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Uprightly, The Expert network

Uprightly is a unique network of industry experts, journalists, corporate MCs and hosts, ready to help you understand the global issues and sectors that are shaping the world and your business today.

Our goal

to provide you with the expertise you need to make relevant decisions, develop successful strategies and master your public speaking.

What makes us special

What makes us special: we have created a network of over 4,000 recognized experts including CEOs, investors, creators, artists, scientists, traders and ethical hackers, all currently working successfully in their industries and fields of expertise.

A unique network

Our industry experts cover a wide range of subjects and sectors and provide their expertise:

  • through consulting
  • via board participation;
  • at conferences and events.

Our hosts and journalists help you master your brand message:

  • by designing your editorial strategy;
  • by improving your public speaking;
  • by embodying your brand and hosting your events.

Our clients

More than 200 companies, institutions, agencies and NGOs have already asked us to provide them with the vital support of our industry experts, hosts and journalists.

Our team


François-Xavier Canova

President - Associate

François-Xavier Canova began his career in the field of events communication and then moved on to the advertising industry.

He then worked as an MC and a journalist for 10 years, in local and national radio stations, but also in event management and corporate audiovisual.

At the same time, François-Xavier Canova trains students and leads Master Classes in audiovisual schools, on issues related to television production and radio animation.

As he is in regular contact with brands and institutions, and is frequently contacted for the quality of his network, he founded Uprightly in 2016 to meet these regular demands.

Raphaël Seegmuller

CEO - Associate

Raphaël Seegmuller started his activity in 2002, as a consultant in the web industry and digital sector. 

He co-founded a global communication agency in 2006, specializing in the management of creative solutions, combining design and technology, for various sectors (retail, institutional, luxury, culture…).

From 2014, the projects he is asked to work on lead him to work as a consultant specialized in Marketing & Communication strategy.

In 2016, Raphaël Seegmuller joined Uprightly as Managing Director and Associate.

Stéphane Jobert

CEO - Associate

With more than 20 years of experience in the French and Belgian media, as a journalist and a television and radio host, Stéphane Jobert works on the conception and development of TV formats and the writing of content for information and entertainment programs that he presents on national channels. 

His expertise allows him to assist communications agencies and brands in the implementation and development of corporate and consumer event-driven projects.

He joined Uprightly in 2020 as co-CEO and Associate.

Permanent team

Lucas Renoux

Project Manager - Conferences

Lucas Renoux graduated with a degree in Economics, Law and Management and a Masters in Marketing and Communications Strategy.

Passionate about the world of human-driven communications, he joins Uprightly to advise clients on their search for industry experts and journalist-animators for their events and media formats.

Alexandra Gasamans

Marketing & Communications Manager

Alexandra graduated with a Master’s degree in International Business and Intercultural Negotiation and joined Uprightly in 2020 as a marketing consultant to advise brands and public figures. 

In 2022, she becomes Uprightly’s global Strategy and Communications Manager.

Eager to bring a fresh perspective to brands, agencies and public figures, she continues to specialize in marketing strategy and aims to provide innovative solutions to French and international players.

Raphaëlle de Marliave

Strategy Consultant

Raphaëlle de Marliave has 10 years of experience in corporate marketing for major international groups. 

She specializes in developing marketing strategies and supporting teams in the execution of their projects. 

Trained in coaching in the United States, she also uses these methods to help companies and individuals define their ambitions and develop their strategy for success.

Laetitia Dumont

Business Development Manager

Laetitia Dumont holds a Master’s degree in Sales, Marketing and Communications and joined Uprightly in 2020 as a business development manager.

Laetitia’s expertise in identifying the needs of companies and institutions is used to develop new projects in France and internationally.

Our values

Our values

Expertise. Efficiency. Transparency.

Our story

Our Story

Uprightly is an Expert Network that serves your success.