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Heather Fleming

Gilt
Senior Director, PMO
US
As Senior Director of the Program Management Organization at Gilt, Heather Fleming oversees the execution of strategic technology initiatives across the companys 170-member tech team. Her chief aim: to challenge the status quo of project management best practices by continually experimenting with agile project management methodologies. Since joining Gilt in 2010, Heather has directed a wide variety of customer-facing, international, and back office projects instrumental to the ecommerce leaders continued growth and success. Most recently, she guided the launch of Gilt Direct: a self-service platform for third-party vendors to easily sell their products directly on Gilt.com. She is also a certified facilitator in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and coaches individuals on how to improve team dynamics and performance by adopting techniques meant to increase self-awareness and empathy. Before joining Gilt, Heather was the Director of Project Management for XO Group, a leading multimedia, life-stage company best known for TheKnot.com. In this role she guided the development of XO Groups customer-facing content strategy--managing the launches of TheNest.com for newlyweds and TheBump.com for expecting parents.Heather has presented talks at national tech conferences and at NYC venues including the Atlassian Summit, the Agile Development Conference East, AgileNYC, Neo and IsPossible Women in Tech.