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Gilles Franks


Professional Status


About Me

Having started my career in 1987 working for a postcard publisher,
I created and managed a network of 135 sales outlets.

After this first experience I went on to create my own postcard publishing company, “SOMEWHERE IN PARADISE”.

Today I'm interested in working with companies involved in sustainable development, sustainable tourism, and ecotourism.

20 years of experience in sales and customer relations have given me a good sense of responsibility, the ability to adapt to any working environment, and a desire for challenges.


  • Organized by partnerships with swimming clubs and triathlons, organization of stands during meetings, supply or training equipment training.

Logistics and Project Manager

La Generale Multimedia - Powervote
May 2007 to October 2013
  • Organizational support during the preparation of seminars, exhibitions, events
  • Provision and implementation of ‘Powervote’ system in conferences of up to 3500 participants
  • Management of all logistical aspects of sending or renting the system abroad
  • For the Ministry of Defense, annual visit for the maintenance of keypads used for literacy tests

Project Manager

B2s Group
February 2007 to April 2007
  • Provision of all necessary services (electrical, water, phone,etc.) for exhibitions
  • Coordination of the technical support staff

Conveyor of sailing vessels

Gulf Stream
January 2001 to January 2006
  • First Mate delivering of sailing vessels
  • Delevery of sail boats from the factory in France to the clients

Assistant Station Manager

Air Caraïbes - Air Littoral - Aviapartner
May 1997 to September 2000
  • Flight preparation
  • Check-in
  • Boarding/deplaning
  • Information/reservations
  • Announcements
  • Ticketing arrangements
  • Customer service/scheduling irregularities
  • Ground safety regulations

Founder and Manager

Somewhere in Paradise
February 1995 to July 1997
  • Founder and Manager

Sales Manager

Editions Rupella
January 1987 to January 1995
  • The first phase consisted of finding some watercolor Artists and art galleries to create an image bank of Charente-Maritime and Vendée


  • French: Native tongue
  • English: Written and spoken intermediate level
  • Efficient identification and delivery of client's needs
  • International customs protocol
  • Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • CRM software tools (Apisoft, Dolibarr, Amadeus)
  • Development of client data base
  • Excellent time and team management
  • Good active listener
  • Good analysis of group actions
  • Fairness and impartiality
  • Identifiction and analysis of team and process dysfunctions
  • Proactivity