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Dryad Networks Welcomes Dr. Stephan Beyer as CFO

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Dryad Networks, a pioneer in ultra-early wildfire detection and forest health monitoring, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Stephan Beyer as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). With over 20 years of experience in finance, crisis management, mergers and acquisitions, sales, and technology, Dr. Beyer brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Dryad team.

Dr. Beyer has a distinguished track record as a serial entrepreneur and venture capital investor, having successfully raised over €250 million in equity and leading multiple companies to significant revenue growth. His previous roles include co-founding and scaling nFrontier GmbH, an impact-driven innovation firm, and Big Rep GmbH, a market leader in industrial 3D printers. In these positions, he was responsible for all commercial and financial operations, building high-performance, culturally diverse organizations, and navigating complex market dynamics.

At Dryad Networks, Dr. Beyer will play a pivotal role in driving financial strategy and operations, supporting the company’s mission to revolutionize wildfire prevention and forest management through cutting-edge technology. His leadership will be instrumental in scaling Dryad’s innovative Silvanet platform, which utilizes solar-powered sensors and embedded AI to detect wildfires and monitor forest health, providing crucial insights to forest owners and managers worldwide.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Stephan Beyer to the Dryad team,” said Carsten Brinkschulte, Co-founder and CEO of Dryad Networks. “His extensive experience and proven leadership in finance and technology will be invaluable as we continue to expand our operations and enhance our platform. Stephan’s strategic vision and commitment to innovation align perfectly with our goals to protect the world’s largest carbon sink and mitigate the devastating impacts of wildfires.”

Dr. Beyer holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Technische Universität Berlin and has held various non-executive roles, advising C-suites and boards on strategy, fundraising, and market development. He is passionate about leveraging technology to create sustainable, impactful solutions for global challenges.

“I am honored to join Dryad Networks at such a pivotal time in its growth,” said Dr. Beyer. “The company’s vision and innovative approach to become an impact unicorn are truly inspiring. I look forward to contributing to Dryad’s commercial success and working with the team to build a global business whilst protecting our forests, wildlife and the environment.”

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