Laurent H√©nault, CEO
Laurent has held the position of W4 CEO since February 2005. Before joining W4, he was Vice President at Hyperion Solutions. He was also Vice President EMEA at Brio Software, where he was responsible for European subsidiaries. At Sqribe Technologies he was General Manager for Southern Europe. Laurent H√©nault is a graduate of Compi√®gne University of Technology (UTC).
Jean-Luc Saouli, CTO and Board Member of W4
Following several years of corporate service, Jean-Luc founded the software company LYRIA, creator of LEONARDI, Model-Driven Framework. The company was bought by W4 in March 2008, after which Jean-Luc became W4's Technical Director. He holds a Master's in Computer Science from Orsay University.
Val√©rie B√©ziade, Services Director, Co-Founder of W4
Before contributing to the creation of W4, Val√©rie worked for three years as Database Administrator the workflow development teams of Bull and, later, Wang. She holds a D.E.S.S. in Software Engineering from the Faculty of Science and Industry at the University of Nancy and has completed professional training in Financial Management and Business Administration.
Christophe Blanchard, CFO
Before joining W4, Christophe served as CFO of Actebis France, a French subsidiary of Ottoverzand, a worldwide wholesaler in specialized hardware. Before that, he was Chief Financial Officer of Tekelec Airtronic, a French distributor of electronic components. Christophe is a graduate of EDC with a Master's in ESCP.
Fabrice Muller, Research & Development Director
In 2001, Fabrice joined W4 where he successively worked in the support team, services and finally W4 R&D. Fabrice has been Research & Development Director since 2003 and is responsible for three major releases of W4 products. An engineer by training, Fabrice published a thesis on Business Collaboration Tools at Lorraine CNRS and has taught BPM at the University of Nancy.