Vivien is the founder and managing partner of Findercod, the third financial advisory company which he participated to the creation of in February 2003 to provide services in the corporate finance (including long term alternative financing solutions to corporates), private equity and asset management areas
In 2002, Vivien participated in the creation of Stephens Financial Group, a Mergers and Acquisitions boutique based in New York as a senior associate. SFG is a division of the Stephens Group which belongs to the Stephens family from Little Rock (AK, US), one of America’s most successful investing, operating and banking families. While at SFG, Vivien worked on the M&A advisory practice, serving clients in the industrial, aerospace, homeland security and life sciences areas. Mr. deGunzburg was involved in the Northrop Grumman/ TRW $13.4 billion merger and simultaneous sale of TRW Automotive to The Blackstone Group for $4.7 billion.
Prior to joining SFG, Vivien was part of the Banking Group of Lazard Frères & Co. LLC in New York. While at Lazard, Vivien was, in 2001, dedicated exclusively to Ambassador Felix Rohatyn, and participated in the creation of Rohatyn Associates, where clients included Comcast, HSBC, Suez, Sodexho, LVMH, Publicis, Fiat, Fimalac, United Technologies and Pfizer. Prior to this assignment, he was, in 2000, an associate in the Industrial and Retail Group at Lazard, and in 1998 to 2000, an analyst in the Lazard Life Sciences Group. Vivien previously worked for Rothschild & Cie in Paris and for the Société Générale in Madrid and Hong Kong.
A French and Belgian national, Vivien received a MSc in financial engineering from E.S.L.S.C.A. and a BA with honors from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris. Mr. de Gunzburg is fluent in French, English and Spanish, with notions of German, Japanese and Russian.
Vivien is member of the Board of Directors of the French-American Foundation – France, a member of the General Committee of The Travellers, a member of the Board of Representatives of ORT (the world’s oldest and largest NGO dedicated to education) and vice-chairman of ORT-IC (International Cooperation), the treasurer of FFRMG (French Foundation for the Research on Myeloma and Gammapathies), the founder of de Gunzburg Myeloma Research Foundation in the US, as well as is the CEO of IRO (a med-tech company developing a machine combining diagnostic and cure).