Business Team

Who we are

We replicate the level of expertise of Top Tier 1 financial insitutions.

Calmon Partners Group is a unique meeting point between international head hunting services (Calmon Partners Executive Search), Fund Raising support (Calmon Partners Financial Services) and International Financial News (Calmon Partners Media & Events - Finyear.com). 

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Our team

 OUR TEAM
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Claude Calmon

CEO & Founder
Calmon Partners Group

Claude Calmon started his career in Investment Banking at Société Générale CIB as Trader assistant in Paris and New York. He moved back to Paris and joined Primonial, Gresham and Astoria Group as Private Banker. 

Claude started his recruitment career in 2016 in London where he led continental expansion for US/UK search firms. He started Calmon Partners Executie Search in 2020 and quickly expand to Financial Services and Media in 2021 thank to the acquisition of online media Finyear.com 

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Benoit Pradier

Chief Operating Officer,
Calmon Partners Executive Search.

Benoit Pradier built his 20 years’ experience career with Adecco and Randstad were he led the national expansion of leading recruitment firms.

Benoit PRADIER graduated from an Engineering school in Paris, and started his career in the staffing industry at Adecco as a branch manager, before taking over a new role in the Global Sales department. He joins Randstad in 2005 and manages several regions before being appointed Deputy Director for the north-eastern region.
Benoit builds his own consulting company in 2020, to provide HR services for small and medium size companies. Passionate by HR, he teaches HR Management in several Business Schools.

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Arthur du Mesnil

Director - Head of Corporate Finance,
Calmon Partners Executive Search

Arthur du Mesnil is graduaded from Neoma Business School. He started his career as a M&A analyst at Credit Agricole CIB and UBS in Paris.

 

Arthur has started his recruitment career as a M&A expert for Frenche and UK market. In parallel of M&A, he works alongside funds for positions in Front to Middle-Office and their subs as well for financial or strategy roles.

 

He has also built a training program for students to prepare applications and interviews for coporate finance interships or junior analyst programs. He collaborates in different masters in top french business schools.

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Stéphane Hincourt

Senior Advisor,
Calmon Partners Financial Services

Stéphane Hincourt began his career in financial audit with Mazars, in France and then in Australia. Stéphane specialized in supporting M&A and Fundraising on behalf of industrial groups and investment funds for BDO and then Deloitte.

 

Head of the Corporate Finance department since 2008, he has developed the Transaction Support, Valuation, M&A and then the Restructuring service lines. In 2018, Stéphane made the decision to continue the adventure by opening an independent firm with the idea of writing a new chapter.

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Gilles Hannoun 

Senior Advisor,
Calmon Partners Financial Services 

Gilles Hannoun advises companies and their managers in their strategy of external growth, build-up, transmission and disposal.

Gilles supports them in their choice of investment and financing, as well as in their corporate finance operations. He also teaches Corporate Finance and Market Finance in various Banks.

Gilles started his career in Financial Audit for a consulting firm. Following this first experience, he pursued his career in business development in the financial markets, in front office, in trading and commercial activities, within large French and foreign investment banks as well as at the Caisse des Dépôts.

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Laurent Leloup

Co-Founder & Partner,
Calmon Partners Media & Events

Laurent Leloup is the co-founder and editor of Finyear. He operates also as moderator or speaker/expert on topics related to financial innovation, digital finance, decentralized finance and blockchain technology.