Heidi Bastel

Vice President, Finance

I’ve lived in the Bay Area my whole life — most of it right in San Francisco — so startups are in my blood. And I got my start at one of the most inspiring tech companies around, Electronic Arts. It was while working at EA, both before and after they went public, that I really began to form the vision for what’s become my career — the convergence of technology and finance, and the importance of working with amazing people.

I was lucky enough to spend time at Barclays Global Investors and connect with people who I’m still working with today at Alight. We’ve worked together at three different companies — across many roles — and time and again, have built successes.

I’ve done just about every job you can think of and all of these experiences have given me a special sense of how to work with people, how all the pieces and parts of a business fit and how to improve how they work together.

When I’m not working, I’m learning and trying new things. I’m a trained pastry chef, pretty serious surfer and look for any excuse I can find to be outside and enjoying the city that I love.

Career Experience
Alight, Inc. — Vice President, Finance
Course Smart — Controller
Heliodyne — Senior Finance Executive
BGI/Blackrock — Chief Administrative Officer
Quantal International — SVP
Strategy Capital — Chief Administrative Officer
Fisher Investments — Assistant Director
TenFold — Manager, Client Services
BGI/Blackrock — Director
Synon — Manager
Electronic Arts — Supervisor

Education
MBA Accounting and Finance, San Francisco State University
BS Accounting, San Francisco State University
Certificate, Baking and Pastry Arts, California Culinary Academy