Heather Ryan

Heather has 15 years of experience driving marketing and communications, and has worked exclusively with mission-driven companies for the last five years. At SIG, Heather helps bring visibility to the good work happening across all SIG domains.

Prior to SIG, Heather specialized in building teams, developing strategy, and finding product-market fit at technology startups. She’s helped bring digital curriculum to market for teachers and students, provide design software to urban transportation planners, and deliver AI-driven technology for predicting revenue to sales teams.

Prior to moving cross-country to San Francisco, Heather founded a NYC-based marketing consultancy. She and her team functioned as an outsourced marketing department, managing across design, demand generation, content and PR teams to help early stage companies hit their next stage of growth. Heather also ran business development for the Intellectual Property Litigation practice at Ropes & Gray, one of the leading IP Litigation practices in the U.S. Straight out of college, she was a financial journalist, focused on the corporate bond market. 

A writer in her personal time, she thoroughly enjoys distilling complicated ideas into clear messages that people remember.

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