Tyler Drown's experience, education, and interests have lead him from a variety of industries and fields of study and experience including Luxury Hospitality and Event Services, Real Estate, Investment Management and Financial Services, Business Process Outsourcing, International Marketing, Online Education, Food Services and Environmental Consulting to leadership positions at the Drexel Smart House, a sustainable design and technology incubator at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he graduated with a degree in International Business & Entrepreneurship and a minor in World History & Politics. Tyler lives in Brooklyn and has lived and worked in Dublin, Ireland; Izmir, Turkey; Amman, Jordan; Philadelphia; and beyond.
In 2011, Tyler joined up with another entrepreneur, co-founding a Williamsburg-based start-up that they called Roomiva. While Roomiva never took off as planned, its failure taught Tyler invaluable business lessons and strengthened his resolve for success. Tyler had brokered real estate transactions from Williamsburg to the Upper East Side, East Village, Cobble Hill, Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, Greenpoint, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and the Columbia Street Waterfront District.
Tyler is an avid sailor, long distance runner, and bicyclist. He is heavily involved in charities, volunteering and raising money and awareness for Parkinsons Research, Hurricane Sandy Relief, his alma mater intercollegiate sailing team, and PALS Programs, an all-volunteer non-profit for young adults with Down syndrome that operates camps and programs, and empowers them to gain independence and build lasting friendships.