Michael Brown is a Milwaukee native, born and raised on Milwaukee's northwest side. He is a graduate from Harold S. Vincent High School and attended the University of Notre Dame where he received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and majored in Management Information Systems.
While at Notre Dame Michael was involved with numerous extracurricular activities, but none that brought more attention than when he was named the first ever African-American mascot for the University of Notre Dame, the Leprechaun. As the leprechaun, Michael was an ambassador for the University. He was the Master of Ceremonies for all pep rallies, majority of which had crowds as large as 14,000 people. He motivated others by spreading high level of energy, enthusiasm, and excitement. He's had interviews and appearances on NBC, CBS, ABC, ESPN, and was featured in GQ Magazine, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, USA Today, and JET Magazine.
Michael also has a master's degree in management from Cardinal Stritch University, and is currently a sales executive at FIS, a company that provides banking and payment technologies to financial services firms and businesses worldwide. He is responsible for driving sales of FIS Prepaid solutions to net clients and cross-sale to existing clients. He has ownership of pre-sale, sale, and post-sale activities including lead generation, discovery, due diligence, solution architecture, proposal development, client presentations, solution assurance, and implementation turnover.
Michael also served as a Young Alumni Director on the Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2005 - 2008. In this position he acted as a liaison for Notre Dame alumni clubs across the country and the university, providing best practice information and new programming ideas to Young Alumni Coordinators and club leaders.
Michael currently resides in Chicago.