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
Manager

Jérôme is Manager 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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Solène Bordenave
Senior Consultant

Solène is 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.

Thomas Martignon
Senior Consultant

Thomas is Senior Consultant 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.

Alice Birolo
Senior Consultant

Alice is 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.

 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.

Louise Texier
Consultant

 Louise is Consultant at Impulse. She conducts consulting assignments on strategy and innovation, oversees the operations of a location dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship and is in charge of the real estate and construction topics. She has a previous experience in Germany in the urban planning and in bringing together startups and public administrations.

Louise graduated from Sciences Po Strasbourg & Humboldt Universität Berlin.

Maxime Chamillard
Consultant

 Maxime is 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.

Benjamin Bodin
Consultant

Benjamin is Consultant at Impulse. He conducts consulting assignments on strategy and innovation, is in charge of the topics related to wellness in real estate as well as low-carbon in construction and manages relationships with investors in the ecosystem. He has previous experience in real estate and in the startup ecosystem.

Benjamin graduated from HEC Montreal and ESADE in Barcelona.

 

Marion Desnost
Consultant

Marion is 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.

Joséphine Beaune 
Consultant

 Joséphine is 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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Quentin Boutouria 
Consultant

Quentin is 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 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 Consultant. He conducts consulting assignments after previous experiences among Open Innovation Departments in large groups such as Nexity or Société Générale.

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

Clélia Mbadinga 
Consultant

Clelia is Consultant at Impulse. She conducts consulting assignments on strategy and innovation and is in charge of the sourcing of innovative solutions on the low carbon, construction and health topics. She has a previous experience in strategy consulting.

Clelia studied at Sciences Po Paris.

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Clémence Thomin 
Consultant

Clémence is Consultant at Impulse. She conducts consulting assignments on strategy and innovation and is in charge of the sourcing of innovative solutions on digital design and training in the construction sector. She has a previous experience in a start-up and in mergers and acquisitions in the construction sector.

Clémence graduated from EM Lyon.

 

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Emma Chabrol 
Consultant

Emma is Consultant, specialized in Industry 4.0, Digital design and fabrication, and energy transition topics. She is also an entrepreneur and created a startup dedicated to digitalizing the retail sector.

Emma graduated from École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers and Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Virginie Pasquet
Executive Assistant

Virginie is executive assistant. She supports the teams in the animation of the innovation sites, as well as the administrative management of the company. She has worked for more than 20 years as an executive assistant in all types of companies, particularly in the consulting sector.

Virginie is also involved in several eco-citizen associations.

Eva Bernon 
Consultant

Eva is Consultant, and specializes in the housing, urban planning, and the circular economy topics. After a multi-disciplinary university course, she explored these themes during her previous experiences between associations (OuiShare), large groups (BNP, Véolia) and entrepeneurship.

She is involved in many cultural associations working for equality among men and women.

Eva graduated with a Master’s degree in Technology and Innovation from University Paris Dauphine in partnership with Les Mines Paris Tech

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Kelly Murphy
Communication and Events

Kelly is responsible for communication and events. Her role is to reinforce the visibility and image of the Impulse Partners ecosystem brand through events (fairs, start-up selection committees) and communication networks. Kelly is from Ireland where she started her career in events.

Kelly graduated from Neoma Business School Reims and Dublin City University.

 

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Léna Agar
Consultant

Léna is  Consultant at Impulse and works on health issues in buildings, on building sites and in Smart City. She previously worked on nnovation investment and financing at BPI, after an initial experience in a start-up.

Léna graduated from ESCP Business School.

 

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Caroline Albuquerque
Consultant

Caroline is Consultant, and is in charge of the low carbon theme at Impulse. Her previous experience combines finance and corporate strategy at Alstom, and business development for the Engie group. Caroline is Brazilian, and contributes to the development of Impulse Partners internationally.

Caroline graduated from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the University Paris Dauphine.

 

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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.

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