Heading up HR for a startup isn’t a job for someone who likes her days predictable. But for Heidi Wilkens, the sense that “It’s never the same day twice,” is one of the things she loves about working at MetaVision. Responsible for setting human resources strategies, practices and policies, Heidi focuses her considerable energy on attracting, motivating and supporting the talented professionals who make up MVM.
“When people ask me what makes this a fun company to work for, I tell them it’s the balance,” she says. “We work hard, and we play hard. We’re still in startup mode in some ways, and because we’re still a small company, I’m able to have that one-on-one connection with all of our employees. We have a smart, creative, innovative group of people here, and I’m excited to be part of that.”
Heidi joined MVM in 2015, and has been in other roles within GroupM since 2011. Most recently, she was People Development Director for MEC, responsible for creating, managing and implementing a wide range of people and culture programs within the company. She has been a human resources professional working in Manhattan since 2001. When she’s not at work, Heidi likes to travel, work out and spend time with her husband and two children. She holds a bachelor of science degree in business management from St. Francis College.