Chief Executive Officer
Thierry Gadou, 45-year-old, is a graduate of the Mines de Paris engineering school. He began his career as a management consultant at international consulting firm Deloitte, where he was a partner from 1997 to 2000.
He then co-founded and became president of Hubwoo, a high-tech company listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange. In five years, Hubwoo became one of the world's leading SAP-based electronic marketplaces, specializing in e-procurement solutions for large companies.
Since 2007, Thierry Gadou has been running Atos Consulting, the IT management consulting division of Atos.
In January 2012, he joined Store Electronic Systems as Chairman and CEO.
VP - Sales International
Claudio Palmolungo joined Store Electronic Systems in March 2006, in order to boost its export business. Since then, he has set up sales subsidiaries in Italy and Spain.
He began his career at Magneti Marelli France, where he helped reorganize and outsource the Company's administrative operations. In 1998, Claudio joined Accenture where he spent 8 years, first in Italy and then in France. He was involved primarily in the automotive, retail and high technology industries, and managed pan-European projects in the sales, purchasing and logistics areas.
Claudio has a degree in Business and Economics from the University of Torino and is also a graduate of ESCP Europe.
Chief Financial Officer
Following a Masters from Paris IX Dauphine University and an MBA from HEC, Pascale began her career in 1991 within the LAFARGE group. 10 years later she joined the MATERIS group, an LBO spin-off from LAFARGE. At MATERIS, between 2001 and 2010 Pascale successively held the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Head of Development for the Chryso Group that, thanks to buoyant organic and external growth (this group tripled its revenue over the last decade to become a global leader with a presence in 70 countries through its 14 subsidiaries around the world), has become a global leader in concrete and cement admixtures. Since 2011, Pascale had been CFO of the Zolpan group, €220m, a paint manufacturer and distributor, a subsidiary of Materis Peintures.
VP - Sales France
Pierre Demoures joined SES in early 2010, after 15 years of business development in IT Technologies and Services.
In 1995, after spending 2 years at Air France's branch office in Sweden, Pierre began his career with T-Systems Groupe Spring, a leading player in the systems and network integration market; as a sales engineer and then a BU manager, he was active in developing new markets. He then climbed the ranks to become Corporate Sales Manager, a position which he held until 2002.
From 2003 to 2009, he played an instrumental role in the development of Zebra Technologies, a leading global manufacturer of bar code printers. As Business Development Manager, he grew the company's mobile solutions business and its share of the retail and medical markets. He then took over the reins of the French office when he was appointed country manager for France.
VP - Strategy & Business Development
Charles Jackson has been instrumental in the startup, product development, turnaround and commercial growth of several technology and retail companies. He formerly served as president and ceo of Pricer AB (PRIC B), awireless technology company, securing its first profitable years since start up and extending its reach worldwide. From 2002 to 2007, Charles served as vice president of sales and marketing directing the company’s most significant growth phase.
From 1997 to 2001, he was general manager of Boston Retail France, leading several strategic initiatives and product developments worldwide. Prior to Boston, as vice president of sales and marketing for Telesystem Europe, Charles directed a team to start up French and Benelux operations, establishing network infrastructures and sales offices nationwide, as well as securing dozens oflicense agreements. In the early ‘90s, Charles co-founded Smartfax obtaining patents in fax transmission line sharing and developing stand alone products for retailers such as Radio Shack and OEM imbedded solutions. In addition, he founded Flexi-Kits, a home products company establishing markets with Costco, Home Hardware and Home Depot. From 1985 to 1989, Charles started his career as assistant to the president of one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious hull underwriting companies working in offices worldwide.
He holds a B.B.A from Bishop’s University and pursued graduate international law studies at Mc Gill University as well as completed the CFA institute AIMR designation
Chief Technology Officer
Philippe Bottine started his career as a financial analyst at Viventures Inc, a high-tech venture capital fund worth €650 M. Based in the Silicon Valley, he participated in several investment projects in the Internet, software, wireless, networking and semi-conductor sectors. He was also involved in the commercial, technical and human resource development of several start-ups, working closely with their management teams.
In 2007, Philippe was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Manudem S.A.S. Based in the vicinity of Geneva, this company is one of the leading international specialists in high-precision machining, essentially targeting the aeronautics, military and medical markets. Philippe headed a team of 70 people and played an instrumental role in the company's international development.
Since 2009, Philippe has been in charge of all product development operations at Store Electronic Systems. He is a graduate of Ecole Centrale Paris
Chief Operating Officer
Thierry is an experienced manager and a qualified engineer who, among other things, ran the biggest software and computing services company in France - Atos Intégration (7,000 employees) - before becoming Executive Vice-President of the Atos group in France.
Prior to this, he was a consultant at AT Kearney, then a partner at Deloitte and a co-founder of Hubwoo.
Guillaume Portier began his career as a research manager and a data mining specialist at BNP Paribas in Madrid.
From 2003 to 2009, Guillaume climbed the ranks as a marketer in the physical security sector, first of all at Fichet-Bauche and then at Gunnebo. He held successive posts as Product Manager Europe, Resales Manager and, eventually, Marketing Director. In 2009, Guillaume went into the security and fire detection and prevention business; he joined UTC Fire & Security Services which sells the brands Sicli, Chubb and Cofisec. Besides managing all marketing activities, Guillaume was also at this time responsible for developing commercial synergies between the 3 brands.
Guillaume is a graduate of the Audencia business school in Nantes.
VP Human Ressources
After graduating from la Sorbonne, Marianne has spent 10 years in HR management and held various responsibilities within consulting and technology firms such as Orga Consulting, Alten, and Atos. Over the past 3 years, Marianne was the HR Director of both Atos Consulting and Atos Training university.