Our team

Vauban Partenaires and Participex Gestion have a dynamic team composed of 9 professionals totalling altogether many years of experience in private equity, industry, distribution and services.

At Vauban Partenaires and Participex Gestion, we value professional experience diversity and strong expertise in industry. We bring to our portfolio companies our best contribution on both economical and financial fields applied to industry, distribution and service. Our added value comes from a mix of experience as private equity investors, entrepreneurs, chief financial officers and advisors.

Our team is composed of persons dedicated to our profession and willing to share our values with the companies of our portfolio : integrity, inventiveness, excellence, team spirit and company concern.

We see in each of our team members the potential for future experience developments through our work, professionalism and perfomance-driven culture.

Vauban Partenaires Robert Mazaud CEO - Chief Executive Officer Robert MAZAUD
Professional background:
  • Career in industry and business strategy consulting
  • Investment Officer at Citicorp Venture Capital (CVC).
  • Engineer from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers (ENSAM)
  • Graduate M.B.A. (INSEAD – Fontainebleau)
Vauban Partenaires Vincent Collette Senior Investment Officer Vincent COLLETTE
Professional background:
  • Auditor for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
  • Investment Officer at SIPAREX
  • Graduate DESS in financial engineering – ESSCA Angers
  • Graduate DECF – Paris-Sorbonne
Vauban Partenaires ll-1 CFO - Chief Financial Officer Laurence LEONARDI
Professional background:
  • Assistant manager for Sigefi (SIPAREX group)
  • Head of Administrative and Financial Department at ACTIDEV (PE company of Crédit Agricole)
  • Graduate IAE – Lyon – DECF level
Vauban Partenaires np-1 Senior Investment Officer Nicolas POIVEY
Professional background:
  • Head of Compliance and Internal Control at Vauban Partenaires
  • Compliance Control Supervisor at Natixis
  • Compliance Controller at Ixis
  • Internal Auditor at CDC
  • Graduate DESS Internal Audit Organizations – IAE Aix en Provence
  • Mastery of science and management with financial option – Aix Marseille
Vauban Partenaires alc-1 Executive Assistant Anne-Laure CHOUVET
Professional background:
  • PR assistant in a cultural French association


  • Graduate BTS in business communication – ISCOM-Lyon
Participex Gestion ap Senior Investment Officer Anne-Sophie MAES
Professional background:
  • Accounting Director at La Redoute
  • Senior Manager at Ernst & Young Audit
  • Graduate EDHEC – Lille
  • Graduate DECF – Lille University
Participex Gestion jyd Senior Investment Officer Damien BÉARÉE
Professional background:
  • CFO at DT Signs
  • Head of Administrative and Financial Department at Vauban Partenaires
  • Graduate BTS in accounting management – Lille
  • Graduate DECF – Lille
Participex Gestion mr-1 Executive Assistant Marie ROHÉE
Professional background:
  • Diverse assistant positions in several companies
  • Graduate Master in business laws
Participex Gestion vauban-danielou Development Director Hervé DANIELOU
Professional background:
  • Financial Officer in some companies
  • CEO at Croissance Nord Pas de Calais
  • Graduate in Financial Engineering, ESSCA, Angers