Grégoire Sentilhes was Chief Executive Officer of Screaming Media, a company that provides syndicated value-added content. The company was introduced on the NASDAQ market in 2000 and recently merged with CBS Market Watch. Prior to this, he was based in New York as marketing Vice President for the world in the e-commerce division of the German group Bertelsmann. Before that, he was co-founder and CEO of the online division of the Lagardère group in Paris from 1993 to 1996. He is a successful investor in unlisted businesses in France, Spain, the US, and China: four of his fifteen investments have been listed on the stock market. A former student at ISG Business School, he studied at Université Paris-Dauphine. He was a member of the France III sailing team, the French challenger for the America’s Cup. He is a member of the steering committee of the government-backed initiative France Investissement, and co-founder and Chairman of the nonprofit organization Les Journées de l'Entrepreneur. In 2010, he became Chairman of the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES).
Jean-David Haas was previously a high-yield credit analyst at Crédit Industriel et Commercial (CIC), and an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch in New York. He was also financial controller at Netvalue, a company specialized in audience measurement on the Internet (now a member of the VNU - Nielsen NetRatings group), where he negotiated two financing rounds of $1 million and $13 million prior to floating the company on the Paris Nouveau Marché (funds raised: $50 million). Jean-David Haas is a former student of EMLYON Business School. He co-founded NextStage AM in 2002 with Grégoire Sentilhes.
Vincent Bazi is Managing Partner, Director for listed securities management at the investment company NextStage AM. He has over 20 years of experience in European equities (in particular mid-cap stocks) gained as a financial analyst (Cheuvreux and JP Morgan), then as head of French equities research (ING Baring and Schroders), and finally as head of European equities sales to institutional clients (Oddo, then Dexia).
Vincent Bazi is a Certified International Wealth Manager of SFAF, the French Society of Financial Analysts. He has been a member of SFAF since 1992, and is chairman of its international development commission and a professor in its teaching center. He is also Chairman of the World Pensions Council, director of the Association of International Wealth Managers, and a member of the Financial Skills Certification Board of the French financial regulator (Autorité des Marchés Financiers). He is a graduate of Sciences Po and Columbia Business School, a former student at ESSEC Business School (in the Institut de la Transmission d’Entreprise), and holds a French DEA degree in Management Sciences from the Université de Paris.
Nicolas de Saint Etienne was previously Investment Director at Exitis within Crédit Agricole Private Equity. Before that, he worked in the legal and tax department of Crédit Agricole Private Equity, where he was active in the securitization of investments and divestments in the various private equity segments. Prior to that, he developed his entrepreneurial skills within NetValue, the European leader in audience measurement on the Internet, as head of legal affairs and human resources. He was involved in numerous projects, from the preparation of the firm's stock market flotation in 1999 to the trade sale to Nielsen NetRatings (The Nielsen Company) in 2002. He holds a master's degree in Business Law.
Aloys de Fontaines joined NextStage AM in June 2008. He has since supported 15 companies in the portfolio, backing their development projects, in particular through the realization of more than 20 acquisitions. Aloys is a member of the supervisory board of Vulcain Group, HTI group and of Lease Protect.
Aloys previously worked at JP Morgan in Paris in Mergers & Acquisitions in the segment focusing on small-cap and family-owned companies, and at Oddo Securities as a financial analyst for mid-caps. Aloys is a graduate of the EMLYON business school.
Michaël Strauss-Kahn joined NextStage AM in May 2009. He has since been in charge of 14 companies in the portfolio, including companies carrying operations abroad and international expansion strategies such as the Trace group, Kxen, Gruau and Lonsdale. He has worked closely alongside entrepreneurs and within the governance bodies of their companies to support them in achieving significant acquisitions, developing new activities, expanding internationally and promoting innovation, such as for Cap Cinema, Acorus, Port Adhoc, etc.
Before joining NextStage, Michaël worked at Lazard in Paris in Mergers & Acquisitions, in particular for Private Equity Funds. He previously gained experience in consulting and finance at Booz Allen Hamilton, then at Calyon Financial in Chicago. He is an alumnus of Audencia and of the University of Cincinnati.
Julien Potier joined NextStage AM in January 2011. He has since supported 12 companies in the portfolio, such as STPI, Greenflex, PEI, Resto-In and Arma+ in achieving their development projects, through organic growth and acquisitions, in France but also internationally, particularly in innovative industrial fields, with the expansion in a dozen of new countries worldwide.
Before joining NextStage AM, Julien worked for 4 years in Mergers & Acquisitions at Merrill Lynch, London. Prior to that, he worked at Ernst & Young, then within the financial and strategic team of the AXA group. Julien is a graduate of EDHEC Business School and Maastricht University (MSc International Business).
Marine joined NextStage AM in June 2011 to take responsibility for Back Office operations and to provide support for the CFAO in his various tasks. Her first asset management experience was at CGPI Associés, a services platform for independent financial advisors. Marine holds a Master’s degree in Management.
Sylvie began her career in the CANAL + group as a production assistant at the Sports Department in 1996, then as a Acquisitions Program Officer at Canal+ Africa, in 2004.
After more than 14 years of audiovisual experiences, she has decided to live in NYC with her family. There, she is a member of the "Meet the Writers" association which organizes meetings of authors of children's books with schoolchildren (in Brooklyn – PS 321).
Upon her return to France in 2013, Sylvie joined NextStage AM as Management Attachée, she is also an Events Manager. She organizes the « Entrepreneurs-Investors Clubs » a real networking event (3 times a year), internal seminars and annual Entrepreneurs seminars ones, the Annual Entrepreneurs-Investors dinner (French dinner – 180 guests) and many other cocktails (or show as the 15th birthday of NextStage in l’Elysée-Montmartre with a private concert of Kyle Eastwood), and the exhibition show as for example Patrimonia, where NextStage is present annually...
Cyrille previously spent seven years working at Du Pareil Au Même. Prior to that, he spent six years at the accounting firm GSO Audit et Conseil. He joined NextStage AM in September 2013.
Fathi Jerfel was a member of the General Management Committee of Crédit Agricole Asset Management Group from January 2008, in charge of specialized strategies. He was also Chief Executive Officer of CASAM from September 2005 and a member of the Executive Committee of Crédit Agricole Asset Management (CAAM) from March 2003. He joined CAAM in 1996, and was head of structured and convertible strategies and quantitative research from 2002.
He began his career at Crédit Lyonnais, where he held positions in financial engineering from 1992 to 1996, fixed-income management from 1990 to 1992, and options and futures trading from 1986 to 1989.
Fathi Jerfel is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and IFP School. He holds a French DEA degree in Economics and Oil Management from Université de Dijon.
Xavier Ellie is an economist by training who started with the Hersant group in 1970. He was general manager of the Figaro newspaper (1980-1983), then chairman of the Management Board (1983-1987). He was then Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the newspaper Dauphiné Libéré (1987-1989). He served as Chairman of Delaroche SA, the holding company for the Le Progrès group from 1987 to 2000, and he was CEO of Le Progrès Lyon from 1989 to 2000.
Xavier Ellie was also Chairman of the Parisian press union (SPP) from 2000 to January 2005, and the French national press federation from 2002 to December 2004. In 2006, he took over the newspaper Lyon Capitale.
A graduate of ESCP Business School and a qualified accountant, Philippe Dhamelincourt has been active in the French private equity sector for close to 40 years.
After several years with Arthur Andersen, he joined Société d'Investissements Métropolitains et Outre-Mer (SIMER), where he became Chief Financial Officer responsible for French, African and Asian business. In 1978 he joined Banque Worms, where he soon became Chief Executive Officer of Acmer, the holding company for the bank’s portfolio, then Director responsible for Investment Banking.
He is the co-founder and Chairman of Matignon Investissement & Gestion.
Arthur joined the NextStage AM investment team in 2013.
He previously worked with SMEs at Crédit du Nord, and then as an analyst at Alternativa.
Arthur holds a specialized master's degree in International Financial Analysis from NEOMA Business School (formerly ESC Reims).
Marie-Léa joined NextStage AM's investment team in 2014, after two years of experience in management control and private equity.
Marie-Léa is a graduate of ESSEC (MS SMIB) and ESSCA (Corporate Finance).
Paul-Edouard joined NextStage AM’s development team in 2015. A graduate of Ecole Supérieure de Gestion et de Finance with a Master’s degree in wealth management, he previously worked for two years with Novaxia Asset Management.
He is responsible for managing partnerships in close collaboration with the banking platforms, private banks, independent financial advisors and the networks.
Enzo joined NextStage AM's investment team in 2016 as an analyst after 6 months of trading experience at Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CA-CIB). He is in charge of studying multisectoral investment opportunities.
Enzo is a graduate of SKEMA Business School (MSc Corporate Finance), holder of the CIIA (Certified International Investment Analyst), member of SFAF (Société Française des Analystes Financiers). He holds a law degree from the University of Paris-II Panthéon-Assas.
Pierre-Alexandre joined the investment team of NextStage AM in 2016, after one year in M&A at Carmin Finance.
Pierre-Alexandre holds a master degree from SKEMA Business School, holder of the CIIA (Certified International Investment Analyst).
Olivier Charousset joined the Investment team of Nextstage AM as Associate in 2017.
Olivier holds a Master’s Degree in Law specialising in Business and Corporate Law as well as a professional diploma in project management and I.T. administration. He was head of Information Technology and International Relations at the French Society of Financial Analysts for over 15 years and has helped organise the annual World Pensions Forum conferences since 2010. He is a specialist of the digital, I.T. services & software sector and holder of the CEFA (Certified European Financial Analyst) diploma. He holder of the CIIA (Certified International Investment Analyst).
Marc joined NextStage AM’s development team in 2017 after two and a half years at LCL and UBS.
Marc has degrees from ESCP Europe (Specialized Master in International Wealth Management) and from Paris School of Business.
Jean-Marc Moriani graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Paris (1980) and holds a degree in economics from the University of Paris I (1979).
Jean-Marc began his career at Crédit Lyonnais, where he held various positions in France and the United States until becoming Chief Executive Officer of Cacib Americas (North and Latin America) in New York (2001-2007), then joined Natixis as Global Head of Corporate and Investment Banking (2007-2010) and Deputy CEO. Jean-Marc has been working with NextStage AM since 2012.
Pascal actively supports NextStage AM in its development in France and abroad. He brings to the team more than 40 years of experience in major institutions.
A graduate of ESCP Europe, he began his career at Arthur Anderson where he held various management positions, including head of audit in France. He joined EY following the merger in 2002. Within this company, he became General Manager EMEIA where he accelerated investments and supervised the relationship with key accounts. Under its management, the EMEIA region employs nearly 110,000 people and has a turnover of €13.9 billion.
Pascal joined the NextStage AM team in 2018.
Craig brings to the team more than 30 years of experience in strategy, investment and business development. His mission within NextStage AM is to support the development of international investments (particularly in the US).
A graduate of the University of New Haven in Business and Administration, he has assisted numerous American start-ups in defining and implementing their strategies. Its main investments include AnchorFree (600M users today), SupplyShift and LifePrint. He has also taught at Harvard University in business and organization. Craig joined the NextStage AM team in 2017.
Jérôme studied at Leeds University and is a chartered accountant.
After a VSNE in the Republic of Guinea, he joined Mazars in Paris (5 years) and Hong Kong (5 years) where he developed a clientele of large French groups and SMEs. In 2000, he became Chief Financial Officer of Viventures, a subsidiary of Vivendi managing IT venture capital funds, then Secretary General of CDC Equity Capital managing LBO funds, then Andera (formerly Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners), whom he supported for 13 years in his development as Chief Financial Officer. He joined NextStage AM in 2019.
Laurence joined NextStage AM in April 2019. She is in charge of the accounting and financial monitoring of investment vehicles.
A graduate of the IAE de Bretagne Occidentale, she has eight years' experience in financial auditing in the asset management department of Mazars.
Bastien joined the NextStage AM investment team in June 2017 after working as an analyst for a Large Cap investment fund specialized in Luxury Goods in Geneva (€70m assets under management) in 2016 and as a project finance analyst for the Henkel Group (€20bn turnover in 2018) for 6 months in 2015.
Bastien graduated from Skema Business School (Master Corporate Finance) and passed the CFA Level 2 exam in 2016.
Jonathan joined the NextStage AM development team in 2019. Graduated with a master's degree in entrepreneurship from the École Supérieur des Sciences Commerciales d'Angers, he worked at ODDO BHF Asset Management as a Digital Project Manager after joining the Amadeus North America and Google teams. He also founded his company after developing a networking platform (Alumni-Student) distributed in Saas to French Business Schools.
He is in charge of product marketing, digital and communication at NextStage AM.
Joining NextStage in 2018, Amélie Focione holds the positions of Executive Assistant and Project Manager within the non-listed investment team.
After a master's degree in comparative literature, she joined the Dutch office of Nichia, leader in LEDs, and became Business Developer for the automotive and French markets. In 2009, she joined Essilor Europe, where her main role is assistant of the President and coordinator of the group's European events. In 2016, she joins VINCI Energies as Executive Assistant to the Director of Innovation.
Delphine joined NextStage AM in July 2019. Previously, Delphine worked at Andera Partners, formerly Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, in Paris as Back-Office Manager.
Bastien Gagnol joined NextStage AM's legal team in September 2019, after an initial one-year experience in the legal department of BNP Paribas Personal Finance.
Bastien Gagnol is a graduate of the Faculté Libre de Droit (Master 2 Business Law and Enterprise Risk Management).
Agathe holds a Master 2 Corporate Finance & Management degree from Paris Dauphine University. She gained her first experience in private equity at Essling Capital (formerly Massena Partners) and in internal M&A and strategy at Cargill.
Agathe joined NextStage AM in January 2020.
Mame joined Nextstage AM in December 2019. She is in charge of the Back-Office and supports the Administrative and Financial Manager in his different missions.
Mame holds a Master II degree in Corporate Finance from the University of Nanterre and has held the position of Management Controller at Renault.
Charles Ouaknine is General Counsel. He deals with all legal and regulatory aspects related to the corporate life of NextStage entities and in particular with the legal and tax structuring of our investment vehicles and our investors.
Before joining NextStage, Charles worked for 7 years as a lawyer specialized in investment fund structuring in international law firms.
Charles graduated from the Universities of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Master 1 "Business Law" 2010) and Dauphine (Master 2 Professional "Business Law" (n°214), 2011), ESCP Europe (MSc / Specialized Master "International Law and Management", 2012), City University of London ("Business Law Certificate", 2012) and was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2013.
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