Primestone Partners, a New York City-based management company with interests in corporate housing, software development and real estate finance advisory services, has appointed technology strategist Jordan Brown as non-executive chairman of its new technology advisory board.
Brown is CEO of MarketWise Advisors LLC, a financial technology consulting advisory. According to a press statement from Primestone, the new board “will be comprised of external experts charged with advising and challenging Primestone and its business units as they develop technology-enabled solutions to serve current clients and address operational issues in the broader corporate housing and hospitality sectors.”
Brown is the board’s first member, with additional members to be named later. Prior to starting MarketWise, Brown held senior management positions with GHR Systems/FIS, Tuttle Decision Systems and ALLTEL (currently Black Knight Financial). He is a popular speaker at financial technology industry events and a frequent contributor to major industry publications.
“There are clear parallels between today’s highly fragmented corporate housing market and the mortgage market of the 1990s,” said Brown. “The lessons we gleaned from the evolution of fintech inform our approach to tackling the compelling opportunities in proptech.”