March 16, 2023 – Acolad – global leader in content and language solutions – announces Bertrand Gstalder as the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the group.
Bertrand Gstalder is a renowned business leader and entrepreneur with 25+ years’ experience in executive roles, bringing with him extensive expertise and a remarkable track-record in several industries, spanning real estate, e-commerce, retail, to travel and lifestyle.
From 2016 to 2021, Bertrand Gstalder was the CEO of SeLoger Group, the leading online real estate marketplace in France. Previously he headed the e-commerce segment of the multinational retail chain Fnac.
While new to the language services industry, Bertrand Gstalder is a self-professed believer in fostering sustainable and creative working environments – which is a perfect fit for the Language Services and Content space. His passion for technology as a powerful business enabler also plays right into Acolad’s own positioning.
“I’m very excited to be joining Acolad group as its CEO,” said Bertrand Gstalder, “Acolad is in an amazing place in the industry right now and it will be great to help it grow further and strengthen that status. The potential for Acolad’s services and solutions is remarkable, so I am excited to contribute to this new growth chapter for Acolad.,” the CEO adds.
The main shareholders of Acolad group, Qualium Investissement and Benjamin du Fraysseix, have expressed their confidence in the appointment of Bertrand to lead the company’s strategy: “We are thrilled to welcome Bertrand Gstalder to the Acolad family. Bertrand is the perfect fit to lead Acolad’s growth journey and to generate value for its customers and its stakeholders.” – Benjamin du Fraysseix highlights.
After the announcement of Gráinne Maycock as the new Chief Revenue Officer of the group, and the return of Arnaud Daix to the company as Executive VP for North America, Bertrand Gstalder’s appointment wraps up a very dynamic first quarter for Acolad.
This announcement emerges in a context of wider change, where Founder Benjamin du Fraysseix and Guillaume Patry both leave their operational roles to continue pursuing their commitment to the group as key shareholders and acting members of the Supervisory Board.
Acolad is the global leader in content and language solutions. Its mission is to support companies in every industry to scale across markets and enable growth through cutting-edge technology and localization expertise. Established in 1993, the group is present in 25 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia, with over 2.500 employees supported by a network of +20.000 linguists around the world. www.acolad.com
Qualium Investissement (“Qualium”) is a Paris-headquartered private equity firm with €1.5 billion in funds under management. The investment firm was originally formed in 1998 as the private equity investment arm of the French Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations. Qualium prides itself in being the preferred partner to talented French SME managers and business owners seeking to achieve ambitious development plans and transform their growing businesses into international market leading SMEs. www.qualium-investissement.com
About Bertrand Gstalder
Bertrand Gstalder is Acolad’s CEO, renowned leader, and entrepreneur with over +25 years’ experience in executive positions. He has a notable track-record growing digital businesses in several industries, spanning real estate and e-commerce to travel & lifestyle. From 2016-2021 he was the CEO of the renowned French real-estate classifieds marketplace SeLoger Group. Bertrand Gstalder deeply values technology as a powerful business enabler and believes people are a company’s greatest asset. Curiosity, empathy, humility, and commitment are at the heart of his leadership model as he focuses on creating sustainable ecosystems that generate positive impact and fair value to all stakeholders. Bertrand holds a master’s in business Administration (MBA) from the ESCP-Europe Business School in Paris. More on Bertrand Gstalder: LinkedIn