This week we honor the winner of our Watermark Senior Executive of the Year Award, Heather Jerrehian, Vice President and General Manager, Custom Products for Massdrop
Heather leads the team in delivering exceptional enthusiast-grade products across hardware, electronics, clothing, accessories and more. In the past year, she has launched more than 60 products, working in collaboration with brands such as Sennheiser, AKG and Allen Edmonds, as well as with community designers. She also helped create the company's own Massdrop Made collection.
An avid philanthropist and mentor, Heather advises a number of early-stage startup. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise as a serial entrepreneur and working with local nonprofits and executive leadership organizations to empower the leaders of tomorrow.
Heather is a Watermark member, ambassador and co-lead of the Peninsula Women Like Us Network.
Advice to Her Younger Self
"Invest in building a network! A robust network is the greatest asset anyone can have – and, I believe, a leading indicator for future career success. This has been absolutely true for me, and it’s the reason I value Watermark’s unique ability to bring so many remarkable women together who sincerely support and encourage one another!"
Her Personal Heroes
"My parents are the true heroes in my life – for all of the love, support and encouragement they have given me. I still call on both of them today for advice! And there’s Oprah – for inspiring and encouraging so many people to move beyond the hardship and limitations in their lives to find the peace, love and joy that we all deserve."
Well done, and congratulations, Heather!