Hello! I am Ilyse Kaplan, President and COO of Feather. At Feather, we're reinventing furniture rental for the next generation. I joined to head up finance, and have had the privilege of growing with the company ever since! Currently, I lead all aspects of the organization including growth, technology, and operations. I also sit on the Board of Directors and play a critical role in charting the future of the company with our investors.
Earlier in my career, I was a founding member of Birch Run Capital where as an investor and operator, I helped scale Regis Corporation, Sleep Number and other portfolio companies across manufacturing, real-estate and retail. I also spent a few years post-graduation living in France helping launch men’s skincare brand Anthony in the European market.
I am deeply passionate about elevating women in the workplace and beyond. I support Girls Who Code and Laboratoria where I hope to help level the playing field for women early in their careers. Since COVID, I've been living as a digital nomad across Panama City, Oaxaca, Michigan, Colorado, California, and New York. After 1.5 years of being on the road, my husband and I just settled for the year in Ann Arbor, MI!
Ask me anything about growing a company, leadership, venture capital and everything in between!