Philippe Patrice: President
Prior to be appointed CEO in 2010, Philippe, co-founder of the company, started to manage Business Development activities, before becoming Managing Director in 2008.
Graduate from Polytechnique Marseille engineering school, Philippe began his career in EDF, and held several positions during 10 years in Gemplus, where he managed the Advance R&D team.
Michael Zafrany: Managing Director
Michael joined the company in January 2009 as R&D Director, and has been appointed COO in September 2009 and Managing Director in 2014.
Before SPS, Michael worked for Gemalto during 13 years, as R&D Contacless Manager where Michael developed the first Dual-interface card manufacturing process, and then as Progam & Industrial Strategy Manager.
Michael holds a Ph.D. in Material Science from INSA Toulouse and an Executive MBA from HEC, Paris.
Philippe Castano: Asia VP
Philippe Castano, who joined SPS in August 2014, is VP Asia for SPS and head of SPS Singapore. Before SPS, Philippe worked for 10 years for Smartrac in which he held several management positions in Product management and Sales and 6 years with Gemplus. Philippe is graduated from Institut Superieur d’Electronique de Paris, and holds a Mastere from HEC Paris.
Guillaume Fraissignes: CFO
Guillaume joined SPS in September 2011 as CFO after holding the CFO position of Kenzo Parfums, a subsidiary of the LVMH group, during six years. Previously, Guillaume managed various Finance and Controlling positions within LVMH & Valeo groups, including a one year appointment in India to implement a joint venture. He began his career in 1994 as an auditor at Price Waterhouse.
Guillaume is a graduate from ESCP, a leading business school in Paris.
Olivier Brunet: Product & Marketing Director
Olivier, Co-Founder of the company, started as R&D Director at SPS, before holding the Program Management division, and then Product & Marketing Division. Before SPS, he managed several projects at Gemplus, in the R&D department, where he worked during 11 years.
Olivier is a graduate from INSA engineering school in Lyon, France.
Sylvain Auchere: Sales Director
Sylvain was previously in charge of Sales for French and Global Accounts at SPS. Prior tojoining SPS, he began his career with Gilles LEROUX in sales and marketing for Telecom and Pay TV markets and then with DATACARD leading various responsibilities in Sales and Solutions within the EMEIA region, focussing particularly on Financial and Government Markets. Sylvain graduated from INSEAD IEP and from Amiens Business School.
Guy Sicchi: COO
Guy joined the company in February 2008 as Quality Manager and has been appointed Operations Director in September 2014.Before SPS, Guy worked for Gemalto during 16 years. He held several positions where he has managed successively, production of personalization tools, Prototypes and also the engineering for modules assembly, production of ABS card and finally manage worldwide Quality coordination of module assembly plants.
Sophie LeRoux: Supply Chain Director
Sophie joined SPS in March 2009 as Planning and Supply manager before becoming Supply Chain Director in September 2014.Before SPS, Sophie worked for ATMEL during 6 years as planning manager. She began her career in GEMALTO and held several logistics and production management positions during 12 years.
Sophie is a graduate from ISEG in Paris and IAE in Aix en Provence.