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SIMON HEATHER
IDEO

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Design, Venture Capital, Brand Marketing

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Simon Heather is a Senior Design Lead and Business Designer at IDEO New York. At IDEO, Heather has worked with new ventures and Fortune 500s to create opportunities for growth and brought new offerings to market, leading the design of products, environments, apps and services internationally across numerous industries including retail, finance, luxury, CPG, media, healthcare, and technology.

Before joining IDEO in 2011, he learned luxury brand marketing as a Global Business Development Manager for the British heritage label Globe-Trotter, where he developed new product lines and bespoke services and brand collaborations for the European, Asian, and American markets.

Simon holds an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business and an MA in Japanese from Oxford University. He is an adjunct professor in Design Thinking & Innovation at New York University and a mentor to fellows of the Venture for America program.