Heather spearheads Building Ventures’ investment activities within the real estate and real estate tech (i.e., PropTech) community. Joining the firm in early 2019, she brings more than fifteen years of tech and startup operating leadership to the BV investment team. Before joining Building Ventures, Heather led the Product, Customer and Brand Marketing functions at SaaS startup WordStream (acquired by Gannett in 2018). Prior to WordStream, she held product management and marketing leadership positions at Boston startup ownerIQ (acquired by Inmar) and Fortune 50 Express Scripts (acquired by Cigna).
In her role as principal, Heather sources and evaluates investment opportunities in the operate and experience phases of the building lifecycle. Additionally, she advises portfolio companies leveraging her years of experience in developing and bringing tech products to market. She works closely with the founding teams at Canoa, Dandelion, enVerid, Envoy, GoContractor, Join.build, and Join Digital.
Heather is actively involved in the building tech community through organizations including CREtech, Nexus Labs Pro Community, Real Innovation Community, Boston Build Tech, and Women In PropTech. She is also active in the broader venture and startup ecosystem as a member of All Raise (VC Champion Selectee); as a volunteer and mentor at organizations including MIT designX and MassChallenge; as well as at her almae matres Boston College (BA) Washington University in St. Louis (MBA). Heather works and resides in Boston.