Our People

Our management team combines a solid track-record in both private equity and corporate turnaround/relaunch initiatives.

Structure and People

The Board of Directors of the management company has 5 members:
Andrea Morante | Non-Executive Chairman
Francesco Conte | CEO
Marco Bellocci | Director
Giovanni Covati | Director
Carlo Maria Ferro | Director

Management Team

Francesco Conte

Chief Executive Officer

He has over 20 years of experience in private equity, first in LBO Italia, and then in BC Partners, where he was Managing Director of the Italian office. He started his career in the M&A department of Morgan Stanley in London and then moved to Bain & Company as a management consultant. He holds a degree in Economics, University of Genoa and an MBA, INSEAD.

Stefano Cassina

Senior Partner

He has over 20 years of experience in private equity, first in Advent International, where he worked as a Principal in the London, Frankfurt and Milan offices, and then in J. Hirsch & Co., where he was Managing Director. He started his career in Arthur Andersen and then moved to the structured finance department of Greenwich Natwest. He holds a degree in Business Administration and an MBA, Barney School - University of Hartford.

Marco Guglielminetti

Partner

He has over 10 years of experience in private equity in Italy, first in Investitori Associati and then in 21 Investimenti. He started his carrier in management consulting at Monitor Company and then moved to Value Partners. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, and a Masters in Finance, London Business School.

Francesco Capurro

Partner

He has over 9 years of experience in private equity, previously working at PAI Partners. He started his career in management consulting at McKinsey. He holds a degree in Physics, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, and an MBA, Columbia Business School.

Paolo Cavagnino

Investment Manager

He worked on several M&A, debt restructuring and financing transactions assisting local and international corporates and financial investors. He started his career in DVR Capital and then moved to EY. He holds a double degree in International Management, Bocconi University-HEC Paris.

Marco Pontiggia

Investment Manager

He developed a solid experience in debt restructuring as Senior Analyst in EY and then as Director in an independent Corporate Finance firm in Milan, where he assisted corporates in structuring and executing financial and operational turnarounds. He holds a degree in Finance, Bocconi University.

Lorenzo Acciari

Associate

He developed experiences in corporate finance, working as an analyst in J.P. Morgan’s M&A team in London, and in management consulting, working in Bain & Company’s Sao Paulo and Paris offices where he left as a manager, following projects in strategy, restructuring, post-merger integration and due diligence. He holds a degree in Business & Management, Oxford Brookes University, and an MBA, INSEAD.

Matteo Guglielmo D'Alberto

Investment Manager

He developed extensive experience in the Italian corporate restructuring arena, previously as Manager in the KPMG restructuring team and more recently as Vice President in Oxy Capital Italia where he worked on several investments in Italian underperforming corporate assets. He graduated in Business Management from Bocconi University and holds an MBA in international business from Florida Southern College (USA).

Alessio Fumagalli

Analyst

He worked as a Senior Analyst in EY M&A team dealing with corporate finance transactions in several sectors. He holds a degree in Economics & Finance, Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca.

Tommaso Dasmi

Analyst

He worked as Senior Associate in PwC. He was part of PwC Deals team, focusing on corporate finance transactions assisting financial investors and international corporates. He holds a degree in Accounting & Finance, Università degli Studi di Firenze.

Carlo Michero

Chief Financial Officer

He has a long-lasting experience in the private equity sector, mainly in 3i, where he was Finance and Operations Director for Southern Europe, also in charge of the incorporation of the management company in Italy and the management of several portfolio companies. He was also CFO of Pillarstone Italy during set up phase. He started his career in finance departments of large Italian corporates, and has also worked in the not-for-profit sector as CEO of RNDM. He holds a degree in Economics, University of Turin.

Silvia Mossali

Operations Manager

She has been working for over 15 years in management companies of private equity and venture capital funds. She started her career in the Italian offices of 3i, and then worked for 5 years in Principia SGR Spa.

Diego Dainesi

Financial Accountant

He has more than 10 years experience in the Financial Services sector and in the Asset-Management industry. He started his career in State Street Bank in Dublin, and then he worked for 7 years for European and Global Investment Ltd, also in Dublin. He also worked for State Street Bank and Cofidis Spa in Italy. He holds a degree in Business Administration, Bocconi University.

Caterina Nakonieczna

Personal Assistant to Francesco Conte, CEO

She worked for over 10 years as a Personal Assistant at Gatti Pavesi Bianchi law firm. Then she was an Office Manager in an independent legal boutique. She holds a degree in Political Science and she started her professional experience at ENIT Agency at Chamber of Commerce and Industry Italo-Polish in Warsaw.

Arianna Fittipaldi

Personal Assistant

She has a long-lasting experience as an executive assistant at Pirelli RE and Pomellato. She started her career as a production assistant in movie studios.

Laura Mattietto

Office Assistant

She holds a degree in Foreign Languages, Università degli Studi di Padova, and she worked for 3 years as Office Manager at RWC Partners, an investment management firm in London.

Giuliano Manfredi

General Services

He has a long-lasting experience as a security guard at Fininvest Group. From 1998 he moved to Pomellato SpA, handled general services, as well as security.

The Investment Committee comprises the Chairman, the CEO and other members of the Management Team. It has an active role in scouting and selecting investment opportunities. Its core responsibilities include the scoping, analysis and proposal to the Board of both investment and divestment opportunities.