Olivier Gerhardt is Wavecell's founding CEO, leveraging over 15 years of experience in the mobile messaging and payments industry. Prior to co-founding Wavecell, Olivier spent ten years at Sybase 365, the world's largest mobile messaging and payments provider, where he was initially an International Business Development Manager and later from 2005 Sales Director for France. Olivier started his career in 1998 at Nortel Networks as an International Presales Manager. Olivier actively participates in the technology industry, helping fund and advise several companies in the Telecom, Internet and Financial services industries. He holds a Master's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Telecom Lille, France and completed an International Marketing Programme at INSEAD.
Florent brings more than 15 years of international experience in Telecom, Mobile and Internet software. Florent started his career in Telecom engineering working for 2 major French mobile operators, SFR and Orange. From 2000 to 2006, he set up and managed the global Presales and Professional Services team at eDevice, an M2M specialist. In 2006, Florent joined Myriad, an OEM and mobile operator solution provider and led the Key Accounts Presales. Then from 2012 to 2014, Florent worked at SAP on major Digital Transformation Programs, implementing Mobile & Internet banking solutions across APAC. Florent holds a Master's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Telecom Lille, France, and an Executive MBA from INSEAD.