Dominique Vidal has served as a director of our company since 2011.
Since September 2007, Vidal has served as a Partner of Index Venture Management LLP (formerly of Index Venture Management Limited), a venture capital advisory firm which provides advice to the Index Ventures fund, and serves on the board of directors of several companies in the technology sector.
Prior to joining Index Venture Management LLP, Vidal was the Managing Director of Yahoo! Europe from 2004 to 2007. Vidal received an Engineering degree from École Supérieure d’Électricité (Supélec). Vidal serves on the board of directors of Criteo S.A., a company specializing in digital performance advertising.
Vidal holds a BS in Engineering from École supérieure d’électricité, or Supelec, in Gif‑Sur‑Yvette, France.
Since joining Wellington in 1998, Frank has focussed on the potential and dynamics of the internet. He is widely recognised as a European pioneer in the Internet space. Since the late 1990s he has helped companies like Alando (acquired by eBay) and Ciao! (acquired by Greenfield Online) to spectacular success. Frank is a leading European supporter of innovative business concepts in high-growth areas in Digital Media (such as networking, advertising and gaming) and in Software Services (such as enterprise application software and network security).
Frank has a strong deal-making experience. Prior to Wellington Partners, he spent eight years in technology investment banking at J.P. Morgan in New York, London and Frankfurt. He advised customers such as IBM, Bertelsmann and Siemens on numerous M&A mandates and helped many technology companies to achieve NASDAQ listings.
Many Wellington portfolio companies have gained from his vast experience in this field. For example, Frank helped portfolio companies ACG and SAF to successful IPOs at the German stock exchange. He has degrees in Economics and Business Administration from the Universities of Essen and Toronto.