Heather Urkuski, SVP of Technology for Payouts Network, is an experienced leader and advocate with a passion for aligning people, processes, and technology. Before joining the Payouts Network team, Heather managed the technology for Yellowstone General Stores as well as hotels in West Yellowstone and Whitefish, Montana. She successfully built and led a high-performing regional team for Delaware North where she continued to take on progressive leadership roles within the Global Technology organization. During her first year with Payouts Network, Heather helped lead the technology team through a successful new product launch, onboarding a major financial client, migrating an airline client from a pilot program to a commercial agreement, in addition to building and growing the engineering team here in Bozeman. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Albright College, Heather has two decades of professional experience in the technology field span manufacturing, academia, hospitality, and now fintech. She is also a wellness advocate, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and Registered Yoga Teacher, and former small business owner of Breathelight Yoga Studio.
As part of this #CourageToCreate track, Heather will speak about barriers and boundaries: Feeling stuck or bored in your career? Seeing a need for a change but not sure how or where to start? Experiencing burnout from lack of personal and professional boundaries? I have lived experience with all of the above and am happy to share what worked well for me, what I am doing now, and tangible steps I took to create balance for a happier and healthier life.