Jean-Luc Robert, Kyriba (chairman)
Jean-Luc Robert has been chairman and CEO of Kyriba since 2003. During his tenure at Kyriba, he has established the company as the leading global provider of SaaS-based treasury management solutions, expanding aggressively into emerging markets and driving worldwide revenue growth.
Previously, Jean-Luc was a successful serial entrepreneur. He was the founding chairman and CEO of European Engineering Software, a leading provider of financial software that was acquired by SunGard Data. He was also the founding chairman and CEO of Eurosept Associés, a successful consulting firm acquired by EDS.
Jean-Luc is a graduate of the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and holds a LLM from the Université de Paris II - Assas.
Mark Suster, Upfront Ventures
Mark Suster is a partner at Upfront Ventures. He joined the firm in 2007 after having previously worked with Upfront Ventures for nearly eight years as a two-time entrepreneur. Before joining Upfront Mark was Vice President, Product Management at Salesforce.com following its acquisition of Koral, where Mark was Founder and CEO. Prior to Koral, Mark was Founder and CEO of BuildOnline, a European SaaS company that was acquired by SWORD Group. Earlier in his career, Mark spent nearly ten years working for Accenture in Europe, Japan and the U.S.
Mark looks to invest in passionate entrepreneurs in early-stage technology businesses. His interests include Digital Content and Distribution, AdTech, Consumer Internet, and SaaS businesses and he has deep operating experience having started and sold his last two companies.
Mark received a BA in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Yves Sisteron, Upfront Ventures
Yves Sisteron has been a partner at Upfront Ventures since its founding in 1996. Prior to Upfront Ventures, Yves managed the U.S. investments of Fourcar B.V., a division of Carrefour S.A., the second largest retailer in the world. In this capacity, he was an investor in numerous private equity investments in a number of venture capital, emerging growth and later-stage retailing transactions.
Yves has SaaS / cloud software and consumer Internet / consumer domain expertise. He has helped build $1B+ businesses in both verticals and has operational experience at a leading European retailer.
Yves attended the University of Law (Lyon) where he received a JD and LLM, and received an LLM from New York University School of Law.
Michel Daher, Daher Capital
Michel Daher is the founder and chairman of Daher Capital. As a successful businessman, entrepreneur and investor, Michel Daher started and invested in many companies around the world, and has served on the board of numerous public and private companies over the years, including Daher Foods, FXCM and Bonds.com. His experience ranges from Agriculture and Manufacturing to Corporate Finance and Financial Institutions.
Curt Gunsenheimer, Iris Capital
Olivier Lendrevie, Bred Banque Populaire
Olivier Lendrevie is the Group CFO at BRED Banque Populaire and a member of the organization’s executive committee, a position he has held since 2013. Prior to this, he was a special advisor to the CEO office of the bank, advising the CEO and Deputy CEO on matters of strategy, corporate development, finance and investments.
Olivier was previously the Deputy CEO at BCI – a subsidiary of BRED, based in New Caledonia – where he led a group of 130 staff responsible for finance, treasury, operations and IT. Olivier shared leadership with BCI’s CEO on strategy, product design, risk management, HR, shareholders and public relations.
Olivier holds a MSc in Business Administration and Management from HEC School of Management in Paris. He also studied at New York University.
Alex Vieux, Red Herring
Alex Vieux is the chairman and publisher of Red Herring and CEO of Herring International. His contributions to the IT industry span more than 20 years and include co-founding of DASAR, a European incubator and conference company. Currently, Vieux serves on the boards of several international public and private companies, including Kyriba BVRP, CommerceOne, Qualys, Computer Associates, CheckPoint Software, Daum Communications.
In 1997, Vieux was named president of the Infotech Commission for the French Republic, under the auspice of the Minister of Economics and Finance. Vieux served on the Board of Directors for Tandem Computers for two years, until the company's merger with Compaq in 1997. Vieux started his career at Andersen Consulting implementing information systems.
A graduate of the Institute d’Etudes Politiques and the French business school HEC, Vieux holds a law degree from the Universite de Paris and an MBA from Stanford University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.