Born and raised in Africa, Stephan is a French citizen who has lived in the US since 1987. With over 20 years of experience in domestic and international equity sales, Stephan has developed unparalleled relationships with some of the most prestigious International and Global Value investors in North America.
After graduating from Northeastern University in 1988 Stephan started his career on Wall Street selling US equities. Once he had built a strong knowledge base of the US equity market Stephan joined the Paribas European Equity sales desk where he stayed for 9 years, building and developing his expertise in European stocks.
In 2000 he was hired as a Managing Director for the European Equity desk of Societe Generale by Dominic Freud and became co-head of the desk upon Dominic’s departure. After 11 years at Societe Generale as a co-head of cash equity and head of sales it was time to take a new challenge.
Stephan founded FPIA Partners with Dominic Freud in 2012 with a commitment to bring a new high standard to executive search for the global equity industry.
Stephan has been married to his wife, France, for 28 years and has two sons. He enjoys tennis, running, and music.