Elie Auvray Head of Business Development

Elie co-founded Jahia Solutions Group SA, led as CEO through 2017 and currently serves as the company's Head of Business Development. 
Being a passionate software entrepreneur (20 years of experience), Elie founded his first company - Voice, a software company - at age 22 in 1996 with Thomas Draier, pioneering easy-to-use web application development with Vivendi Group as their first customer. In 1999, Voice merged with the company of the former President EMEA of Cisco in order to create a global software provider, Reef Internetware. Working closely with the CEO, Elie was the General Manager for Reef France, the first country in term of sales and built the first U.S. sales team in San Francisco. Consequently, Elie lead the Europe Presales organization, developing and supporting the company's Partners network. Reef successfully raised 85 million euros in 2001 from international venture capitalist (Goldman Sachs, 3i, Viventures). Reef Internetware IP was acquired by Mediasurface in 2002. 

Elie has a Master of Business & Tax Law from the University of Paris 2 (Panthéon - Assas), holds a Masters Degree in Contract Law, Major in Tech Contract from the University of Paris 5 (René Descartes) and is a graduate from the Business Law Institute (IDA) of the University of Paris 2 (Panthéon – Assas).


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