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Susan Heystee, Board Member, Investor, Advisor, CRO, and Managing Director at Golden Seeds

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Most recently, Executive Vice-President of Global Software as a Service (SaaS) company with a sustained track record of driving revenue growth, leading go-to-market strategy, scaling global sales, innovating client value and streamlining operations. Thirty plus years as an executive involved with critical enterprise platforms that have transformed a wide range of companies, both private and public, from utilities to transportation, field service, homecare and home delivery utilizing advanced technologies including: SaaS, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics.

Major strengths are proven expertise in successful go-to-market strategies, management of highly talented and globally located personnel, communications with C-Level executives, and extensive enterprise SaaS knowledge and experience.

Current focus is on leveraging my knowledge and experience to help other companies desiring to grow rapidly utilizing market driven strategies, effective sales organizations, and Information Technology by serving as an active member of their Board of Directors.


Board Experience

Director, 2018 to Present, Audit Committee Member since 2019

Ouster Inc. a venture capital backed industry-leading firm that builds high-resolution 3D lidar sensors for use in autonomous vehicles, robotics, drones, mapping and more.


Past Achievements

  • Leading a Start-up through Series A to Successful Strategic Exit
  • Operator with experience increasing Profitability and Productivity
  • Scaling Global Sales and Go-to-Market Strategy
  • Developing Strategic Ecosystem Partnerships and Channels



2018 Harvard Business School, Women on Corporate Boards 2016 Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program

1986 Bachelor of Mathematics, University of Waterloo, graduated with Honors