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Work experience

Sep 2007Present

CEO Apparel

Italia Independent

CEO and Board member of LA Srl, the company which owns the brand “Italia Independent”. Restructured and managed the Apparel division of the company.

·Coordinated the re-organization of the entire company.

·Fully managed the Apparel Division for two seasons, supervising product development, production, logistics, distribution and communication.

·Developed important partnership agreements (e.g. product development and co-branding with the brand “Borsalino”)

Sep 2008Present

Board Member

LA Holding

Evaluated and developed new partnerships and business opportunities as, for example, the new Italian luxury vodka named “I-Spirit Vodka”.

Jun 2007Nov 2007

Corporate Strategy intern

Assisted the Head of IMG Fashion Europe in defining new areas of business. Performed strategic analysis and created a financial model for each of those areas. Explored potential partnerships and synergies with third parties and other lines of business.

May 2007Sep 2007

Summer Associate


Assisted the Managing Partners on the management and expansion of a Venture Capital fund focused on software and digital media companies.

·Evaluated early-stage and growth equity investments.

·Evaluated a fifteen companies portfolio for a secondary market acquisition.

·Assisted the management of three portfolio companies in the definition of their strategic plan, their expansion in different markets and their marketing strategy.

·Assisted the Managing Partners in the fundraising activities related to a new $100M venture fund.
Mar 2003Jul 2006

International Product Manager

Improved customer experience and attracted new customers through revamped services. Scouted and developed new product concepts. Contributed to the definition of the corporate strategy and corporate development for the data service area, with a particular focus on multimedia services.

·Managed the portal “Vodafone live!” (2 million customers per month, €25 M revenue per year). Designed and launched the new user interface of "Vodafone live!" (€3 M investment).

·Defined and launched innovative services (e.g. mobile video streaming, cell broadcast, etc.) and supervised the rollout of global services to 4 million customers.

·Contributed to the development of strategic partnerships to expand the value proposition and the appeal of existing services (e.g. with MTV, Google, etc.).

·Coordinated the definition of the strategic roadmap for the Multimedia division.


Aug 2006Jun 2008

Master in Business Administration

Co-President of the European Club (300+ members). 

Sep 2002Jun 2003

Master of Science

Cefriel, Politecnico di Milano

Master of Science, specialization in Marketing. One of twelve students selected for the “Talent Academy” scholarship.

Oct 1996Jan 2002

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Università di Catania

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, magna cum laude. Specialization in Telecommunications.

·Secretary and Committees Director of the IEEE Student Branch at the University of Catania. Directly supervised more than 200 students subdivided into 25 different committees.

·Coordinator of several research projects within the university (focused on telematics and computer science).

·Highest GPA of the degree course for four consecutive years.


Winner of several literary prizes including two international poetry prizes (“V. De Simone” 1996, “M. Yourcenar” 1999). Author of philosophical essays. Enjoy snowboarding, scuba diving, golf, tennis and Argentinean tango. Black belt in karate. Native Italian speaker, fluent in English, conversant in Spanish and French. Traveled extensively around the world.