Heather Newman is a Microsoft MVP and an award-winning marketing maven, technology entrepreneur and an epic connector who brings many worlds together through her marketing consultancy, Creative Maven. She has extensive experience marketing products and services for Enterprise businesses, startups, and emerging markets. Heather builds plans and processes that are nimble, human and different. She is an adept storyteller and is passionate about growth for both employees and the corporate bottom-line. Heather hails from the arts, and the bulk of her career has been working with the largest technology companies in the world (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, NetApp, Hewlett Packard, and Dell). 

Her nineteen years of experience working at technology companies and building global high-tech marketing strategy has driven millions of dollars in revenue and multiple award-winning campaigns. She has led global marketing teams for many technology companies including AvePoint, IT Unity & KnowledgeLake.  Heather was a part of the original Microsoft SharePoint Marketing team.  During her tenure, she helped launch multiple versions of the product, build the SharePoint Partner Ecosystem and conceive and produce the first three Microsoft SharePoint Conferences. Heather has produced thousands of global marketing campaigns and experiential events for the entertainment industry, music industry, high tech industry, Microsoft and its partners. She works with individuals on their personal brands, and her clients range from DJs, HipHop artists, chefs, writers, wellness providers, to authors and executives of Fortune 100 companies.

Heather also serves as Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Content Panda, a high-tech business dedicated to creating products that deliver a superior user experience that drive value to businesses. Content Panda’s platform of products delivers an in-context help, training and support experience inside Office 365 and SharePoint.

Heather is a Midwestern woman at heart having grown up in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois.  She left to become a theatre major at the University of Washington in Seattle where she fell in love with the West Coast of the United States.   A theatergoer and museum collector, she considers Broadway in NYC and the West End in London two of the loveliest places in the world.  Heather is an avid world traveler, writer, author, activist, speaker and advocate for women and the environment. She lives in Los Angeles close to the beach. She's often found dancing in her office, wandering in an art gallery or chasing after sunsets.

Photo by Heather Newman. 

Location: Corte Madera Creek, Marin County, California, USA.  Nov 2015. Epic sunset from Larkspur Ferry.