Meet the Authors

Hélène Laffitte

Helene is the CEO and Co-founder of Consulting Quest. She launched Consulting Quest in 2014, driven by the idea that a global performance-centric Consulting service platform would greatly benefit clients by helping them source better.

Consulting Quest today has a worldwide presence in 4 regions, and 8 countries, servicing many Global fortune 500 organizations. Under Helene’s leadership, Consulting Quest is helping clients save millions and benefit from extra value creation through Consulting.

Providing disruptive solutions in a way not currently available in the Consulting space, was a tremendously inspiring endeavor. Combining her own experience along with her co-founder’s, helped shape up the concept of Consulting Quest. The innovative start-up leverages Big data to improve performance, aiming to change the game for consulting and procurement, by providing key insights for efficiency and expertise.

Helene, a Civil Engineer by profession (Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees), has held several Executive positions in Operations, R&D, and Procurement and Industrial Strategy for one of the largest Energy Companies in the world.

She is the strategist responsible for the creation of an agile Make-or-Buy Strategy and Performance Measure System for Operations Services, at Engie, that resulted in more than $100 million dollars in annual savings.

She moved to the US from Europe in 2011, to pursue further education. And after completing an MBA at Columbia Business School, she launched her 1st consulting practice in Innovation and Strategy to small to middle-size businesses.

Helene’s background in Engineering, Consulting, Procurement, and Industrial Strategy has contributed to the creation of an extremely athletic business model, set to change the way consulting is procured.

As a personal credo, Helene would like to positively influence others, she is an avid learner, and likes to challenge the status quo. She loves to stay active playing rugby and basketball with friends and family when she finds some free time.

She is also the illustrator of Smart Consulting Sourcing!

Laurent Thomas

Laurent is the Co-founder of Consulting Quest, and the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Transformation of Novecare, a Global Business Unit of Solvay, the global chemicals company. At Novecare, he is responsible for developing and implementing the GBU Strategy, Transformation, Digital Roadmap, Open Innovation, and M&A activities.

Laurent graduated with an engineering degree from École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées, one of the foremost engineering schools in Paris.

Prior to joining Solvay, Laurent was a Senior Partner at Oliver Wyman, leading the North American Organizational Transformation Practice serving clients in industries ranging from Aerospace to Financial Services and Manufacturing.

Focused on greater value creation, and being thoroughly familiar with Consulting, Laurent has sourced and sold millions of dollars’ worth of Consulting over the course of his career.

Co-Founder and Advisory Board Member of Consulting Quest, Laurent believes that the innovative start-up providing services to executives, consultants and buyers of consulting services, will introduce a needed transformation in the Consulting space.

His professional background which blends consulting and operational experience, has lead him to the realization that tremendous value can be unleashed through consulting if procured and managed properly.

As a visionary leader, he is committed to help businesses by spearheading transformation initiatives for enabling progress.

Passionate reader who loves collecting Management Books, he also enjoys playing rugby, and is an amateur Computer programmer.

In order to finance his engineering studies, he created his first business when he was 18.

Hélène Laffitte

Smart Consulting Sourcing

Helene is the CEO and Co-founder of Consulting Quest. She launched Consulting Quest in 2014, driven by the idea that a global performance-centric Consulting service platform would greatly benefit clients by helping them source better.

Consulting Quest today has a worldwide presence in 4 regions, and 8 countries, servicing many Global fortune 500 organizations. Under Helene’s leadership, Consulting Quest is helping clients save millions and benefit from extra value creation through Consulting.

Providing disruptive solutions in a way not currently available in the Consulting space, was a tremendously inspiring endeavor. Combining her own experience along with her co-founder’s, helped shape up the concept of Consulting Quest. The innovative start-up leverages Big data to improve performance, aiming to change the game for consulting and procurement, by providing key insights for efficiency and expertise.

Helene, a Civil Engineer by profession (Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees), has held several Executive positions in Operations, R&D, and Procurement and Industrial Strategy for one of the largest Energy Companies in the world.

She is the strategist responsible for the creation of an agile Make-or-Buy Strategy and Performance Measure System for Operations Services, at Engie, that resulted in more than $100 million dollars in annual savings.

She moved to the US from Europe in 2011, to pursue further education. And after completing an MBA at Columbia Business School, she launched her 1st consulting practice in Innovation and Strategy to small to middle-size businesses.

Helene’s background in Engineering, Consulting, Procurement, and Industrial Strategy has contributed to the creation of an extremely athletic business model, set to change the way consulting is procured.

As a personal credo, Helene would like to positively influence others, she is an avid learner, and likes to challenge the status quo. She loves to stay active playing rugby and basketball with friends and family when she finds some free time.

She is also the illustrator of Smart Consulting Sourcing!

Laurent Thomas

Smart Consulting Sourcing

Laurent is the Co-founder of Consulting Quest, and the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Transformation of Novecare, a Global Business Unit of Solvay, the global chemicals company. At Novecare, he is responsible for developing and implementing the GBU Strategy, Transformation, Digital Roadmap, Open Innovation, and M&A activities.

Laurent graduated with an engineering degree from École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées, one of the foremost engineering schools in Paris.

Prior to joining Solvay, Laurent was a Senior Partner at Oliver Wyman, leading the North American Organizational Transformation Practice serving clients in industries ranging from Aerospace to Financial Services and Manufacturing.

Focused on greater value creation, and being thoroughly familiar with Consulting, Laurent has sourced and sold millions of dollars’ worth of Consulting over the course of his career.

Co-Founder and Advisory Board Member of Consulting Quest, Laurent believes that the innovative start-up providing services to executives, consultants and buyers of consulting services, will introduce a needed transformation in the Consulting space. 

His professional background which blends consulting and operational experience, has lead him to the realization that tremendous value can be unleashed through consulting if procured and managed properly.

As a visionary leader, he is committed to help businesses by spearheading transformation initiatives for enabling progress.

Passionate reader who loves collecting Management Books, he also enjoys playing rugby, and is an amateur Computer programmer.

In order to finance his engineering studies, he created his first business when he was 18.

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