Internationally educated, Mario Delecce holds a B.B.A. in International Business from the University of San Diego and an M.B.A. in International Economics and Management from the SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy. As an undergraduate, he studied abroad, at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, and at Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland. While completing his postgraduate studies, Mario Delecce participated in an elite exchange program at the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai.
Mario Delecce began his career by starting his own company while still in college. As the sole proprietor of Monterey Bay Silver Company, he created a retail boutique that grew to employ several individuals. As a Financial Controller at an Italian textile firm, Miroglio S.p.A., Mario Delecce conducted competitor reviews, examined market trends, and monitored internal financial controls. In another Financial position, at Banca Sella S.p.A. subsidiary Sella Capital Management, he worked with the fixed-income and European-equity markets and coordinated with the company’s trading team. Prior to graduating from the University of San Diego, Mario Delecce became a Financial Advisor with American Express Financial Advisors Inc., now Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Subsequently, Mario Delecce accepted a position as Relationship Manager at Wells Fargo HSBC Trade Bank, N.A., an international corporate banking firm. As such, he managed a large portfolio for the bank, performed financial analyses, and honed his marketing and sales skills.
Currently, Mario Delecce serves as Managing Director of private equity company Polaris Energy. Based in Milan, he assesses plant feasibility and new investments, leads contractor and banking negations, and identifies investment opportunities. Polaris Energy develops global partnerships in renewable energy projects with the potential to provide long-term returns for both large and small investors.
Led by Mario Delecce, Polaris Energy recently launched a photovoltaic (PV) solar-energy project in southern Italy. The world’s second-largest producer of PV electricity, Italy encourages such renewable-energy investments through tariffs, which guarantee premium prices for the electricity and makes the project attractive to both investors and banking institutions. In his present role, Mario Delecce holds responsibility for the allocation and implementation of $1 billion worth of renewable energy investments.