Co-Founder & CEO
Jahia Solutions Group
Elie Auvray, Co-Founder and CEO of Jahia Solutions Group SA, is a seasoned software entrepreneur with nearly 20 years in the industry. He founded his first software company, Voice, at age 22 to pioneer easy-to-use web applications with Vivendi Group as their first customer; in 1999, it merged with a company of the former President EMEA of Cisco to create a global software provider, Reef Internetware. As General Manager for Reef France, Elie’s initiative resulted in exceeding sales objectives for seven consecutive quarters, built the first U.S. sales team in San Francisco and led the Europe Presales organization which developed the company's Partners network. Reef successfully raised 85 million euros from international venture capitalists (Goldman Sachs, 3i, Viventures) and the company was finally acquired by Mediasurface in 2002. Elie has a Master of Business & Tax Law from the University of Paris 2 (Panthéon - Assas), a Masters Degree in Contract Law, Major in IT 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).