As CEO for WP Engine, Heather has steered the company to hyper-growth and global expansion with offices in Austin, San Antonio, London and San Francisco serving 45,000 customers in 133 countries. A 26-year technology veteran, Heather helped create billions in value, driven customer success and led business strategy for both privately-funded new ventures and Fortune 500 companies. Heather served as COO of Bazaarvoice (NASDAQ: BV), seeing all stages of early, rapid global growth, through to IPO and two acquisition integrations. Before Bazaarvoice, Heather served as President and CEO of Nuvo, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trilogy, and COO for B-Side (acquired by Slated), a privately funded entertainment technology company. She has held other executive management roles at leading technology companies, including Coremetrics (acquired by IBM), Trilogy, Concero, Oracle and Accenture.
Heather holds a bachelor's degree in international economics from Trinity University. Heather was awarded a Silver Stevie Award in 2015 for Female Executive of the Year. The Austin Business Journal awarded her “Best CEO” in 2015 and a Profiles in Power “Woman of Influence” in 2010. In 2015, WP Engine was named a top workplace in Austin, Texas by the Austin American-Statesman as well as a top place to work by the Austin Business Journal. Heather was judge for the 2013 and 2014 E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year awards for Central Texas. She is also currently an angel investor, start-up advisor and Partner at the Capital Factory. Heather is an active, decade-long volunteer with the Capital Area United Way, serving on its board of directors. She also serves as a board director for the Entrepreneurs Foundation and Bazaarvoice Foundation.
You can follow her on Twitter: @HeatherJBrunner
She will be live on May 24 starting 930 AM PT for one and a half hours during which she will answer as many questions as possible.
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