Brent Burns is a manager and investor in the Chicago Equity Advisors, LLC. Brent has diverse experience founding and managing companies. His investment experience includes investments in privately-held companies, venture capital investments, and publicly-traded stocks and bonds. During the first 10 years of his career, he held a number of positions in application engineering, development, and management with a leading CAD/CAM system development company.
In 1994, he founded and managed a consulting firm which specialized in the development and deployment of specialized vertical market applications for mid-to-large companies. In addition to the application development, the company was responsible for turn-key IT operations for several dozen small and mid-sized companies.
Since 2001, Brent has been the principal owner and manager of a private manufacturer of specialized x-ray equipment which enjoys industry leadership positions in several niche markets. He is on the board of directors and an officer of a privately-funded charitable foundation. He manages a portfolio of different types of investments for a family partnership. He is also the managing partner in several private equity investments. Brent received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 1983 and an MBA degree from the Executive Program at Vanderbilt University in 1991.