Françoise Tourniaire is the founder and owner of FT Works, a consultancy firm that helps technology companies create and improve their support operations. She has over 20 years’ experience as a Support and Services executive.
Prior to founding FT Works in 1998, Françoise was the Vice President of Worldwide Service at Scopus, a leading Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool manufacturer. Before that, she held executive and other positions with Intel, as well as with Sybase and Ingres, both database manufacturers.
Her areas of expertise include designing customer success programs, creating and pricing support offerings, soft skills training for support and customer success professionals, creating staffing models, selecting support tools, designing effective metrics and dashboards, and conducting assessments of support organizations.
Françoise is a frequent contributor to support industry newsletters and conferences. She’s also the author of The Art of Software Support, a practical guide to running software support operations, Collective Wisdom: Transforming Support through Knowledge, a handbook for enlightened knowledge management in support organizations, and Selling Value, a guide to creating, marketing, and selling support packages.
She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Mathematics from the University of Paris, France, and a Ph.D. in Math and Science Education from the University of California at Berkeley.