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Laurent Ruben

General Manager

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Description

Laurent Ruben is the founder and General Manager at French Accelerator. He is also the founding member of “La French Tech Los Angeles”

He was at first, product marketing manager at Apple where he was responsible for the introduction of the old version of the IPad called Newton. He also worked at Adaptec, Accenture and Sur la Terre Medias where he was CEO in leading Internet and publishing venture across Europe and Americas before selling the company.

Prior to French Accelerator, Laurent was President of Nero where he pivoted the company from a consumer’s legacy business to an OEM high margin revenue stream in North and South America. As a General Manager of Genymobile he successfully setup the US branch of the group and maximized company’s valuation by 10x over one year.

Laurent is from Marseille, France and graduated from Kedge Business School, in Marseille, France. He also earns a Master’s degree in Economics from Middlesex University, London and an Executive Education from Stanford University.
He speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Last, but not least, Laurent is the proud dad of 2 children: Lissa (13) and Tom (9)

Favorite quote: Created 3 companies, sold 1, failed 1 and running 1 ?

Companies

  • French Accelerator

  • Genymobile

  • Nero

  • Quark

  • SurLaTerre Medias

  • Accenture

  • Adaptec

  • Apple

Experiences

  • Sales

  • Executive

  • B2B

  • B2C

  • Enterprise software

  • Business development