Melissa Footlick

Growth Coach




Melissa Footlick is a Growth Coach at Future Founders. In this role, she works with our Future Founders Residency program and provides intensive coaching to our millennial founders.

Melissa is the Chief Operating Officer of TopstepTrader, an early-stage, high growth FinTech company that evaluates and funds traders from around the world. She is passionate about developing talent, building and enhancing culture, and creating the processes and procedures needed in order to scale a business. She began her career as a Recruitment Manager at Patak Trading Partners, where she solidified her belief that a company’s employees are its greatest asset. Originally from Kansas City, she moved to Chicago in 2012. When not at work, she loves spending time with her husband, David, and their dog, Charlie.