HelpSystems CEO to Help Establish Dominance as the Leading Platform in the Freelance and Contingent Workforce Management Space
MINNEAPOLIS – April 7, 2016 – Field Nation, the leading marketplace platform for contingent and on-demand workforce management, today announced the appointment of Chris Heim to its Board of Directors. Heim is currently the CEO of HelpSystems, a 400-person infrastructure software company located in Eden Prairie, MN. He brings with him a strong track record of success serving previous successful stints as CEO of Axium Software, Amcom Software, and HighJump Software. In addition to being a board member at Field Nation, he proudly serves on the board of Calabrio, a workforce management and analytics solutions provider.
“Chris brings a huge amount of experience helping growing companies streamline their operations and accelerate their growth,” said Mynul Khan, founder and CEO of the company. “As the freelance workforce continues to grow, the rise of contingent labor as a key strategic pillar for business will become a cornerstone of the economy. Chris will help us drive the enterprise pivot to the blended workforce through a combination of contingent labor and field force management, and we’re so pleased to have him join our team.”
Under Heim’s leadership, HighJump Software grew tenfold from 1997 to 2006, making it the fastest growing company in their market space. In 2002, HighJump received the Tekne Award from the Minnesota High Technology Association as the Top Emerging Software Company. In 2003, Heim was selected as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
“I’m very excited to join one of the fastest growing companies in the country and I look forward to working with this dynamic, talented team,” said Chris Heim. “With my experience and the growing need for contingent workers, I am honored to join Field Nation as they continue to play a strong role in connecting companies with independent expertise around the world.”
Field Nation has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the country and was named to the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies in America list in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, Field Nation was recognized as the top freelancer management systems (FMS) platform by Staffing Industry Analysts, and also received the Tekne award as the top business in information technology services. Last month, Field Nation was named as the Best Breakout Business of 2016 by the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce.
About Field Nation
Field Nation (fieldnation.com) is the most complete Freelancer Management System (FMS) and SaaS-based project-management solution available. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis, has more than 100 employees, and was listed on the 2013 and 2014 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies. In 2014, the company recorded more than $100 million in marketplace transactions. With more than 70,000 service providers in its network, Field Nation serves as a catalyst for business growth and ensures successful collaborations around the world.