• Participant Insights: Capitalizing on Value with New Recurring Business Models

    New Financial Models SaaS-oriented business models have a very specific way to look at costs, recognize revenue and perform financial analyses. The excellent website The SaaS CFO is a great way to build hypotheses for costs and revenues: Costs: Service (R&D, support, maintenance, hosting, account management and client success salaries), Sales (sales and marketing salaries,… Continue Reading

  • An EMBA Helped this Managing Director Set a Course for the Future

    The name Tectona is derived from tectona grandis, the scientific nomenclature for teak, the coveted wood varietal synonymous with exceptional outdoor furniture, decking, and yachts. Teak’s tastefully understated luxury, along with with its unmissable timelessness, is very much imbued into the philosophy at Tectona, where Blanche Aloisi-de Crépy (MSc 1997, EMBA 2016) – rare in… Continue Reading

  • Specialization Series: Q&A with Pascal Dubreucq

    If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that no eventuality can ever be counted out. In business, as in life, expecting the unexpected is crucial to success. In an uncertain world, those organizations that wish to survive will have to ask themselves a simple question – how can they quickly develop the agility required of successful… Continue Reading

  • Daniel Porot, one of Europe’s leading pioneers in career design and job hunting and a regular EMBA careers workshop presenter, recently enumerated his time-tested techniques for a disruptive approach to the job hunt.

    Reverse-Engineering the Job Hunt

    In the current state of affairs, the prospect of landing any job at all may seem to be an outlying event. Daniel Porot, one of Europe’s leading pioneers in career design and job hunting and a regular HEC Executive MBA careers-workshop presenter, recently enumerated his time-tested techniques for a disruptive approach to the job hunt.… Continue Reading

  • After 20 years of working on the buy side and on the sell side of the financial industry, this volatility arbitrage quant went back to school.

    Why One of Asia’s Most Successful Quants Went Back to School at HEC Paris Executive MBA

    Over a career spanning two decades in Hong Kong and Tokyo, Jean-Noel Payer built up quite a reputation for himself as one of Asia-Pacific’s top volatility arbitrage quantitative traders. His LinkedIn page, for one, reads like a playbook in career progression for any aspiring hedge fund manager with lofty goals: Senior Equity Derivatives Trader, Senior… Continue Reading

  • HEC Executive MBA alum Henrique Sigolo went from classic finance at General Electric to running FP&A for Amazon Brazil.

    How my Executive MBA Helps Me Run Amazon’s Financial Planning in Brazil

    “I already had a pretty great role,” Henrique Sigolo says of his career before beginning his Executive MBA at HEC Paris.  “So, if my next step was going to be going back to school, I was really only considering the top programs.” And given his CV alone, Henrique would make a lot of sense as… Continue Reading

  • Marie Skinner is Head of Life Sciences at B-Hive Engineering and is Academic Delegate for her intake.

    Meet the Class at HEC Paris Executive MBA: Academic Delegate Marie Skinner

    “It was always my dream to do HEC Paris, ever since I was 16,” says Marie Skinner, Academic Class Delegate for the Executive MBA participants of EM2021. “I never actually thought they would accept me,” she laughs. For Marie, the long and winding road that led right to HEC’s doors has been as circuitous geographically… Continue Reading