About us

Normation develops Rudder, the innovative production-ready automation and conformity solution.

Our goal: simplify the management of IT infrastructures, that grow more and more present and critical to our needs.

They support us:

  • PM'up: Normation has won the PM'UP 2014 contest and has been awarded a grant of 250 000€ on 3 years.
  • Systematic - innovative companies label: Normation is member of the Free Software theme group of the Systematif competitiveness cluster and has been awarded the "Innovative company" label after evaluation by a jury of experts and investors in the field, that recognized the potential and pertinence of the Rudder technology and Normation's business model.
  • Black Duck: Rudder was awarded the Rookie of the Year label by Black Duck, that seeks every year for the most promising open source projects. Rudder shares this label with great names of IT innovation, like Docker, Twitter Bootstrap, OpenStack or Clound Foundry.
  • And more to come...

Our management team

Nicolas Charles

Nicolas Charles

Chief Operations Officer

With a solid experience in both business and engineering, he controls the financial and administrative operations of Normation. He also leads our professional services team.

Valentin Napoli

Valentin Napoli

Chief Marketing Officer

Graduated from one of the top 10 french business schools, he leads marketing topics and brings to Normation management committee a business oriented vision.

François Armand

François Armand

Chief Technical Officer

Specialized in development and software architectures, as well as agile methodologies, his expertise leads innovation and R & D teams of Normation.

Jonathan Clarke

Jonathan Clarke

Chief Product Officer

Expert in IT infrastructure and devops methodologies, with a strong experience in highly critical productions, he leads the business and product vision of Normation.

Advisory Board

Our company is followed by an advisory board of entrepreneurship and it operation experts, accompanying its growth in France and abroad.

  • Jean-François Chédru – Senior Business Advisor. Guides and strenghtens its business strategy.
  • Pierre Vilpoux – Digital Transition Director (investors contact : pierre.vilpoux@vistart.fr)
  • Mark Burgess – Visionnary researcher, creator and thought leader of the ITOM domain since 1993.



Company creation

2010- 2012


2013 - ...