Heath Black joined Signalfire as Head of Product in 2021 to lead Beacon Talent and other machine-learning initiatives that help make our portfolio companies' lives better.
Before joining SignalFire, Heath was a senior product manager at Facebook (2017-2021), where he worked in the Facebook Reality Labs organization on various machine learning products for the Facebook + Rayban smart glasses collaboration. Before joining Facebook, Heath worked at several startups across Seed to Series A– Appstores, Chirpify, and Imzy. He also worked at Reddit from 2014-16, where he focused on building out new business lines to monetize the site. His favorite product at Reddit was the subscription box he worked on for cat owners. The box people received could be refolded into a tiny cat house.
Heath received a B.A. from Oklahoma Wesleyan University, where he studied English, with history and communications minors. He received his M.A. from DePaul University in English with a focus on Modern Irish Literature. He's a published poet, avid golfer, bookworm, NBA enthusiast, and father of two rambunctious boys.