Christopher Brooks

Dr. Christopher Brooks is the proud son of an Afro-Jamaican mother and an American father. Born and raised in South Minneapolis, he is a lifelong resident of the Twin Cities Metro Area.

His chief passion is the intersection of race and economics, and he has focused his research and work on advocating for individuals, families, and communities caught in the vicious cycle of generational poverty. With a strong reputation as a results-oriented leader, he is a solution-focused Executive, Educator, Advisor, and Change Agent with more than 25 years of success in multiple sectors.

He is a co-Founder and Managing Partner of Brown Venture Group, where he is actively involved in raising and deploying a $50M inaugural fund. He is also co-owner and Founding Partner of Firehouse Commons, a business incubator in South Minneapolis.

Dr. Brooks has been married to his wife Bobbi for 26 years; they have 4 children.