Heather Hunter Joins PACT Board of Directors

We are excited to welcome Heather Hunter of Safeguard Scientifics to the PACT Board of Directors.

Heather Hunter

Heather Hunter
Vice President, Corporate Communications Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE)

Heather has more than 15 years’ experience working in a wide variety of industries including venture capital, healthcare, technology and commercial real estate with public and private, early-, growth- and late-stage companies.

In 2006, Heather joined Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE), a growth capital provider and proven partner for entrepreneurs looking to accelerate growth and build long-term value in their businesses. At Safeguard, Heather implements integrated marketing and communications strategies that foster business development, partnering, and M&A opportunities. Specifically for Safeguard’s healthcare and technology partner companies, Heather supports and executes varying corporate goals and objectives including (re)branding, corporate (re)positioning, social media strategies, sales and marketing, media relations and investor relations. Communications strategies have comprised of financings, strategic partnerships, customer wins, FDA approvals, product launches, IPOs, CXO announcements, earnings and more than 60 M&A transactions valued at nearly $4 billion, in aggregate.

Prior to Safeguard, Heather was Vice President of Corporate Communications at W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC), a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing for companies worldwide and manages an investment portfolio of approximately $15.4 billion. During her tenure at W. P. Carey, the company’s assets under management increased 4x. As a result, Heather developed and executed communications and marketing strategies for sale-leaseback transactions totaling more than $8 billion, in aggregate. In addition, Heather managed the launch, branding and marketing for four public non-traded REITs which raised more than $2 billion in equity, as well as the merger of six public non-traded REITs, which consisted of large portfolios of high-quality, net-leased properties.

Heather is a Board Member for the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, and a Board Member for the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. In addition, she is a member of the Alumni Schools Committee at Yale University and President of the Yale Lacrosse Association. Heather graduated from Yale with a B.A. in History.

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