A Senior Partner at Heidrick & Struggles for 30 years, Jean-Louis retired from the firm last year. While there, he founded the Technology practice in Europe and led executive searches in Asia, Europe, and North America while working out of their Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, and New York offices.
Jean-Louis was a member of Heidrick’s Technology, Private Equity & Venture Capital, and Media &
Entertainment Practices. His clients included Apple, PeopleSoft, Disney, Tyco, Hachette (publishing), Navteq (MAP provider for mobile applications), DoubleClick (digital ad network and 3rd-party technology provider), Harmonic (video delivery provider), Tom Tom (navigation solution provider), and Mettler Toledo (precision instruments).
Jean-Louis worked closely with private equity and investment firms in the technology, media, and
entertainment space. He was a member of the Board of Directors practice, where his experience provided significant synergistic advisory value to management and boards in their quest for the “right fit” opportunities.
Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Jean-Louis worked for Booz Allen Hamilton in Paris and New York. After receiving his MBA from Haas School of Management at the University of alifornia, he began his career as a Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Jean-Louis has been an active sponsor of the American Film Institute (AFI) and the AFI Digital Lab. Currently, he is on the boards of two technology companies: mShopper based in Boulder, CO, and a big data firm based Dallas, TX. He lives in New York and is fluent in English and French.