About the team
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
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
Chief Sales Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Head of Human Resources
Customer Service Manager
Professional Services Manager
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.
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
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.