With a background in economic development, capital markets, and finance, Emily Heintz brings technical and practical expertise to her role as Associate Director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association. Heintz supports Michigan’s vibrant venture capital community by developing the MVCA Research Report, planning educational and networking events, managing talent programs, and advocating for Michigan’s entrepreneurial community.
Prior to joining the MVCA in 2013, Heintz was a Capital Markets Associate at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. She designed, implemented and managed the MEDC’s capital markets programs, including the 21st Century Investment Fund, Accelerator Funds, Venture Development Fund, EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, Urban Investment Program, and direct investments made in venture capital firms around the state. Earlier, Heintz was the Accounting Manager at Ann Arbor SPARK, a non-profit economic development organization aimed at establishing the Ann Arbor region as a destination for business expansion, retention, and location by identifying and meeting the needs of business at every stage. She also worked as an auditor with Plante Moran, the 13th largest certified public accounting and business advisory firm in the United States offering audit, accounting, tax and business advisory consulting services.
Heintz holds both a Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Science in Accounting from the Michigan State University