Chief Executive Officer,
Chairman Itecor International
“Aligning IT Systems with the strategic and operational needs of the business is vital to a company’s performance.”
Companies have significantly evolved in the way they manage their Information systems over the last ten years. They have concentrated on their core business and they have developed a great knowledge in aligning information technology with their global strategy. As a result there has been a healthy maturing and development of the IT milieu which has led to big changes in offerings and the actors in this market.
Itecor has always positioned itself right up there with these changes in order to develop and to serve the clients best. Itecor has 130 employees today and works regularly with important clients, leaders in the market.
Our success is based on the quality of men and women who have joined us as well as the values which inspire us in our strategic choices and in our profession, both in interaction with clients and the emphasize we put on our know-how.
Since the beginning we have concentrated on the importance of listening and understanding the needs of our clients in the alignment of their IT with their profession. This experience has enabled us to create with them a customized offering and solutions with added value which have been proven time and again in the course of time.
For Itecor it is important that we continue in this way respecting our clients, their interests and our values. Our story is the proof, our consultants are the actors, and our clients are the beneficiaries.
You are responsible for business critical systems. You want these systems to be effective, aligned with both business needs and economic realities. These systems must actively contribute to the success of the company. Itecor seeks to offer guidance, advice and support to make this vision a reality
Your needs define our road map. From the start, Itecor’s focus has been listening to and understanding the business requirements and challenges of its clients. Our client-centric vision has guided us over the years, resulting in services and high value added solutions that have proved their worth in the field.
For over twenty years, our clients have come to rely on our work ethic, independence and rigorous approach. They particularly appreciate our commitment to providing advice and highquality expertise on time and on budget, whatever the mission.
We closely monitor the latest technology and invest heavily in ensuring our consultants are able to provide our clients with tried and tested solutions based on state-of-the-art technology. For us, innovation only makes sense if it leads to performance and sustainability.
2016 : Opening of Bogotá office (Colombia)
2015 : Opening of Skopje office (Macedonia)
2010 : Opening of Zurich office (Switzerland)
2007 : More than 120 employees in the Itecor group
2006: Opening of Geneva office (Switzerland)
2005 : Opening of Paris office (France)
2001 : Itecor headquarters moves to Vevey (Switzerland)
2001 : Opening of Mexico City office (Mexico)
1999 : Opening of Vevey office (Switzerland)
1992 : Establishment of the Itecor consultancy firm by two former Ernst & Young mission directors (France)
After graduating as a Computer Science Engineer, Stéphan Grouitch began his career in 1995 at the Itecor group in Paris. He first had positions as a consultant and then as mission director for several important clients in France and abroad.
In 1999, Stéphan Grouitch set up the Itecor Swiss Office in Vevey. Two years later, Itecor’s Headquarters was transferred to Switzerland and Stéphan Grouitch was appointed Chief Executive Officer for the group. Since 2001, he supervised the development of the offices and departments to guarantee the unity and growth of the company. Stéphan Grouitch has an Executive MBA from IMD (Lausanne).
With a degree from EPFL in Fluid Mechanics, Blaise Guignard initiated his professional career in the industrial sector, first as an R&D Engineer and then as Product Manager for Calder AG in Zurich. After returning to the French part of Switzerland, he was appointed Director of Program SA, an engineering firm. In 2001 Blaise Guignard assumed a management position in Program SA and set up the company Portalys SA, specialized in consulting and in the implementation of e-procurement solutions.
In 2003 Blaise Guignard joined Itecor to become Director of Operations for the Vevey Office, contributing, on the one hand, to the operational growth of the office, and on the other, to the definition and implementation of the organizational model of the group. On January 2006, he was appointed Head of the Geneva Office and on March 2008, he was appointed Head of Region. In 2010, Blaise Guignard was appointed Head of Business Development for the group.
As of September 2016, Blaise Guignard is the Head of Suisse Romande Region.
After obtaining a degree in Software Engineering at the Institut d’Informatique d’Entreprise, Olivier Hayard was the first consultant to join Itecor in 1993. He participated in major IS renovation projects. In 1996, Olivier Hayard entered the management of the Paris Office. He became Director of Operations in 2000. In 2001, he was assigned to Itecor Switzerland to take part in the development of consulting activities.
In 2004 Olivier Hayard became Head of Knowledge Management for the group. In addition to his involvement in university level teaching activities, Olivier Hayard is also a member of several associations, such as ISACA and ITSMF.
After a training of “Employée de Commerce”, Cécile Vermeil held different positions with important firms such as Philip Morris and UBS in Zurich. On her return to Switzerland, after living several years in London, Memphis and Hong Kong, she set up a firm specialized in the assistance and integration of immigrants.
Cécile Vermeil joined Itecor in 2001. From the start, she contributed to the implementation of numerous tools aimed to reinforce the recruitment, development and management of the personnel. In 2003, Cécile Vermeil was appointed Head of Human Resources for the group. In 2006 she obtained a diploma in Human Resources Management awarded by HR Swiss.
Aside from her role as Head of HR, in 2017 Cécile Vermeil was appointed as Head of Communication for the group.
With a degree in communication systems at the EPFL, Mauro Cadorin started his career in Zürich as an R&D Engineer in telecommunication and networks at the IBM research Lab and then in Bern with Swisscom.
After that his career took him to the United States, to Silicon Valley working for different companies such as Cisco and Cerent. He also took part in the setting up of Ellipsis Communication and Turin Networks, two start-ups specialized in the conception and construction of telecommunications equipment.
Mauro Cadorin joined Itecor in June 2004 as a Consultant specializing in the domain of Enterprise Testing. Since then he has been a Senior Consultant, People Manager and IS/IT Manager. In August 2007 he was nominated Engagement Manager and took an active role in increasing the client base in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Mauro Cadorin was promoted to the position of Head of Vevey office in June 2008. Since August 2014 he took new responsibilities within the Group in developing our Cloud Computing Service Line.
A qualified expert in Finance and Control with a federal diploma as a Specialist in Finance and Accounting, André Conus has more than 20 years experience in Finance. André Conus started his career as an Auditor with PriceWaterHouseCoopers. He was then Accounting and Administration Manager for Febex, a subsidiary of Arkema group, then Assignment Manager for Fiduciaire Jean-Christophe Gross in Vevey. From 2001 to 2008, André Conus was the external auditor for Itecor and then in April 2008, he joined Itecor as Finance Manager.
In January 2010, André Conus was appointed Head of Finance. In his new capacity, André Conus is responsible responsible for finance, management control, accounts, tax , as well as corporate legal affairs.
With a diploma in chemical engineering of the HES of Geneva, Gaël de Fourmestraux started his career as Sales Executive and Business Unit Manager for the “ambulatoire” unit of the Unilabs group. For Altran in Lausanne he acted as Business Development Manager in charge of the luxury industries and pharmaceuticals companies.
Gäel de Fourmestraux joined Itecor in June 2008 as Account Manager in charge of developing the French-speaking market of Switzerland. Since then he has been a Manager and a Senior Manager.
In January 2013, Gaël de Fourmestraux was promoted to the position of Head of the Geneva Office.
In September 2016, he was appointed as Head of Market for Itecor group.
With a degree in Chemistry from Kings College, London University, Helen Bally started her career as a Management Consultant in Price Waterhouse in London. She became the first PWC UK employee to be trained in SAP, and with this experience she transferred to Texas where she managed SAP implementation projects in the petrochemical industry. She returned to Europe as part of the management team for a global SAP implementation for the world’s largest company.
Helen Bally joined Itecor in 2003 as a Consultant specialising in SAP and Testing. Since then she has taken an active role in building Itecor’s testing practice, leading projects in Test Management, Test Automation and Performance Testing. As Enterprise Testing Practice Leader she has contributed to the growth of the Geneva, Paris and Zürich offices of Itecor.
With a degree in Econometrics at the Erasmus university in Rotterdam, Paul van den Berg started his career managing SW development projects at Cap Gemini in the Netherlands. For Accenture in Germany he was responsible for strategic IT Consultancy projects in the Supply Chain sector. He continued his career at NCR in Germany, Italy and Spain managing SW development and global deployment projects in the retail sector.
Paul van den Berg joined Itecor in February 2008 as a Senior Consultant. After an initial 3 months in the head office in Vevey, he started to develop the German speaking market and the Zürich office for Itecor. After his appointment as Engagement Manager in July 2008 he has also taken an active role in building Itecor client’s portfolio and project management practice, and been involved in projects in the enterprise testing practice.
Paul van den Berg is Head of the Zürich office since January 2009.
Didier Nizard graduated from the ICN Business School and has over 15 years experience in IT.
Before joining Itecor, Didier Nizard held the position of Sales Manager at various manufacturing companies and international systems integrators (such as Nomea-Dimension Data). He then established and led a company, Axians, (part of the VINCI Group) for 5 years.
Subsequently, he joined the world of IT services and was appointed COO of a service company of 250 employees. He was responsible for the strong development of the company and for changing the corporate culture to a project-oriented mindset together with a vision of high-level consulting.
From June 2008, Didier Nizard was responsible for restructuring the consulting subsidiary of an international publisher, world leader in software quality.
Didier Nizard joined Itecor as Head of Paris Office in 2011.