Intellect Announces Heather Preu as CEO

Intellect Announces Heather Preu as CEO

Heather brings extensive global leadership to Intellect, developing innovative products and driving transformational solutions for customers.


Los Angeles, CA, April 2, 2024Intellect, an ISO-certified leading provider of AI-powered QMS and EHSQ software solutions, announced today the appointment of Heather Preu as its Chief Executive Officer to take Intellect through its next stage of growth. Heather brings over 25 years of technology experience and a remarkable track record in strategic leadership and growing highly successful software companies. She succeeds Romeo Elias, the founding CEO of Intellect, who will transition to Chairman of the Board.

Heather brings extensive global leadership to Intellect, developing innovative products, go-to-market strategies, and driving transformational solutions for customers. Prior to joining Intellect, Heather worked at IBM, GE, Infor, and IQMS before becoming the CEO of North America for Kerridge Commercial Systems, a global ERP company. Heather has extensive experience in the QMS, ERP, PLM, and IOT industries, working with companies in various regulated industries, such as manufacturing, automotive, and medical devices.

“I’m thrilled to join Intellect as the new CEO and to be part of a dynamic company that has been at the forefront of providing cutting-edge software solutions to clients,” expressed Heather Preu, Intellect’s new CEO. “Having worked for world-class organizations, I know it takes great products, passionate people, a strong culture, and a focus on customers to become a world leader. Intellect offers exactly what I was looking for in terms of position in the market today and potential over the next several years. I am excited to lead Intellect into its next phase of growth and innovation.”

Founded over 20 years ago by Romeo Elias, Intellect is a recognized leader in QMS and EHSQ software known for enabling customers to drive continuous improvement, productivity, and compliance for their business operations. Heather joins at an exciting time for Intellect, as the company continues to deliver innovative products, such as Intellect AI™, the Intellect Compliance Platform, 30+ pre-built quality and safety applications, Data IQ™, and the Intellect Analytics Connector.

Romeo Elias, Founder and Chairman, stated, “I am thrilled to have Heather join our company as CEO. These are exciting times at Intellect. With her experience and leadership scaling technology companies, shared vision for our culture, and proven ability to drive growth and customer-centric solutions, I am confident Heather will bring tremendous value to Intellect and our customers.”

Hilary Fleischer, Partner at Strattam and member of Intellect’s board of directors added, “Heather’s experience in leading global organizations and successfully growing innovative technology companies focused on regulated industries makes her an ideal fit for Intellect. We are looking forward to working with Heather and are excited to see her lead the company into its next phase of growth.”