Chief Executive Officer
Freddy Mini is the CEO of netvibes. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer where he oversaw Netvibes' worldwide business strategy, while leading the company's rapid expansion across four continents. This included the establishment of Netvibes US Office in San Francisco in 2006. Prior to Netvibes, he was the co-founder of musicMe (the first music search service), the CEO of Ziff-Davis (France), and the Senior VP and Managing Director of CNET Networks Europe where he was responsible for creating and building their operations to over 150 people while exceeding all profitability goals.
Annabelle joined Netvibes in 2006 and is responsible for communication with investors, corporate governance, Financial and operational reporting. Prior to her appointment at Netvibes, Annabelle spent 3 years at Yahoo as European Head of Finance for the marketplace division, and over 6 years at Ernst & Young in transaction services. Annabelle is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated with a masters degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Paris Dauphine.
VP, Product Development
Franck joined the netvibes team in 2006 as Product Manager.
Franck has been a strong evangelist of Web 2.0 technologies. As IT Manager for Telekurs Financial, he managed the XML and RSS technology for customers such as Yahoo! Finance. Prior to that, he served as the Systems and Network Manager for Toshiba and Premiere Global Services. Franck is a regular blogger and was appointed to lead the French Podcasting Association. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the Strasbourg Institute of Technology.
Florent joined Netvibes in 2007. He leads the technical team and mainly focus on business projects.
He has expertise in both Web software and UNIX systems thanks to his previous positions at Sopra, Mandriva, and Rift Technologies which he founded.
Florent graduated with a engineer's degree in computer science from EPITA.
VP, Business Development
Chris Damsen, VP Business Development, Americas, joined netvibes in January 2007.
He is responsible for growing traffic and revenue and continuing to strengthen netvibes’ brand and leadership position in the Americas. Prior to his appointment at netvibes, Chris spent over six years at IAC/Ask.com and was a key principal in establishing and building the Distribution & Syndication Division for Ask.com, growing annual revenues from $5 million to in excess of $200 million. He also established key relationships with more than 100 partners including Apple, Google, AOL, BellSouth, EarthLink, CNET, Lycos and InfoSpace.
Chris graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of California.
VP, Business Development Europe
Stefan Lechere is the Vice President European Business Development. He is in charge of alliances, partnerships and new relationships with major online and offline players in EMEA. Prior to his appointment at netvibes, Stefan Lechere was Strategic Partnership Development Manager at Google Europe. He joined Google early 2004 with responsibilities for AdSense partnerships and local/maps content partnerships in France. In 2006, Lechere was also in charge of Google Video and YouTube content partnerships as well as relationships with producers, broadcasters and right-owners.
In 1999, Stefan Lechere was the Business Development Manager for the portal activities of Club-internet and T-Online France which he joined after a 'start in his online career' with Lagardere Group (Hachette Filipacchi). Earlier in his career, Stefan Lechere was the International Product Manager at L'Oreal (Sweden) for over 2 years.