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 25,000 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.

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

2021 – Today

Deployment of the Visiativ Innovation Engine
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


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


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)


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


Executive Vice President Product, Technology & Security

In order to support the transformation, Audrey COUTTY was appointed Executive Vice President Product, Technology & Security, with two goals: to ensure a solid customer experience and to strengthen Visiativ’ value proposition.


Executive Vice President Product, Technology & Security

Philippe GARCIA

Executive Vice President Finance, Legal & CSR

Philippe joined Visiativ as Executive Vice President Finance, Legal & CSR 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

Executive Vice President Finance, Legal & CSR


Executive Vice President HR & Academy

To support its expansion and strengthen its human resources policy, Grégory JOURDAN joins Visiativ as Executive Vice President HR & Academy. 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.


Executive Vice President HR & Academy

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.


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

Christian DONZEL

Co-founder and Senior Advisor of Visiativ


Manager of Poliathe, NUMMINO (MEDEF commission) member

Laurent FIARD

Co-founder and CEO of Visiativ


President of Thimonnier


Manager of HLJ

Anne-Sophie PANSERI

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

Benoît SOURY

Executive Director Carrefour - Director of Marché Bio Groupe

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.