Stan Laurent is Entrepreneur in Residence with Highland Europe. Leveraging his operational experience, he focuses on supporting portfolio companies with their growth strategies and the investment team with their pipeline of new investment opportunities.
Until joining Highland Europe, Stan was President & Chief Executive Officer of the PhotoBox Group for 10 years. Backed by Highland, Stan built the leading European consumer service for personalised products through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions, including Moonpig, the leading site for personalised cards and gifts. Stan successfully sold the group to a private equity consortium in January 2016.
Prior to PhotoBox, Stan held several positions in pioneering Internet businesses AOL and QXL Ricardo. He also worked for the German privatization agency after the German reunification and completed his military service as Lieutenant aboard a nuclear submarine of the French Navy.
Stan earned his M.B.A. at Harvard Business School where he met Fergal. He also holds a Bachelor in Science from E.S.C.P. Europe. A native of Paris, France, Stan now lives in London with his wife Clare and two children. His interests include backcountry skiing as well as playing the flute and piano.