Our mission as a team is to provide client satisfaction through customized solutions, clear objectives, and measurable results.
We offer our clients international expertise, creativity, flexibility and success.

Bruno Tateossian


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Expertise: Business Development, International Sales, Sales Management, Marketing, Foreign Direct Investment

Languages: English, French

Bruno began his career in Montreal setting up and managing the Canadian office for the Paris Region Economic Development Agency. Between 1995 and 1997, Bruno identified over 30 investment projects and assisted many companies in defining and implementing their European development strategies. 10 companies from Quebec and Ontario successfully established operations in the Paris Region during Bruno’s tenure.

Bruno then moved to Houston, Texas to become Vice President for the Invest in France Agency. Bruno’s responsibilities included developing and maintaining relationships with key accounts, delivering customized solutions to clients and leading the North American team in prospecting the “key technologies of the future”. Bruno’s accomplishments include the identification of 65 investment projects between 1997 and 2002 and the creation of over 500 jobs.

Bruno founded Ouino Consulting, Inc. in 2002 to offer trade development and FDI services to companies and government organizations. A native of France, Bruno earned his Master of International Management from the Clermont Graduate School of Management where he was a Calouste Gulbenkian scholar, following a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Bruno, his wife Carolyn and their 3 sons make their home in Houston, Texas.

Marc Favre


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Expertise: Operational Management, Strategic Planning, Business Development, Company Turn-around, M&A, JV and Partnership Management, Funding, R&D, Change Management

Languages: English, French

Marc began his career starting up his first company while being still student at the Polytechnical School of Lausanne. During 12 years Marc was implementing his competencies within Arthur Andersen and Algoe Management to help customers with their strategic concerns and development issues, providing operational consulting.

From 2000 to 2008, Marc was with Plastic Omnium, acting as Corporate Innovation Deputy Director, then Vice President of 3P, then Plastic Omnium Environment President’s Special Advisor.

In 2008 Marc took over Epsco International & Cies Inc with Industrial Plant Services Inc to built up a unique group providing products and services mainly to the petrochemical industry. Epsco International was acquired by The CapStreet Group in September 2013.

In March 2014, Marc became partner of Ounio Consulting. Marc lives in Houston with his wife Karine, a photographer with a PhD in Law, and their family.

Sandy Palaniappan

Senior Consultant

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Expertise: Sales Development, Business Development, Branding Strategy

Languages: English, German

Sandy joined Ouino Consulting in July 2016. She holds a B.B.A. in International Business from the Netherlands and a B.B.A. in General Business Management from Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY, USA).

She was born in Germany and spent years working and studying in the Netherlands, Spain, Mexico, Germany and the USA.

Prior to joining Ouino Consulting, Sandy worked as a Consultant for the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern US, Inc. in Houston, TX. There she promoted bilateral trade between Germany and the United States by organizing international trade missions that were funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).

Sandy resides in Houston, TX with her husband Sean.

Jean-Hugh Fillacier

Senior Consultant Oil & Gas

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Expertise: Management, Business Development, Customer Support management, Process Improvement, Change Management, Risk Management, Quality Systems, Audit

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Jean-Hugh has a well-rounded knowledge of the oilfield services with an extensive international experience including North America, South America, Africa, Middle East and Europe. His expertise is in petrotechnical software and integrated services associated to subsurface characterization, drilling plan and production optimization.

Previously Jean-Hugh worked at Schlumberger where he held different assignments such as geomarket operations, global operational excellence program, and business development. Jean-Hugh has practical experience leading operations, developing business and delivering projects together with related quality and risk management programs to optimize business operations. What motivates him is to visibly impact business performance.

Jean-Hugh graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie, France. He leaves in Houston with his wife Silicia, a teacher.

Carole Brunet

Project Manager

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Expertise: Market research, Sales Development, Business development

Languages: English, French

Carole Joined Ouino Consulting in March 2017. She studied Economic Sciences for one year and holds a Master 1 in Business and Management from the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France. She also has a certification of Executive Assistant Bilingual English/French. Born in France, Carole spent some time working and studying at the Oklahoma University and on Cape Cod, MA.

Prior to join Ouino Consulting, Carole worked 3 years in department stores such as Tati and Le Printemps Haussmann. In 2000, she joined the American Law Firm, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP at the Paris office where she was an active support for four business lawyers and a Partner specialized in Litigation, capital market, corporate, M&A, and tax. Carole is also the Membership Manager of the French association Houston Accueil.

Carole sings in a choir and loves to travel. She lives in Houston with her husband Olivier.

Marlee Krohn

Junior Consultant

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Expertise: Market research, Sales Development, Business development

Languages: English, Spanish

Marlee joined Ouino Consulting in January of 2018. She holds a B.B.A. in international studies from Texas A&M University with a concentration on European commerce, and minors in both business and economics. She spent the Spring of 2016 studying international business in Madrid, Spain, where she took classes including European Politics, Global Management, and Spanish.

Prior to joining Ouino Consulting, Marlee was interning in Washington D.C. for the International Trade Administration in the United States Department of Commerce. There, she gained a great understanding of trade policy and foreign investment.

Marlee is passionate about traveling and experiencing different cultures. She currently lives in Montrose, and loves trying new restaurants in the area.