naval Academy.

He is an active member of the Ohio University Alumni Association, University of Toledo Alumni Association, NAACP, and a proud life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
*Edsel M. Brown Jr. is a registered representative with Quest Capital Strategies, Inc., Broker-Dealer, Member SIPC, FINRA, 23832 Rockfield Blvd, Suite# 130, Lake Forest, CA 92630, Phone: (949) 830-4885