Management

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Sylvain Thieullent
CEO

Sylvain Thieullent leads the strategic direction of the company, ensuring clients trade their way with Horizon’s sophisticated electronic trading solutions. Sylvain has extensive experience at Horizon Software through his previous roles as APAC Director and EMEA Head of Electronic Trading. Sylvain has played a key role in the double-digit growth and the record results the company has achieved in Europe and Asia. He is a graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique of Grenoble and holds a Master degree from the Iowa State University.
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Charles BERTRAND
Chief Financial Officer

Charles joined Horizon after the 2018 MBO with the objective to foster the company’s profitable growth. He has more than 15 successful years of experience in management consulting at Capgemini and previously held various Finance positions at Constellium and Alstom. He recently drove the development and transformation of a B2C retailer dedicated to seniors. Able to master complex environments, Charles embraces challenges to deliver clear and sustainable results on time. Putting human capital at the heart of the company’s priorities, he is passionate about developing talents and acting responsibly in an agile organization.
Charles is a graduate from Neoma Business School.

 

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Vincent Dumontoy
Head of Client Solutions & Services

Vincent is responsible for product strategy, solutions delivery and services operations globally. Vincent has over 15 years of experience in Equity Derivatives and Cross Asset Trading at Morgan Stanley in London, Barclays Investment Bank in London, and Société Générale CIB in Paris and New-York. In his current role, he oversees the management, growth and evolution of the product offering, solutions design & professional services, with the objective to deliver outstanding client satisfaction and growing recurring revenues. Vincent is a graduate from Sciences Po Paris in Finance and Economics and holds a Mathematics and Engineering Master from Ecole Centrale in Paris.

 

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Guillaume Poitevin
Global Head of Sales

Guillaume has extensive experience in Capital Markets and Investment Management as he previously held senior sales positions at global financial software vendors. Guillaume oversees all aspects of business development at Horizon Software including setting its strategic sales direction and developing Horizon’s market penetration. Guillaume offers an outstanding track record for selling and marketing electronic trading solutions. He holds an MBA in Finance from Sciences Po Paris.

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Benoit Deckmyn
Head of Engineering

Benoit, after a previous experience in the Telecom industry, spent seven years working for the equity derivatives department of Société Générale CIB, where he was in charge of market data, middleware and electronic trading latency optimization projects. He joined Horizon working on extending Horizon’s exchange and broker coverage and increased the quality of connectivity solutions delivered to clients. He is now the Head of the Engineering department, in charge of implementing Product Roadmap, and adapting the Horizon Electronic Trading Platform to client needs and market demands. Benoit graduated with an MSc from Télécom SudParis in 2001.

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Fabrice Fischer
Head of APAC

Fabrice joined the company to oversee all business operations in Asia-Pacific. He founded Blu, an advisory firm dedicated to leveraging AI in the Financial Services industry. Previously, Fabrice was the CFO of Sentient Technologies, a recognized AI company. He has been instrumental in the launch of Sentient Investment Management, Sentient’s hedge fund anchored on artificial intelligence to continually evolve and optimize investment strategies. Before, he joined Bain & Co. as a consultant advising companies in the Private Equity, IT, and Telecom industries across Europe. He continued as an independent advisor to Banks and Asset Managers. Fabrice is a heavy user and strong proponent of Artificial Intelligence for Financial Services.

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Francis Leclerc
Head of Americas

Francis manages the Horizon Software development in the US and Canada after opening the company’s new office in Montréal in 2018. Francis’ new position sees him returning to Horizon, where he worked for eight years from 2004 to 2013. He spent the last five years at Société Générale, where he developed Equity Finance and Prime Brokerage applications as the Development Team Lead. At Horizon, Francis heads the North American office and help the company deliver on its aggressive expansion strategy.

 


Advisory Board

Sylvain Thieullent
CEO, Horizon Software

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Keith Todd
Advisory Board Member

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Philippe Thomas
Advisory Board Member

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Benoît Choppin
Partner, Capzanine

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Olivier Guine
Principal, Capzanine

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