Business: I have over 10 years experience in the Internet space, mainly as a management consultant and as an Entrepreneur:
Co-founder & CEO of RISC Partners, a private equity boutique in Paris, France. We specialize in Strategic Advisorship to new ventures and in turnaround situations; I was for example the interim CEO for glowria.fr, the leading French on-line DVD rental company (recipient of the Capital-IT Autumn 2003 best start-up award, of ANVAR innovation label, etc.;
I also advise a number of companies around Internet business models, including AOL Europe (a Time Warner company)
Previously I had spent about 1 year with Gemini Consulting (now Cap Gemini) as a Principal and almost 5 years with KPMG Consulting (formerly Peat Marwick, now BearingPoint) most recently as the founder and Manager in charge of the e-business practice in Paris, serving mainly the Media and Retail sectors;
While in engineering school, I worked for 2,5 years with large corporations (including Novell Corp. and Intel Corp.) as an independant consultant on network and telecom related assignments in several European countries.
Education: I am Computer Science Engineer (M.S. in Comp. Sc. from EPITA, 1995) with business degrees from Sorbonne University (DESS-MBA 2000) and INSEAD (MBA 2002J); I have also spent a term on exchange at the Wharton Business School (MBA Class of 2003). My areas of interest and study there included corporate strategy, entrepreneurship and private equity.
Below are some of the research papers I co-wrote in B-school:
Due diligence of a DVD rental service in France (Oct'02)
An analysis of Napa Valley's Robert Mondavi brand strategy (Jun '02)
An analysis of Europe's tableware industry - an analysis of the APILCO-Deshoulières porcelain company (Jun '02)