our team

Thomas Le Diouron
Managing Partner

Thomas founded Impulse with 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 and the University of Tokyo.

An active participant in associative & academic entrepreneurship communities, Thomas is also an angel investor & board member in a number of startups.

Arnaud Menard

Arnaud worked 3 years in real estate development (AXIM) and 7 years in sustainable development consulting (Greenaffair). He oversees Impulse’s building projects and company development.

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

Antoine Thuillier

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, holds an MBA from Paris-Dauphine University, and also holds a PhD in management science, specialised in managerial innovation.

Jérôme Pasquier

Jérôme pilots strategy and innovation consulting missions (open innovation, intrapreneurship, CVC setup…), and develops for Impulse the Industrial sector (Energy, natural resources and Industry 4.0) internationally.
Jérôme has more than 8 years of experience in strategy consulting including 4 years at a STRATORG spin off in Aeronautics & Space Defense and joined Impulse Partners in 2017.

Jérôme is an Engineer in Energy, Building and Environment (graduated from Polytech) and obtained an MS Entrepreneurship at EM Lyon.




Stéphanie Bigeon-Bienvenu

Stéphanie joined the team in 2022 with over 15 years of experience in the health and safety sectors of the construction industry, building materials and distribution (OPPBTP, Lafarge, Lapeyre-Saint-Gobain).

She graduated from the ISTEC Paris business school and holds an MBA in Digital Marketing from the ILV Institut Leonard de Vinci with a specialization in Digital Marketing.

Thomas Martignon

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 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.

Lucas Colombies

Lucas is responsible for all of our activities within the housing industry, particularly social and innovative housing. Lucas previously worked as a consultant, then within a social landlord, as head of the innovation department. Lucas brings his expertise and vision on the transformation of the housing sector.

Lucas is a graduate of the University of Toulouse II and the Paris Institute of Urban Planning.

Alice Birolo
Senior Consultant

Alice is an architect, specialized in smart city issues. She brings her expertise on low-carbon issues and innovative real estate projects. She previously worked for a public developer on urban innovation and sustainable transformation of territories.

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

Maxime Chamillard
Senior Consultant

Maxime accompanies any actor, public or private, wishing to get closer to and collaborate with an ecosystem of start-ups in the construction and real estate sectors through consulting missions and the activity Impulse Labs, the start-up accelerator by Impulse Partners, which he coordinates.
He was previously in charge of open innovation start-ups in a large construction group (sourcing, project set-up, deployment, corporate venture…).

Maxime is a graduate of Sup’Biotech, Paris Dauphine and Mines ParisTech.

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.

Joy Follet
Senior Consultant

Joy develops Impulse Partners’ activities linked to real estate players. She began her career with design agencies, and joined JLL (corporate real estate consultancy) in 2018 as Design and CSR Project Manager within the Workplace Design department.

Justine Itier
Public Sector Development Coordinator

Justine is in charge of developing Impulse Partners’ activities with public actors. She has several experiences in public affairs and institutional relations in the public sphere (consular establishment) as well as in the private sphere (CAC40 company and consulting firm for local authorities).

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


Romy Lener

Romy joined Impulse Partners after 3 years of experience in digital transformation in the industry sector, and an entrepreneurial experience.

Romy is a graduate of ESADE Business School.

Anaïs Bregeon

Anaïs participates in the development of Impulse Partners in the fields of energy and industry through innovation platforms as well as on strategy consulting missions. She joined Impulse Partners following her previous experience in innovation, start-ups and strategy consulting in France and abroad.

Anaïs graduated from ESME Sudria (France), UOW & USYD (Australia).

Joséphine Beaune

Joséphine is responsible for issues related to housing and urban renewal. She leads AMO Innovation missions for social landlords and developers (energy performance of housing, home ownership, neighborhood networks, etc.). She also leads communities of innovators in the service of housing and residents on behalf of public actors.

Joséphine graduated from EM Lyon.




Ludovic Bonillo

Ludovic joined Impulse after 2 years as an innovation project manager within the Nexity Group. He is specialized in supporting innovative projects (intrapreneurship, start-ups, new offers from large groups, etc.). He also leads the Smart City and Circular Cities and Territories platforms on behalf of public and private partners.

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

Zineb Bouchikhi

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

Juliette works on construction-related topics, particularly digital and robotic design and manufacturing.
She previously worked in a design office and then in a start-up.

She has a double degree in engineering (specialized in construction materials at INSA Rennes) and business school (Audencia Business School).

Hannah Taieb

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.

Gabriel Carrière

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.

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

Pierre Bernard

Pierre works on issues related to the transformation of cities and territories. He joined Impulse Partners after 4 years of experience in the implementation of innovation strategies and the design of services, notably with urban and territorial operators.

Pierre holds an engineering degree from Centrale Lyon and an urban planning degree from Sciences Po Paris.

Melike Yildiz

Melike joined Impulse following her international research and consulting activities. She is responsible for the Construction & Buildings and Safety & Prevention in Construction platforms.

She is specialized in the implementation of sustainable development objectives and interactions between the public and private sectors.

Melike is a graduate of Sciences Po Aix and Skema Business School.

Ilona Dubarry

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.

Yann Le Gall

Yann has several experiences in startups, sales, and strategy. He is involved in supporting startups via an innovation center, and in consulting missions for players in the energy and industry sectors.

He graduated from EM Lyon and ECAM LaSalle.

Blaise Balaresque

 Blaise supports the partners and start-ups of the Innovative Housing platform, as well as the ANRU. He also works on consulting missions for energy and engineering companies.

Blaise graduated from Paris-Dauphine University in Innovation Management.

Luigi Fernandez

Passionate about the startup world and the sustainable city sector, Luigi works on issues related to new design and construction technologies. He also works on consulting missions for public service companies and investment funds. 

He is a double degree student at Centrale Lille and EDHEC Business School.

Grégoire Carcy

Grégoire supports Impulse on topics related to smart city with a sustainable axis as well as well-being in the real estate sector. He also participates in the development of Impulse Partners with both public and and international players.


Grégoire holds a BSc (Bachelor in Management) from ESCP Europe.

Loanne Richebé
Open Innovation Project Leader

With her experience in entrepreneurial environments, Loanne is involved in the Impulse Labs activity, in which she accompanies and animates the ecosystem of different innovation platforms. She also participates in the development of Impulse Labs.

Loanne is a student at Grenoble École de Management.

Matthew Sabin
Marketing, Communication and Events Coordinator

Matthew is in charge of communication, marketing, and events at Impulse Partners. He joined the team as part of his Masters in Strategic Planning and Brand Strategy.

Originally from the United States, he graduated from the University of Normandy Le Havre and is currently studying at Sup de Pub – Paris.

Céline Leterme
Head of Human Resources

Céline is the Human Resources Manager at Impulse Partners.

She is involved in supporting organizational and HR transformation issues. More specifically, recruitment, employee integration, skills development and HR management.

She is a graduate of the IGS Group, and holds a Master’s degree in HR.

Louisa Djafri
Executive Assistant

Louisa is an Executive Assistant and supports the team in the management of innovation spots and takes care of the administrative management of the company. She has worked for 15 years as an Assistant in all types of companies, particularly in the real estate sector.

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

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