Frederic Antoine

Work History

Work History

Consultant

ABTCorporation (now CA)
  • Assisting customers' organizations in the implementation of a project management solution for projects involving up to 500 resources.
  • Key accounts management (Alcatel, EDF-GDF, Yves Rocher)
  • Trained more than 100 project managers on project management (PM Book).
2007 - Present

Vice President, Senior Product Manager

http://www.factset.com
  • Global Product Manager for FactSet Partners, Equity Research Solution. Conduct market research and analyze long-term market trends, laid out the strategy for the next 5 years. Built strong knowledge of the competitive landscape.
  • Created and managed partnership with other editors (CRM).
  • Created a user group and managed communication about new features and business trends (including emails, client visits, presentations to C level / key users, survey). Successfully achieved 100% client retention.
  • Participated as a panel in major industry events.
  • Provided pre-sales support for strategic accounts (RFI, RFP management), defined unit business model and sales strategy.
  • Developed new project methodologies (agile) for product development. Defined new workflows between the different groups involved (development, QA, professional services, knowledge management). Introduced new tools (CRM, bug reporting tools, wiki) to manage internal and external communication.
  • Created a QA strategy: defined the test plan and methodology, built a QA team. Reduced by 70% the duration of the QA phase.
2001 - 2007

Director, Professional Services

http://www.factset.com
  • Established and managed the professional services team (pre-sales, consulting, training, support), the project team and the product team (business analysts, software engineers): team of 20 based in Paris, London and New York (sales turnover of €5M).
  • PMO: prepared and maintained the organization's master and resource plans, project team set up, prioritization of efforts , estimation of project costs, risk management, recruit & and managed career of staff. Participation in project steering groups.
  • Defined project management methodology: increased projects' margins by 20%, increased billable consulting time by 10%, up to 90%.
  • Scaled & structured the group in order to meet expanding client needs (500% sales growth in 6 years). Oversaw the transition of Partners JCF Group to FactSet Partners. Successfully achieved 100% client retention
  • Established and managed a team in the USA to develop and support activity (monthly trips to the US).
  • Provided pre-sales support for strategic accounts (RFI, RFP management), defined unit business model.
  • Global project management (multi-continents projects).
  • Met with & monitored client relationships.

Clients: Goldman Sachs, Standard & Poor's, CM-CICS, Carnegie, PNC Bank, etc...

1999 - 2001

Project manager, Europe

Alcatel Euteltracs
  • Managed the software development budget.
  • Drove the product development schedule with close attention to project deadlines, milestones, and costs (€1M budget). Management of a team of 3.
  • Ensured a high quality and on time release by coordinating the product launch efforts with engineering, marketing, sales and customer services.
  • Developed partnerships with VARs.
  • Created a SaaS version of a telecom application:
    • Gathered business requirements and wrote technical specifications.
    • Managed RFI, RFP, selected vendors (outsourced development, hardware and database suppliers, SLA).
    • Successfully managed the project on all aspects: hardware (Sun), software development, external licenses purchasing: the project went live on time and budget.

Education

Education
1992 - 1997

Master's Degree in Engineering

IFIPS

Information and Technology engineering degree from IFIPS