Heather spearheads Building Ventures’ investment activities within the real estate and real estate tech (i.e., proptech) community. A team member since 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 partner, 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. Heather manages the firm’s involvement at the board level with Animated Insights, Elephant Energy, and Mezo. She also works closely with the founding teams at Aeroseal, Canoa, Dandelion, Hypar, Join.build, and Join Digital.
Heather is involved in the building tech community through organizations including CREtech, NAIOP Technology Forum, Nexus Labs Pro Community, Building Intelligence Group, 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, and in connection with her almae matres Boston College, where she received her BA, and Washington University in St. Louis, where she received her MBA. Heather works and resides in Boston.