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Jean Brownhill is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sweeten, an award-winning service that helps homeowners and business owners find and manage the best vetted general contractors for major renovation projects. To date, Sweeten has $900M in construction projects in the pipeline and creates steady deal flow for contractors, helping consumers renovate fearlessly. The service has been called “Best Contractor Locator" (New York Magazine), "The Renovation Game-Changer" (Domino), and one of "America's Hottest New Companies" (Inc.). In 2015, Jean was one of only 11 African American female entrepreneurs to raise more than $1M in venture capital. She is also a Co-founder and Chairwoman of the African American Student Union at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, an organization that supports African Americans in architecture, real estate, and urban planning. Previously, Jean served as Senior Manager – Global Architecture at Coach, where she created web tools and a database of design standards to facilitate the design and construction of the company’s 200+ stores globally, for which she was recognized with the Chairman’s Award in 2005. Formerly, Jean was a senior designer at Andrew Pollock Architect and a project manager at Elizabeth O’Donnell Architect. Jean has been featured in major print and television media across the tech, business, and shelter landscapes, including CNBC, NBC, Fox Business, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Forbes, Inc., Business Insider, Quartz, Domino, Better Homes & Gardens, and Marie Claire, among others. Jean holds a B. Arch in architecture from The Cooper Union and was one of nine recipients of the prestigious Loeb Fellowship in 2011 from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Jean is a member of the 2018 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.