W. Jeffrey Brown

Executive Director

Phone: (202) 850-0909

W. Jeffrey Brown's Biography

W. Jeffrey Brown is the founder and Executive Director of the Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation.

In this role he sets the strategic direction for the organization, ensuring that the Fourth Estate is well positioned to achieve its mission and becomes a dynamic, influential global organization.

Founded in 2011, the Fourth Estate’s mission is: to foster, support, and incubate a vibrant and sustainable free press. In 2015, the Fourth Estate became the journalism cooperative public benefit corporation.

Jeff is a startup and growth phase veteran, a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and board member, with a near ideal geek to business ratio. He has been a leading member of the South Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem for more than a decade, mentoring and advising startups, founders and innovators. He now spends his time helping founders and organizations that are capable of generating a measurable, beneficial social impact alongside meaningful financial return.