Meet the Executive Leadership Team
Connecting students and higher education institutions around the world.
Our mission is to help students make one of the most important decisions of their lifetime, finding the right study program. At Keystone, we actively build bridges between prospective students and institutions on our global network of 420 websites.
Chief Executive Officer
Erik Harrell serves as CEO of Keystone. He has over 20 years of experience in the ed-tech, business-to-consumer and business-to-business Internet industries, including CEO of Kahoot! from 2016-2018 and various C-level roles (COO, CSO, CFO) at Opera Software. Erik has an MBA with Distinction from the Harvard Business School and a MA and BA from The Johns Hopkins University. His mission is to execute Keystone´s vision to be the most scaled and trusted resource for students as they make one of the most important decisions of their lifetimes, their education.
Chief Marketing Officer
Saba Chafiki is the CMO of Keystone. With over 12 years of experience working in higher education and telecommunications industries, Saba has extensive experience in sales and marketing. Saba has a Master of Management from Burgundy School of Business and a Bachelor of Public Management from the Institute of Public Management and Territorial Governance (France). Saba’s primary mission is to expand Keystone’s global footprint, helping to connect students and higher ed institutions on a global scale. She also focuses on ensuring Keystone is a trusted resource for students, helping to improve the journey to enrollment and beyond.
Chief Business Development Officer
Fabien Miard is Keystone's new Chief Business Development Officer. Fabien has more than 16 years of experience in development and customer-facing roles, including 12 years at Keystone, where he built up and managed the sales team from 2009-2017 before launching and managing the customer success team 2018-2020. Fabien has an MPhil in Political Science from the University of Oslo, and a BA from the University of Zurich. Fabien’s mission every day is to execute on Keystone’s vision to offer an increasing array of services that solve real problems and deliver real value to our higher education partners, and helping students to make the right study choices by providing them with the best resources.
Chief People Officer
Lene Satterwhite is the Head of People of Keystone, and joined Keystone in 2020. Lene has more than 20 years of experience from various leadership roles within the Human Resources field in Fortune 500 companies like General Electric and DHL Express operating globally and across many industries including oil & gas, healthcare, renewables, aviation, digital, hi-tech and logistics. Lene has an MBA and BBA from Pacific Lutheran University. Lene’s daily mission is to support the vision of making Keystone the best place to work, develop and grow as colleagues, and to have our amazing and diverse team consistently deliver the most scaled and trusted resource for students and the best possible solutions to higher education institutions globally.
Chief Financial Officer
Magnus Grøneng is Keystone's CFO and has been with the company since 2018. Prior to Keystone, Magnus served as Investment Director in a Norwegian Family Office and worked as a management consultant in McKinsey & Company. Magnus has a Master of Science degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Universität Karlsruhe in Germany. Magnus’ mission is to look after Keystone’s finances and investors and be an enabler for Keystone to deliver on its vision.
Chief Commercial Officer
Scott Miller serves as Chief Commercial Officer at Keystone. Scott served successfully as VP of Sales and other roles since joining Keystone in 2010. Prior to Keystone, Scott worked on Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign and also served 3 years in the United States Peace Corps in Costa Rica. Scott has an MPhil in Sustainable Development from the University of Oslo and a BA from DePauw University. Scott's mission is to help drive performance and development of Keystone's sales and customer success teams, bringing the best possible solutions to higher education institutions around the world.
Director of Strategic Development
Stefan Helgesson serves as Chief Development Officer of Keystone, a position he has held since 2020. Stefan has been with Keystone since 2013, responsible for traffic, lead generation and product development. With a background in Mechanical Engineering and a degree in business development from Hyper Island, he has more than 18 years experience in SEO & SEM, and 10 years of software development. Stefan was previously Conversion Director for a large online affiliate group in Stockholm and New York from 2006-2009. Stefan’s vision for Keystone is to become the best and most trusted student resource, globally.