Kereval strengthens its governance
Rennes Métropole, June 04, 2020. Kereval, an expert in software test engineering, is strengthening its management committee by integrating two new directors to support its growth. Vincent Alliot arrived on 18 May to head the sales department. This new recruitment follows the hiring, at the end of 2019, of a Human Resources Director, also Marketing and Communication Director, Corinne Bourdet.
“Our ambition is to double Kereval’s workforce and sales in the next 3 years. We needed to change our organization and structure it to support this strong growth. Corinne and Vincent’s experience and skills are assets to meet the strong demand from our customers, to retain our employees and to recruit new talent!” comments Abdelmoula Tamoudi, Kereval’s CEO.
To achieve these ambitious objectives, Vincent Alliot‘s priority objective is to develop the share of major structuring projects in the healthcare and defense sectors. This 52-year-old Eseo engineer (Grande école of general engineering) with an MBA has a rich experience as a commercial director and profit center manager in high-tech B2B companies in electronics, IT and telecommunications (Astellia, Tekelec…). For the last three years, he was, for the last three years, in charge of coaching technology companies within the association Le Poool (technopole of Ille-et-Vilaine).
Corinne Bourdet, 52, is responsible for managing employees’ careers, their well-being at work, building loyalty and recruiting; she also manages marketing and communication. This graduate in business management from the IGR-IAE in Rennes honed her managerial and communication skills as communications director and then director of the Rennes Atalante technopole. Since 2018, she has led consulting missions for technology companies.
e-Health and e-Security, growth markets
The company of 60 employees is thus equipped to meet the growing needs of its current customers, but also to develop the very buoyant markets in which it is positioned. The health sector represents the largest part of its activity and will experience strong needs due to the development of digital technology in this sector, a need that has been exacerbated by the current health crisis. New needs in terms of online services, mobile applications, and interoperability between software and electronic equipment will lead to increased use of testing to ensure that all these tools function flawlessly.
With the massive recourse to teleworking and even online shopping, digital tools must above all not “bug” and must be secure. Software quality and cyber security are more than ever a fast-growing issue in all business sectors.
Innovation is another asset for SMEs. It continues to innovate in order to stay ahead of the game in technologies that optimize the performance of IT testing; it devotes 15% of its production resources to this. Its topics include artificial intelligence for testing, testing critical systems, cyber security for connected and autonomous vehicles, and the automatic deployment of test plants.
In this context, Kereval plans to recruit about ten people by the end of 2020. It is looking for experienced people with profiles as cyber security consultants, C++ engineers, project managers or pre-sales engineers.
“Our human-sized SME offers exciting work subjects, many of which are in the world of healthcare, which makes a lot of sense. Teleworking already existed in our company before confinement and will be developed. 63% of our employees will have received training by 2019. We also ensure a good balance between professional and personal life” argues Corinne Bourdet.
All these promising topics combined with the growth prospects of the health and cyber security sectors make Kereval’s managers optimistic about the future.