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Francesco Di Maio

25+ Years International Business Development

  • New York
  • 302-354-0705

Experienced Marketer Skilled in Growing Businesses 


Achievements in 30 countries, with expertise in increasing market share and brand recognition.

Track record of streamlining operations, reducing costs, increasing productivity, and re-engineering business processes.

Proven ability to design highly effective integrated marketing campaigns through outstanding prioritization and project management skills.

Effective organization of high profile events with aggressive marketing and advertising to attract thousands of attendees in short time frames.

PPC, Adwords (trained by Google), Facebook ads, content marketing, website optimization, sales funnel, SEO, email campaigns.

Work History

Jun 2013Present

Marketing - Event Planning - Brand Management

Uomo Moderno Magazine, USA
  • Launched the first and only luxury magazine from Italy in the US that won 2014 Hottest Magazine Launch a year after its inception!
  • Developed a database of 8,000 New York event guests within the first two years, devised email strategies, and boosted conversion rates exponentially.
  • Organized high profile celebrity events and fashion shows with up to 800 guests.
  • Pitched a new TV/Web series, highlighting controversial and poignant topics that today's youth face everyday.
  • Performed thorough market research and competitive analysis to understand and effectively communicate the  value proposition of luxury products introduced to the U.S market.
  • Designed and implemented strategies to optimize product performance across all phases of the product lifecycle.
Nov 2011Jul 2013

Director of Marketing

  • Created the marketing department for 5 print and digital publications.
  • Launched social media marketing campaigns for each publication, resulting in exponential audience growth.
  • Increased website traffic using cutting-edge inbound marketing techniques.
  • Brokered and expanded mutually beneficial trade agreements with partners, from 4 to over 20 contracts.
  • Conducted effective inbound marketing, generating several million dollars in revenue.
Oct 2003Nov 2011

Director of International Business

MFF, Europe & US
  • Created and managed long-term relationships with multiple US and European companies, providing turn-key solutions for increased revenue.
  • Launched new high tech pilot projects with Panasonic and Sony for the development of employees in language and cultural skills.
  • Strengthened communication of the European Commission with external entities through regional event planning.
  • Marketed startup manufacturers in the US and Europe resulting in exports and overseas distribution.
  • Acted as editor-in-chief for the Egyptian based Uomo Moda, which was the first menswear magazine in the Middle East.
Nov 2002Oct 2003

Foreign Trade Specialist during MBA Program

US Department of Commerce, USA
  • Managed a database of 400 client companies interested in exports.
  • Conducted international market research and introduced US products into foreign markets.
  • Started as an intern during my MBA program, then hired as Foreign Trade Specialist in Philadelphia, finally promoted to International Trade Specialist of the Balkans in DC.
Nov 1994Oct 2001

European Director of Project Management

DPM International, Italy
  • Expanded the European production and distribution network from 4 to 15 countries.
  • Oversaw translations, editing, publishing, marketing and sales of over 1 million copies of books.
  • Projected and allocated budget for long-term growth.
Sep 1990Nov 1994

Director of Education & Business Development

CEC Foundation, Bulgaria
  • Spearheaded a nationwide revitalization project in the newly emerging economy.
  • Created and managed a chain of independent food and clothing stores.
  • Recruited, trained and supervised a staff of 80 employees.
  • Raised funds for humanitarian projects and educational programs.
  • Founded several adult learning institutes.
  • Organized weekly events with up to 2,000 attendees.
Sep 1986Sep 1990

Department Head, Lecturer & Teacher Trainer

University of Technology/Teachers’ College, China
  • Launched and directed the Linguistic Institute at the University of Technology, which ranked top in the province.
  • Developed course curricula and trained teaching staff.
  • Raised program funds and allocated budget.
  • Organized conferences, seminars, and workshops for teacher training.


Jan 2002Dec 2003

Master of Business Administration


Sum cum laude in Business/Competitive Intelligence

Professional Skills

  • Market Research & Analysis
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Copyrighting
  • Branding/Re-branding
  • Press Releases
  • Advertising
  • Events/Event Planning
  • Public Speaking
  • Corporate Training
  • Consultative Sales
  • Import/Export
  • Event Organization
  • Fashion Show Management
  • Publishing & Editing

Technical Skills

  • Word Processing: MicrosofWord
  • Databases: LotusNotes, Access, Magazine Manager
  • Spreadsheets: Excel
  • Graphic: Corel Draw, Photoshop, Page Plus 6
  • Presentations: PowerPoint, Prezi
  • Other: Outlook, Lyrus, MailChimp


Feb 2003Apr 2003

Breaking into the Trade Game

Fox School of Business and Management of Temple University
Mar 2003Mar 2003

International Trade

US Department of Commerce

Professional Awards

2014 Hottest Magazine Launch

Awarded by Min, the Oscars for the magazine industry, only one and a half years after its launch!

Personal Awards

International Swimming

Gold Medal in 200 meter backstroke, Bronze Medal in 100 meter backstroke, 4th place in 200 meter butterfly, and 5th place in 100 meter butterfly.

Foreign Languages

English: Native Fluency

Italian: Native Fluency

Bulgarian: Near Native Fluency

Russian: Fluent

Mandarin: Fluent

Spanish: Intermediate

French: Intermediate

Arabic: Elementary

Vietnamese: Elementary