MEET THE TEAM

Hélène LAFFITTE

CEO

Civil Engineer by training (Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees), our CEO has held several Executive positions in Operations, R&D, and Procurement and Industrial Strategy for one of the biggest Energy Companies in the world. She left Europe for the US in 2011, and, after completing an MBA at Columbia Business School, launched her 1st consulting practice. After exchanging with peers and customers, she launched Consulting Quest, a global performance-driven consulting service platform. “The idea, at first, was to provide disruptive solutions for both clients and providers. I combined the experiences of my co-founder and mine to start Consulting Quest, a disruptive start-up that leverages big data to improve the performance for both clients and consultants.”

Vincent Perrier-Trudov

Chief Product Officer / Head of Asia-Pacific

Vincent Perrier-Trudov is a seasoned professional, whose focus is on behaviours, transformation and information technologies who has lived and worked in many different locations in Europe and in Asia for the last 14 years.
His range of experiences goes from Marketplaces, Mobile Payments or e-Commerce & Retail Financial Products, Commodities Supply Chain Management systems, SAP, and Apps for NGOs & Social Enterprises.
He holds a dual EMBA from INSEAD and Tsinghua University (Beijing), a Master from Sciences-Po Paris, and wrote a Thesis on Behavioural Strategies for Mobile Payments Acceptance. He is an active member of the start-up community.

Dominic PRISCO

Business Development Director

After graduating with a Bachelors in Business Administration and Marketing (Albright College), I have spent the last 10 years working in both Business Development and Marketing roles developing several key skills in the process: Relationship Management, Strategic Planning, Cross Functional Leadership, Brand Development and Management. Through my experiences I have developed a unique ability to adapt to whatever situation presents itself. I was looking for the next opportunity to challenge myself strategically and creatively and decided to join Consulting Quest as Business Development Director.

Stanley JONAS

Partner

Stanley has spent the last 10+ years working as a top management executive and as an Independent Consultant at the Executive level with several companies focusing primarily on the Oil and Gas sector developing core competencies in the following areas: Petroleum Product Supply and Distribution, Business Development, Consulting, Procurement and Logistics, Contract negotiation, team lead and Key Account Management. We are thrilled with the addition of Stanley to our Consulting Quest team as Partner where he will focus on Business Development amongst others.”

Gokhan KAYA

Partner – Turkey

Having worked as a customer strategy executive and consultant for 10+ year in various industries (automotive, telecommunication, banking), I experienced needs and pains of both being a Consultant Client and Consultant Partner. Consulting Quest’s platform leverages big data to provide alternative and reliable consultants for client companies and new opportunities for consultancy firms. This is a game changing service for an industry on the cusp of disruption. It’s great to see this disruptive idea to become an international firm and I’m excited to be a part of Consulting Quest’s journey.

Jingyi (Angie) ZHANG

Associate

I joined Consulting Quest as an Associate upon my graduation from the College of William and Mary with a degree in International Relations and Finance. Previously, I had international professional experiences at organizations including Ernst & Young, AidData and the United Nations. My global upbringing and diverse experiences have shaped my unique worldview and equipped me with the ability to act pro-actively under unfamiliar and fast-paced environment. I am particularly interested in leveraging Big Data with human insight to solve challenges across different business dimensions. CQ’s forward-thinking vision and disruptive methodologies match my entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to make a difference.  I am excited to have joined a company so innovate and dynamic and to work alongside some of the sharpest minds in the field.

Daniel SIGRIST

Global Operations Director / IT Director

I worked for 14 years as an Oracle Database Administrator in Brazil for two large multinational companies: Telefonica and GRU Airport (Sao Paulo International Airport). Thanks to these experiences, I have developed IT skills from databases to complex systems and I am able to operate in international environments managing projects from inception to completion. At my arrival in USA in 2014, I have joined Consulting Quest as IT Director and Global Operations Director.

Paul BERNARD

Operations Director Europe

Before joining Consulting Quest team in 2014, I had devoted my time to different teams managing several sectors of aeronautics and, until recently, recreational vehicles.
These years have given me rigor and investment in the conduct and completion of the operations, customer relationships and team management. Through these experiences I have gained extensive knowledge and management skills that I bring to Consulting Quest.

Philippe LAGARDE

Chief Technical Officer

After earning my degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (France), I have been multiplying experiences and encounters as a social animator, sailor, humanitarian manager in Haiti. Back in France in the late 1990s, I became one of the rare consultants in renewable energy co-founding Axenne (then Erelis) and later left in 2005 to launch the Itinerrances Editions.
Since that time, I balance creative and business activities working as a Professional Photographer, Energy Consultant and taking part in entrepreneurial adventures. I’ve joined Quest Consulting at its launch, as the CTO.