Investment & Corporate

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 :



Managing Director, Investment Director, Director of Participation, Account Manager, ...

CORPORATE VENTURE and m&a advisory direction

Partner, Vice-President, Director, Managing Director, ...

asset Management company

Shares, Bonds, Alternative Investments, UCITS, AIF, Mandates Management, ...

CGPI/Private bank

Family Officer, Real Estate Manager, Investment Manager, Advisor, ...

Finance departement

CFO, Administrative and Financial Manager, Financial Controller, Internal Auditor, Consolidation Officer, Treasurer, ...

Legal and tax departement

General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, Tax Director, International Tax Expert, ...

Human ressources department

HR Director, HR Manager, HR Development Manager, Compensation and Benefit Manager

Executive Management

Business Unit Director, Subsidiary Managing Director, Site Manager

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.

Pharmaceutical companies

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


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


Top Management, Pharmaceutical Business Management, Market Access Manager

Cosmetics, Perfumery and Hygiene

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

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.

Institutional or private investors

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

Asset  and/or fund management companies

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

Real estate services and consulting

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

Property developers

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


Real Estate Divisions of private companies, Retailers and Hotel Chains

Contractors,  project ownership and management consultancies

Project Management Assistance, Main Contractor, Design and Execution

Project Management and Engineering

Generalists or Experts

Maintenance companies

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


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

Harold Valat Partner
Thierry de La Rocque Consultant
Martin Louvet Senior Advisor
Matthieu Hanquez Senior Principal
Margaux de Bar de la Garde Senior Principal
Bénédicte Urion Principal
Christophe Laville Principal
Ségolène Nicolas Researcher
Blandine Fontant Researcher
Amaury Currière Researcher
Inès de Maquillé Researcher


Vauban Executive Search is a leading executive search firm specialised in real estate, construction and finance. 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 (2 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.