Founder & CEO
Philippe founded his own company in 1988, the Altavia group, which specialized in marketing services for retailers (€650M of sales in 2009 and 1400 employees). For 20 years he coordinated the development of Altavia subsidiaries in Europe and Asia. He also provided support to clients as they expanded abroad. Since 2009, he has lived and worked in New York City as the founder and director of Cross Border Network.
Founder & General Manager
A Doctor of Pharmacy, Celine Finkelstein has acquired nearly 16 years of experience in project management in the pharmaceutical sector, for pharmaceuticals companies, clinics and hospitals. Her assignments have led her to conduct market research, to manage information and medical databases for health portals systems. She is now General Manager of Cross Border Network.
PARTNER & GENERAL MANAGER
Julien has over 10 years of international consulting experience in strategy, market entry and business development. Prior to co-founding Cross Borders, he was the Head of the Strategy Consulting team in New York at Altios International, where he helped European companies expand to the United States, defining their commercial & distribution strategy, designing go-to-market strategies and business plans. Prior to joining Altios International, Julien worked as a Strategy Consultant at Advention Business Partners in Paris, where he assisted corporations and private equity firms on strategic market review, corporate strategy, acquisitions, and commercial due diligence. Julien began his career with CNBC Europe, where he worked as a Business Development Consultant in Africa and the Middle East. He holds an MBA in Corporate Strategy from Bocconi University (Italy) and NBS (France) and a degree in Business Coaching from Columbia University (U.S.).