Build our family with compassionate, candid and clear communication
Lean in to the challenges of our work
Have fun enjoying what we work on
Partner and collaborate with our customers to help them find and achieve their goals
Build balanced solutions that delight our customers
Use data and apply domain knowledge to discover the answer
Ben is a leader, entrepreneur, engineer, introvert, designer, optimist and analyst to name but a few. Fascinated by what makes things fly and soaring on his own piloting experience Ben studied and qualified in Aerospace Engineering with first class Honors from the University of Hertfordshire in Great Britain. He has turned his hand to numerous roles throughout his career motivated by a desire to continually learn. Founding Freya in 2009 and learning how to lead has created a deep passion for Ben and a driving force that helps him get out of bed each morning. Ben’s role is to create an environment at Freya to help others learn, grow and enjoy their work.
Ben believes that if we live outside of our comfort zone, learn and grow together we can build a richer world for everyone as well as having more than a little fun on the way. Ben is inspired and sometimes influenced by great thinkers such as Simon Sinek, Brene Brown, Edward Tuft, Mark Manson, Richard Branson, Neil Gaimen and Seth Gordin. Ask Ben for a book recommendation and he’s bound to share two or three.
Outside of his role and time in Freya Ben loves to stay fit and active: trail running, cycling, hiking and salsa dancing. Ben can occasionally get a tune from a guitar, always has a good book on hand and indulges in the odd video and board game. Ben also volunteers to help those in need maintain their home and is always looking for other opportunities to donate a little of his time.
Paul Townend serves as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Technical Officer and Co-Owner of Freya Systems and oversees the organization’s ongoing operations and procedures. He provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, secure development environment and defines the technical vision of Freya. He enjoys the hands-on technical challenge of software development and learning new languages, which supports the company culture of continual learning. Paul is known for his ability to address a prospect’s needs in a language they can understand.
He loves long walks with his wife, daughters and their crazy dog.
Lead Data Scientist
Chris MacNeel is the lead Data Scientist at Freya Systems. He loves working with all things data and has a knack for problem-solving. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from West Chester University and is currently working on a Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics from Penn State University. When he’s not working he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and watching the Flyers and Eagles.
Software Development Manager
Terri is the Software Development Manager at Freya Systems. Having held a variety of roles from software developer to manager, Terri is passionate about helping her teammates be successful in their endeavors. After many years working for a large organization, she enjoys the open and collaborative culture that Freya provides. Terri enjoys spending time with her husband and family, grabbing a walk whenever possible, yoga, cooking, gardening and hanging out with her dog and a good book.
As Finance Manager, Vicki oversees all areas of finance and administration including: payroll, accounts payable and receivables, cash management, and banking and reconciliations. Vicki also provides strategic analyses for senior management to determine project and company profitability and ensures compliance with small business regulations, tax laws, insurance requirements, industry standards, etc. Vicki enjoys working at Freya as she enjoys problem-solving, providing timely and relevant analyses, and working as a team to grow the company culture and success. Vicki spent 10 years working in the UK energy market before moving to the US.
Vicki is married to Paul Townend – they have two teenage daughters, a crazy dog, and a cuddly cat. She loves the beach, waterfalls, and lighthouses.
Albert Collazo is a software developer at Freya. He enjoys working in an open team environment and being involved in the tech industry. After attending an intensive three-month java, based coding camp, he jumped at the opportunity to work with the Freya team doing full stack development. While not in the office, he plays musical instruments in a band, spends time with his family and enjoys going out to see live music.
As a developer, Ben Wood specializes in application back-end functionality in Java. He has been fascinated with computers and programming since coding in COMAL at school or on his Commodore 64 at home (yes he is that old). Ben enjoy the flexibility of working for a smaller company and the sense of togetherness and support fostered within the Freya Team.Ben has a cat who does not understand that all the socks and pens in his house do not belong to him.
Katherine Anderson is a data scientist because she knows statistics better than most software developers and has better programming skills than most statisticians. She holds a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences and Materials Science Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from University of Southern California. She loves figuring out how to manipulate data in R and Python to help develop and represent mathematical algorithms. Freya Systems gives her the freedom to work in “puzzle-solving” mode and the guidance to contribute to overall business needs. As a graduate of the Zip Code Wilmington coding bootcamp, she also enjoys Freya’s similar approach to work in that we all take our work seriously while maintaining a fun work environment. Outside of work, Katherine sings in two a cappella groups, plays board games, competes in Quizzo nights in Media, and enjoys spending time with her husband and two cats.
Vlad Belyanvskiy is a Full Stack Developer at Freya Systems. He enjoys problem-solving and learning something new every day. He prefers to use the latest technologies and coming up with creative solutions. Vlad loves the smaller company feel at Freya. Because it is smaller he gets to design, develop and test the projects himself. When he’s not working he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and watching the Flyers and Eagles.
Lauren Green is a Data Scientist at Freya Systems with a background as a math educator as well as a B.A. in Economics from Emory University. Lauren has always enjoyed using data to answer questions. After a three-month intensive Java boot camp, she is excited to combine her coding knowledge to analyze data using R and Python. Freya provided the perfect opportunity to continue learning while tackling challenging problems in a supportive and fun work environment.
Lauren is an avid puzzle-lover with a large Rubik’s cube collection. Additionally, she has done over twenty escape rooms with her husband, friends, and family loving the challenge and teamwork they provide.
Trying new things has always been one of Lauren’s passions including glass blowing classes, traveling to different parts of the world (45 countries and counting), cooking new cuisines, or renovating her 100-year-old South Philadelphia row home with her husband.
Stefano comes to Freya after several years in the transportation and logistics industry as a full stack developer. His role is identical at Freya, where he works on a range of projects, mostly involving Java and SQL. He finds the smaller and more relaxed atmosphere of Freya to be refreshing after working for larger organizations, and enjoys the opportunities to learn new skills provided by the company’s culture. Stefano has a degree in Computer and Information Sciences from Temple University. In his spare time he enjoys gaming, working on pinball machines and hanging out with his lovable canine sidekick while eating ridiculous amounts of pizza.
Tristan Syre graduated from University at Buffalo in 2017 and went to work immediately at BNY Mellon. While there he wore many hats including full-stack developer, frontend developer, backend developer, and automated test engineer. His favorite by far is front-end work as he likes seeing a product you can interact with and test in real-time.
He also has a deep fondness for UX design and thinks the user should always come first when designing a product!
Deana Stuart is a Data Analyst at Freya Systems with an interest in using data and technology to solve problems. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a M.S. in Information Science from SUNY Albany. In her free time, Deana enjoys traveling, cooking, playing board games, and singing a cappella.
Nate Latshaw is a data scientist at Freya Systems who enjoys uncovering previously undiscovered insights from data. He loves the unique opportunities provided by working at a growing small business on a variety of data science projects. Nate holds a B.S in Economics and Mathematics from Dickinson College and an M.S. in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University. Outside of work, he enjoys passionately following his favorite sports teams and attending live comedy shows and concerts.
Finn Tooher is a Marketing Coordinator at Freya who is passionate about creating meaningful connections with clients. He helps oversee the marketing and sales efforts within Freya Systems, helping share our value with the world. With a background in digital marketing, analytics, and lead generation, he recently graduated with a B.B.A in Marketing and Supply Chain Management from Temple University. Outside of work, he is an avid traveler, formula one fan, and nature enthusiast.