heather hope

Vice President, Communications

I joined TalenTrust six-plus years ago with no experience in recruiting and after many years managing public relations and marketing, mainly for nonprofits. Mission is very important to me. When I understood Kathleen’s vision for TalenTrust, to disrupt the broken recruitment industry and replace it with a new approach to talent and culture, I was intrigued—and then hooked. 

Our challenge is to convince leaders of growing companies who value their people that recruiting is truly broken, and to offer guidance and support in switching to more strategic practices. My role in the firm encompasses branding, strategic communications, expert positioning. 

Working with this amazing team makes every day exciting and meaningful. We see things differently and prove our thinking through our own practices and our work with clients. TalenTrust values its team members as whole people. We understand that they may be caregivers or athletes or community members. We want to support them in all aspects of their personal and professional growth. Our culture is a microcosm of what we encourage our clients to support and develop in their organizations—because it works!

Before joining TalenTrust, I led public relations efforts at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science to drive attendance to blockbuster exhibitions, build community support for building expansion, and oversee communication during a high-profile Ice Age fossil discovery. I also established public relations, communication and marketing functions to help position Boulder-based Work Options Group for dramatic growth and successful acquisition. My early career included communication roles at Junior Achievement, Up with People, and the Denver Public Library. I earned my MBA from the University of Colorado and BA in journalism from Colorado State University. Education, literacy and women’s empowerment are important causes for me; I serve on the board of directors for Girls Inc. of Metro Denver.

I’m a Colorado-native and outdoor lover. Once a globe trotter, I’m now happy to enjoy adventures closer to home with my husband and two young children.

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."
—Muhammad Ali