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.
He originally joined eFront in 2003 as Services Manager before becoming the Managing Director for France and Continental Europe in 2004. A graduate of the International School of ISIM, Tarek Chouman started his career in IT services. In 1997, he joined the Logispace Group to take charge of the development of a software suite dedicated to the management of real estate assets for large corporations. In 1999, he joined Canadian Group Cognicase, as Manager of Integration and Engineering Activities in Europe.
Prior to that, Thibaut worked for 9 years at McKinsey & Company, the management consulting firm that he left as Associate Principal. He operated in the High-Tech and Telecom sectors, serving in particular a global IT Services provider on numerous operational and strategic topics (incl. M&A and post-merger management) and helping it significantly increase its enterprise value, and assisting a leading Software company’s reorganization. He was also involved in the deployment of softwares from McKinsey Solutions and led several due-diligence assessments for Private Equity funds. Thibaut graduated from Essec Business School in Paris with part of his curriculum spent at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and holds a BA in Law.
Dave started his career in the US Navy, spending 8 years as a nuclear submarine officer. He joined McKinsey in 2001 as a consultant and engagement manager focused on services and go-to-market for the high-tech industry. In 2004, he joined EMC in their services organization. Dave had numerous roles there over more than 10 years, including leading operations for the EVP of Global Services, GM for the global Application Consulting business, and GM for the $500M Americas consulting business. Prior to joining eFront, Dave was with FICO first as head of global professional services, and then as leader of operations for the Sales, Marketing, and Services organization. Dave holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer, and an MBA from Yale.
As CTO Michael is responsible for the Product Management, Engineering and Hosting functions, and is accountable for setting the overall technology strategy and vision as well as the ongoing delivery of solutions and services to customers. Key to this are robust roadmaps for all product lines that encompass client needs and define the mid to long term strategy for our product offerings.
Matthew served as CFO at Omnifone, a leading global business-to-business provider of cloud-based digital music streaming services, leading rapid growth in revenue and transforming the company from the investment phase to profitability. Matthew has served as CFO at a UK listed software company and was interim CFO at a software-as-a-service (SaaS) portfolio company of MMC Ventures. Matthew also served as Finance Director for ViewSonic, a leading display technology brand in Europe, delivering a significant contribution towards European sales growth, which more than doubled to $400 million in less than three years.
Gildas has many years of experience in consulting and managing software development and implementation projects. Gildas holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and a post-graduate diploma for Business Administration.