We are proven entrepreneurs fully
familiar with corporate reality.
We are proven entrepreneurs fully
familiar with corporate reality.
Our leaders are digital entrepreneurs
who know corporations
from the inside.
Our advisory board
We are or have been
on the board
of 10 companies.
Charles is a senior entrepreneur. His main expertise lies in starting, restructuring and advising companies in unpredictable environments, where technology, regulations and/or customer habits change at a rapid pace.
After a fast-track International career start at P&G, he was attracted by what was then the “new economy” and is now recognized as one of the French Internet pioneers.
He has created a dozen digital-centric businesses and currently works with blue chips on high-yield topics, continually inspired by Mark Twain’s words “they didn’t know it was impossible, so they did it”.
Fast-Up Partners | Co-founder and CEO | since 2013
Groupe Pratique | Founder and CEO | 2005 – 2011 / Chairman since 2012
AOL | VP Marketing & Sales | 2000 – 2005
Procter & Gamble | Marketing | 1991 – 1999
Fast-Up Partners | Co-founder and Managing Partner | since 2013
We Like the World (charitable world tour) and CMO World Tour| Founder | 2011-2012
Fullsix Group | Various Top Management and CEO positions | 2001 – 2011
Sega Europe | Executive Vice-President | 2000
P&G | Brand Manager then Digital Marketing Director | 1992-2000
Philippe Besnard has been growing innovative companies in unpredictable, uncharted territories throughout his professional life. A seasoned entrepreneur in the digital space, he is the cofounder and former CEO of Quantum Advertising, the European leader in Programmatic Native Advertising.
Philippe served as Chairman of the Board of Sarenza.com (now part of Monoprix) and was an early investor in a number of French Tech successes, including Sticky Ads and Logmatic.
He developed his strong expertise in finance, restructuring and legal affairs early on in his career through his roles within financial and strategic consultancies and LMBO ventures. His interest in consumer influence, content and innovation has made him a recognized expert in the adtech and martech areas, as has his passion for education, culture and psychology and digitally-driven transformation in these fields.
Fast-Up Partners | Managing Partner | since 2018
Quantum Advertising | Co-founder & CEO | 2014-2016
Specific Media / Viant | Managing Director Continental Europe | 2010-2014
AOL | Advertising Managing Director Southern Europe | 2007-2010
Laureate Education Holdings | Managing Director France | 2005-2007
AOL France – AOL Europe SVP | Interactive Services | 2000-2005
Laurent is a former senior executive turned entrepreneur.
He began his career at P&G where he became friends with Charles and Frédéric, at a time when it was too early for any joint startup (what was a startup in the 80s anyway ?).
He invested himself in brand building in the FMCG and Luxury sectors and held Marketing and General Management positions at Coty, Kering, LVMH and Danone.
Laurent brings his brand expertise and consumer- centricity to ensure compelling value proposals, his knowledge of DTC business models and e-commerce to develop the right routes to market, and his management savvy to ensure organizational effectiveness.
Fast-Up Partners | Partner | since 2016
Evian | Global Brand GM, Evian | 2009-2016
LVMH | General Manager | 2001-2005
Kering | International Marketing VP, YSL | 2007-2010
Coty | International Category VP | 1993-2000
P&G | Marketing | 1989-1993
Laurent is a seasoned marketing technologist.
He is dedicated to meeting modern marketing needs through technological solutions in a fast-evolving digital world.
Laurent believes that beyond all the hype and inflated valuations, tech companies bring marketeers real efficiency and new opportunities.
In 2015, after 15 years’ developing and managing advertising solutions for startups and corporations, he launched his own consultancy and investment company before joining forces with Fast-Up Partners in 2018.
Fast-Up Partners | Partner | since 2018
Arcane Marketing | Founder and CEO | 2015 – 2018
Gamned! (Makazi) | VP Product and Technology | 2012 – 2015
Microsoft | Head of Adexchange | 2010 – 2012
TradeDoubler | Head of Operations | 2005 – 2010
Over the past ten years, Chloé has built dual competencies in strategy & finance and e-commerce & entrepreneurship.
Based in Hong Kong and London, and having played a key role on assignments in Europe, Asia and the Americas, her professional ventures are marked by a strong international focus.
Chloé is passionate about digital strategies and consumer behavior and gives lectures on the topic. She graduated from ESCP Europe in 2007, including one term at the Indian Institute of Management of Calcutta.
Fast-Up Partners | Director | since 2017
Rad.co | E-commerce & Product Strategy Manager | 2015-2016
Roland Berger | Strategy Consultants Private Equity & FMCG Competence Centers | 2010-2014
Credit Agricole | Corporate & Investment Banking General Inspectorate of Finance | 2007-2010
International Herald Tribune | Business Analyst | 2005-2007
Manuel excels in all areas. He can just as easily design Marimekko slides as start a Craft Beer business from scratch or register cosmetic products with the Canadian Health Ministry.
An enthusiastic teacher at Sciences-Po and Essec, Manuel’s unconventional teaching style and wisdom is highly esteemed by his students. He is a tireless traveler: North Korea, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland are playgrounds for him!
Fast-Up Partners | Director | since 2018
Sciences Po | Visiting Lecturer | since 2014
La Beer Fabrique | Co-founder and owner | 2016-2018
Coty | Project Manager | 2017-2018
A.T. Kearney | Manager | 2010-2016
After 3 years working in consulting at A.T.Kearney, Anna joined Franprix (Groupe Casino).
For 6 years, she was in charge of strategic and operational projects to rethink the idea of the “store”. She then embraced the opportunity to develop B2C services at La Poste where she spent the next 3 years, notably launching new experiences and partnerships.
Passionate about innovation and digital, Fast-Up Partners was the obvious next step.
Fast-Up Partners | Director | since 2019
Le Groupe La Poste | Partnerships and Growth Director | 2016-2019
Franprix then Groupe Casino | Digital Innovations Manager | 2010-2016
A.T. Kearney | Associate | 2007-2010
After graduating from Sciences-Po Paris (2002) and ESSEC (2005), Alexis worked with the Paris office of the strategy consulting firm Roland Berger.
In 2009, he joined Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët, the ultra-premium subsidiary of the Pernod-Ricard group, where he held various international positions in strategy, marketing and digital.
In 2018, he participated as CMO in the reversal of the jewelery brand Korloff alongside the investment fund Mirabaud Private Equity.
Today, at Fast-Up Partners, Alexis is developing our consulting business in the consumer and luxury goods sector and bringing his strategic and operational marketing skills to our clients.
Fast-Up Partners | Director | Since 2019
Accenture | Senior Manager | 2019
Korloff | Chief Marketing Officer | 2018 – 2019
Pernod Ricard | Digital Brand Engagement Director | 2009 – 2018
Roland Berger | Senior Consultant | 2005 – 2009
A pure technophile with 15 years’ experience in the digital field, Bruce was Technical Director at Publicis Sapient before joining Fast-Up Partners.
Beyond technology, Bruce is an expert in production organization.
Fast-Up Partners provides him with an ideal environment to leverage his technical creativity and talent as a proven blocker solver for innovative and ambitious clients.
Fast-Up Partners | Technical Director | 2019
Publicis Sapient France | Technical Director | 2014 – 2019
John Paul | Product Manager | 2013
Balistik Art | Dagobert | Technical Consultant | 2010 – 2012
1000mercis | Developer Web | 2008 – 2009
Guillaume is both a bold entrepreneur and a rigorous consultant. After graduating from ESSEC, he created a jewelery startup.
Attracted by consulting and project finance, he joined Accuracy in 2015 and stayed for almost 4 years.
Today, he is delighted to be able to combine his entrepreneurship and consulting skills at Fast Up Parttners.
Fast-Up Partners | Project Manager | since 2019
L’Albatrôs | Founder and CEO | 2013-2019
Accuracy | Associate | 2015-2018
Incredibly rigorous and eager to discover new environments, Isabelle has brought her accounting and admin skills to companies in a wide range of sectors including a law firm, a gold mining company, a trendy basket-ball federation, a classical dance company, a fast-growing food startup and now Fast-Up Partners.
Isabelle is our process master. She makes sure our accounting and operations run smoothly, which allows the partners’ to focus on clients and businesses. She is Fast-Up’s back-up.
Fast-Up Partners | Finance Manager | since 2016
La Fourchette a TripAdvisor company | Accounting Manager France, Belgium & Switzerland | 2015-2016
Repetto Paris | Chief Accountant | 2009-2014
Allen & Overy LLP | Chief Accountant | 2006-2009
NBA Europe | Coordinator General Accounting | 2001-2006
EGIDE | Confirmed assistant | 2000-2001
Normandy Mining Limited – LaSource | Accountant | 1996-2000
At Fast-Up Partners, Rémi has learned how to bring ideas to life through several venture development projects in the CPG industry.
As an entrepreneurial-minded professional, he is passionate about our boutique approach to consulting and our mission to: “advise until it flies”.
With Fast Up Partners, he acts as a turbo charger for our clients’ strategic bets, leveraging our entrepreneurial savvy to impact their topline.
He is proud to be able to bring our offer to New York and empower the development of the US-based company in Europe.
Fast-Up Partners | New York Outpost | since 2016
Eventmaker | Commercial development | since 2016
Giroview | Founder | 2013