Cybersecurity on a European scale
A European leader in digital infrastructure security and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus CyberSecurity, we offer smart, connected solutions in order to anticipate attacks and protect digital infrastructures.
Our mission: to ensure the cybersecurity and data protection of organizations, their employees, and their customers.
Our expertise is available in three complementary product ranges for seamless security:
As per our Multi-Layer Collaborative Security approach, our product ranges interact with one another to raise the security level of IT, OT, and Cloud environments, regardless of the attack point.
These trusted, cutting-edge solutions are certified at the highest level in Europe (EU RESTRICTED, NATO, ANSSI EAL3+/EAL4+). Present in over 40 countries via our network of distributor partners, we ensure the protection of strategic information for companies of all sizes, public administrations, and defense agencies throughout the world.
Chief Executive Officer
Combining entrepreneurial, managerial, and financial expertise, Pierre-Yves Hentzen’s career began at DDF Identis, where he became the head of accounting services in 1989. In 1993 and 1994, he cofounded Apex and Medical Universal and managed the administration and finances of these companies while conducting organizational and management audits for Omega Pharma and Lamoral.
Having joined Arkoon in 2001 as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Pierre-Yves Hentzen retained this position in the 2013 Arkoon-Netasq merger. After his appointment as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in 2015, he was named Chief Executive Officer of Stormshield in 2017.
With degrees in accounting and business management from EM Lyon, Pierre-Yves Hentzen is also administrator of the French National Association of Financial Directors and Management Control.
His inexhaustible energy and iron will make him a natural-born marathon runner. His motto: Never give up!
Vice President of Sales - Deputy General Manager
Eric Hohbauer has more than 25 years’ experience in management, particularly in the field of emerging technologies. He launched his career in 1990 at IBM, where he rose to the position of Business Engineer. From 1995 to 2005, he held several key positions in Arche Communications (Telindus), including Administration and Network Security Director and then Business Development and Marketing Director in 2001.
Between 2005 and 2015, Eric Hohbauer served as the CEO of NetSecureOne and then Exprimm’iT, a subsidiary of Bouygues Energies and Services in charge of developing new technologies. He began working for Stormshield in 2015 and became Director of Sales in 2016. In 2019, he became Deputy General Manager.
Holding a master’s degree in computer science from Université Paris VI and a MBA from HEC Paris, Eric Hohbauer is an outstanding negotiator. He attributes a significant part of his talent as a negotiator to his experience as the father of a large family – nothing like five children to prepare you for the toughest negotiations.
Director of Customer Service - Deputy General Manager
Alain Dupont began his career in 1984 as a software engineer at Capgemini, where he managed teams in charge of integrating large government projects – a role he would subsequently perform with Thales and CS Telecom. In 2000, he joined Ipanema Technologies as its Software Integration Manager before successively rising to the positions of Support Manager, Director of Customer Assistance, and then Vice President of Technical Operations.
In 2016, he became head of Stormshield’s Customer Service division, responsible for providing support for SNS, SES, and SDS products as well as Supply Chain and professional services. In 2019, he became Deputy General Manager.
Alain Dupont is a graduate of ECE Paris (École centrale d’électronique de Paris). In his free time, this great traveler sates his appetite for new experiences by wandering the world.
Human Resources Director
Sylvie Blondel started her career in 1992 at AB InBev, the world’s leading brewer. There she acquired extensive experience in management and human resources thanks to a wide variety of assignments and responsibilities – ranging from legal to change management and including human resources, training, payroll, and recruitment.
In 2011, she joined the industrial company Macopharma as Director of Human Resources, a position that she held for 4 years before taking on this same position at Stormshield at the end of 2015.
A lawyer by training, Sylvie Blondel has a Master of Laws from Université du Droit et de la Santé Lille II. Possessing a very open mind and endless curiosity, she is an avid reader and travel enthusiast – just as happy immersed in a book as exploring the great outdoors.
Chief Technology Officer
Fabien Thomas’s career began in 1996 with him working at Cogilab as head of R&D on chip card-based Internet access control products. One of the cofounders of Netasq, he served as its CTO until 2016 before becoming Stormshield’s Chief Technology Officer. He is well known for his talent as a security and network architect, and his role is to promote innovation within the company and to incubate new ideas, notably through open source collaborations and new partnerships.
Fabien Thomas holds a degree in computer engineering from UTBM (Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard). Also an amateur martial artist, he is not afraid to go on the tatami with his yellow belt in judo!
Chief Marketing Officer
Specialized in information security, Matthieu Bonenfant began his journey at Netasq in 2001 as a support engineer. He successively served as Product Manager, head of New Product Introduction, Technical Support Manager, and then Director of Operations and Customer Service.
From 2008 to 2013, he worked at Advens, a company that specializes in information security management, as the Business Division Manager.
He returned to Netasq in 2013 as Product Marketing Director and became Stormshield’s Chief Marketing Officer in 2016.
Matthieu Bonenfant is a graduate of Télécom-Lille. A hard rock guitarist in his free time, he sees the stage as another way for him to reach out to others and share his emotions.
As a developer, a consultant and then a technical manager specialising in monitoring systems, Franck has had the opportunity of being assigned to large, exciting deployments all across Asia, including Hong Kong, Delhi and Bangkok. His story then continued in Shanghai as the manager of an engineering team (systems, dev, Q&A, etc.) working on transport infrastructure, including the Olympic Games.
After five years in Asia, he returned to France to take on a management and supervisory role, also in the transport sector: from systems engineering to quality control in a factory. As his business duties have changed, Franck has also expanded the scope of his teams using networks and telecoms (video protection, access control, telephony, terrestrial and in-vehicle communication, as well as passenger information).
At Stormshield, Franck will be putting his knowledge and methods to good use in product policies, facilitating constructive communication between product teams, partners and customers to define and deliver the most efficient road maps possible.
Chief Financial Officer
Holding a DESCF degree (Accounting and Financial Studies), it was quite natural for Eric Chapelle to start off his career at an auditing and accounting firm, as a Lead Manager. He would remain there for a period of 19 years during which he would audit and personally assist numerous companies in various fields of business. Then, in 2015, he joined Arkoon as an Accounting Manager and participated in the merger with Netasq, which led to the creation of Stormshield.
In 2018, he became in charge of Financial, Legal and Compliance matters and, in early 2019, Internal Auditing as well as Sales Management were added to his set of responsibilities.
His objective is ""to make it easy to understand complicated notions."" In his free time, he likes to enjoy his other passion, which is travelling.
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