A graduate of EM Lyon, Thierry worked in sales and management with L’OREAL before directing a communication and new technology consultancy. A consultant in Human Resources and Recruitment since 1994, he is involved in the search for high-level Directors and Top Executives as well as in the detection and assessment of internal potential, in Mass Market, Wines and Spirits, Household Products, Industry, Health, Services and Related Trade (franchise networks). In particular he assists large Groups, Intermediate family companies and French subsidiaries of international companies in their search for multi-cultural managers. He is also the co-founder of the URVIKA group.







Olivier THUREL

Managing Director


He holds a DESS in Human Resource Management. After starting his career in the service sector, in sales and management, for 9 years he was in charge of the Recruitment Department for one of the biggest public transport firms. He has been a Consultant in Recruitment and Human Resources since 2002, and more specifically works on the selection of Directors and Managers for large Groups and SMEs in the Industry, Construction, Property and Services sectors. He also conducts external and internal assessments of potential, skills assessments and individual counselling. He is also the co-founder of the URVIKA group.










An ENSIACET engineer from INP Toulouse, Etienne began his career in sales at OCF, a world leader in reinforcement fibreglass. Four years later he joined EGOR, a European leader in Management Recruitment, to develop the Industry segment.
In 1986, he created Alphée, a management and specialist recruitment consultancy, including an HR consultancy department. For 30 years Alphée had solid and sustained development, through organic and external growth, before joining the URVIKA group in 2016.
Today Etienne provides consulting as Senior Advisory Consultant at Alphée.







Véronique DENANT



In addition to her degrees in Law and from a Business School, Véronique has over 20 years of experience in Human Resource consulting. As Associate Director and certified Coach at Alphée since 2012, her areas of expertise include recruiting Directors, Managers and specialists, assessing potential recruits and internal mobility, in addition to individual coaching. She has been trained in the use of personality and psychometry tests and in HR development, and is committed to her clients while constantly striving to balance requirements and goodwill every time she is called upon.

Although a general consultant, she is more particularly specialised in the Distribution, Industry and Services sectors. Her fluency in English enables her to take an active part in our CFR Global Executive Search international network, where she contributes to the development of the Construction practice and guides global projects on behalf of international clients.







Marie-Isabelle de MAILLE



Marie-Isabelle has accumulated 25 years of experience as a Recruitment and Human Resources Consultant specialised in support and assessment, on behalf of companies and employees, in the context of Executive Search Recruitment, as well as team assessment. She provides support to individuals via Coaching and Training, with specific objectives. Each of these approaches includes an understanding of the contexts and systems; they are indicative of a deep interest in the individual, the context, the person’s aspirations, talents and potential.

Marie-Isabelle has been Associate Director and certified Coach at Alphée since 2016, and is particularly active in the Industry, Defence, Agri-food and Services sectors. She is also an active member of the Food & Agribusiness practice in our CFR Global Executive Search international network.







Isabelle de CONCHARD



Holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Isabelle began her career at American Express. There, she was quickly promoted to hold team management functions and then entrusted with the responsibility for creating and developing the Insurance Operations Division for France and Holland. She went on to join METLIFE where she managed change and implemented the transformation of the Clients Acquisition cluster. In 2016 she changed her career track towards Human Resources and Recruitment Consultancy, working for an international recruitment Cabinet before joining Alphée in 2018 as Senior Partner, responsible for Insurance practice.

Isabelle uses her expertise and in-depth knowledge of the sector of Insurance, its professions and challenges, to carry out recruitment missions by direct approach and assessment of senior managers, middle managers and experts, both in France and overseas. Her fluency in English allows her to play an active part in our international CFR Global Executive Search network.










Following her time at university in an AES (Bachelor’s in Economic and Social Administration) programme majoring in Work Relations, Evelyne did an internship at ALSTOM, in Rennes. She then joined Alphée, a few months after it was created. Alongside its founder, Etienne SIMONNET, she participated in the firm’s administrative management and development, as well as in the recruitment of engineers, executives and directors for SMEs and large companies. Today she is focused on sourcing, executive searches and applicant selection, in France and abroad, in all business sectors and for any position.










With a Master’s in Management and Human Resource Management, Rose did her first internship as Recruitment Consultant in a major Paris recruitment consultancy. She continued to develop her skills in the sector for more than 6 years with two major recruiting firms. She joined Alphée in 2011 to assist the Consultants on recruitment missions and the pre-selection of directors, senior executives, managers and experts in the Industry, Engineering Design, Retail, Logistics and Services sectors, on behalf of large groups and SMEs.










After teaching Philosophy for slightly more than 10 years, in 2012 Vincent decided to embark on a second career in Human Resources. He thus studied for his Master’s in Human Resources, specialising in Labour Law and Management. He worked as a general Human Resource Manager before specialising in recruitment. He joined Alphée in 2017 as Recruitment Consultant. To this end, he assists the Consultants in the recruitment of managers and executives in highly-varied sectors: Industry, Defence, Food Retail, Mass Market, Services.










After obtaining a double Bachelor’s in Law and Political Science, in addition to training in Human Resource Management, she worked in a recruitment firm as Assistant with a variety of duties. She joined ALPHEE in January 2017 and is in charge of administrative management (staff administration, invoicing, liaising with clients and suppliers…).










With a Professional Qualification Certificate from EFFAC (Ecole Française de Formations d’Accueil – the French School of Reception Training), she was in charge of Reception at Russell Reynolds Associates, an international recruitment firm, for 9 months, before joining ALPHEE in Paris in 2017 as Assistant. Her duties include receiving clients and applicants both in person and over the phone. She participates in the administrative organisation of the firm and liaises with suppliers. She has enjoyed developing her fluency in English while travelling in Ireland and London.