Management Team

Pierre Cesarini

Group Chief Executive Officer

Pierre Cesarini joined the Group in 2013 as CEO. Drawing on his entrepreneurial vision and experience, he promptly reorganized the various businesses, invested in sectors of the future and ensured a return to profitability. He began his career at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, CA. where he was instrumental in the creation of PowerMac. In 1998, he founded TempoSoft, an HR intranet solutions developer that was acquired by Oracle in 2005. In 2007, he became CEO of Atego, the world leader in embedded software. As an engineer, he teaches business management and development at the Mines ParisTech school.

Jean-Yves Quentel

Group Chief Finance Officer

Mr. Jean-Yves Quentel becomes Group Chief Financial Officer and will now steer Claranova’s financial strategy.
He has over 25 years’ experience, gained on both sides of the Atlantic, in creating, managing and financing growth and technology companies.

He combines a long career in France and the U.S. in venture capital investment with prestigious funds such as Atlas Venture or Europatweb and extensive operational expertise acquired as Chief Financial Officer of private and listed innovative companies, as well as entrepreneurial experience having founded and helmed Mensia Technologies, among other start-ups.

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Todd Helfstein

President PlanetArt

In 1984, Todd Helfstein co-founded Nova Development, a leading publisher of PC consumer software products. Following its acquisition by Avanquest, the company strengthened its position, primarily thanks to a direct sales channel to end users. Within PlanetArt, he provides oversight in the areas of product development, finance and operational planning.

Roger S. Bloxberg

CEO PlanetArt

Co-founder of Nova Development, Roger S. Bloxberg joined Avanquest in January 2007 following the takeover of his company. Nova was already a leader in consumer software and particularly the Architecture market. His areas of specialization include strategic planning, marketing and business development.

Eric Gareau

CEO Avanquest

Eric Gareau joined Claranova in 2018 when Avanquest acquired Lulu Software (PDF), where he was CEO. Since joining the Group, he has successfully managed Avanquest's transition to a subscription-based sales business model. He has more than 25 years of experience in sales and marketing software and Fast Moving Consumer Goods with large international companies.

Kevin Bromber

CEO myDevices

Kevin Bromber heads myDevices, Claranova’s IoT segment and has more than 20 years’ experience in Tech companies as both investor and entrepreneur. Kevin served as Co-Founder and CEO of 3DGreetings.com, an electronic greeting card company sold to NASDAQ: MAT; Co-Founder and CEO of NowMedia Corporation, an interactive, live broadcasting platform; and General Manager of Arvixe, a web hosting company sold to NASDAQ: EIGI.