Meet the members of our Executive Board
Throughout his 35-year career, Patrick PRAJS has managed global organisations of up to 1200 employees. He has served as Executive Vice President of LogMote, Chairman of the Board of Skyrecon, Operations Director for Arkoon Network Security covering France, Italy, Spain, Benelux and North Africa, President and CEO of Unikala Software and Livemedia (USA), Managing Director for Sybase France, Director for Southern Europe and Director in charge of Europe at the US Headquarters. Patrick also participated in the launch of operations for several European software houses on the French market including Qliktech and Deskom.
Patrick holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Paris VI University and an Executive MBA from Stanford University, California.
Philippe is responsible for strengthening DATAFIRST’s business activity throughout Europe, and effectively increasing the company’s market share. He manages the Distribution Team, supervises Manufacturer relations, and is in charge of animating our partner network worldwide. Phillipe joined DATAFIRST in 2000 as Sales Manager for the French market. With over 15 years’ experience in software development and sales, Philippe previously held the position of Sales Director for Informatique 01 and began his career as sales representative with CCMX. In addition to a diploma in IT, Philippe holds a degree from the Montpellier Business School of Management.
Director, Administration & Finance
A seasoned professional, Jacky is responsible for the DATAFIRST group’s administrative and financial operations. With over 20 years’ experience, Jacky was Financial and Administrative Director for a leading distribution group prior to joining DATAFIRST. Jacky holds a degree in Finance and Accounting, he is a Chartered Accountant. He also led several financial audit missions in the past.
Rémi is Product Director for the Group’s full range of solutions. After Microsoft (Regional Manager) and CEGID (Indirect sales activity development), Rémi joined DATAFIRST in 2007 as Sales & Marketing Director. In 2011, Rémi took the post of Business Development Director, responsible for applying the company’s European marketing strategy, strengthening DATAFIRST’s position amongst key market actors. As the head of the Marketing & Product Quality Department in 2014, Rémi reinforced the the DataCar brand name amongst automotive dealers and set the digital transformation of auto dealers in motion. Since 2018, Rémi has taken on the role of Group DPO.
Chief Technology Officer
With over twenty-five years’ experience in the software and new technologies field, and after having held the post of Production Manager for the development of DATAFIRST’s solutions for many years, Patrick today provides competitive and technological intelligence and defines architectural strategies for DATAFIRST’s products and solutions. Today, Patrick puts all of his vast technical and functional expertise at the service of our teams through various missions including auditing, consultancy, training and pre-sales support. Patrick has a Microsoft™ certification and he is graduated from Lyon’s INSA of Lyon (National Institute of Applied Sciences).
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