S4GV (Solutions For Global Visibility) is a software company built from the strategic and technological repositioning of a feature-rich legacy application into an agile industry-leading platform.
S4GV is part of an ecosystem of companies with an annual turnover of more than 2.6b€, relying on the support of strong and stable investors with a long-term perspective and with access to the expertise and supply of a network of partner companies.
S4GV was named "Gartner Cool Vendor" in 2014 in Supply Chain Management Applications by Gartner Inc - the world leading IT advisory company - via the publication "Gartner Cool Vendors in Supply Chain Management Applications", by C. Dwight Klappich, Noha Tohamy, Christian Titze, Tim Payne, April 2014.
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The S4GV management team combines decades of experience in Supply Chain and Software Development.
Serge Heughebaert – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Serge is graduated from Swiss Technology Institute in Telecommunications, completed with an MBA from HEC Lausanne. PMP certified with an extensive experience in leading teams in technology, innovation and customer value creation programs. Serge's career has been mainly within large NASDAC 500 multi-national companies introducing new technologies. His experience in supply chain operations and change management programs ranges from optimizing packaging portfolio, implementing authentication and traceability, designing asset tracking systems to implementing ERP solutions. Serge has a broad technology experience including RFID, EPC, Real-Time Location Systems, etc.
Serge is passionate in improving business performance through breakthrough solutions in complex environments. Swiss and Belgium citizen living in Switzerland for over 30 years, Serge with his wife and their three children enjoy outdoor activities.
Andrej Sobkowski – Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Most of Andrej's career focuses on managing large scale software development projects, supervising internationally distributed multi-cultural teams and implementing product-oriented agile processes. He has worked for startups, SMEs and large international groups in Europe and North America; as part of the executive team, he has delivered initiatives related to IT transformations, cloud computing, mobility and M2M/IoT and has established business and technological partnerships.
Andrej holds a double Master’s degree in Electronics and Computer Science Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (now Télécom ParisTech), France as well as an Executive MBA in Management and Corporate Finance from HEC Lausanne, Switzerland.
Andrej is an Italian and Canadian citizen, working in Switzerland and living in France with his wife and their three children.
Alessandro Prino – Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
A graduate of Bocconi University in Milan with a major in Economics and Social Sciences — DES, Mr Prino has served as Financial Controller, CFO, COO and CEO of industrial, commercial and real-estate companies.
He managed several IPO /M&A operations integrating and restructuring companies within Pirelli group, Esprinet and various SMEs. Mr Prino is CEO of Capital Advisors, Vice President of CMEX — China Milan Equity Exchange, member of RICS Europe. He is founder and chairman of the nonprofit organization Alieni ONLUS - supporting chinese immigrants in Milan - and member of the board of the Charity "San Carlo Foundation".
François Pilloud – Chief Technical Officer (CTO)
Mr. Pilloud spent twenty years in Retail and Supply Chain application. He was involved in a variety of projects, all focused on making powerful database technology more accessible to users. Mr. Pilloud is oriented to provide easy to use applications.He has acquired strong knowledge in managing and designing projects, and has strong skills on writing applications (c#, html, Web service base, MS SQL Server, Oracle…).