Appnovation hires Yann Gautier to lead managed services practice

09 September 2021 2 min. read
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Appnovation, a Vancouver-headquartered digital consulting firm, has hired Yann Gautier as general manager of its global managed services practice.

The London, UK-based professional will lead a global team that provides services in ongoing support and maintenance, performance optimization, data & analytics, security, and compliance.

Gautier brings 20 years of experience in digital transformation, technology strategy and enablement, and managed solutions. He joins Appnovation from digital marketing firm Havas CX, where he spent the last three years as global client partner and worked with brands including BNY Mellon, JLL, and Sainsbury’s on marketing, data, and digital transformations.

Before that, Gautier spent five years at Publicis.Sapient, where he was a senior director and digital transformation advisor. Prior to Publicis, he spent five years at WPP, where he was client service delivery manager for the EMEA region.

Appnovation hires Yann Gautier to lead managed services practice

Earlier in his career, Gautier was a project manager at IT consultancy Orange Business Services. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Montpellier Business School in France.

“Yann’s experience successfully driving complex digital transformation for brands across the world has made him a valued addition to the Appnovation leadership team,” said Arnold Leung, CEO and founder of Appnovation. “He brings a wealth of knowledge, leadership, and passion, embodying the innovation and growth mentality that is core to our culture at Appnovation.”

Gautier added, “The ambition, skill, and energy of the team are the reasons why I’ve been so thrilled to join Appnovation. I am looking forward to working with the global leadership team to create and activate leading-edge solutions that will have a significant and positive impact on our clients’ successes.”

Appnovation delivers services in strategy, creative & experience design, marketing & communications, technology & platform development, managed services & support, and corporate agility & governance. The consultancy has more than 450 people across locations in Canada, the US, Brazil, the UK, Belgium, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

The firm recently welcomed Riccardo Zane, an experienced marketing and technology executive, as business solutions lead for the Americas.