Heather Brunner

CEO, WP Engine

As Chief Executive Officer for WP Engine, Heather is focused on business strategy, global growth and customer experience. A 23 year technology veteran, Heather has built a career creating business value for both privately-funded new ventures and Fortune 500 companies. For the past five years, Heather served as COO of Bazaarvoice (NASDAQ: BV), seeing all stages of early, rapid global growth, through to IPO and two acquisition integrations. Before joining Bazaarvoice, Heather served as president and CEO of Nuvo, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trilogy and provider of managed network services, and COO for B-Side (acquired by Slated), a privately funded entertainment technology company. She has held various 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, and the Austin Business Journal named her a 2010 Profiles in Power “Woman of Influence.” Heather is a judge for the 2013 E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year award for Central Texas. Heather is an active, decade long volunteer with the Capital Area United Way, serving on the Board of Directors and chairing the Results Accountability Committee.

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