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Former Lockheed Martin and Optum Senior Executive Karoom Brown Appointed to S2P's Advisory Board

Updated: Dec 8, 2023



John Norris


Top Infectious Disease Risk Manager Safely2Prosperity LLC Announces that Former Lockheed Martin and Optum Senior Executive Karoom Brown is Appointed to S2P's Advisory Board

June 13, 2023 – (BOSTON)

Safely2Prosperity L.L.C. (S2P) Founder and Executive Chairman Dr. John Norris, JD, MBA, a former COO of the FDA, and CEO Dr. Haden Land, a former senior executive at Lockheed Martin, are pleased to announce the appointment of Former Lockheed Martin and Optum Senior Executive Karoom Brown to its Advisory Board as a Full Member. And as a Member of S2P's Advisory Board Business Development Committee Chaired by Mahesh Kalva.

Karoom Brown is a senior executive, an entrepreneur, and a business leader in the high-technology, complex IT solutions, and risk management and resilience arenas, among other areas. And he is an advocate of strong and diverse executive leadership and robust national security and defense. He joined S2P's Advisory Board as a Full Member, effective April 1, 2023. And he has been appointed to a three-year term.

Karoom's substantive areas of expertise cover a broad spectrum of the organizational needs of government and businesses that address complex IT solutions, computer science, risk management, healthcare, national defense, and related industries—and beyond.

His passion is discovering, creating, implementing, and applying healthcare-related management solutions for growing companies and enabling national security through creative solutions to complex IT problems.

Karoom states that he "truly welcomes the opportunity to join an organization that helps in preparing nations, government agencies, companies, universities, and hospitals, among others, to enable themselves to prevent or mitigate deaths and other harms to their people from the biological effects of transmitted infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, the Flu, and Pneumonia, and the biological effects of other, chemical-induced, workplace diseases, such as certain cancers, and heart, lung, brain, and kidney diseases, whether caused by nature, human errors, terrorist attacks, or acts of war, and especially the latter.”

Additional details:

Karoom Brown is a very experienced executive passionate about enabling organizational success by providing business and growth strategy services, optimizing creativity, diligence, perseverance, and dedication to making a tangible difference in the world. His career has been dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment for people and companies to succeed. He has extensive corporate experience in senior leadership and entrepreneurship.

Karoom is a visionary, accomplished, and top-performing business executive with impeccable professional experience, strong business acumen, and an entrepreneurial mindset. He is a proven inventive, insightful, and thoughtful leader for advancing the strategic direction of organizations through innovation, teamwork, and leadership.

More of the details. Karoom:

  • Currently serves as the Founder and CEO of Robinson Brown Consulting. Robinson Brown is a strategic consulting firm offering business and growth strategy services to businesses within the healthcare and technology markets.

  • Previously served as:

    • Global Chief Growth, Strategy, & Product Officer for Optum’s $2B business unit OptumServe.

    • CEO of OptumServe Technology Services, a $100M subsidiary of OptumServe.

    • Senior Vice President of Growth and Strategy for Leidos Health, a $2.4B business

    • Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for Lockheed Martin’s Health & Life Sciences business.

  • Has exceptional experience supporting our nation during the recent pandemic by helping Federal, State, and private business organizations respond to the pandemic - from testing and vaccinations to IT and return-to-work solutions. Karoom’s preparedness experience and expertise began in 2001, supporting ground zero recoveries after 9/11, and continued throughout his career, where he aided Federal, State, and private responses to foodborne disease outbreaks and H1N1.

  • Has significant expertise in formulating company strategic goals, identifying expansion streams, and liaising with clients.

  • Possesses a unique talent for transforming underperforming organizations into top-tier revenue generators.

  • Previously served on the United/Optum Diversity & Inclusion Board and Health Equity & Supplier Diversity Committee.

  • Has been recognized with numerous awards that commemorate his competencies in exceptional service, leadership, and technical marketing skills. These include The Lockheed NOVA Award, The AFFIRM Federal Industry Award, The BEYA Sales Executive of the Year Award, and The Johnson & Wales Distinguished Alumni Award.

  • Has years of various nonprofit organization engagements supporting veterans, underserved communities, and children in disadvantaged situations.

  • Received a master’s degree in information systems management from NYU’s Tandem School of Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Johnson and Wales University. He also has educational pathways in strategic planning and strategic marketing from Harvard Business School.

In sum, Karoom is a visionary leader with strong roots in working productively with top and diverse executives toward fulfilling technology and healthcare-related needs, such as the critical need for leadership in identifying and solving problems in the healthcare-related national defense and national security arenas, both in the US and worldwide.

He has successfully performed in senior executive positions, is a proven leader, and possesses an exceptional blend of professional experiences and expertise within health, wellness, healthcare, technology, and management, including national defense and national security, all while leading business and growth strategy services in his field of creative, problem-solving IT development nationally and internationally.

About Safely2Prosperity LLC

Safely2Prosperity LLC is a leading company based in the US (Boston). It provides innovative solutions to selected countries, government agencies, companies, and other organizations, such as call centers, hospitals, and schools/universities, among others, for next-generation infectious disease spread and other workplace disease risk management. Its often life-saving cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) tools help its customers with preparedness, oversight, prevention, mitigation, control, and permanent record-keeping functions, among others. S2P helps companies to stay highly productive and to defend legal or regulatory actions against them vigorously. At the same time, S2P helps companies to prevent significant harm to workers and their families. The Founder and Executive Chairman, Dr. John Norris, is a world-renowned thought leader in health and healthcare risk management, a former Principal Deputy Commissioner and COO of the US FDA, and a former Harvard faculty member. Safety2Prosperity's CEO and CTO is former Lockheed Martin senior executive Dr. Haden Land. S2P has created a set of IT-based "Software-as-a-Service" platforms that help enable enterprises to manage their COVID-19 and other infectious disease transmission prevention and mitigation Safety Programs and soon safety programs for other workplace diseases such as certain cancers and heart, lung, and kidney diseases. The S2P IT Dashboards include trends, alarms (immediate), alerts (soon), predictive analytics, contact tracing, infected-employee isolation control, and exposed-employee quarantine management. In addition, S2P's "Continual Enterprise Portal" offers a health and wellness IT hub designed to provide continuously updated resources and a platform for enterprise engagement. And S2P provides a "Safety Standard" for enterprises to work towards always. Experts widely expect that by the end of this decade, company-sponsored workplace "Infectious Disease (and other diseases, such as workplace chemically-caused diseases) Safety Programs" will be as ubiquitous worldwide as workplace "Fire Safety Programs" are today.


© 2023 Safely2Prosperity L.L.C. and Dr. John Norris, J.D., M.B.A.

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