"Throughout my communications career, I learned that when dealing with people, there’s experience and skill – you can read that on a resume. But what you can’t see, the intangibles, are what can make or break a deal. No one fits perfectly into a box, it’s the ‘je ne sais quois’ that makes them unique and a fit for our clients."
A native Californian turned Michigan transplant, Michaela comes to Heyman Associates with over 20 years of experience in communications across the technology, consumer, lifestyle, automotive and mobility sectors. She honed her craft growing up in San Francisco-based technology PR agencies before moving in-house to the likes of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Apple and Ford. Having worked closely with start-ups and large corporations, Michaela’s worked on the launch of everything from the first Fitbit to the first Apple Watch, to Apple retail stores across the globe, to the 2020 Ford Escape.
Michaela has served as a trusted advisor providing strategic guidance to companies across the globe. Known for her calm and professional demeanor, she prides herself in being authentic. With so many similarities between search and communications, she finds her role as Client Partner at Heyman Associates a wonderfully natural transition.
When she’s not at the office, Michaela focuses on spending as much time with her family as possible. Painting is a passion, when she has the time, as is spending time with close friends. She likes to be active when she can, whether it’s a quick workout or walking, swimming, tennis or snow skiing.