Team

Team

Meet the team

We work in a smart, innovative and distinctive way.
We are always looking for creative and driven people to join our team

Board of directors01

 Stéphane Lusoli - Chairman of the Board

Stéphane Lusoli

Chairman of the Board

 Stéphane Baranzelli - Managing Director

Stéphane Baranzelli

Managing Director

 Hélène Brisset Lopez - Group HR Director

Hélène Brisset Lopez

Group HR Director

 Rémy Vernet - VP Innovation & Solutions

Rémy Vernet

VP Innovation & Solutions

 Lucie Lointier - VP Stratégie & Organisation

Lucie Lointier

VP Stratégie & Organisation

Extended board of directors02

 Axel Branger - VP Sales Europe

Axel Branger

VP Sales Europe

 Benjamin Munayco - Business Development Director

Benjamin Munayco

Business Development Director

 Serge Altmann - MES Competency Centre Director

Serge Altmann

MES Competency Centre Director

 Krzysztof Heim - Chief Technology Officer Innovation

Krzysztof Heim

Chief Technology Officer Innovation

 Lidia Capela - Support Team Leader

Lidia Capela

Support Team Leader

 Gregory Kamphuis - Operations Manager Switzerland

Gregory Kamphuis

Operations Manager Switzerland

 Philippe Bourgeois - Operationnal Director Paris

Philippe Bourgeois

Operationnal Director Paris

 Denis LECLERCQ - Project Manager Team Leader

Denis Leclercq

Project Manager Team Leader

 Thomas DABKOWSKI - Talent Acquisition Team Leader

Thomas Dabkowski

Talent Acquisition Team Leader

 João Brandao - Valeo Program Manager

João Brandao

Valeo Program Manager

 Stéphane Lusoli - Chairman of the Board

Stéphane Lusoli

Chairman of the Board

After 15-year in sales shared between PTC, IBM and SAP, Stéphane felt the need to help manufacturing companies throughout the life cycle of their technical data.

Therefore, 13 years ago, he created SOFYNE Active Technology. In 2005, the company started with its first PLM Consultant… Since then, the startup has become a Digital Services Company leader in two related areas: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Manufacturing Execution System (MES).

Stéphane oversees the management Board of Directors, Finance, Corporate Strategy, Marketing and Communication.

Education : ICN Business School
Nationality : French
Languages : French, English

 Stéphane Baranzelli - Managing Director

Stéphane Baranzelli

Managing Director

Stéphane is responsible for overseeing SOFYNE’s European offices. He is supervising and guiding SOFYNE’s Sales and Operations with his expertise.

Directly reporting to the Chairman, Stephane is implementing SOFYNE’s policies to generate growth, profits and ensure that the company’s strategy is geared towards success; whilst always working on improving both customers and employees satisfaction.

Stéphane joined SOFYNE in 2018, and was previously working for Data companies, such as PTC in the PLM world for 7 years and the Experian Group, where he managed the EMEA business around Marketing Data and Cross-Channel Execution Marketing Platforms.

Education : Business School / Ecole Supérieure de Gestion (France)
Nationality : French
Languages : French, English

 Hélène Brisset Lopez - Group HR Director

Hélène Brisset Lopez

Group HR Director

Hélène and her team define and drive the implementation of the HR strategy in each of our agencies : employee experience, respect for the employer brand promise, gender equality, evolution of our training policy, digitization of our processes, etc. She oversees all the HR activities.

Hélène joined SOFYNE in early March 2019. She has a solid 20 years’ experience in social law. She settled in quickly as she knows SOFYNE having collaborated for several years as a lawyer of the Group.

Education : Certificat d’Aptitude à la Profession d’Avocat - Barreau de PARIS
Nationality : French
Languages : French, English

 Rémy Vernet - VP Innovation & Solutions

Rémy Vernet

VP Innovation & Solutions

Rémy and his team, support our account departments in defining the right solution offering
to best address our clients requirements. He also leads Sofyne’s 3 Centers Of Excellence enabling our consultants, so they design and deliver for their clients state of the art, efficient and innovative solutions.

Prior to joining Sofyne Active Technology, Rémy held the position of License Consulting Director EMEA. His previous experiences include many years with APRISO and Dassault Systèmes (3DS).
He was VP Solutions EMEA with APRISO prior to being Delmia Sales Director for the EuroWest Region.
Prior to joining Apriso/Dassault Systèmes, he spent 13 years in large consulting companies (Andersen Consulting, BearingPoint, Capgemini Consulting) working on international transformation programs involving manufacturing business process re-engineering and IT solutions implementation.

Education : Masters In Mechanical Engineering from INSA Lyon - Exchange Student at McGill University (Canada)
Nationality : French & British
Languages : French, English, German

 Lucie Lointier - VP Stratégie & Organisation

Lucie Lointier

VP Stratégie & Organisation

For the last 14 years, Lucie has been working in different IT service companies. Before joining us, she held a position of Regional Manager (BU Manager) within a company specialized in supporting SMEs and ETIs around their digital transformation.

In parallel with her activities as BU manager, she was involved with the management team in the internal transformation process of this fast-growing company and led the change with her teams.

Lucie has joined us to contribute to the structuring and organization of SOFYNE.

Education : Business School
Nationality : French
Languages : French, English

 Axel Branger - VP Sales Europe

Axel Branger

VP Sales Europe

With over ten years of experience in sales management, Axel oversees SOFYNE’s sales team activities. The role involves strategic planning, managing people, selling and improving processes. He manages the business relationships with our existing clients, as well as our potential future clients.

Axel joined the SOFYNE in 2017, having previously worked for five years as a Sales Manager for Exalead at Dassault Systèmes. He also spent more than fifteen years at IBM.

Education : Master's degree in engineering - Major in Robotic (France)
Nationality : French
Languages : French, English

 Benjamin Munayco - Business Development Director

Benjamin Munayco

Business Development Director

Since 2010, Benjamin has been instrumental to SOFYNE’s ever expending client portfolio, by strengthening existing long-term partnerships, as well as implementing growth opportunities with the introduction of new clients.

Based on his unique experience and understanding of the PLM & MES markets, he has led many of SOFYNE’s business initiatives, making SOFYNE a strong asset for our clients.

Benjamin joined SOFYNE in 2007 as a PLM Consultant after working 2 years at Avenir Conseil, where he was trained on several PLM and CAD tools.

Education : Engineering Degree in Mechanical and Energetics (France)
Nationality : French
Languages : French, Spanish, English

 Serge Altmann - MES Competency Centre Director

Serge Altmann

MES Competency Centre Director

With over twenty years of experience in MES, Serge supervises all of SOFYNE’s MES projects. Serge oversees the whole process from start to finish: from the client’s requirements and analysis to the solution delivery. He also manages the MES competency team based in Lyon.

Serge joined SOFYNE in 2011, having previously worked as an MES consultant at T-Systems. He then developed aptitudes in MES projects and gaining insight in JIS and traceability solutions for automotive suppliers.

Education : DESS Productique et Automatisation Intégrée - ISIAL (France) Maîtrise Sciences et Techniques de Productique Appliquée aux Industries Mécaniques - ESIA (France)
Nationality : French
Languages : French, English

 Krzysztof Heim - Chief Technology Officer Innovation

Krzysztof Heim

Chief Technology Officer Innovation

Krzysztof manages SOFYNE’s office in Poland and the software development project unit. He oversees all research and on-going projects to develop new tools and ensure that they have the potential to add value to SOFYNE’s solution. Published author with many computer science papers and a book called “Data Compression Methods”, Krzysztof’s expertise makes him a real asset.

Krzysztof joined SOFYNE in 2017. He previously worked 16 years at Apriso for Dassault Systems. He started as a software developer, managed large teams of developers and became a Solution Architect.

Education : Master and Engineering degree in computer science, AGH (Poland)
Nationality : Polish
Languages : Polish, English

 Lidia Capela - Support Team Leader

Lidia Capela

Support Team Leader

Lidia manages customers relationship and technical support activities for SOFYNE. Her team is dedicated to assisting clients should they need any help. They provide tailored assistance, as well as training. Currently, her team is overseeing and supporting over 150 plants worldwide.

Lidia joined SOFYNE in 2015, as an Application Support Consultant. Previously, she had worked in Brno (Czech Republic) for Infosys, also role dedicated to support.

Education : Master's degree in Industrial Management, FEUP (Portugal) - Post-graduate degree in Electronic Engineer, FEUP (Portugal)
Nationality : Portuguese
Languages : Portuguese, English

 Gregory Kamphuis - Operations Manager Switzerland

Gregory Kamphuis

Operations Manager Switzerland

With nearly thirty years of expertise in Management, Gregory’s career saw him work for major international service companies, in various industries. He has managed large sub-contracted projects for key clients. Gregory is convinced that SOFYNE’s success rests on its ability, as individuals, to work together towards providing its clients with the best service possible. This means going above and beyond its clients’ expectations and needs.

Gregory joined SOFYNE in January 2018, taking charge of the Swiss operations in the Geneva office. Before joining SOFYNE, he mainly worked in France for large IT companies such as Capgemini or Gfi.

Education : Self-taught with several courses certificates.
Nationality : Dutch
Languages : Dutch, French, English

 Philippe Bourgeois - Operationnal Director Paris

Philippe Bourgeois

Operationnal Director Paris

After 18 years’ experience in Global Information Solution for ALSTOM Transport and IT services companies, Philippe joined Sofyne in September 2017. He led numerous projects and applications maintenance on engineering/manufacturing application domain as well as ITSM domain.

With his diverse experience on service delivery and customer focus, Philippe is responsible for developing the Paris area in PLM and MES activities.

Education : Master and MSc degree in IT
Nationality : French
Languages : French, English

 Denis LECLERCQ - Project Manager Team Leader

Denis Leclercq

Project Manager Team Leader

Every day, as a Project Manager – Team Leader , Denis plans tasks ahead for the projects, helps his team assess potential risks and ensures the smooth running of operations.

He worked 11 years in the agro-food industry (wheat flour production) as a production manager, lean manufacturing manager and finally as a MES project manager.
Denis joined SOFYNE to challenge himself and be part of a great adventure.

Education : Ingeneer Degree in AgroFood industry at Polytech'Paris UPMC
Nationality : French
Languages : French, English

 Thomas DABKOWSKI - Talent Acquisition Team Leader

Thomas Dabkowski

Talent Acquisition Team Leader

Thomas and his team focus on finding new talents to join SOFYNE. Through full recruiting cycle and onboarding, they make sure they deliver the best employee experience to new Sofyners from day one.

Prior to joining Sofyne Active Technology, Thomas was working as an HRBP for live performance companies, managing organisational and HRIS changes with one goal : provide better HR services for employees.

Education : Master degree in HR management - Master degree in Social Law
Nationality : French
Languages : French, English

 João Brandao - Valeo Program Manager

João Brandao

Valeo Program Manager

João is interconnecting projects for Valeo client. The projects complement and build off one another to achieve a larger, long-term business objective. A successful program drives strategic benefits and organizational growth. A typical day for João is a mixture of calls, meetings, quotations and planning with the members and stakeholders of the projects.

João joined SOFYNE in 2016. Prior to joining the company, he worked in France for a company involved in network installations and access control across hotel chains and Parisian hospitals.

Education : Bachelor in Electrical Engineering. Masters degree in Electrical Engineering oriented to Industrial management activities
Nationality : Portuguese
Languages : Portuguese, English , French and Spanish

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