Heather Redman, co-founder and managing partner of the Seattle-based Flying Fish Partners venture capital firm, is the newest member of the Washington State University Board of Regents.
She replaces Laura Jennings on the board and will serve until Sept. 30, 2021.
Redman has extensive experience as an investor in leadership roles at startups. Flying Fish Partners was founded in 2016 to raise venture capital to invest in early-stage software technology companies located in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. Redman previously has served as senior vice president at AtomShockwave, Inc., Getty Images, Inc., PhotoDisc, Inc., Indix Corporation and Summit Power Group.
“We are delighted to welcome Heather to the board,” said WSU President Kirk Schulz. “Incorporating a mindset of entrepreneurship and innovation more fully into the WSU culture is critical to the University’s future, particularly as we pursue our goal of becoming one of the country’s top 25 public research universities. Heather’s expertise and knowledge will be invaluable to advancing our efforts.”
Redman also serves on the boards of the Washington Technology Industry Association (vice chair), the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce (chair), the Hawthorn Club, Global EIR Coalition and Beneficial State Bank (audit and technology committees). She has served on the boards of several privately held companies and many industry associations and non-profit companies as well as on numerous advisory boards.
“I’m honored to have a chance to serve the WSU community,” Redman said. “Cutting-edge research, great educators and ambitious, talented students are the backbone of world-leading innovation and great young companies. WSU is a powerful force for innovation today and is poised to achieve even greater impact in the coming years. I can’t wait to be part of the team.”
Redman earned a law degree (with distinction) from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from Reed College.