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Heather Vescent Schlegel

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Sr. Researcher, Financial Trends Research & Foresight and Strategist, Futurist, Producer, Product Manager, The Purple Tornado.

Sr. Researcher, Financial Trends Research & Foresight and Strategist, Futurist, Producer, Product Manager, The Purple Tornado.

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Involved In


Los Angeles G33k Dinner
Startup LA Technology Conference




Director, Producer (Project) Internet Identity Film Documentary January 2016 - present
Producer (Project) Internet Identity Film Documentary January 2016 - present
Sr. Researcher (Pro Bono) Financial Trends Research & Foresight January 2010 - present
Strategist, Futurist, Producer The Purple Tornado September 2006 - present
Speaker The Purple Tornado 2006 - present
Executive Producer, Host (project) Future of Wearables Podcast February 2015 - October 2015
Creative Director (project) Future of Money Series February 2013 - 2015
Futurist in Residence (Pro Bono) HUB101 Startup Lab February 2014 - June 2014
Innovation Leader (Consultant) Swift August 2011 - July 2012
Renegade GTD Evangelist (Pro-Bono) Fraternal Order of Ass Kickers December 2005 - 2012
unCoordinator Barcamp Los Angeles - Technology unConference July 2006 - May 2011
Product Management Lead (Evangelist & Futurist) DebtMarket October 2009 - November 2010
Founder Los Angeles G33k Dinner March 2006 - January 2010
Producer / Zombie Mastermind Zombies without Borders 2006 - January 2010
Director of Community Evangelism Crowdgather June 2008 - January 2009
Advisor SuperViva November 2005 - 2009
Founder, Organizer Startup LA Technology Conference August 2007 - November 2007
Editor, Blogger Daily Mantra January 2006 - July 2007
Blogger Metroblogging July 2005 - July 2007
DJ Theory Radio June 2005 - September 2006
Vice President, Product & Operations Kwikreel, Inc. November 2004 - March 2006
Spokesmodel DaLata Designs October 2004 - February 2006
Senior Product Manager September 2004 - May 2005
Product Manager, Instant Messaging America Online August 2000 - November 2003
Marketing Programs Manager iAmaze September 1999 - August 2000
Marketing Communications Manager Netmosphere January 1998 - September 1999
Marketing Communications Specialist The Vision Factory / Catalog International January 1998 - July 1998
Marketing Events Intervista 1996 - 1997


University of Houston Strategic Foresight 2010 - 2014
University of Northern Iowa English, emphasis in Portuguese September 1992 - May 1996
Universidade Federal do CearĂ¡ Portuguese 1995 - 1995

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Financial Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Payments

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Rob Tow
Currently Senior Software Architect for Toyota's Project BLAID - implementing augmented reality for the blind.
Heather thinks about "what comes next"; she self-educates constantly; she looks at the people and sociology of makers and making.
Mark Schulze
Head of App Market, Clover Network Inc. and Mentor and Limited Partner, 500 Startups. Johns Hopkins grad.
She has terrific insights and a ton of experience.
Troy Gardner
Coffee Hacker, Innovator, Automator, Architect, former CTO and Ninjaneer.
Heather is a passionate knowledgeable positive pioneer in several areas, a strong extrovert with a wide network of high caliber people and ... experiences, her insight can be a benefit to anybody interested in seeing and harnessing future financial and technology trends
Dave LaFontaine
We worked together  •  Director of Content and UX/UI,
Heather's work as a researcher have given her a depth of knowledge about startups, cryptocurrencies and how commerce is both adapting to, an ... d being changed by, the digital revolution.
Mark Politi
MP Public Relations - PR, Licensing and Marketing for Startups, Technology, Entertainment, Product Launches, Company Launches and Brands.