Pierre Cesarini CEOPierre Cesarini joined Avanquest as Group CEO in May 2013. His background as a “serial entrepreneur” and his solid experience in the field of software and the Internet are perfect matches for Avanquest Software's entrepreneurial spirit and ambition. He began his career at Apple headquarters in California, where he spent 10 years and participated in the creation of the PowerMac, the first PowerPC-based Macintosh. In 1998 he founded TempoSoft, a supplier of intranet applications for HR management and planning, which was bought out by Oracle in 2005. Since 2007 Pierre had been CEO of Atego, a world leader in embedded software. At the same time, in 2010 he created Navendis, an Internet start-up for an economical alternative to business taxis, and has also been a teacher of management at the Ecole Mines Paris Tech.
Roger Bloxberg CEO of Avanquest North AmericaRoger Bloxberg has been the CEO of Avanquest North America since 2007, when Avanquest acquired Nova Development, a consumer software developer and publisher he founded in 1984 with Todd Helfstein. Thanks to the considerable experience in software development that they brought to Avanquest, the Group is now among the top ten consumer software publishers in the world. On the Executive Committee, Roger Bloxberg contributes both his entrepreneurial vision and marketing experience while also keeping a close eye on the new technologies coming out of the United States. He is a political science graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Bruno Vanryb ChairmanCo-founder, with Roger Politis, of Avanquest Software; since its founding, he has also been its CEO. A self-taught aficionado of new technologies since he was a child, Bruno Vanryb was originally a sound engineer, then a journalist and the author of a dozen works on microcomputing in the 1980's. In 1984 he created BVRP, which later became Avanquest, with a starting investment of just 2,000 Euros; and through his entrepreneurial vision, it became one of France’s leading software publishers. Always committed to developing the digital sector in France and to promoting the interests of small and mid-size businesses, he was President of Croissance Plus [Growth Plus] (2007 – 2009), President of MiddleNext (2002) and vice president of France's National Digital Council (2010-2012). Today he is chairman of the Publishers' Panel of Syntec Numérique and, as such, vice president of the professional organization.
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The Executive Committee
The Board of Directors
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