|Board of Directors|
Nicolas Gagnez, Chairman
Nicolas Gagnez has been the Chairman of DenyAll since May 2007.
Prior to that, Nicolas co-founded SNV in 1995. SNV developped databases containing cities buildings and streets photos, which are accessed via the “Pages Jaunes” portal. SNV was acquired by Wanadoo at the end of 2000. Member of the board of directors of Wanadoo Portails, Nicolas led Mappy, which became France’s 10th most frequently visited website when he left in 2005. He joined Crédit Agricole Private Equity as an Investment Director and laster was appointed chairman of DenyAll.
Nicolas is and has been on the boards of directors of several Internet and software companies and he is a member of the strategic committee of the TIM Mezzanine Fund.
Bernard-Louis Roques, Truffle Capital
Bernard-Louis Roques is Truffle Capital's Managing Partner for information technology investments and is an IT venture capital industry pioneer.
Prior to joining Truffle Capital, Bernard-Louis held a series of senior management posts at ABN AMRO Capital France, where he notably created the firm's IT investment activity by closing 35 deals, including 14 in companies which have since gone public. Bernard-Louis is an experienced entrepreneur and notably acquired a small French industrial business, restored it to profitability and sold it on 18 months later. He started his career in France and Italy as a trader at HSBC.
He is a board member of DenyAll, Equitime, Keyyo, Netbooster and NetmediaEurope. He is also a Member of the Supervisory Board of MoMac, People Cube, and NetMediaEurope.
Bernard-Louis holds an MBA from ESSEC Management School (Paris, France) and an Executive Certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Christian Claussen, Crédit Agricole Private Equity
Christian Claussen is a Senior Partner of the Venture Capital Team at Crédit Agricole Private Equity. Christian facilitates access to investment opportunities in Germany and Northern Europe.
Christian started his professional career in 1990 with Siemens' Communication Networks Division in Munich. In 1994, he was promoted to Product Marketing Director of Optical Networking and became the Business Unit VP of Business Development in 1997. Among other functions, he initiated and led the taskforce that designed the blueprint for Mustang Ventures, Siemens Communications' corporate venture fund which started its extremely successful investment activities in 1999. In 1998 Christian joined TVM Capital, one of Germany's most longstanding and active venture capital firms. and was promoted General Partner in 1999. During his tenure with TVM, Christian focussed on investments in communications, semiconductors, internet and software.Christian holds a European degree in Telecommunication Systems Engineering and is a distinguished graduate of Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Electronique et Electrotechnique (France) as well as the University of Essex (UK) and the University of Karlsruhe (Germany).
Jacques Sebag, CEO of DenyAll
Jacques Sebag is a board member since 2007 and Chief Executive Office since February 2012.
Prior to that, Jacques was COO of EVER TEAM, the European leader in ECM - Enterprise Content Management Software. He is also a non executive director of several companies such as DenyAll, Direct Streams or JAL Gelati.
He contributes to the development of these companies through his deep expertise in operational transformation, rapid organic growth and merger/acquisitions. Jacques has over 20 years experience in the software industry, IT services and distribution in France, Europe and in the USA. He held General Management, and VP positions in Sales, Alliances & Channel in IBM, Econocom, Oracle, Remedy, Veritas software and Symantec.
Jacques holds an Engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Lyon in France, and attended a Master of Science Program at Northwestern University, Chicago, USA.