Heather has 20+ years of experience leading Business Development, Finance and Technology for leading consumer brands in wine (Beringer, Chateau St. Jean, Stags’ Leap et.) Food (Amy’s), High Tech (Audience) and Health Insurance (Prudential, Blue Shield). An active start-up Advisor and Angel Investor her personal portfolio includes Food, Software, Hardware and Medical Device companies. Heather is a Member of the Band of Angels, Former Chairman of the Membership Committee and Co-Chair of the Software SIG. She is also a partner with Startup Mavericks, a Venture Advisor to BLD, ImpactVC and Lodestar and is the Angel Liaison for the NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center where she is also a volunteer Milestone Maker Mentor. Heather has a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Arizona (Phi Beta Kappa) and an MS in Economics from CalTech.