Investment & finance

Our company supports investors (family offices, fund and/or asset management companies mainly specialized in the private equity, corporate venture and real estate sectors) of all sizes (listed company, human-sized company, etc.) in their recruitment of managerial and executive profiles.

Our expertise covers the recruitment by direct approach of the following positions and functions :

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Venture Capital, Growth, LBO ( Small, Mid, Large Cap), Restructuring

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Infrastructure funds, Impact Funds, Corporate Venture Capital

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Investment Banks

Corporate Banking, M&A, Capital Markets

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Private Banks / Family Offices

Wealth Management, Portfolio Management

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Asset Managers

Stocks, Bonds, Alternative Investments, UCITS/FIA, Discretionary funds

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Financial Services & Fintech

Brokerage firms, Leasing, factoring, Crowdfunding, Crypto and Blockchain actors

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Insurance, Mutual Funds

Real Estate & Construction

Our executive search company is specialized in the direct recruitment of senior and top executives profiles in the real estate sector (starting from the investment phase and up to the maintenance/exploitation of the facilities, including the property development). We act on behalf of all the stakeholders in the real estate industry, among which we are now recognized as one of the references.

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Institutional or private investors

Insurers, Pension and Retirement Funds, Mutual Insurance Companies, Hedge Funds, Property Companies and Family Offices

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Asset  and/or fund management companies

Fund Raising, Fund Management, Investment, Asset Management (not regulated, SCPI, OPCI)

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Real estate services and consulting

Consulting, Global Occupier Services (strategic consulting, account management, tenant representation) and Property Management

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Property developers

Office, Retail, Logistics, Housing, Hospitality, Health and Senior Housing

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Real Estate Divisions of private companies, Retailers and Hotel Chains

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Contractors,  project ownership and management consultancies

Project Management Assistance, Main Contractor, Design and Execution

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Project Management and Engineering

Generalists or Experts

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Maintenance companies

Mono-technical, multi-technical, multi-service and Facility Management

Life Sciences

The COVID health crisis has led our societies to reflect on the strategic importance of the healthcare sector. Vauban Executive Search intervene in this context by assisting our client in the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnologies, CROs, generic companies and medical technologies/devices fields in their growth with a “tailor-made” approach. Our clients have appreciated our professionalism, our ability to find innovative solutions and our network.

We recruit executive profiles whose missions include clinical development, production, quality control, pharmaceutical and medical affairs, marketing and sales.

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Pharmaceutical companies

Top Management, Corporate Functions, Sales, Marketing, Pharmaceutical Affairs

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Head of Regulatory, Pre-Clinical, Phase I-IV, Scientific Management, Responsible Person

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Top Management, Pharmaceutical Business Management, Market Access Manager

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Cosmetics, Perfumery and Hygiene

Operational Management, Production, Site Management, Logistics Manager, Head of Brand


Our team of experts has earned recognition as a reference on the executive search market.

Harold Valat Partner
Arnaud Monteil Executive Director
Thierry de La Rocque Director
Matthieu Hanquez Consultant
Margaux de Bar de la Garde Senior Principal
Bénédicte Urion Senior Principal
Christophe Laville Consultant
Ségolène Nicolas Researcher
Amaury Currière Principal
Marie Bouckaert Researcher


Vauban Executive Search is a leading executive search firm specialised in real estate,  finance and life sciences. We proactively reach out to top talent and seek out senior executives on behalf of our clients both in France and across the world.


As a human-scale organisation (3 partners, 10 co-workers), our purpose is to carry out tailored assignments for a limited number of stakeholders. With a strong specialisation in both industry and function, we guarantee an in-depth understanding of the specific job lines, organisations and professionals we deal with.


Our clients recognise the singularity of our approach which relies on a traditional expertise in executive search as well as on a real ability to harness digital tools. We also develop our uniqueness by relentlessly demonstrating perseverance, transparency and effectiveness that have always been our signature.