Heather Brunner

Heather Brunner


As Chairwoman and CEO of WP Engine, Heather Brunner has steered WP Engine through hyper-growth into global technology leadership. WP Engine is home to many of the WordPress community's most beloved brands including WP Engine, Flywheel, Local, Advanced Custom Fields, and Genesis. Heather has led the expansion of WP Engine from an Austin start-up to a global brand with 1200+ team members around the world with hubs in Austin, Brisbane, Limerick, London, Omaha, and Krakow to now serve millions of customers in more than 150 countries. A 30-year technology veteran, Heather has generated billions in enterprise value, delivered growth, and led business strategy for privately funded new ventures and Fortune 500 companies.

During her tenure as WP Engine CEO, Heather has been honored by Great Place to Work with the CEO Leadership for All award, EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Central Texas, the Austin Business Journal Best CEO award, and a Stevie Award for executive leadership. Heather serves on the board of directors for Camden Property Trust (NYSE: CPT), an S&P 500 company. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international economics from Trinity University.

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