David Coste

David Coste | President, Western Europe

President, Western Europe

As leader of Forterro for Western Europe, David Coste takes responsibility for our operations and go-to-market activities in the region. He is responsible for developing and executing the strategic, operational and financial plans that drive the profitability and growth of the products we sell in the Western Europe area. And he oversees the Forterro functions in the local geographies, including Sales, Marketing, Product Management, R&D and Professional Services.


David brings extensive experience of the industrial mid-market, having worked previously in management positions at several international ERP software vendors including Infor, Unit4 and IFS – as well as at local providers such as Pyra, where he began his career as a sales representative. Throughout his career, David has worked with pure SaaS enterprises. He’s also served in senior roles at on-premise model organisations, where he’s been instrumental in driving transformation to cloud.

In the role, David has unified the culture and operations of several independent ERP product businesses in France and Switzerland. Through the successful implementation of Forterro's corporate strategy, processes and methodologies, he and his regional leadership team have delivered double-digit organic growth each year.

David successfully graduated from one of the highest-ranking business schools in France, Grenoble Ecole de Management, specializing in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.