Eric Ochs is currently publisher ofArray (OJD),Array,Array,Array and several vertical website fromArray.
Eric Ochs, 50, has over 20 years of experience in the IT and technology sectors in France and in Europe, primarily within the IDG (International Data Group). For over 10 years, Eric Ochs has been Managing Director of IDC France, the French subsidiary of the international market research and consulting firm International Data Corp, the largest firm in IT sectors (over $200m sales worldwide). He was then promoted to IDG Communications France in 2003, the parent company of IDG (over 20 Milllions € revenues) which publishes some of the leading IT publications in France (Le Monde Informatique, CIO, Digital World, Réseaux et Télécoms) and all the associated online websites. At IDG Eric Ochs was in charge of operational restructuring, negotiation and sale of IDG as a merger with VNU France in 2005. This created a publishing group of 11 publications, 200 employees, and €35 million in sales. The merger with VNU France was cancelled in 2006. Since 2006 he was in charge of streamlining the company’s operations, turning around non-profitable businesses, and finding a strategic alliance or exit for the group. He successfully negotiated a trade sale of internet and events division for IDG Communications.
Eric has been Venture Partner at Leonardo Ventures, the leading technology and early stage finance firm based in Paris where he has developed MMMedia.fr (www.mmmedia.fr) , a company specializing in content branding, lead gen btb, and vertical search.
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