CoFluent Design Appoints New CFO, Consolidates

CoFluent Design, an Electronic System Level (ESL) company focused on delivering state-of-the-art software solutions for early system architecture exploration and performance analysis, announced the appointment of Denis Février as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in charge of its financial and business administration.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the new CFO’s charter is to improve and streamline the business structure and processes of the company and build the financial capability required to manage future growth. Immediate actions already led to the successful deployment of a customer relationship management system and the expansion of CoFluent Design’s research and development team.

Facing a rapid growth of its user base, CoFluent Design invested in a first-class Customer Relationship Management system (CRM) offering advanced online customer service capabilities.

Committed to providing the highest level of satisfaction to its customers, this system ensures efficient and continuous professional relationship with CoFluent Design’s customers throughout the pre-sales, sales and post-sales process.

Hence, the CRM system helps address customer requests more efficiently and quickly and better understand customer needs. It contributes to simplifying marketing and sales processes and to reducing operating costs.

The CRM system also offers centralized customer support services including a web-based help desk and public knowledge base that contributes to improving and expediting customer service.

Engaged in ambitious innovation plans and product roadmaps driven by market demand, CoFluent Design is also actively hiring for engineering and customer facing positions.

Since the beginning of the year, the company’s Research and Development (R&D) team capability has grown by 25% and other recruitments are planned before the end of 2007.

Denis Février joined CoFluent Design in May 2007 as CFO. Before joining the world of innovative high-growth startup companies, he held similar positions at various multinational companies like Tyco Healthcare France and Key Plastics Automotive Group (€500 million in sales).

He brings to the company his strong knowledge of commercial and industrial structures in a high technology environment, of their financial circuits and their audit and control duties.

More recently, he was involved in strategic positioning of corporate entities. He holds a master of international business and financial administration from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the University of London.

About CoFluent Design
CoFluent Design provides integrated solutions to bridge the gap between the specification of an electronic system and its implementation. Its CoFluent Studio(TM) ESL modeling and simulation software environment allows developers of electronic devices and chips to:

  • DECIDE: Securely predict behavior and performance from partial software and hardware for design validation at all stages
  • SHARE: Provide system executable specifications rather than static documents for common hardware / software reference
  • CAPITALIZE: Capture projects’ system design expertise in enterprise model libraries for easier and faster innovation