Executive Committee


François LAVASTE


François Lavaste took over the presidency of NETASQ’s board of directors in early 2007. He began his career in IT in 1992 as a partner in the creation of Eneide, a CRM CONSO+ software publisher, which was bought over by Coheris in 2000. In 1996, he moved to Silicon Valley where he would stay for 10 years. He joined Intuit, the worldwide leader in accounting and personal finance management tools for SMEs.  He would then go on to contribute, as Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, to the success of BRIGHTMAIL, a pioneer in anti-spam filter technologies that Symantec bought over in 2004; as well as to the success of CYANEA SYSTEMS, application performance measurement software publisher (bought over by IBM in 2004); and that of Mindjet, the publisher of the MindManager software program and specialist in solutions for improving corporate collaboration. In 2006, he took over the reins as General Manager of TRICIPHER, a specialist in secure access and strong authentication management (acquired in 2010 by VMWARE). François Lavaste graduated from ESCP-Europe, a European graduate business school, and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.




Pierre Calais has since the beginning of 2008 occupied the post of Vice President for Engineering and Operations.  As COO, his missions of strategic definition and guidance for the company’s Engineering and Operations aspects are further enriched in particular by the direction of the product marketing teams and research and innovation teams. As someone who has always been intrigued by information technology in general and the gamble of information security, he was previously an engineer with Bull and subsequently Dassault Electronique, before going on to be a project manager with Cadence Design System. This was followed by a stint as a manager at EMS Documentum, then as a CTO (Zencod). For the three years before he joined NETASQ, he had been the CEO of NetSecureOne. Pierre Calais has a Master’s in Physics and its university applications and holds a DEA (French equivalent of a Master’s) in microelectronics and microcomputing from the Paris Diderot University (Université Paris 7).


Dominique Destriez


Dominique Destriez took over NETASQ’s financial directorship in early 2009. He started out in his career as an auditor in PRICE WATERHOUSE’s international teams then took part in monitoring management control for the VICO agri-food group, wherein he developed optimization and industrial performance programs with a Japanese firm. Thereafter, he implemented the financial structure of NOCIBE distribution group during a very significant growth period (>340% in 3 years). He took part in VICO-INTERSNACK Gmbh joint venture and in the BIOMERIEUX take over on CLABO Laboratories. In 2006, Dominique Destriez joined the listed group IRD Nord Pas de Calais, specialized in asset management and development capital through 250 shareholdings.

Dominique Destriez who has an Executive MBA from HEC graduated from the ESC Lille School of Management and the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry and holds a DESCF (Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Comptables et Financières – advanced graduate diploma in accounting and finance).


Charlotte GRAIRE

VP Worldwide Sales and Marketing

Charlotte Graire took over the management of NETASQ’s sales and marketing communications in May 2013. She was previously Director of Strategy and Marketing at Orsyp, a company specializing in the management of IT operations. In the scope of her functions, she was most notably in charge of developing new business in 11 countries and directed external expansion operations with 2 acquisitions. She began her career at Evidian, a security software publisher, then joined Bull as Sales Director for Europe where she created and directed a storage business unit in partnership with EMC and NetApp. Charlotte Graire is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique Féminine.


Management team



Product Marketing Director

Matthieu’s main mission is to develop and implement the global product strategy and to anticipate market needs in order to offer innovative solutions and product ranges. Prior to NETASQ, he held the position of Business Division Manager at Advens, a company specializing in information security management. He was in charge, in particular, of the design, set up and piloting of high value-added services relating to operational security. NETASQ is a company with which he is thoroughly familiar, having held various positions between 2001 and 2008 of Product Manager, Head of the New Product Introduction department, Technical Support Manager and Director of Operations and Customer Service.



Director of Operations

Michaël Boutoille is the is the  Director of Operations and coordinates activities for Technical Services (Support, Training, Consulting and Technical expertise) and Sales Administration and oversees changes to IT Infrastructure and business applications. Before joining NETASQ, Michaël was for 5 years at the helm of Netspep, a software and computing services company specializing in networks and information security. His professional experience in the field of networking was acquired during his stints with major integrators such as Atos Origin and prestigious companies such as SFR. Michaël is a graduate of EPITA.


Marie Pierre CZABAK

Marketing Communication  Director

Marie-Pierre Czabak joined NETASQ in late 2008 to take the reins of the marketing and communication department. She brings with her 15 years of experience with prominent names in software publishing such as Hyperion Solutions (a division of Oracle), Sybase and Mercury Interactive (division of Hewlett-Packard Software). A graduate of CELSA, she began her career with Interleaf as Marketing and Communications Manager for Southern Europe. In 1994, she joined Hyperion Solutions as Marketing Director for France before pursuing her career with Sybase where she held the post of Channel Marketing Manager for France, and then with Mercury Interactive as Marketing and Communications Manager for Europe. Before being part of NETASQ, Marie-Pierre Czabak was Vice President of Marketing Communications for MobileWay (a division of Sybase).



Sales Director, France

Xavier Lefaucheux’s  mission is to lead the development of French sales activities and to establish the company’s leadership in France. Before joining NETASQ, he was sales director at Juniper Networks responsible for developing sales in the industry sector. Prior to Juniper, he contributed to the sales growth at European high-tech companies including software vendor Infovista where he held the post of south Europe sales director and integrator ARCHE Communications where he was in charge of services organizations and member of the management board.



Research & Development Director

A graduate of ISEN (Institut Supérieur d’Electronique et du Numérique), Boris Maréchal held several positions ever since he joined NETASQ in 2001. He was initially QA engineer and subsequently manager of the QA team before taking control of the Common Criteria certification project and going on to manage the entire R&D laboratory.



CTO – Director, Architecture and security

Fabien Thomas is one of NETASQ’s co-founders. Currently the CTO – Director, Architecture and security, he is in charge of product architecture and keeping abreast of attack techniques. He started his career in Cogilab as the manager for research and development on chip-based internet access control. Fabien Thomas is a graduate of the UTC (Université de Technologie de Compiègne) in data processing engineering.


Rolf Van GENT

Regional Director Northern and Eastern Europe

Rolf van Gent has built up more than 15 years experience in Sales and Country Management positions in Northern Europe whilst working for various leading American, UK and French Enterprise software companies. He has a proven track-record of successful business development in new territories as well as growing sales channels in existing regions. As European multilingualist, Rolf van Gent’s first objectives are to develop the UK, DACH & Central Europe regions whilst maintaining the excellent growth figures in Benelux.