Our Leadership Team

Our corporate leadership team promotes a relentless pursuit of excellence, integrity, responsibility, and innovation. Operating from these values in partnership with our associates has allowed our corporate leadership team to establish a track record of repeatedly meeting or exceeding key milestones in building a dynamic technology company.


Heliae’s team has secured over one hundred million dollars of investment from strategic investors that are associated with some of the world’s most successful companies. Our team has employed these investments to develop a production facility that is producing multiple commercial products backed by significant ongoing research. Notable among many recent successes, our corporate leadership team has overseen the launch of two commercial products, the large scale production of a cutting edge microalgae product for a contract research partner, and the launch of an international joint venture.

Eric Lichtenheld

President & CEO

Barb Freund

Chief Financial Officer

Russell Raymond

Chief Operating Officer

Chad Bush

Vice President of North American Sales

Cassidy Million

Vice President of Ag Science

Arisbet Chavez

Director of Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance

Matt Saunders

Vice President of Algal R&D

Stephanie Schwartz

Vice President of Human Resources

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