Julien Marzouk has over 15 years of management consulting experience in growth strategy, market entry and mergers & acquisitions. He is the Managing Partner of Kinesis Partners, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in helping European companies achieve organic and external growth in the US.
Prior to co-founding Kinesis Partners, Julien was the Head of the Strategy Consulting team in New York at Altios International, where he worked with international companies building growth and go-to-market strategies for their US expansion.
Prior to moving to the US, Julien worked as a Strategy Consultant at Advention Business Partners, a spin-off of Bain in Paris, France, where he assisted Fortune 500 corporations and private equity firms with strategic market reviews, corporate strategies and pre-acquisition commercial due diligence.
Julien has a passion for solving puzzles and co-creating strategies with organizations in different industries (Technology, CPG & Retail, Manufacturing and Life Sciences). He began his career as a Business Journalist for CNBC Europe, working on identifying investment opportunities in Africa and in the Middle East. He has lived and worked in more than 10 countries.
Julien holds an MBA in Corporate Strategy from Bocconi University (Italy) and NBS (France) and a degree in Leadership Development from Columbia University (US).
Olivier Fayard is a Marketing and Strategy expert. He held executive roles at leading retailers, marketing services and retail services corporations. He also founded a consulting agency dedicated to retail that he managed for 11 years before being acquired by CA COM Group.
Within the CA COM group, he led the CA Solutions BU (marketing automation and multi-channel publishing solutions) before taking charge of the Group's international development.
Olivier is a Board Member of the Digital Transformation, Marketing and Strategy Master of EM Lyon.
Previous roles :
COO of CA COM Group – Leading communication group in the retail industry
Co-founder of REDSIDE – Consulting agency dedicated to retail
Chief Communication Officer of Casino Group (Leading French retailer)
Chief Marketing Officer of Media Trade (High Co Group)
Business Development Director of Gutenberg On-Line (DDB)
Business Development Director of Club Med
Marketing Director at Casino Group