A degree in political science from an institution as multicultural as the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, has helped me to maintain an international vision from a young age. During my university years, I was able to grow professionally in information technology, journalism and communication.
I became a professional journalist in 2006 after almost eight years of climbing up the career ladder, when I was able to work alongside senior directors both in big newspapers as well as local firms. Meanwhile, since 2000 I started working on communication for companies and I became a spin-doctor for leaders of the business world. In 2006 I also became a professional belonging to Ferpi, the Italian association of public relations experts.
One trait that characterises my professional career is that both as a consultant and as a businessman I have always tried to “invent a job” or seek solutions that are increasingly innovative for my clients. During my career, I was a consultant for the Italian government as well as many local authorities, and for small and medium-sized companies as well as big multinationals.
In 2009 Italian daily Corriere della Sera described me as the inventor of the figure of external relations director “for hire”. As a consultant in communication and public affairs I have had the pleasure of working on projects run by big multinationals. With Race Strategy & Communication I am able to support some of the most dynamic and innovative medium-sized Italian companies with a management consulting approach that works closely with executive boards and commercial and financial directors.
In 2011 the Aspen Institute in Italy chose me as an Aspen Junior Fellow, providing me with a major opportunity for human and professional growth.
Since 2015 I have partly changed my approach, becoming Chief Strategy Officer (or adviser) for my clients with the aim of supporting chairmen and chief executives in the conception, development and communication of strategic initiatives of the company. I have launched new services including consulting and corporate governance-linked support for medium sized companies involving the definition and execution of corporate strategy and corporate social responsibility, with the aim of preparing companies to interact with the capital markets.
Since 2016, following a meeting with Mario Suglia, founder of Nomos Value Research and the inventor of the “depackaging” approach, I have added communication of positioning and strategy to my services. Also after meeting Riccardo Imperiali, founder of one of the biggest Italian corporate law firms, I integrated my consulting for compliance, beginning to work with companies not only as an independent consultant for the executive board but also as a member of the supervisory body.
My book “Napoleon the Communicator” edited by Egea http://www.egeaonline.it/ita/prodotti/marketing-e-comunicazione/napoleone-il-comunicatore.aspx (the publishing house of Milan’s Bocconi University) was a success in the literary essay world and I decided to launch it also in English, trying out Amazon as a new on-demand print platform.