About Yaz Associates

Yaz Loukhal created Yaz Associates in June 1997 as an independent company specializing in executive recruitment for European and American start-ups in the technology sector. Today we focus on placing senior level executives in fast growth tech companies in Fintech, eCommerce, ERP, Supply Chain, and Customer Information System markets.

Yaz has 30 years’ experience in the Information Technology business sector. Beginning in customer service for Dun and Bradstreet Software, he advanced quickly to pre-sales, sales, and sales management. He worked for several companies – including Marcam, The Indus Group, and Scopus Technology – and demonstrated a particular ability to open new markets. His experience took him to the Benelux, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France before settling in London for more than 25 years.  He has now relocated his business to Switzerland where he can better support his European and UK clients. 

Since becoming an executive recruiter twenty years ago, Yaz has built up a large network of international clients who have come to appreciate his large international network and thorough understanding of the technology sector, in Fintech, eCommerce, ERP, Supply Chain and Customer Relationship markets.

Yaz was educated in France (Paris 1. Sorbonne – Tolbiac)  and then SUNY in New York State. He speaks fluent French and English and has good knowledge of German and Spanish.

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Our experience

A list of successful placements across Europe is provided below.

Client and Industry
Positions filled
Adtech/Martech software company
CEO International
Global Enterprise Asset Management software – Energy / Utilities
European Sales Director, European Services Director, Marketing Director APAC, Russia and LATAM
Fintech Capital Markets – AI
VP Sales. CFO – London
Fintech – Wealth Management
Sales Director – Switzerland, UK
SaaS Colloboration Software
VP Global Sales, VP Marketing, VP Customer Success, VP Engineering.
Advisory : Intelligent Automation/ RPA
VP North America, Accounts Directors, UK, USA