Heidi is a General Partner and Executive Vice President at America’s Frontier Fund, a venture capital fund that invests in frontier technologies vital to the long-term competitiveness and national security of the United States and close allies. She is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations where she specializes in Economic Statecraft and leads the high-level Roundtable Series on Geoeconomics. She is the former CEO, and remains a Partner, at International Capital Strategies – a boutique advisory firm that provides clients with market-relevant insights on the intersection of macroeconomics, geopolitics, policy and global financial markets.
She served on the Biden Treasury Department Transition team as lead on International Affairs through January 2021. From August 2019 through the 2020 election, she led and built Biden’s international economic policy team for his Presidential campaign, crafting and contributing to incoming Administration policy on national economic security, China policy, supply chain resilience, trade, energy and energy security, the IMF and Multilateral Development Banks, sanctions and export controls, as well as to the domestic competitiveness and investment agenda.
Previously, Heidi served in the Obama Administration as theState Department’s first Chief Economist. She provided strategic advice to two Secretaries of State on the integration of economics and finance with geopolitics to help craft and launch “Economic Statecraft” in the Administration. Her remit encompassed a wide range of foreign policy issues, both crisis-related and longer-term challenges and opportunities with economic drivers. Before this, she served as the Chief of International Finance and Economics for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Over her previous, nearly two-decade investment banking career based in Europe as a Managing Director at several bulge bracket investment banks, she managed businesses ranging from Sovereign and Public Sector Banking, European Debt Capital Markets, to Emerging Markets Debt Capital Markets. Areas of industry focus were energy and mining, financial services and telecommunications. She began her career in Energy Merchant Banking and investing in Russia/CIS.
From 2018-2021 she was a member of the Advisory Board of Campbell Lutyens, a UK based global independent capital advisory firm for private equity, infrastructure and private credit funds, where she provided strategic direction on macroeconomic and geopolitical risks and opportunities in developed and emerging markets, infrastructure, and related policy and political trends.
Heidi holds a BA from Dartmouth College and MSc from the London School of Economics.
She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (member of the Membership Committee), and the Trilateral Commission. She was named one of the "Top 25 Women in Business" by The Wall Street Journal Europe. Married with one daughter, she is based in Washington, D.C.