Museums; Classical Art; Roman Art and Architecture; Renaissance Art and Architecture; Nineteenth Century Painting and Sculpture; History, especially Ancient, Roman, and US Revolutionary and Civil War; World War II; Military History; Military Engineering; Naval Engineering; Startegic simulations; Photography; Film and Film History; BBC Costume Dramas; Golden Age of Film; Music of the 60's and 70's; Jazz; Classical Music and Opera; Theater and Broadway; Musicals; Italian Cooking and Fine Dining; World Travel; Scuba Diving; Interior Design; Numismatics; Art and Antique Collecting; Autograph and Manuscript Collecting; Modeling; Computers and Technology; Lake Fishing; Gardening; Automobiles and Driving; Teaching; Public Speaking; Dogs; Family.
I have over twenty years of experience in the contract furniture industry, having worked for both distribution and manufacturing. My most recent activities have been with European companies wishing to enter the US market. I am a champion of European open space office theory, planning, and product application, and have the experience of building a business from the ground up. I am a motivaitonal speaker in sales and marketing, and promote environmental issues, ergonomics, and rights to light, air, space, mobility, flexibility and collaborative work styles to enhance workplace performance and productivity in multinational worldwide business environments. I am of Italian origin, having lived in Europe for a good part of my life and see my education, work experience, cultural heritage and diverse background as a significant part of my core competency. I have enjoyed a highly successful sales career, worked as part of a team and also as an entrepreneur. I am married to an Oxford educated medical doctor and take great pride in my two daughters, aged 18 and 14. The highlight of my career has been in building a business and creating brand. It has been my pleasure to build an international network of highly successful leaders in my industry and to bring that network to bear in all I do. I am passionate about my work and enjoy influencing those around me to join in that passion.
My objective is to direct European product manufacturing companies with US market aspirations in their bid to establish themselves in this region. I would also strongly desire the opportunity to re-direct a US manufacturer with the objective to modernize and embrace European style, open office theory and manufacturing utilizing the latest in minimalist design, manufacturing technique, and environmentally sound materials.
Furthermore, I would like to work with a company that prides itself in what they manufacture, embraces environmental stewardship, and directs product use for the improvement of our business culture and human condition. The modern office is where we live and often where we spend most of our time. It is incumbent upon us to improve our workplace and see to it that we are not only more productive, but also happier, healthier, and better citizens of this country and the world at large.