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About the team

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Leadership Team

Julien Mathis

Co-founder

Julien Mathis

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Europe

Julien Mathis is Co-Founder and CEO of Centreon, leading global strategy and expanding markets throughout Europe and international regions. Previously, Julien served as Chief Technology Officer for Centreon, responsible for research and development. As CTO, Julien was instrumental in expanding the company’s Open Source software offering a commercialized, business-aware IT monitoring platform for customers with distributed IT operations and converging infrastructures. As a Co-Founder of Centreon, Julien has been hands-on in leading product development strategies. Prior to this, Julien served as an IT consultant, web developer and system administrator with the French Banking Federation. Julien holds a Master’s degree in computer science from EPITECH, the European Institute of Technology.

Romain Le Merlus

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, North America

Romain Le Merlus is Co-Founder and Group President of Centreon, leading operations and accelerating expansion into the North American market. Previously, Romain served in the role as CEO, EMEA, where he was instrumental in driving sales into large multinational enterprise accounts. In 2018, Romain led the company’s expansion into North America and established a new channel-led base of operations in Toronto, Canada. Under Romain’s leadership, Centreon’s revenues have grown at a pace exceeding that of the IT Infrastructure Management market, doubling its workforce between 2015 and 2017. As company Co-Founder, Romain is one of the original developers of the Centreon Open Source IT monitoring platform and has been hands-on in commercializing the solution since it was first introduced. Romain holds a Master’s degree in computer science from EPITECH, the European Institute of Technology.

Romain Le Merlus

Co-founder

Marc-Antoine Hostier

Chief Sales Officer

Marc-Antoine Hostier

Chief Sales Officer
Marc-Antoine Hostier is Chief Sales Officer for Centreon, driving growth and generating revenues as the company expands into new international markets. In this role, Marc-Antoine leads a global team and is responsible for the execution of global channel strategy and market development. Previously, Marc-Antoine held several senior sales and management roles with IT companies operating in international markets, including Brazil, South America and Europe. Marc-Antoine holds a Bachelor’s degree in business development from Novancia Business School and a Master’s degree in energy management from ESCP Europe.

Michel Rignault

Chief Financial Officer
Michel Rignault serves as Chief Financial Officer for Centreon, responsible for managing the company’s financial operations. As CFO, Michel is responsible for assessing financial risks and opportunities as Centreon expands operations in Europe, North America and other global markets. Prior to joining Centreon in 2016, Michel served, more than 25 years, in a variety of senior leadership roles that included President and Managing Director for companies within the European business-to-business ecosystem. He brings expertise in strategic positioning, financial oversight, data analytics and operational excellence. Michel holds a Master in Management from ISC Paris Business School and an MBA from HEC Paris School of Management.

Michel Rignault

Chief Financial Officer

Eryk Markiewicz

Chief Marketing Officer

Eryk Markiewicz

Chief Marketing Officer
Eryk Markiewicz is Chief Marketing Officer for Centreon, leading global branding, digital marketing, communication, demand creation and product strategies. Bringing more than 25 years of international marketing experience in the enterprise SaaS sector, Eryk leads the company’s brand awareness, go-to-market and growth strategies across global markets. Prior to joining Centreon, Eryk served as CMO for the French scale-up Oodrive, and led international strategy and marketing at Kyriba, a leading French FinTech. He has held senior marketing roles with European-born analytics leaders Business Objects (France) and Qlik (Sweden) where he served as Vice-President of Marketing and Business Development. He also served as Vice-President of Global Marketing and Operations Transformation for Perceptive Software and Informatica based in Geneva, Switzerland and London, UK. Eryk holds a Master’s degree in computer science from SUPINFO International University.

Hung Bui

Chief Technology Officer
Hung Bui is Chief Technology Officer for Centreon, leading the company’s research and development. In this role, Hung oversees technology strategy and product engineering, currently focused on innovations such as AIOps, which combines artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics and other advanced technologies to improve IT operations. Prior to joining Centreon, Hung held a senior technology role with FastConnect, a cloud computing and performance-led company. Prior to this, he held roles in PKI and digital signature solutions with a variety of software editors. Hung holds a degree in computer science engineering from ESIEE Paris.

Hung Bui

Chief Technology Officer

Nicolas Terrien

Head of Human Resources

Nicolas Terrien

Head of Human Resources
Nicolas Terrien is Head of Human Resources for Centreon, overseeing all aspects of the global employee experience including talent acquisition, employee engagement, training and skill development, compensation and benefits, labor relations and change management. Prior to joining the company, he served as Head of Human Resources for Be Relax, a French company which offers well-being services to airport passengers worldwide. He also served as Head of HR for MCA Group, an international player in engineering and high-tech consulting, managing diverse issues in order to sustain the company’s rapid expansion in Europe. Nicolas holds a degree in HR management and corporate social responsibility from Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

Stéphane Duret

Customer Service Manager
Stéphane Duret is Customer Service Manager for Centreon, leading the company’s frontline customer support and service. Previously, he served as an IT consultant and monitoring expert for Centreon, supporting SMEs and large enterprise accounts throughout Western Europe. He also led training on the Centreon full-stack. Following this, Stéphane was appointed Customer Service Engineer, where he supported users in resolving incidents, implementing best practices and promoting autonomous use of the software. Stéphane brings an entrepreneurial spirit, interpersonal skills and adaptability to his role along with leadership in customer relationship management. He holds a Master’s degree in network and security systems from ESGI, Paris.

Stéphane Duret

Customer Service Manager

Simon Bomm

Professional Services Manager

Simon Bomm

Professional Services Manager
Simon Bomm is Professional Services Manager for Centreon, responsible for customer strategy, technology planning and advisory services, including maintenance, training and custom consulting.
He also manages technical partnerships, extending Centreon communication capabilities with third-party software. Previously, Simon worked as a system and network engineer in the military field where he designed a monitoring system for satellite low-bandwidth communication and embedded systems. Simon holds a Master’s degree in management and applied computer science with a banking and insurance specialization from ITESCIA.

Advisory Board

Antoine Boulay

Antoine has a 20 years’ experience in public affairs and media relations. Having played a role in the presidential campaign of 2012 in François Hollande’s team (alongside Emmanuel Macron), he became the chief of staff of the Minister of the Agriculture, spokesperson of the Government, in 2012-2013.

He was the Chief Public Policy Officer of Bpifrance, the French Public Investment bank, then became the Chief Communication Officer of the BRED Banque Populaire, partner at Havas Paris, and Senior Advisor for Le Cercle des économistes, the most prominent economy-focused business think tank in France. He created AB Advisory in 2019

Antoine Boulay

Thibault Bechetoille

Thibault Bechetoille

Thibaut Bechetoille has more than 20 years’ experience in international, executive management with leading high-tech companies, such as Bridge Communications, 3Com, Bay Networks, and Nortel. Prior to Qosmos, he was the founder and CEO of Maiaah!, a virtual private network service provider which was acquired by Easynet in 2002. He joined Qosmos in 2005 and introduced a new business strategy that enabled the company to develop its activities, build a strong international presence and dominate a new market. In December 2016, Qosmos was acquired by Enea, a global supplier of network software platforms and world-class services. Thibaut Bechetoille continues to lead Qosmos as a division of Enea.

Thibaut Bechetoille is passionate about entrepreneurship and the importance of company strategy.

He is active in a number of entrepreneurial initiatives in France and believes there is always a way to establish a differentiated strategy in any market.

Thibaut holds a master’s degree from French engineering school ENSIMAG and an Executive MBA from the HEC Business School.

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