Heather Sands

​Heather Sands is a Business Analysis Manager within the Media & Technology Services (MTS) division of Viacom Media Networks with a focus on the company’s Rights Management and Licensing systems and strategy. With well over 15 years’ experience in this challenging and exciting space, she joined as a consultant in 2007 and was brought onto staff in 2010. In this role, she provides subject matter expertise, analysis, and client support working with the Business and Legal Affairs department and various business units exploiting content globally on an enterprise Rights Management system across all Viacom Media Networks.


In addition, she is responsible for working with the International Program Sales department to spearhead the replacement of their existing licensing and sales system. Serving as Project Manager and Business Analyst, she is leading the effort from requirements gathering, process definition and RFP through vendor selection, design, training and implementation.


Heather began her career in cable at Discovery Communications, Inc. back in 1997. She was an intern during her Senior Year at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and was hired full-time after graduating with a degree in Psychology and Spanish. In the decade that followed, she held positions of increasing responsibility in the Content Management and Business & Legal Affairs departments, playing an integral role in the company’s Rights Management initiatives. She then made the successful transition to the technology side when she left Discovery and the D.C. metro area to join Viacom and take on NYC.


Heather currently resides in Manhattan, where she particularly enjoys taking advantage of the city’s musical, theatre, and culinary delights. She is a proud Jersey girl born and bred and an even prouder aunt to a beautiful nephew and niece.