Co-founder & CEO
Julien Marzouk has 12+ years of international consulting experience in strategy, market entry and business development. Prior to co-founding Kinesis Partners and Cross Border Network, he was the Head of the Strategy Consulting team in New York at Altios International, where he worked with European companies in their US expansion, designing go-to-market strategies and helping them scale their business.
Prior to joining Altios International, Julien worked as a Strategy Consultant at Advention Business Partners in Paris, where he assisted corporations and private equity firms on strategic market reviews, corporate strategies, acquisitions, and commercial due diligence. Julien began his career with CNBC Europe, as a Business Development Consultant in Africa and the Middle East.
He holds an MBA in Corporate Strategy from Bocconi University (Italy) and NBS (France) and a degree in Business Coaching from Columbia University (U.S.).
François Cantau has a multicultural professional experience, in strategy consulting and business development. He has worked in the US, France and Spain, where he has accompanied SMEs and Mid-Cap companies developing their business in a new market.
In the US, he has also worked at FrenchFounders, a fast-growing startup connecting French CEOs, top executives and investors worldwide. He has contributed to the development of this premium community in New York, Miami and Montréal, and has built strong relationships with key decision makers, particularly in the Tech, Media and Luxury industries.
He now serves as a Project Mnager at Kinesis Partners, where he strives to help companies seeking to enter new markets or scale their business in the US.
He holds a Master of Science in Management from ESSEC Business School (Paris, France).