meet the team

Leslie Heyer

Founder & President

Leslie is both our champion chief and cheerleader. Prior to her life as a social entrepreneur, Leslie worked in advertising helping brands ranging from software start-ups to blue chip consumer product companies develop marketing and business development strategies.  In the office we call her "Higher" because she constantly inspires us to raise the bar and do everything better. She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a B.A. from Georgetown University.

  • 50 Most Talented Innovators, 
    2015 CSR World Congress

  • Business Action on Health Award, 2014 Global Business Council & Global Health Council

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Ann Mullen

Vice President

Ann develops and oversees client relations, customer management, and health education. She is an unflappable, cool-headed professional, who has heard it all in her 17+ years at Cycle Technologies. Prior to her work with us, Ann worked in human resources at Deutsche Bank, where she gleaned her skills in crisis management and general fire extinguishing.  If she weren’t working here, you would most likely find her managing an E.R. She received her B.A. degree from Iowa State University and is our resident grammarian.

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Alev Sezer-Jacobs

MARCOM Director

Alev joined the team in 2014 to lead our business and strategy efforts. She brings an open mind and fresh ideas to every conversation. She dreams big and makes sure that everyone in the room does the same. Even better, she sees the specific steps required to get there. Prior to working with us, Alev founded a successful creative & technology agency where she learned to work with every personality imaginable.  A native Washingtonian, she is always inexplicably drawn towards the most interesting person in the room. She holds a B.A. in communications with a concentration in cross-cultural psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and a PhD from the School of Life.

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