Heidi Clark is a hands-on senior executive with a broad breadth of experience leading companies through all phases of growth, from start-up and early stage ventures, to large public companies. Heidi’s experience spans a diverse set of industries, including retail, restaurant, high-tech and manufacturing. Heidi is particularly skilled at creating an environment of collaboration where innovation can flourish and is known for her deep expertise in employee engagement and organizational culture building. The combination of these skills has allowed her to excel at high-risk ventures and projects which require entrepreneurial agility, resource maximization and cross-discipline leadership.
Heidi has held positions in operations, materials management, R&D, sales and human resources, giving her critical insight in to the structure and process needed to support the business vision and strategic goals.
While at Panera LLC as VP of Employee Experience, Heidi created the employee engagement model for the company and developed programs for communication, on-boarding, performance management, coaching, mentoring and leadership development; impacting more than 75,000 employees. Also while at Panera Heidi founded and served as president of Friends in Knead, Inc., a non-profit employee peer-to-peer assistance fund.
During her tenure at Cayman Systems, Inc, where she served as president and CEO, Heidi led a complete restructuring of capital, operations and product, and grew the company to be a leading broadband supplier.
Heidi’s unique experiences enable her to provide her clients insights and guidance into the critical success factors when establishing and sustaining employee initiatives, such as an employee assistance fund. These factors include cultural integration, employee communication, setting employee donation targets and building the multi year vision for the plan.
Heidi has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, Spanish and Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire. She is fluent in Spanish.
Heidi holds certificates in Executive Coaching Mastering Performance, as well as conflict management, Increasing Human Effectiveness, The Human Interaction Laboratory, project management, execution, IEEE networking and APICS. She is a Landmark and Dale Carnegie Graduate.