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Jean-Bernard GUERRÉE
Jean-Bernard as Managing Director and founder of Avise Partners has advised scores of companies in their international business transactions for the past 19 years. He is an entrepreneur with a wide network of relationships in technology and finance both in Europe and the US (European Union, Amazon, T. Rowe Price, eTrade, Visto, Websense, Tell me, eBay, Counterpane, and more). Jean-Bernard is currently the CEO of the World Investment Conference an exclusive forum for entrepreneurs, corporate officers and government leaders. Since it has been launched in 2003, over 6,000 world leaders, decision makers and influencers have participated in this unique and high-level conference dedicated to stimulating global economic growth, to innovation and the promising companies behind it and to promoting further access to European markets. Jean-Bernard holds an MBA from the International Business School of Metz/University of San Francisco joint program.
Gigi is a Strategic Partner for Avise Partners and a Board Member and Chair Emeritus of the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab. Previously Gigi was SVP of Marketing & Alliances for July Systems, CEO & Co-founder of AsiaQuest, where she developed relationships with Asian operators including LGTel and Telstra for its clients. At Ascend Communications (acquired by Alcatel-Lucent) she created the International Carrier Marketing group and lead VOIP Product Marketing. As an Internet pioneer, she launched the TRUSTe Internet privacy program in 1996 and started up Pacific Internet in Singapore, along with holding sales and business development positions at Pacific Bell. Gigi holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University where she was President of the Engineering Honor Society, and a Masters in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
Vincent F. Titolo
Vincent is a Strategic Partner with Avisé Partners M&A and VC investments. Vincent is an accomplished global executive currently General Partner and founder of EuroUS Ventures since 2005, a San Francisco VC firm with offices in Boston, Paris and Zurich investing in European companies expanding in the U.S. market. Vincent currently sits on the Board of Directors of Inside Secure SA, Aix-en-Provence, France in which EuroUS made a €6 million investment and is also a member of their Audit Committee. Vincent has implemented and directed numerous private placements and Initial Public Offerings and has significant experience in industry consolidations. Over his career he has been directly involved in the acquisition, merger and/or sale of over 30 companies including two from the Fortune 500. He also served as a SVP and CFO of three NYSE companies; Ampex Corporation, Tymshare, Inc and Shaklee Corp. He has actively served on corporate boards in the US, France, Germany, England and Japan. Vincent has his BS Degree from Fordham University and has been a guest lecturer at Fordham University and Stanford University Graduate Schools of Business.
Philip has been an Entrepreneur-In-Residence for Avisé Partners since November 2010. Philip is currently developing TrustedPeer, the cost-effective marketplace that enables online micro-consulting with highly qualified business experts. Previously, Mr. Bouchard was the CEO of GNi, a dedicated hosting provider for complex applications, COO of Health Hero Network, a provider of technology solutions for health monitoring and management, and COO of Avasta, providing automated and proactive enterprise application management. Philip holds a BA in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. Mr. Bouchard served on the U.S. Navy's SEAL Team, BUD/S Class 99. Email: philip at - twitter: @trustedpeer
Caroline CLEARY
Caroline is European Enterprise Relations Manager based in Avisé Partners Paris office. A European dual French British citizen, brought up in Belgium, Caroline was recently Secretary - General of the non -profit organization “Les Journées de l’Entrepreneur”, the French arm of the G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance and of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Previously she was responsible for marketing and international communications for the Lille Northern Region in France where she engaged in Lille candidacy for the 2004 Olympic Games and developed key regional public/private projects. Caroline is a graduate of Middlesex University in London and ESC Reims business school in France.
Ludovic AURAY
Ludovic manages the organization of Avisé Partners technology events and provide support for industry analysis. He worked for several start-ups in France and in the U.S., as a mechanical engineer and business development consultant. As a graduate student he was the lead organizer of several enterprise-university relationship events. Ludovic holds a MS in Mechanical Engineering from INSA Lyon (France), a MS in Fluid Mechanics from the University of Lyon (France) and a Master of Global Innovation Management from both North Carolina State University (US) and IAE Aix (France).
Kenza is involved in Marketing and Development for Avise Partners, including market analysis, partnership development and events organization. Previously, Kenza worked in a Private Equity fund in Morocco, was a consultant for a tech start-up in Singapore and a management consulting company in Paris. Kenza is a double major with a Master in Strategy from ESSEC Business School (Paris-Singapore) and an M.Sc in Information Systems from National Institute of Applied Sciences of Rouen (France).
“Thanks again for inviting me to the event. It was one of the highest ROI event of the year for me.”

Baris Aksoy, Associate Investment Manager, Intel Capital
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Tarun Kalra, Investment Professional, Battery Ventures
“Let me thank you all of you for the organization of this event which was absolutely perfect!”

Sherley Brothier, CTO, Open Trust
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Marcel Karssen, CFO, Q-go
“Thanks for the invite we met some very interesting companies yesterday.”

Hans van Rietschote, Senior Director, Technology Scouting Group, Symantec
“I was very enthusiastic about the quality of the company I met yesterday.”

Philippe Botteri, Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners
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Bridget McMahon, Director, Strategy and Development, CBS Interactive
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Andreas Weiskam, Partner, SAP Ventures
“I congratulate you and your team on a great job on the Euro Tech Showcase. We look forward to participating in future events.”

Quinn Li, Senior Manager, Qualcomm Ventures, Qualcomm