Vice President of Corporate Partnerships
With broad experience as both a hands-on HR practitioner and strategic HR consultant, Heather Averbook understands the challenges that companies face when attracting, developing and retaining key leaders. At Navigate Forward, she leverages this industry expertise and her problem-solving style to build trusted advisor relationships with our valued corporate clients.
Prior to joining Navigate Forward, Heather served as chief talent scout and employee experience consultant at LeapGen, where she helped various Fortune 500 companies hone their strategies for human capital management (HCM) technology and employee experience. For more than a decade, she sold and implemented HR technology solutions and managed key account activities for Workday, Knowledge Infusion and Peoplesoft. Her client-side roles include vice president of operations for Knowledge Infusion, an HR technology startup, where she oversaw all facets of talent acquisition, onboarding and systems. In all her engagements, Heather excels at taking a consultative approach and creating engaging experiences for clients.
Heather holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and human resource management from Ohio University and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She holds additional certificates in project management from the University of Minnesota and non-profit management from Duke University. She supports her community through volunteering with the Animal Humane Society, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Habitat for Humanity, Open Arms of Minnesota and her children’s school.
Outside the office, you’ll often find Heather spending time with her family (husband, two sons and two dogs), cheering on Twin Cities’ sports teams, and biking, running or walking around the Minneapolis-area’s many lakes. She enjoys cooking, traveling and active adventures with friends.