Marc Cantarelli

Co-Founder

Marc has 20 years of experience with 24-hour news channels Euronews, Bloomberg, BFMTV, and iTELE. He has run major media operations involving international politics and sporting events. Presidential elections in France and in the US, several World Cups, the Olympic Games, and special editions to cover breaking news are all part of his portfolio.Marc has recently directed a documentary on Somali refugees in Kenya for the channel France Ô.

François Velin

Co-Founder

François has assisted major French and international brands with their digital strategy and content creation for over 20 years. An associate at communications agencies such as Publicis or Lonsdale, he has worked in the new modes of narrative, digital, mobile and social media to design and produce a variety of branded content.A graduate of the Fémis School of Image and Sound, he is also scriptwriter. Francois lives in New York since 2016 where he works on innovative projects and exploration of the future ;)

Elise Desmars-Castillo

Partner

After founding the graphic design studio Object in Mirror in 2005, Elise joined CAPA and created CAPA Graphics in January 2015, Upfront's choice for graphic design. She handled motion design for the news agency's programs, documentaries and in-depth reporting (L'Effet Papillon, Le Studio de la Terreur), as well as audiovisual and web content for clients of CAPA Corporate (NGOs, public institutions, companies, etc.).Elise joined UPFRONT as a partner in December 2018.

Charles-Henry Frizon

Partner

After gaining freelance experience in radio, print media, and communications, Charles-Henry started off at CAPA as project director in 2000. Since taking over the agency's digital operations in 2013, he has developed content production for television (Canal+), NGOs (Médecins du Monde, Amnesty International), international institutions (NATO, the European Commission) and corporate clients. Charles-Henry joined UPFRONT as a partner in December 2018.