Founder & CEO
Thierry is one of the co-founders and current vice chairman of Clairfield International while managing the development of the firm in France as CEO. He has advised dozens of sell-side and buy-side transactions, with particular expertise in crossborder deals involving both strategic buyers and private equity funds in numerous industries including business services, technologies, food and retail, healthcare and manufacturing . As an entrepreneur over the last 25 years, Thierry has been involved in managing companies that he founded or bought out (digital, marketing, education, energy, …) to take them to the next level.
Thierry founded French boutique intuitucapital, the precursor to Clairfield France, in 1998, focusing on mergers & acquisitions, private placement, and investment activities in tech companies. He was formerly managing director at BBDO / Omnicom Group (NYSE), where he executed acquisitions while holding financial and operational responsibilities. He served as a member of the supervisory board of the famous French food company Madrange (EUR 300 million in sales) from 2009 to 2011 before selling it to the group Turenne Lafayette. He is a director at Schneider Consumer Group (EUR 200 million in sales). Thierry began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Thierry is a strong supporter of social impact investment and generally ESG initiatives, both at personal and professional level.