Louis-Marie Simoneau

Managing Partner Mind Partners Group

Co-founder Mind Transition

Valeryane Elphick

Managing Partner Mind Partners UK & I

Julien Richet-Cooper

Co-founder Mind Transition

Thierry Kling

Consultant, France

Pierre-Yves Ratel

Consultant, France

Sibylle Hubert

Consultant, UK & I

Valérie Chomel

Consultant, France

Charles Vappereau

Consultant, France

Gaëtane Guinard-Bureau

Consultant, Dubaï

Louis-Marie Simoneau
Louis-Marie SIMONEAU
Managing Partner Mind Partners Group
Co-founder Mind Transition

E: louismariesimoneau@mindpartners.fr
M: +33 6 82 30 27 93

Louis-Marie has 20 years of experience in executive search.

He began his career with a leading recruitment service before co-founding an international recruitment group.

With his second venture, Louis-Marie focused on offering high-end, tailor-made recruitment services and founded Mind Partners in 2013.

Today, he focuses on the identification of executives and business leaders and is a privileged contact for decision-makers and private equity investment teams.

His industry expertise spans medical and health sciences, automotive, manufacturing and engineering, agro business, utilities and energy, construction and property, and professional services.

In 2020, Mind Partners Group began expanding into the executive interim management sector by launching Mind Transition.

Valeryane Elphick
Valeryane ELPHICK
Managing Partner Mind Partners UK & I

E: valeryaneelphick@mindpartners.uk
M: +44 7814 615 200

Valeryane has more than 15 years of experience in executive search in New Zealand, Australia and London.

After an initial 10-year career in commercial real estate, Valeryane turned her entrepreneurial acumen to headhunting in Melbourne in 2007.
At the same, she enjoyed running a wine trading company between France and Australia.

Beginning in 2014, she established her expertise in recruitment and extensive network at the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain before founding her own recruitment agency.

In 2018, she launched the UK branch of Mind Partner. With a multicultural background and entrepreneurial experience, she is thrilled to offer her clientele her expertise in international and local recruitment.

Julien RICHET-COOPER
Julien RICHET-COOPER
Co-Founder Mind Transition

E: julienrichetcooper@mindtransition.fr
M: +33 6 62 50 11 59

Originally trained as a lawyer and tax specialist, Julien has worked for 10 years in the sports sector as a lawyer, an agent for professional players, and as a manager of professional football and rugby clubs.

In parallel with his professional career, he led a career as a sportsman at the international level in fencing.

Following an entrepreneurial venture in wealth management, he entered the field of interim executive search in 2016 as a mission director.

He joined Mind Partners Group in 2019 and co-founded Mind Transition in 2020 to support the group's portfolio of clients in their need for interim executives.

Thierry KLING
Thierry KLING
Consultant, France

E: thierrykling@mindpartners.fr
M: +33 6 64 53 17 94

Thierry has 30 years’ experience as a category and purchase director, as well as in executive search.

He is a seasoned executive in developing international distribution channels and global sourcing for large corporations including Kering and Kingfisher.

Thierry now puts his extended network of personal and professional contacts to work for his clients as a headhunter. He works with both listed and family-owned companies in the search for their C-suite members, senior managers, and industry specialists.

For the last 10 years in executive search, Thierry has brought value to his clients both as an experienced business leader and a headhunter.

Pierre-Yves RATEL
Pierre-Yves RATEL
Consultant, France

E: pierreyvesratel@mindpartners.fr
M: +33 6 84 11 45 45

Pierre-Yves is a generalist and highly adaptable headhunter who has been in practice since 2007.

He works with his clients on a wide range of assignments in France as well as in English- and Spanish-speaking countries.

Pierre-Yves excels on complex assignments for innovation-related positions with a strong technical content, such as job creation, redefinition of perimeters, or sourcing of rare profiles in the technological, industrial, digital, and IT sectors, among others.

Since 2015, he has been the preferred contact for investment funds in order to accelerate the growth of their portfolio companies, from start-ups to intermediate-sized enterprises.

Sibylle HUBERT
Sibylle HUBERT
Consultante, UK & I

E: sibyllehubert@mindpartners.uk
M: +4478 8571 8591

Sibylle has 15 years’ experience in business development and relationship management.

She initially worked in sales of commodities as structured products, developing her portfolio of institutional clients in Europe and Asia.

Sibylle also has a depth of experience in new technologies, leading business development for customer service and fintech SaaS.

At the same time, her passion for coffee inspired her to open a restaurant.

She joined Mind Partners Group UK in 2019 to develop relationships with clients in the UK and Ireland, predominantly investment funds.

Valérie CHOMEL
Valérie CHOMEL
Consultant, France

E: valeriechomel@mindpartners.fr
M: +33 6 86 45 65 10

Valérie has a wealth of expertise in human resources gained over the course of 18 years. She has held various HR positions with a focus on recruitment, HR development, and, most recently, human resources information systems.

She has worked in major technology, media, and distribution groups, and in consulting firms.

Passionate about people, she carries out external and internal recruitment assignments to meet the needs of operational staff.

Valérie is a generalist headhunter who now works with large organisations as well as small and medium-sized enterprises with the desire to develop a close relationship with recruiters and candidates.

Charles VAPPEREAU
Charles VAPPEREAU
Consultant, France

E: charlesvappereau@mindpartners.fr
M: +33 6 80 24 41 66

Following studies in political science and an advanced degree in defence and geostrategy, Charles began his career at the French Ministry of Armed Forces.

He then joined Geos, a security and economic intelligence advisory group, as a consultant.

He has worked as Research Manager at the Arab Countries Observatory for 6 years.

He joined Mind Partners in 2019 to enrich the firm with his expertise and strategic approach in the defense and security sector and beyond.

Gaëtane GUINARD-BUREAU
Gaëtane GUINARD-BUREAU
Consultant, Dubaï

E: gaetaneguinard@mindpartners.fr
M: +971 50 348 7932

Gaëtane joined Mind Partners in 2016 to support the executive search activity and lead communication and marketing initiatives.

She started her career as a fully-fledged communication and marketing manager.

For 10 years, Gaëtane has been responsible for leading branding strategy and packaging the service offer for large groups.

She first directed communication and marketing for the largest French network of independent accountants before working as a freelancer for large corporations in Singapore.

Now residing in Dubai, she directs and represents Mind Partners’ activities in the Arabian Peninsula.