France – Angers, March 20th, 2023 – Octave, a leading digital commerce company operating within Aspire (under the portfolio of Valsoft Corporation Inc.) announced the appointment of Pierre Alloux as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective March 20, 2023.
“Pierre joining the Octave team will be a huge benefit,” said Jeffrey Messud, Operating Partner of Aspire Software, the operating division at Valsoft. He has the experience and know-how to transform a business. It is a new chapter for Octave, focusing on strengthening its position as a market leader within the French market while enhancing the core offering.”
Alloux takes over from Michel Perrinet, after 25 years of developing and leading the company.
A graduate of the ISC Paris in 2001, Alloux began his career in various banking networks where he held sales management positions.
In 2011, following an MBA at ESADE, he joined the change management firm Alter&Go, where he assisted in complex transformations in the industrial sector. In 2013, he joined the Alpha Group, an HR firm, as a mission director.
Before joining Octave, he successfully managed Viareport from 2020, a French SaaSfinancial consolidation software solution editor, growing the business in the French market and then expanding throughout Europe.
“I look forward to leading the company and leveraging my experience to drive innovation, expand the company’s reach, and deliver value to our customers. Retailers will perform with advanced digital solutions, and Octave has proven to be a key success factor and differentiator in this area over the past few years,” said Alloux.
Octave, a software publisher dedicated to the retail and e-commerce industries and integrator formedium-sized distribution networks (between 5 and 500 million euros in revenue), has been working for 25 years on the digitalization of commerce. The company, based in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, currently employs around 100 people and has a turnover of 7 million euros. It works with more than 200 customers (retailers and pure-players of e-commerce, all sectors combined: BtoC and BtoB) and has more than 50 partners throughout France.
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