Who are we?

Visiativ creates and develops digital tools to empower individuals and teams in improving efficiency, enhancing productivity, and ultimately increasing business performance. We understand how projects evolve and that every business is unique in terms of legacy systems and infrastructure. We work with clients to define their digital transformation roadmap – from diagnosis, through development to implementation, training, communications, and follow-up. Visiativ helps companies to sustainably maximize their potential.

 

 

 

With proven experience working with over 21,000 SMEs and mid-cap companies, worldwide, recognized expertise and a large, co-development community, Visiativ makes digital transformation an acceleration lever for the enterprise, thus improving the relationship, experience and satisfaction of both client and employee.

2021 key figures

21,000

customers

+1,100

employees

€214M

revenue

67%

recurrent revenue

10.3%

2021 EBITDA

1987

creation year

More than 35 years’ experience working with businesses in all sectors and geographies, from SME’s to global players.

2021 – Today

Deployment of the innovation platform
Visiativ unveils a new graphic identity · The company supports its development by structuring and simplifying the services offered by its different affiliates · A new end-to-end offering to always improve its client services

2017-2021

The intelligent platform enterprise
Completion of the strategic plan NEXT 100 in 2019, one year early, and launching of the new Catalyst plan · The company is established in 10 countries · New services: consulting in innovation and operational excellence through acquisition of the ABGI practice and AI with integration of Living Actor · Evolution of governance: renewal of the executive committee

2007-2017

The enterprise platform
Axemble becomes Visiativ · The company goes international · Introduction to the Euronext Growth Paris stock market (2014) · The strategy of external growth intensifies · Development of CAO (Lynkoa) user communities and of “Enterprise OF THE FUTURE” for business leaders

1997 – 2007

The collaborative enterprise
Christian Donzel and Laurent Fiard bought AGS in France, AGS became Axemble · Launching of the myCADservices platform · Development of the VDoc collaborative suite · Creation of ecosystem partners

1987 – 1997

The extended design office
Creation of AGS, affiliate of the Swiss group AEL · Beginnings of the publishing of software packages for quality management (BPS Qual) · Creation of a distribution structure for the SOLIDWORKS solution (American start-up at its beginnings)

Management

Coming from different backgrounds, all of the members of the executive committee are involved as sponsors in enterprise transformation projects.

Laurent FIARD

Co-founder and CEO

Co-founder and CEO of Visiativ, Laurent Fiard drives the vision and core values of Visiativ.
After a first business experience with a Hewlett-Packard distributor, he joined AGS in 1988 as head of business, before becoming director along with Christian Donzel, in 1997. After having been president of Cluster Numérique from 2012 to 2014, he presided over Medef Lyon-Rhône from 2014 to 2021.
Laurent completed technical studies and obtained a masters in marketing-sales.

Laurent FIARD

Co-founder and CEO

Bertrand SICOT

Deputy CEO

Bertrand SICOT joined Visiativ in 2020 as Deputy General Manager to drive Visiativ strategy and help boost the company’s international expansion.
Bertrand has occupied successively the positions of Business Director for Western Europe, Vice President for North America, Executive Vice President for Worldwide Sales, then CEO of SOLIDWORKS, before becoming Senior Vice President for Indirect Sales of Dassault Systèmes in 2015, in charge of the growth and development of an international network of 500.
Bertrand is graduated of ENSAM.

Bertrand SICOT

Deputy CEO

Senda BOUCHRARA

Chief Solution & Innovation Officer

In order to support the transformation, Senda BOUCHRARA joins Visiativ as Chief Operating Officer in charge of the Offer, Transformation and Innovation with two goals: to ensure a solid customer experience and to strengthen the value proposition.
Senda began her career at Altran in 2001, before joining Exane, where she piloted cross-cutting operational efficiency projects. She then evolved at CEGID as Director of Services. She founded and directed Stratécience, before joining Visiativ in September 2020.
Senda is a computer science engineer from the University of Technology of Compiègne and holds of a Masters in Finance from IAE of Paris.

Senda BOUCHRARA

Chief Solution & Innovation Officer

Olivier BLACHON

Chief Strategic Planning Officer

To ensure business priorities enable achievement of strategic goals, Olivier BLACHON is in charge of the ongoing alignment between Visiativ strategic plan and annual planning and monitoring process. He defines, delivers and shares the Key Performance Indicator's dashboards in order to become a data driven company.

Beginning his career at Visiativ in 1989, Olivier led the Dassault Systèmes solutions distribution business in France from 2003 to 2015, then joined the management team in charge of international subsidiaries, business development and acquisitions.

Olivier holds an engineering degree from ECAM Lyon.

Olivier BLACHON

Chief Strategic Planning Officer

Sophie DANGU

Chief Legal Officer

In order to sustain Visiativ development, to secure business deals, our assets and reinforce risks management, Sophie DANGU join the company as Chief Legal & Compliance Officer end of 2021.
Sophie brings us more than 25 years of experience acquired alongside STERIA Group as Group General Counsel, then SOPRA-STERIA.
Sophie owns a master’s in business law and IP/IT and business school MBA. Sophie apporte plus de 25 ans d’expérience acquises en tant que Directeur juridique Groupe STERIA, puis SOPRA-STERIA. Sophie est titulaire d’un Master de Droit des Affaires et Propriété Intellectuelle et nouvelles technologies, complété d’un MBA.

Sophie DANGU

Chief Legal Officer

Philippe GARCIA

Chief Finance Officer

Philippe joined Visiativ as Deputy Managing Director in charge of Finance to support the development and acceleration of the company's profitability.
After starting his career with Deloitte, Philippe pursued with the American industrial group BF Goodrich. He also has several successful experiences in international and listed pharmaceutical groups such as Novagali Pharma and Amplitude Surgical.
Philippe holds a Masters in Auditing from IAE of Lyon III and from DESCF.

Philippe GARCIA

Chief Finance Officer

Grégory JOURDAN

Chief Human Resources & CSR Officer

To support its expansion and strengthen its human resources policy, Grégory JOURDAN joins Visiativ as Chief Human Resources Officer & CSR. His goal is to implement an efficient and innovative HR strategy focused on the global employee experience in line with the company's strategy.
Grégory started his career in 2007 at Cegid, then joined Emerson (Vertiv) for 10 years, during which he occupied several leading positions at an international scale.
Grégory obtained a masters degree from ESDES and studied the Management of Human Resources at the University of Portland, USA.

Grégory JOURDAN

Chief Human Resources & CSR Officer

Thomas PINVIN

Chief Information Officer

In order to maximize our value proposition leveraging digital technologies for the Visiativ Information System, Thomas PINVIN was appointed as Chief Information Officer in February 2021.
Thomas has over 20 years of experience in management information system deployment for Sales & Marketing and Business Administration. After ten years working at SOLIDWORKS managing CRM and e-Marketing deployment projects he joined Dassault Systems where he oversaw worldwide sales admin system deployment and support.
Thomas holds a Master's degree in foreign languages from Université Paris Sorbonne.

Thomas PINVIN

Chief Information Officer

Andrew SLIPPER

Chief Marketing Officer

Visiativ's value proposition must be clearly communicated to the different market segments and audiences we address, using digital technologies more effectively. These marketing challenges are led by Andrew SLIPPER who joined Visiativ as Chief Marketing Officer in October 2021.
Andrew brings over thirty years of international marketing experience having developed his skills at Saatchi & Saatchi, L’Oréal, HP, SAP, Dassault Systèmes and Schneider Electric.
Andrew holds a Masters degree from Cambridge University and an MBA from London Business School.

Andrew SLIPPER

Chief Marketing Officer

Board of Directors

Decision-making body focused on supporting the robust development of Visiativ, in particular, its international development, the board of directors meets once a quarter to review performance, ensure alignment to vision, mission and values.

Daniel DERDERIAN

Founder and President/General Manager of Axelliance, President/General Manager of CREDIPRO France

Christian DONZEL

Co-founder and Senior Advisor of Visiativ

Pascale DUMAS

Former President of HP France

Laurent FIARD

Co-founder and CEO of Visiativ

Sylvie GUINARD

President of Thimonnier, Vice President of the FIM

Hubert JARICOT

Manager of HLJ

Anne-Sophie PANSERI

President of Maviflex, General Manager of PIL, Director of Green On Lyon, President of Women Chief Executive Officers

Benoit SOURY

CEO of Carrefour Marché bio

Internal Regulation & Rules – Company By laws

 

The Company refers to the Middlenext Corporate Governance Code, available on www.middlenext.com, due to its size and capital structure.

It is governed by the laws and regulations applicable and by its articles of association. Updated Articles of Association, attached below.

The Board of Directors has Internal Regulations adopted in 2014 and updated on January 25, 2022.

 

Internal regulation & rules Company by laws