Team

Breen Sullivan

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Founder

Claim to Fame - Gets things done!    

Board Experience - Has served and continues to Serve as Corporate Secretary.

Business Experience - Established and built out the legal function for high growth, early stage companies, and is currently the CAO and GC for Watermark Insights LLC.  Also an Angel Investor in SpotOn, and serves as an Advisor in that capacity.  

Hidden Talents - Can rock a thrift store like no one's business.

Aparna Srinivasan

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Co-Founder

Claim to Fame - Aparna is the CEO and Founder of SpotOn!

Board Experience - Chair of the board.

Business Experience - A serial entrepreneur,  Aparna owned and operated a successful promotional marketing & manufacturing company, until 2017 , when she founded  SpotOn.  

Hidden Talents - Axe throwing.

Sarah Feingold

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Co-Founder

Claim to Fame - The first lawyer (and 17th employee) at Etsy.

Board Experience - Experience serving as a Corporate Secretary.

Business Experience - Once sold a free pen for $50.  Seriously.  

Hidden Talents - An accomplished metalsmith, public speaker, and secret poet.

Our Story

When a colleague asked Breen about incorporating a boys-only investment club, Breen discovered a hidden ecosystem: male founders, business execs and investors meet and exchange information, investments, and board seats, all for the benefit of overwhelmingly male participants. 


Breen founded The Fourth Floor to flip cycle, with a twist: Female founders are missing out on growth opportunities and female legal executives are underrepresented on Advisory Boards of early stage companies- so why not connect these two groups of women as the first step toward creating a new ecosystem of entrepreneurship that primarily benefits women? 


For the long version of this story, see The Fourth Floor

Statistics

Since its birth on 11/15/2018, The Fourth Floor is proud to share:


  • Almost 50 early, contributing Members who participated in focus group meetings


  • Approximately 200 applicants from 10 metro areas and 3 countries


  • 7 amazing corporate partners


  • 3 Co-founders, 1 Director, and multiple volunteer Team Members

Featured Press

Shortly after the launch of our website, Corporate Counsel Magazine published this article about The Fourth Floor


 “There is no ecosystem for women founders to broaden their network,” said Srinivasan, who serves as co-chair of The Fourth Floor. “There are all sorts of resources to help men get into this ecosystem, but nothing for me … A lot of founders don’t realize how important it is to have someone with a GC’s knowledge in your back pocket.” 



The Fourth Floor was also named as an up and coming 'Network for Entrepreneurial Women,' in an article on Medium about the global ecosystem supporting women-led companies:   "The Global Ecosystem Supporting Women Innovators and Investors," featured on Medium