Witbe’s leadership has deep experience in IP services delivery. From telecom services to enterprise applications, the Witbe management team has a long track record of bringing technical innovations to market.
Jean-Michel Planche President & co-founder
JM Planche has been at the heart of Internet and digital technology innovations for the last 25 years. In the early 90’s, he founded Oleane the first Internet Operator in France. In 7 years, Oleane became the second largest ISP in France and was acquired by France Telecom. Planche became France Telecom’s Senior VP of Business Internet services. He then founded Trancred Venture to invest in digital breakthrough projects and left France Telecom in 2000 to create Witbe.
Marie-Véronique Lacaze Chief Executive Officer & co-founder
Marie-Véronique Lacaze has over 25 years of experience in Information Systems, Business Networks and Internet Services. Prior to co-founding Witbe, Marie-Véronique managed sales and business operations for numerous companies. She contributed to the dramatic growth of one of France's top PC manufacturers in the late 80s. She then joined Oleane as General Manager to make it the first French Internet Services Provider dedicated to businesses. She now manages Witbe’s worldwide activity.
Paul Rolland Chief Technology Officer & co-founder
Paul has nearly 20 years of experience in IP, networks and Quality Control as well as... Quality of Experience. He has directed technology development at Witbe since the very beginning. Before co-founding Witbe in 2000, he worked with major telecom companies such as France Telecom where he was Director of Education R&D or Oleane where he was Technical Director. Paul is an active participant in many Internet organizations and international workgroups related to quality of services.
Fabien Maisl Director of Marketing
Fabien Maisl brings over 20 years of international experience in marketing innovative solutions to the telecoms and IT markets. Before joining Witbe, Fabien was Director of Marketing for Technicolor’s network software activity, developing VoIP softswitches, IPTV middleware and IMS core-network platforms. In prior positions, Fabien was Director of Marketing with Netopia Europe and Product Marketing Manager with Apple Europe.
Julien Pasquet Regional Director, EMEA
Julien Pasquet brings to Witbe 20 years of experience in selling complex IP solutions to operators and large accounts. He joined Witbe at its inception in 2000 to handle sales for the Enterprise market. In 2010 he became Director of Sales for the operators market and in 2012, Director of global sales, support and operations for the entire EMEA region. Previously, Julien managed indirect sales for Enterprise Internet services at France Telecom / Transpac. Julien Pasquet began his career at Oléane where he created the indirect sales division which realized €10m turnover after just 2 years.
Gilles Richard Regional Director, Americas
Gilles Richard is based in New York and heads Witbe’s sales and operations in the Americas. Gilles previously served as Witbe’s Telecom Sales Manager for Europe. In this role, he rapidly expanded Witbe’s footprint with Tier 1 service providers in Europe. Prior to joining Witbe, he served as Sales Manager at Wind River and also held various sales, technology planning and services leadership positions at LG Electronics, Mobilecomm and Enea, in France, Sweden and the United States.
Guillaume Galindo Regional Director, Asia-Pacific
Guillaume Galindo is based in Singapore where he manages Witbe’s activities in South East Asia and the Pacific region. Guillaume previously served as Telecom Sales Manager for Europe. Prior to joining Witbe in 2010, Guillaume served as Sales & Marketing Manager for Huawei, developing Huawei’s Mobile division in France. Guillaume also held various technical, marketing and sales leadership positions at Sagem and Myriad Group AG in France and China.