Heather Bennett

Partner
Consumer Products, Healthcare, Life Sciences/Pharma, Nonprofit, Technology
You can’t get to a strategic plan without being self-aware. You can’t get to a growth mindset without going through your experiences first.

About Heather

Heather Bennett has joined Newport as a Midwest partner based out of Chicago.  Her corporate experience includes managing the P&L for multiple $100MM brands, bioscience R&D, revenue growth, and new product development at Kraft Heinz, Instant Brands and Unilever. Heather’s 20 years of executive coaching and consulting includes advising CEOs, executives, and entrepreneurs on brand marketing, revenue growth, market share, industry analysis, return on investment, employee and board development, key thought leadership and digital content strategy for integrated marketing plans.

Additionally, Heather serves on two non-profit Boards of Directors with executive committee and Board leadership experience as the Co-Chair of the Foundation for Hearing and Speech Resources (a Non-profit that helps deaf/hard of hearing children.)  Heather has an MBA from University of Illinois and Board Governance Certifications from both Corporate Directors International and the Private Directors Association.

Heather authored a bestselling book, Fun and Fulfilling Careers One Question at a Time, based on her subject matter expertise in personal branding. She has shared her knowledge of careers, leadership development, employee engagement, and integrated social media marketing through blogs, webinars, retreats, podcasts and conferences.

Client Results

  • Driving Growth:  Tripled customer base in less than 2 years, improved P&L from 7-year negative to sustainably positive in 2 years through innovative revenue sourcing, decreased time to market for new products from nine months to three months
  • Board Leadership: Conducted deep dive research to guide Board of Directors recruitment and engagement strategies, including targeted Diversity, Equity and Inclusion recruiting resulting in renewed Board engagement and key Board Member retention
  • Customer Experience: Spearheaded the marketing strategy, content creation and development for an internationally award-winning Website with multi-lingual and accessibility options for the disabled to better serve all website visitors

Areas of
Engagement

  • Board and Governance
  • Brand and Marketing Strategy
  • Growth and New Product Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Entrepreneurship
  • People/Human Capital
  • Customer Experience

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