Heather Stratford—Stronger International, Inc. founder and CEO—is a thought leader in small business and the cybersecurity field. As a speaker, few can captivate and hold an audience’s attention better. Heather has keynoted conferences at Universities nationwide and speaks at organizations across the country. The breadth of her experience, along with her specialty in technology, enables her to bring new vision to complicated current events and their potential impacts on current business practices.

Heather is currently the CEO of Stronger International, Inc. She has lead technology teams throughout her career, which has spanned the fields of publishing, manufacturing, technology, food services, contractor services, and transportation. She specializes in start-ups and young organizations. She has successfully launched two of her own national companies: Moxie Marketing, a technology integrator for the Marketing Industry, and Stronger International, Inc., a cybersecurity firm.

Stronger International’s core business is working to make companies and organizations stronger across the globe. Heather is a technology influencer, helping organizations become more secure and compliant with the latest in cybersecurity tools and training. As cybersecurity regulations change and evolve, Heather and her team, consults with organizations helping them learn how to maintain their readiness and compliance.

Her educational background includes an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. She now specializes in cybersecurity and the impact it has on businesses of all sizes.

In 2019, Heather became a National Tory Burch Fellow and received a scholarship to the 10,000 Small Businesses National Program for entrepreneurs with Babson College and Goldman Sacs. In 2018, Heather received the Women in Business Leadership Award from Whitworth University. She is a past Board Member of the Community Security Coalition a regional non-profit who helps provide cyber and technology education.

Heather volunteers in her community working with youth in schools, in sports (coaching for years), in her church and with national organizations like Scouts BSA. Heather is an active member of one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the world. Heather was a service missionary in Guatemala and Belize during the Guatemala Civil War in the 1990’s.

In her spare time, Heather enjoys traveling and has visited over 34 countries, lived internationally and enjoys exploring remote locations. She is PADI open water dive certified and has won or placed in her share of tri-athalons and races. Heather has an amazing husband who, is the founder of a regional Internet Service Provider and together they have 5 children.