Our Team Leaders

Executive Team


Frank Helle
Chief Executive Officer

Frank is at the helm of Axian, a 26 year privately-held web-services engineering firm building custom software and data solutions enabling digital commerce, real-time collaboration, and data-based decision making.

Prior to Axian, he was a senior global manager at Monsanto Company. During that career, he lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

Aside from positioning Axian to be “built to last,” Frank mentors local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon.

Frank is Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Technology Association of Oregon. He served on the Board of the Association for Corporate Growth and is a Past-Chair of the Oregon Chapter, and has Chaired Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Portland Angel investing Network and OEN’s CEO Roundtable. Frank currently serves on the Board of YEBW, Young Entrepreneurs Business Week, a non-profit working with high school students helping inspire and educate our next generation of business leaders.

Frank in the community