Paris, January 3, 2022 – Clever Cloud, a provider of automated solutions for the deployment and maintenance of online applications, has announced the arrival of Steven Le Roux as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and the appointment of Cédric Biron as Chief Operating Officer (COO). The company is thus continuing to structure its management to support its strong growth.
Expert in telecom networks and hosting infrastructures, Steven Le Roux began his career at France Telecom (Orange) and then at the Crédit Mutuel ARKEA group, where he was a network engineer until 2013. It was then that he joined the hosting company OVHCloud to develop the denial of service attack detection system before specialising in Big Data databases, then the development of monitoring solutions and managed services. In 2018, he was appointed by OVHCloud as Principal Engineer in the department in charge of the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) strategy.
Steven joined Clever Cloud on 3 January 2022 as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and will now use all his skills and experience to lead Clever Cloud’s technical teams, which are spread across France and are set to expand. He will be responsible for the management and advanced design of Clever Cloud’s physical infrastructure, as well as leading the development of the software that underpins the automation solutions that are at the heart of the hosting company’s offering. He will report to Quentin Adam, co-founder and CEO of Clever Cloud.
“I am very happy and proud to welcome Steven to Clever Cloud. He is both an excellent engineer, very knowledgeable about our market and technological environment, and an experienced manager who will help us structure our developments in an important phase of the company’s growth“, says Quentin Adam.
“It is a great pleasure to join Clever Cloud, whose great qualities and customer appeal I have seen from the outside, with unrivalled PaaS expertise in Europe. Clever Cloud already offers very robust and competitive automated solutions, and I want to help the company expand its catalogue and scale up more quickly,” comments Steven Le Roux.
Clever Cloud also announces the appointment of Cédric Biron as Chief Operating Officer (COO). A graduate of the Mines ParisTech engineering school, Cédric joined the BNP Paribas group in 2008 at the Inspection Générale, and was soon appointed consultant within the investment bank (CIB), which led him to work in New York and San Francisco on international regulatory issues, strategic plans and change management. In 2015, he joined the “CIB Data & AI lab” at its inception as a Lead Data Scientist, where he worked specifically on data science, analytics, visualization and strategy projects until 2019 when he chose to become an external consultant and join Credit Leader as a Partner and CTO. Cedric had joined Clever Cloud in March 2021 as a project manager, and will now be in charge of the operational management of Clever Cloud as COO.
“On his arrival, where he methodically took charge of a multitude of internal projects and partnerships, Cédric very quickly demonstrated all the qualities and rigour he had acquired through solid experience with the leading European bank. It was only natural to appoint him Director of Operations, a position in which he will help us structure the company’s organisation,” says Quentin Adam.
“I am very honoured by this appointment, Clever Cloud is a company in which I quickly felt at ease, with a very strong culture of operational efficiency and the desire to learn and progress, but also a spirit of family and mutual support which make it a unique company. It is this culture that I will be keen to preserve, and I would like to thank Quentin for the trust he has placed in me”, comments Cédric Biron.
About de Clever Cloud
Founded in 2010, Clever Cloud is a company based in Nantes specialising in IT automation. It creates and provides the software building blocks necessary for the flexible deployment of applications on self-service PaaS architectures. Its clients include such big names as Airbus, AXA, Caisse d’Épargne, Cegid, Docaposte, MAIF, McDonald’s, Solocal, SNCF, TBWA…