Max Brickman

Max is the Managing Partner of Heartland Ventures, which he founded in 2016.  Heartland was formed to do what no other venture capital fund has d

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Mary Kenney

Mary joined Heartland in 2022 as an Associate on the Investing team and transitioned to the Community team in 2024. In this role at Heartland, Ma

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Ryan Leeper

Ryan joined Heartland in 2023 as an Associate on the Investment team. In this role at Heartland, Ryan manages deal sourcing, due diligence, and co

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Conor McGuinness

Conor joined Heartland in 2019 as a Principal and now serves as Partner, overseeing the firm’s Community team. In this role, Conor leads engagement with LPs and Midwest industry leaders to ensure the Heartland’s p

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John Passen

John Passen

John joined Heartland in 2023 as Controller. In this role, John oversees all financial operations at the firm. Prior to joining Heartland, John served in a variety of roles with both large corporations and venture-

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Cali Schott

Cali joined Heartland in 2022 as an Operations Associate. In this role at Heartland, Cali supports the firm's managing partner while working along

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Austin Westerfeld

Austin joined Heartland in 2021 as an Associate on the Community team and transitioned to the Investment team in 2023. In his role at Heartland, Austin manages deal sourcing, due diligence, and co-investor relations.

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Tom Williams

Tom joined Heartland in 2022 as a Principal on the Community team. In this role, Tom leads engagement with LPs and Midwest industry leaders to ensure the Heartland’s portfolio aligns with their strategic and financi

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