Olivier has more than 25 years’ experience of working with fast-growth technology companies across sales, marketing, product development and management roles. He has been instrumental in the strategic growth and transformation of a number of Europe wide technology vendors and distributors, and has managed the successful acquisition and/or merger of some of Europe’s most influential technology companies. A graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Gestion business school and holder of a degree in Economic Sciences from the Université Paris X, Olivier joined the Exclusive Group as CEO and Chairman in September 2005. He has since redefined the strategy of the Group and restructured its operations, bringing about significant organic and incremental growth.
Philippe joined Exclusive Group in 2007 and brings with him over 20 years’ experience in international finance and business management. His career includes roles as International Management Controller for a large IT consumables division as well as a Chief Financial Officer position with European telecoms operator Tradingcom Europe. Philippe holds a post-graduate degree in International Trade.
Nicolas has a 10 years’ experience as a private equity investor at Omnès Capital (formerly Crédit Agricole Private Equity). Among others, he closed several transactions in the BtoB distribution industry and he contributed to the launch of strategic projects, such as the set-up of an infrastructure fund and a private equity business in Italy. He then joined Studialis, one of the French leaders in the for profit higher education market, as head of development and member of the executive committee. He was in charge of acquisitions and of strategic developments.
Neil has a tremendous track record in the distribution business spanning over two decades and is respected globally with vendors and partners alike. In his first senior IT role, Neil was the sales director at Data Guardian before co-founding a series of successful UK value added distribution businesses: Data Connectivity (acquired by Datrontech Group) and equIP Technologies (acquired by Matrix). In 2007 he co-founded VADition, which was acquired by Exclusive Group in June 2011.
Andy Travers is a 25-year veteran of IT channel sales excellence, achieving success at reseller, VAD and large vendor organisations. As SVP of Global Sales and Marketing, Andy is responsible for steering Exclusive Group to unprecedented revenues, heading up strategic alliances with major vendors, developing key relationships with GSIs and has executive control of global services. His previous roles include SVP and VP Sales positions on both sides of the Atlantic for Fortinet, as well as VP EMEA stints at F5 Networks and, most recently, RSA Security.
Laurent joined Exclusive Group in 2007, initially heading up its ground-breaking Spanish and Iberian businesses before assuming the role of Regional Director, South EMEA. Now based in the US heading up all North American operations, Laurent has 30 years’ experience successfully working with US cyber and cloud vendors and channel partners to build their global market success. A technology sales and marketing visionary, Laurent has a long track record of identifying emerging, disruptive solutions that have gone on to enjoy industry-standard status.
International supply chain specialist Philippe Carlier joined Exclusive Group to build a new operational strategy and platform for the business. As VP Global Operations, he heads up a dedicated team focused on driving new efficiencies and improvements across the delivery of innovative value-added services and ‘classic’ distribution. Philippe has amassed over 25 years’ leadership experience in IT distribution operations, with a track record of transformational success in EMEA, North America and global theatres for companies including Westcon-Comstor, Ingram Micro and US Robotics.
An experienced international business transformation specialist, Julien joined the team in July 2014 with the remit to shape the evolution of the Group’s capabilities in value-added services, on a global scale. With a consultancy background in major corporate strategy, operations, performance management and supply chain efficiency projects, Julien is instrumental in innovating back-office, global supply and 24/7 capability across the organisation. His qualifications include an MBA from HEC School of Management, Paris.