Board of Directors
Prior to founding eFront, Olivier co-founded NAT Systèmes in 1987, becoming its chairman in 1989. The company was sold to the Canadian group Cognicase in 1998. Olivier is a graduate of École Polytechnique, one of the most selective engineering schools in Europe.
In addition to eFront, Mr Vannier is chairman of Hovione, a Hong Kong-based fine chemicals group, a board member at GlobalCollect, a Dutch world-leader in online payments, chairman of the Strategic Committee at Ingenico, world leader in payment solutions, and a partner at Paris-based private equity family office, Groupe Chevrillon. Elie is also a visiting professor at Peking University in China. He is a graduate of Paris I-Sorbonne University.
In addition to eFront, Mason is Chairman and principal owner of FT Media Holdings LLC, Director and investor in Scribestar PLC, RS Energy Holdings Inc., Ipan GMBH and Certara LLC. During his career, Mason was Executive Chairman of Interactive Data Corporation, a principal owner and Director of iParadigms LLC, Chairman, President and CEO as well as a principal investor in MLM Information Services, Chairman and CEO of Information Holdings, Inc., President and CEO of Thomson Financial (now Thomson Reuters), Chairman and CEO of Securities Data Corp., President and CEO, founder and a principal owner of Dealers Digest Inc., and more.
He graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College and earned his MBA from Harvard University.
Transactional experience includes Clinical Solutions, ERM, Care UK, Tilney Asset Management, NES and Bank Machine. Edward worked at Citigroup Investment Banking and Schroders, in the UK M&A and consumer teams. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.
Prior to joining Bridgepoint, he worked for The Boston Consulting Group in Spain as a management consultant. David graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and the ENSAE in Paris, as well as the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.