Heidi Sinclair, a 30-year communications and marketing veteran, recently joined Weber Shandwick as president of its Global Technology Practice. She is responsible for overseeing the firm’s work with clients including Samsung, Motorola, Juniper, Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft. Previously, Heidi was CEO for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she served as the personal advisor to Bill and Melinda Gates on all communications matters. Prior to that, she was CEO for Burson-Marsteller EMEA with oversight for over 60 operations across the region. Heidi was also global chairman of technology for Burson-Marsteller and the client leader for several of the company’s largest clients including SAP, HP, Sun and Apple. Heidi also founded two companies, the first at age 23. She is on the board of several venture-backed consumer companies and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN and authors a blog for the Huffington Post.