Heath’s unique skillset helps clients to thrive no matter the business climate. Driven by a passion for helping others, he works closely with industry and firm leaders to position firms for success through growth and innovation. He is a popular coach and speaker for firm and conference presentations.
Before joining Upstream Academy, Heath spent over a decade as the National Growth Manager and Director of Business Development for one of the top accounting firms in the United States. In this role, he led a multi-disciplinary team of 20, focusing on strategic growth plans, development and launch of new services and industry verticals, leveraging firm data, and firm-wide business development training.
His leadership style has been influenced by numerous past and present industry leaders. These include 212 degree concepts, as well as books such as The Power of Positive Leadership, Fearless and Lone Survivor.
Heath grew up in a small town and a family-owned business. He and his wife Emily focus on faith, family, friends and health in their spare time. He refers to his two precious kids as his innovation team because they generate a lot of ideas that require his help or intervention.