Q&A With HelpSystems CEO Chris Heim On New Ownership & Tech Talent

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By Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune

“CEO Chris Heim took over one of the Twin Cities’ largest software and IT-services firms in 2014. Before joining HelpSystems, Heim was CEO of Axium Software, a Portland, Ore.-based software company that was sold to Deltek in 2014. From 2007 to 2012, Heim was CEO of Amcom Software, which grew revenue from $12 million to $52 million during his tenure. Heim, who earned undergraduate and MBA degrees from the University of St. Thomas, started as a college intern in 1986 at HighJump Software. Over a decade, he had a variety of roles before becoming CEO in 1997. HighJump grew from $8 million in sales to about $80 million in 2006, when it was sold. Heim, 54, a veritable graybeard of the software trade, said a key challenge in a strong economy is finding good people.

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