our team

Thomas Le Diouron
Managing Partner

Thomas founded Impulse on the belief that entrepreneurship is a major force shaping the future of the new economy and society.

Thomas has extensive prior experience in strategy consulting and international business development in Asia/USA. Thomas graduated from Polytechnique, Ponts et Chaussées, Univ. Tokyo.

Active participant in associative & academic entrepreneurship communities, Thomas is angel investor & board member in a number of startups.

Arnaud Menard
Partner

Arnaud worked 3 years of Real Estate development (AXIM) and 7 years in Sustainable Development consulting (Greenaffair). He oversees Impulse for building projects and company development.

Arnaud graduated from Centrale Nantes with a specialization in Energy and Building

Antoine Thuillier
Partner

Antoine joined Impulse in 2014 after 7 years of experience in R&D and product innovation in the construction sector and successful intrapreneurial experience in BIM, prefabrication and smart building.

Antoine graduated from Mines Paristech, with a MBA and is preparing his PhD thesis on start-up/corporate relationships

Jérôme Pasquier
Partner

Jérôme is a Partner at Impulse. He supervises consulting assignments on strategy and innovation, especially in the industry sector internationally. He has a previous experience in strategy consulting in the Aeronautics & Space Defense sectors.

Jérôme graduated from Polytech and EM Lyon.

 

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Thomas Martignon
Manager

Thomas is a Manager at Impulse. He supervises consulting assignments on strategy and innovation and is in charge of digital design and fablab. He has a previous experience in strategy and innovation consulting and entrepreneurship.

Thomas graduated from EDHEC Business School.

Diane Bouleau
Manager for the Public Sector

Diane works on territorial strategy and innovation projects. She has developed her expertise during her career in North America, Asia, Oceania and France.

She graduated from the Institute of Geography of the University Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I and from the University of Queensland Business School. She is currently completing a PhD in economic geography specializing in international entrepreneurship and innovative ecosystems at the National University of Singapore.

Solène Bordenave
Senior Consultant

Solène is a Senior Consultant at Impulse. She supervises consulting assignments on strategy and innovation and is in charge of Health & Prevention in the construction industry. She has a previous experience on the sustainable transformation topic, in the consulting field and within a design office.

Solène graduated from Sciences Po Bordeaux.

Alice Birolo
Senior Consultant

Alice is a Senior Consultant at Impulse. She supervises consulting assignments on strategy and innovation and is in charge of the smart city, low carbon and real estate topics. She has a previous experience in urban innovation and sustainable transformation within a public institution for regional development.

Alice graduated from Politecnico di Torino and École des Ponts et Chaussées.

Maxime Chamillard
Senior Consultant

Maxime is a Senior Consultant at Impulse. He conducts consulting assignments on strategy and innovation and coordinates Impulse Labs, the startup accelerators operated by Impulse teams. He has previous experience in Open Innovation in a large construction group (sourcing, project development, deployment, corporate venture…).

Maxime graduated from Sup’Biotech, Paris Dauphine university and Mines ParisTech.

 Peupedje Mendy
Senior Consultant

Peupedje is a Senior Consultant at Impulse. He leads consulting missions in strategy and innovation, and is in charge of energy and transport. Peupedje worked at Deloitte Luxembourg in the Strategy and Operations department.

Peupedje graduated from SKEMA Business School.

Marion Desnost
Senior Consultant

Marion is a Senior Consultant at Impulse. She conducts consulting assignments on strategy and innovation and is in charge of the Industry 4.0 and energy transition topics. She has a previous experience in the consulting field in mobility and energy.

Marion graduated from Paris School of Business and the Dublin Business School.

Justine Itier
Public Sector Development Coordinator

Justine is a business developer at Impulse Partners and helps expand Impulse’s activities with public actors. She previously worked in a consulting firm focused on innovation, public affairs and institutional relations.

Justine is a graduate from Sciences Po Grenoble and the University of Paris Dauphine.

 

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Joséphine Beaune 
Consultant

Joséphine is a Consultant at Impulse. She conducts consulting assignments on strategy and innovation and is in charge of the circular economy and housing topics. She has a previous experience as a business developer in a London startup and in finance in a large French company.

Joséphine graduated from EM Lyon.

 

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Romy Lener
Consultant

Romy joined Impulse Partners after working as a consultant in digital transformation for nearly 3 years with major industrial companies.

Romy is a graduate of ESADE Business School.

Anaïs Bregeon
Consultant

Anaïs is a Consultant at Impulse and is in charge of Energy and Industrial topics. She works on innovation platforms and strategy consulting assignments. Anaïs has previous experience in innovation, support to startups as well as experience in strategy consulting in France and abroad.

Anaïs graduated from ESME Sudria engineering school with a major in the Energy sector (France) and also studied at The University of Wollongong and The University of Sydney (Australia).

Quentin Boutouria 
Consultant

Quentin is a Consultant at Impulse, specialized in corporate strategy and definition of new businesses. He was previously Strategy Consultant at Roland Berger after an initial experience in the telecommunications sector.

Quentin is graduated from EM Lyon.

 

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Lorène Durazza 
Consultant

Lorène is a Consultant, specialised in leading innovation initiatives on behalf of major companies and public players. Lorène was previously part of the innovation teams of a major industrial company and public institutions. She is also an entrepreneur, she participated in the creation of a mobile application in the framework of an SSE project. 

Lorène is a graduate of SKEMA BS.

Ludovic Bonillo
Consultant

Ludovic is a Consultant. He joined Impulse after previous experiences among Open Innovation Departments in large groups such as Nexity and Société Générale.

Ludovic graduated from PSB Paris School of Business and studied at CSUMB California State University Monterey Bay.

Gabriel Carriere
Consultant

Gabriel participates in the development of innovation platforms, international activities and supports consulting missions. After several years of experience accelerating business collaboration between startups and large companies in Montreal and supporting executives in the operationalization of their innovation activities, he joined Impulse to expand his professional career.

Gabriel is a graduate of the University of Sherbrooke’s School of Management and is completing a master’s degree in engineering with a focus on innovation management.

Zineb Bouchikhi
Consultant

Zineb is a Consultant at Impulse and leads projects on the topics of well-being in real estate and low-carbon construction. She also contributes to Impulse Partners’ international development.

Zineb previously worked in the field of social entrepreneurship.

Zineb is a graduate of Neoma Business School.

Juliette Gruau
Consultant

Juliette is a Consultant at Impulse Partners and works on issues related to construction and the transformation of the construction industry. She has previous experience in startups, and obtained a double degree in engineering (specialising in building materials) and business.

Juliette graduated from INSA Rennes and Audencia Business School.

Hannah Taieb
Consultant

Hannah is a Consultant and joined Impulse after several experiences in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, specifically in coaching start-ups and scale-ups. She works on circular economy and low carbon issues.

Hannah is a graduate of EDHEC Business School.

Ilona Dubarry
Consultant

Ilona is a Consultant and joined Impulse after several experiences in the development of innovative companies both in France and abroad. She works on circular economy and low-carbon issues, with a particular interest in working with the public sector.

Ilona is a graduate of Sciences Po Bordeaux.

Tristan Vennin
Consultant

Tristan is a Consultant at Impulse and specializes in construction and industry after several experiences in these sectors. He works on the Construction & Building, Plant 4.0 and EVOLEN’UP platforms.

Tristan is a graduate of INSA Rennes and AUDENCIA Business School.

Thibault Carret
Consultant

Thibault is a Consultant and joined Impulse after experiences in finance and project management. He works on issues related to design and digital manufacturing, as well as on the animation of an innovation third-party space for public authorities.

Thibault is a graduate of EM Lyon Business School.

Louisa Djafri
Executive Assistant

Louisa is a Management Assistant, and supports the team through the administrative management of the company. She has been working for 15 years as an executive assistant in all types of companies, especially in the real estate sector.

Louisa is also involved in associations such as the Resto du Coeur or Môm’Artre, a childcare network focused on art and culture.

Carina Henderson
Communication and Events

Carina is responsible for Communication and Events at Impulse. Her previous experiences are in public relations and communication in the United States. Carina oversees communication, marketing and events at Impulse Partners (conferences, trade shows, startup selection committees, events at Station F, etc.)

Carina has a master’s degree in European Studies from the Sorbonne Nouvelle and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Florida.

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