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Heidi Mason, Managing Partner at Bell Mason Group

    • A veteran of Silicon Valley , Heidi Mason is co-founder of the Bell Mason Group (BMG), a specialty consultancy serving global corporations who seek strategic growth through venturing and innovation initiatives. For over 20 years, BMG has led the way in codifying corporate venturing operations and organizational best practices , and has  embedded these in its proprietary CV&I management systems which it licenses and quickly customizes in each corporate environment, in order to accelerate the quality, reduce the risk and fast-track impactful performance of global corporate venturing and innovation programs. Heidi also serves as a specialty senior adviser to Global 1000 corporations that are focused on innovation, new markets and new businesses through venturing.  Representative clients include Citigroup, Merck, DSM, Philips and Coca Cola.
    • In January 2013, Heidi co-founded the Corporate Venturing & Innovation Intiative (CVI2), a first of kind alliance of core service providers led by thought leaders recognised in their fields and organised around the Bell Mason frameworks.  CVI2 provides ‘one-stop shop’ guidance system for CV&I leaders and global executive management in CV&I operations (BMG), legal (DLA), market data and analysis (Global Corporate Venturing), banking and financial services (Silicon Valley Bank),  accounting/tax (Deloitte), and innovation strategy (Doblin/Deloitte).
    • Prior to the Bell Mason Group, Heidi  founded and led several ventures in the venture and market strategy services sector; she also co-founded the successful publishing arm of Digital Equipment Corporation, where her initial collaboration with computer pioneer Gordon Bell began.
    • Heidi is a  multi-published author. Her book The Venture Imperative: A New Model for Corporate Innovation (May 2002, Harvard Business School Press, co-authored with Tim Rohner) introduced best practice CV&I operating principles that have been broadly applied in corporations across the globe.
    • She holds a B. A., Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Pennsylvania