Heard has 45 years’ combined experience in industry and marketing, having served as an industrial operations and training manager for Ethyl Corp. in Baton Rouge before founding BIC Alliance in 1984. Heard has spent the past 30 years helping grow industrial service companies through marketing and sales consultation, mergers and acquisitions, and executive recruiting. He has also published nine books and offers keynote speaking and marketing consultation. In 2013, BIC Media Solutions began expanding into acquisitions and investments, which led to expansion into film and video funding, co-production, and marketing in 2014. BIC Media Solutions has since produced the short film, “Classic Restoration,” and also the feature length film, “A Gift Horse,” which will premiere at the Christian Worldview Film Festival.