Heliae Strengthens Its Leadership Team

In advancing its mission to fight global climate threats, Heliae announced today the addition of two more global leaders to its growing team. Each brings the expertise and commitment necessary to help the organization create sustainable impact.

Barbara Freund joins as Chief Financial Officer bringing more than 30 years of extensive financial and leadership experience. Prior to Heliae, Barbara served as CFO at Road Machinery, a Mitsui company, where she was a key steward of growth. She has also been in the leadership tier as CFO at Lawrence Semiconductor Laboratories, ATMI, as well as Innovian where she also served on the board of directors. Barbara is a C.P.A and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from Arizona State University.

Heliae gains a seasoned Human Resources Director with Stephanie Schwartz. A human resource leader and corporate training specialist for more than 20 years, Stephanie brings exceptional experience in the management, direction and leadership of HR operations, benefits administration, budget management, and strategic HR business planning. Prior to joining Heliae, Stephanie served as the Director of Human Resources at Aerostar Group. She has been instrumental in shaping the corporate cultures and employer brands of Global Water Management, Choice Hotels International and Best Western International where she led human resources and training functions. Stephanie holds a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Arizona State University.

Eric Lichtenheld, President and CEO of Heliae, remarked, “We are excited to have Barbara and Stephanie join Heliae and support our mission to give our planet its first, best chance for sustainable impact from the soil up. They complement our purpose-oriented culture, and we believe their contributions will help us take bigger leaps forward. ” He added that Heliae’s ability to attract world class talent is crucial to realizing the company’s goals, “This is where responsibility and capability meet and those who want to help humanity secure a place in the future should explore joining us.”