In 2001 Patrick Mataix founded CEO Worldwide (www.ceo-worldwide.com: International Management on demand™) after a career of more than 20 years in the technology sector in Europe and the USA.
Since its launch, CEO Worldwide generated more than 600 search mandates (consulting, interim management and permanent recruitment) in Europe, Asia, Middle East and North America and holds a database of over 12 500 top executives (certified iCEO™ ) who can join a company within days, covering 175 countries. With this service Patrick brought a new reactivity, flexibility and cost to the market, unrivalled by traditional international C-level recruitment and executive search companies.
Before he launched CEO Worldwide, Patrick Mataix co-founded and co-directed Vistaprint Ltd from 1996 to 2001 (www.vistaprint.com), ensuring: 1) its organic growth in Europe (France, UK, Germany) then in the USA 2) its external growth through 2 acquisitions in Europe 3) several rounds of pre-IPO fund raising exercises with European, Asian and American VCs, raising 100M USD.
Vistaprint (Nasdaq:VPRT) is today world leader in the e-printing sector with over 1 Billion USD turnover, showing strong growth potential with more than 15 million active customers per year in more than 130 countries and more than 4,400 employees worldwide.
From 1993 to 1995, Patrick was responsible for the European development of the multimedia division of BT (ex. British Telecom). Before he joined BT, he started his career with Olivetti as Marketing Manager for large accounts for 5 years.
Patrick Mataix holds a Science Degree of Centrale Marseille (1984-87) and a MBA of INSEAD (1995-96).