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About Us

Working as trusted partner, we are an extension to your team, helping you achieve your Workday goals. Whether during pre-project planning, implementation support, or while leading later phases of work – our elite team charts the course and gets the job done.

Our team works ethically and with integrity and recognizes that our employees all bring different skills and experiences to the table. We not only recognize diversity, we celebrate it.

We're Inclusive

We empower our employees to be who they are, to build skills, and to use them to their fullest capacity.

We're not Order-takers

​We dig in with our clients and pursue what's best for them in the long run, even if it's not clear in the short-term.

We're Resourceful

We find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties, resolve problems, and tackle some of the toughest challenges.

We're on Your Side

​As your "friends in the know", we operate as part of your team, not as a third-party vendor.

​​​We're Versatile

We have people with multiple talents in Workday (e.g., functions, modules). With us, you get both depth and breadth of experience.

We're a Team

We collaborate, problem solve, and celebrate successes together. When someone needs help, the full Helios team is ready and willing to jump in.


Trevor is an experienced leader with significant expertise in leading global projects and programs, establishing and leading program management offices, project initiations, solution design, planning, resourcing, financial control, procurement, contract management and organizational change management. Trevor is known for bringing calm to challenging situations and finding solutions to complex problems.

Trevor Lee

Co-founder & CEO

Nick is a pragmatic senior HR technology leader with 25 years of experience designing and implementing complex HR solutions. In his 12+ years of leading Workday HCM implementations, Nick has built global solution architecture expertise in HCM Core, Payroll, Benefits, Recruiting, Advanced Compensation, Time Tracking, Absence Management and Scheduling. A master at business process design, Nick thrives on complex global projects that require real experience and expertise to meet the needs of end users around the world.

Nick Stevens

Co-Founder & Executive Vice President - Helios Consulting

Charley has 28 years of experience delivering enterprise business and technology solutions, with the past 12 years focused exclusively on Workday. Along the way, Charley has built, motivated, and provided high-level leadership to top-performing teams to deliver complex, innovative solutions for our clients under the strictest deadlines. In addition Charley continues to provide Workday Solution Architecture expertise for our customers, and is passionate about staying at the forefront of emerging Workday technologies in order to help customers expand and optimize their Workday investments.

Charley Opstad

Executive Vice President, R&D

Lori is a global People leader known for developing talent to enable and accelerate business results. While leading high performing People teams across various industries and geographies, Lori has excelled at building strong business partnerships and leading large organizational transformations while enhancing leadership capability and the employee experience. Her value driven and technology enabled approach has resonated with leadership teams as she drives alignment between business objectives and People strategies to maximize impact.

Lori Partain

Chief People Officer

Kevin Nehring brings 25 years of value-based sales experience in enterprise technology to Helios Consulting. He has been in leadership positions for the last 12 years at high performing SAAS companies including 6 years at Workday. He will be building a highly collaborative go to market team that is centered on our clients. He is passionate about delivering business results for our clients and assisting them with developing their technology expertise for long term success.

Kevin Nehring

Vice President of Sales

Since joining Helios in 2021, Christy has been instrumental in the growth of Helios' Consulting team. Christy leads the team of consultants and is responsible for the successful delivery of client engagements. She brings over 15 years of software implementation and consulting leadership experience, of which the last 7 have been on SAAS platforms. Christy has a wealth of knowledge in creative problem solving, cultivating high performing teams and identifying project approaches to drive stakeholder value. Prior to Helios, Christy grew a professional services team from the ground up.

Christy Kusilek

Vice President, Professional Services

With over 15 years of experience in Human Resources, including 8 years in the Workday ecosystem, Stephenie has built a reputation for delivering best in class solutions while fostering the growth and development of others. As a prior HR Technology leader tasked with building teams to deploy and support Workday globally, she knows all too well the challenges and opportunities associated with the Workday talent pipeline. In addition, Stephenie is known for her skills in orchestrating large-scale, cross-functional programs and guiding organizations through transformative periods of change.

Stephenie Wagner

Director, Horizons Program

Matt brings over 15 years of finance, accounting, M&A and leadership experience to Helios Consulting. Prior to Helios, he served as the VP of Finance at a Chicago-based IT company, where he built out the accounting and finance function from the ground up. Matt enhances the finance function by focusing on people and processes while providing timely, relevant data and analysis to drive informed decisions.

Matt Clark

Vice President of Finance

With over 20 years of HR experience, including 8 years with Workday, Carrie provides strategic insights and practical solutions for business challenges. She specializes in all HCM Workday modules, with a passion for HCM Core, Recruiting, Security, Talent, and Compensation. Carrie excels in supporting clients from pre-contract through implementation, post-go-live enhancements, compliance, and building internal Workday teams. Her collaborative approach helps clients optimize their Workday investment by anticipating and mitigating challenges.

Carrie May

Vice President, HCM Consulting

Our Board

Leighanne Levensaler

Leighanne has spent her 25-year career operating at the intersection of people, career development, and technology. She currently serves on the board of directors for Guild Education, Legion Technologies, and Jobcase, in addition to Helios. She is also a senior advisor for Opportunity@Work and contributes as an advisory board member for Landit and League. Previously, Leighanne was Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Workday where she led the organization responsible for developing integrated business strategies.

Leighanne Levensaler

Joseph is a Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School (HBS) and co-leads the school’s initiative: Managing the Future of Work. He is the principal author of "Dismissed by Degrees: How Degree Inflation is Undermining U.S. Competitiveness and Hurting America’s Middle Class" and "Bridge the Gap: Rebuilding America’s Middle Skills", both of which explore the value of degrees. Prior to HBS, Joseph founded the global consulting firm, Monitor Group, which was acquired by Deloitte in 2013.

Joseph Fuller

Ryan is a Managing Director at Achieve Partners and the primary author of "A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College" and "College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education". Ryan’s commentary on education and workforce regularly appears in Forbes, TechCrunch, Inside Higher Education, Fortune, HR Dive, and VentureBeat, among others. Ryan also co-founded Apprenticeships for America, a national nonprofit dedicated to scaling apprenticeships in the U.S., and University Ventures.

Ryan Craig

Lauren is an Associate at Achieve Partners. Prior to joining Achieve, Lauren worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in their Digital practice focusing on building solutions at the intersection of business and technology. Her work spanned the topics of online learning, future of work, eCommerce acceleration, and digital marketing across education and consumer/retail clients. Lauren is also passionate about mentorship and works with high school students in NYC's public schools through the iMentor program.

Lauren Goldman