Isabelle Mathieu

Isabelle Mathieu, Managing Director

Isabelle is the Managing Director of Hunton Lewis and a founding member of Continental Search Alliance (CSA). She brings 20 years of experience in executive search. She has an in-depth knowledge of the French and Southern European markets and a valuable network of international professional contacts.

Isabelle has enabled Hunton Lewis’ strong initial positioning in the technology and digital fields and gradual expansion towards practices in luxury, fashion, retail and industry. She works mainly on recruiting and counselling senior business profiles at a local or EMEA level.

Isabelle previously worked for McAfee France in various sales and marketing positions. She also has strong experience in the finance sector, having worked for Elysées Investissement (Edouard Stern, venture capital).

In her free time she enjoys interior design, 18th century French literature and Renaissance paintings.

Jérôme Soudet

Jérôme Soudet, Associate Director

Jérôme has more than 17 years of experience in the technology and digital markets and 14 years in executive search. He specializes in worldwide searches to cover EMEA positions, and committed to recruiting exclusively A-player executives on an international level for leading international companies.

He is in charge of finding the best-suited candidates for two types of customers:

  • Subsidiaries of US-headquartered technology, SaaS, Cloud and digital firms in Europe
  • European Luxury / Fashion / Retail groups operating worldwide with critical business transformation needs

All his clients are listed on their respective stock exchanges (Nasdaq, Nyse, Euronext…) or in a pre-IPO phase.

Jérôme has been key in developing methods and measurements around accurate candidate assessment. He was also the creator of HL’s patented CIQA methodology.

In his earlier career, together with Managing Director Isabelle Mathieu, he re-engineered and sold the IT B2B PR firm GlobalCom France. He set up the highly publicised PR Triple-Win Methodology in 2002, garnering much attention and acclaim in the French press.

Jérôme is an avid swimmer, and has a deep appreciation for Italian and Flemish paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries.