Discover our team & key areas

Meet Philippe & Christian, Co-Founders

Christian alternated between establishing businesses and M&A consulting between Paris and London for several years, before taking over the management of the Gault&Millau guides and the Guide Malin (Smart & Co Group). He then joined Otium Capital as a Finance Director, which is where he met Philippe, his future partner with whom he created ManoMano in 2013. The father of 4 children, the entrepreneur is currently rebuilding a house on the Atlantic coast with the help of his brother.

Philippe started his career in London in the M&A Restructuring team of BDO Stoy Haywards and then became a private equity investor at Caledonia Investissement. Philippe later joined Otium Capital as a venture capitalist, where he met Christian, his future partner with whom he created ManoMano in 2013. The father of 5 children, the French-American handyman has completely renovated his flat in order to adapt it to his growing family.

Meet Carla, HR Innovation Project Manager

Originally from Italy, Carla started her career as a lawyer in a law firm specialising in business and employment law, and later arrived in France in 2014. After 3 years as an in-house lawyer, she discovered her passion for human resources.

In 2017, she joined ManoMano to work in the People team as a Human Resources Officer, and then as a People Coordinator. As new projects came up, her role evolved to HR Innovation Project Manager.

Her work consists of developing and monitoring the various projects related to Learning and Employee Development. This involves implementing processes and strategies that have a direct impact on the professional and personal development of employees. She works with all departments in the company to understand the challenges and needs of all teams.

Meet Fabien, Head of Security

Fabien Lemarchand is Head of Security at ManoMano and is based in Bordeaux. Graduated in computer engineering from EPITA and in Business Administration and Management from McGill University, Fabien started as a Project Manager of important IT transformation programmes in Paris.

Fabien caught the cybersecurity bug in Quebec. It was there that he learned that cybersecurity is not just a technological issue. "Cybersecurity is a matter of strategy, diplomacy and customer relations," he says. He finds these dimensions in his role as Head of Security at ManoMano, where he must protect the e-commerce platform from attempted intrusions, maintain the trust of its 5.7 million customers and 40 million visitors, comply with regulations and attract the best talent.

In June 2019, Fabien started the ManoMano adventure with the challenge of building an incredible security team and enabling ManoMano to offer its customers a trusted platform.

Fabien is involved in initial training, giving courses and conferences. But it is for his humane and proactive approach with a systematic use of "bug bounty", the use of ethical hackers to test the platform and complete intrusion campaigns, that he has made a name for himself in the industry.

Meet Manon, SEO Content Manager

Manon started her career in Digital Marketing in the French Tech ecosystem in Paris and later spent time in San Francisco. On her return to France, she moved to Bordeaux to work with Cdiscount, where she specialised in SEO and supported the challenges of ecommerce. In February 2020, attracted by the dynamism, values and expertise of ManoMano's employees, she joined the SEO team with the shared mission of increasing natural traffic and supporting the internal teams on SEO issues.
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