Senior Consultant, Continuity Family Business Consulting
Heidi Clark is a hands-on senior executive with a breadth of experience leading companies through all phases of growth – from start-up and early stage ventures to large public companies.
Her experience spans a diverse set of industries including retail, restaurant, technology, and manufacturing. With particular skills in creating collaborative work environments where innovation can flourish, Heidi is known for her deep expertise in fostering employee engagement and building strong organizational cultures. These skills have enabled her to excel in high-risk ventures and growth projects where having an agile and entrepreneurial approach to maximizing resources is critical along with an ability to lead across multiple disciplines. She has held positions in operations, materials management, R&D, sales and human resources – providing her with critical insights into the structure and processes that support the achievement of an organization’s strategic goals.
Heidi has been Vice President of Employee Experience for Panera, LLC where she created the company’s employee engagement model and developed programs for on-boarding, performance management, coaching, and mentoring that impacted more than 75,000 employees. While at Panera, she established and served as president of Friends in Knead, Inc., a non-profit employee peer-to-peer relief fund.
As President and CEO of Cayman Systems, Heidi led the company to record growth and leadership in the broadband supply industry through a complete restructuring of its capital, operations and product development.
She earned a BA in Anthropology, Spanish and Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire, and is fluent in Spanish.