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Press Release: David Goodman joins CEO Worldwide as UK Partner

David Goodman joins CEO Worldwide as UK Partner

Patrick Mataix, founder of CEO Worldwide ­ the leading French company dedicated to interim management in the High-tech and Biotech sectors ­ has appointed David Goodman as CEO Worldwide's new UK partner. Representing the interests of the CEO Worldwide parent company in the UK, David Goodman's main task will be to offer CEO Worldwide's unique « Cross Border » product to UK High-tech and Biotech companies and the VCs that fund them.


David Goodman has been appointed as CEO Worldwide's partner in the United Kingdom ­ a strategic, pioneer market for interim management services. Before joining CEO Worldwide, David Goodman worked for « Groupe Lagardere SCA» the leading French media and technology company. David Goodman was promoted from Director of Business Development to CEO at Legion, a subsidiary of Lagardere Active Broadband, specialising in the production and management of multimedia services to media, business and mobile telephony companies.

Within Legion, he was responsible for the establishment and or operational management of subsidiaries and joint ventures in Europe, Asia and South America. This involved start-ups in countries as diverse as Poland, Italy, Turkey, and Taiwan and Joint Ventures with media groups such as Daily Mail group (UK), Fairfax group (Australia) and Antenna TV (Greece).

In his 11 years at Legion, David developed a wealth of General Management skills including M&A work, turnaround expertise, contract negotiation and strategy formulation. Before Legion, David worked in various European Sales and Marketing roles for Burberrys, Coca-Cola clothes and Holt Lloyd International.

He is a graduate of Leeds University in Management studies and French.


As a partner with CEO Worldwide, David Goodman will be offering UK based Biotech and High-Tech companies CEO Worldwide's tailor-made « Cross Borders » solution for companies wishing to establish a low cost, low risk presence in Europe, Asia or the USA.

An interim manager will be selected by the client from among the 450+ currently listed on CEO Worldwide's database. This manager will be available within a few days to start 6 month project on the client's target country. The cost of this operation starts at 10K per month and the notice period is typically 7 days. Should the client wish, the permanent recruitment of the Interim Manager at the end of the project can be arranged.


In each country, CEO Worldwide selects partners with a proven track record in their home market. Executives such as David Goodman, with at least 15 years of entrepreneurial experience and who fully understand the cultural, commercial, legal and fiscal aspects of the market in question. With its « Cross Borders » solution, CEO Worldwide offers the most flexible, reactive, cost-effective solution in the market.

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With its innovative new product range, CEO Worldwide provides a new model of flexible co-operation between start-ups, investors and senior executives.
CEO Worldwide offers an interim management solution dedicated to High-Tech and Biotech companies. Its database of Interim Managers consists entirely of proven entrepreneur/managers from the High Tech or Biotech sector who are based in Europe, Asia or USA. In less than 3 weeks, CEO Worldwide provides its clients with the necessary interim general management resources (CEO, COO, CFO, VP Business Development...) to successfully drive or co- drive the business. CEO Worldwide provides all its clients with full access to its web site as well as its exclusive extranet which allows clients to assess the available Interim management profiles against their requirements.

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