Ideanomics, a company focused on driving the adoption of commercial electric vehicles and associated energy consumption, appointed Kristen Helsel to the role of chief revenue officer. Helsel will drive the company’s growth, performance and strategy, as well as the alignment of the organization’s revenue-generating departments.
“Kristen has a proven track record for growing revenues in both the automotive and energy management industries as well as building and leading high-performing sales teams,” Alf Poor, CEO of Ideanomics, said. “We are excited to bring someone on board with experience at the intersection between automotive and energy that is essential to successful EV adoption. Kristen joins Ideanomics at an important time when we are poised for growth in all of our markets.”
Helsel has more than 20 years of experience creating and delivering P&L results through team leadership along with experience combining business and financial strategies with tactical executions to optimize short- and long-term gains. She has grown new business around disruptive technologies by identifying, negotiating and closing global deals.
Prior to Ideanomics, Helsel was a partner at DKS Investments, where she consulted for organizations in renewables and tech, including Solar+Storage, EV charging, drones, robotics and SaaS revenue development. Previously, she was chief revenue officer for Pika Energy, which was eventually sold to Generac Power Systems, where she was the senior vice president of sales for Generac. Prior to Pika, Helsel was the vice president and general manager for AeroVironment’s electric vehicles solutions team. Helsel was named one of Automotive News’ “Electrifying 100: The 100 Most Influential People” in the EV industry and has closed multiple OEM agreements.
“I’m excited to be joining Ideanomics to help accelerate the growth of the company and EV adoption in commercial vehicles,” Helsel said. “The company has put together a dynamic team and compelling products. I was attracted by the company’s global vision and progress as a leader in the fast-growing commercial EV market, and I am looking forward to leading Ideanomics’ revenue development as the business continues to scale.”
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