Heidi Suzanne Cruz is a businesswoman from the United States. Since 2012, she has been a managing director at Goldman Sachs.
Cruz attended Claremont McKenna College, the Université libre de Bruxelles, and Harvard Business School for her academic education.
Cruz worked as an economic policy adviser for George W. Bush’s presidential campaign in 2000 and later served in the Bush administration in numerous capacities, including as a Treasury Department and National Security Council advisor. She began her career as a private wealth manager at Goldman Sachs in 2005.
Nelson met her future husband Ted Cruz while working as an economic policy director for the Bush for President campaign in 2000. She went on to work for the Bush administration after marrying Ted Cruz in 2001, starting as a top deputy to US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick, focusing on economic issues.
Heidi married Ted Cruz, the future United States Senator, in 2001 and they have two daughters together. She took a leave of absence from her job to work as his top fundraiser and surrogate during his 2016 presidential campaign.
In 2002, Cruz was the director of the Department of Treasury’s Latin America desk. Between jobs, she taught herself how to speak Spanish.