As a partner and the chief partnership and communications officer at Deerfield, Heidelberger is responsible for relationships with investors, partner companies, academic institutions and other interested parties. Heidelberger is actively involved in Deerfield’s academic collaborations and other partnering. Prior to this role, Heidelberger was a trader at Deerfield for more than a decade. Before joining Deerfield in 2002, Heidelberger was a vice president in the sales and trading division of Merrill Lynch. While in that role, she served as a conflicts coordinator in the mergers and acquisitions department, responsible for ensuring that Merrill Lynch was clear of legal and business conflicts of interest before the firm was able to accept an assignment.
Heidelberger has more than 17 years of experience in healthcare and 24 years in finance, and she has a deep understanding of the many factors that affect healthcare stakeholders. Heidelberger also has a passion for entrepreneurship and is involved in the Deerfield Break in the Boardroom and Women in Science Programs. Heidelberger is currently serving on the board of New York Bio and the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures.
Heidelberger graduated from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and earned her master’s degree from Harvard Business School.