As Ephesoft continues to grow, employees are a critical part of who we are as a company and represent our values, brand and drive innovation. Get to know some of our team members and enjoy many more to come.

Heather Brunelli, Director of Professional Services & Education

Almost 4 years at Ephesoft

Heather Brunelli joined Ephesoft in 2014, just a few years after its founding when the office could barely hold 10 people. Despite a long track record of success at larger companies, she ached for growth and yearned to make an impact that only a start-up would allow. In the world of corporations and machinery, Heather has always been more than “just a number.”

Dream BIG.

These are the words that Heather has lived by. From growing up in Crown Point, Indiana, to attending Purdue University and Valparaiso University (double majoring in Math and Education), to seizing new opportunities in California. 

Heather was Ephesoft’s first Project Manager. In the early days, she was handling up to 11 implementation projects at a time. Despite the overwhelming challenges that come with start-ups, Heather has successfully navigated each obstacle with an open approach in learning and collaboration. “We’re an international company. The customers are knocking. The team is exploding. Timelines are crazy. Cultural communication is huge. I need to manage up. I need to manage down. I learn and grow every single day.” It is through this vigor and commitment to growth that Heather has become a key executive, serving as Director of Professional Services and Education. Under her leadership, a team of 14 employees scattered throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, helps customers streamline processes and boost productivity.

In addition to playing a critical role in customer success, Heather assisted in creating the Ephesoft events committee to help build the Ephesoft culture while adding value to our local community. “Work doesn’t always have to be serious all the time. It’s great to be able to spend time with co-workers with whom we may not always work closely outside of the office. It’s another way of bonding, while also adding value to our community.”

With a “work hard, play hard” mentality, Heather spends her free time planning for new adventures while exploring the beaches, art scene, and amazing restaurants, right outside her doorstep in Laguna Beach. Living in Southern California allows her to easily enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and is currently training for a 10k run with one of her co-workers.

“One of the reasons I joined Ephesoft is that our executive team encourages you to grow. My voice is heard, and my opinions are valued. I get to help put systems into place, build an amazing team and contribute to a thriving business. I wouldn’t have gotten where I am without the support of my team. I consider myself lucky to be a part of this growing company.”