Successful biographies, not words


All the problems of a company need verticality, or, in other words, they need a deep, highly-qualified and exhaustive expertise. But verticality is also to be immersed in a global context. This is what the ECA network of professionals is able to offer.
The single univocal skill, integrated within a global vision, thanks to the inferences between the highest levels of professionalism.


Umberto Bedini

Founding Partner and CEO

With a degree in Electronic Engineering, Umberto Bedini has a strong vocation for innovation and business development and a keen entrepreneurial attitude, always result-oriented.

He has gained a significant experience in enterprise and business management in more than 34 years of professional career in medium and big Italian, English and American multinationals, for which he worked directly in many European, American, Eastern and Far-eastern countries. In 2002 he founded ECA srl, today ECA Consulting, a company offering technical-organizational and management solutions to national and international companies by means of consulting and temporary management. He held more and more important positions, until the positions of General Manager, Vice President, Adviser, CDA President and CEO of national and multinational companies.

Victor Serra


Graduated in Business Administration at Harvard University, Victor Serra refined his education at Chicago Booth, UCLA, IESE, IBGC and FGV.

He has an extensive international experience as a Senior Executive, which has been lasting for over 18 years, in multinationals, business units and private equity contexts, as he lived in 6 different countries and achieved important results in more than 15 countries. He is a transformation driver of business and development models in complex and diversified environments (start-ups, acquisitions, post-acquisition integration, restructuring and turn-around, growth and integrated development).


Mariano Domingo


Graduated in Economics at the University of Barcelona, Mariano Domingo is a generalist executive specialized in finance and Strategic Planning, Business Development, Change Management, Transformation plans, Corporate Reengineering/Lean, Interim and part time Management operations.

He works in the following fields: International training and Coaching for Managers, Fundraising, M&A (Investments and Disinvestments), Due Diligence, Post-acquisition integrations, Organizational development, Foreign Tax Planning, HHRR, Sarbanes-Oxley, Financial reporting and Information systems. He boasts a significant multicultural operational experience, with special focus on Europe and North America.


Sebastiano Bazzano


Graduated in Economics at the University La Sapienza in Rome. Sebastiano Bazzano majored in People and Organizations at SDA Bocconi. As a Senior Manager for international companies belonging to different industries.

He held top positions of Organization and HR Management at Group level, specially focusing on internationalization plans and opening up of new markets. He gained special expertise in corporate organization, staffing, human resources guidance and assessment processes, with specific focus on the food industry activities, working on the following markets: Central and Southern America, USA, Russia, Luxemburg and Italy. In 2009 he founded the management consulting company IES S.r.l., of which he is CEO, specialized in international corporate organization.


Paola Peretti


Graduated in Business Administration at Bocconi University in Milan. Paola Peretti majored in International Management in Barcelona, in Integrated Marketing and Communication in Chicago and with a PH.D in Corporate Communication/Marketing.

She has a 15-year experience in marketing and communication, with focus on digital marketing, social media management, big data (CRM) and e-commerce. She held ever-increasing responsibility positions in multinationals operating in such industries as publishing, household electrical appliances and luxury and diversified her experience in communication and pr agencies, where she worked for FMCG, B2B and luxury clients. She in Chairman and Founder of “Crazy4Digital Marketing”, a no-profit company working in the field of technological projects and culture development for disabled people. She is also the author of specialized texts on Digital Marketing and Crowdfunding.


Irene Zia


Irene Zia obtained an MBA at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland.

She is an international professional with more than 17 years of expertise in sale, marketing and business development in the food and design industries. She has a strong development and strategy implementing ability, as well as a deep knowledge of all the B2B and B2C aspects, marketing and sale, including retail and partnerships with key clients. Her wide experience in marketing management includes the analysis of market and products opportunities, brand development and positioning, marketing plans development and delivery. Besides working for medium and big multinationals, Irene also provided consulting to small and medium enterprises and start-ups.


Marco Gialletti


He graduated with a master degree in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Marche and he got a PhD in Engineering on Knowledge Management topic.

He founded Nautes spa in 2001 and he is CEO since then.
Nautes spa is the first academic spinoff in Marche Region and it is a software development company specializing in digital technologies for Corporate Community Management.
He has gained expertise as a software designer for the design and development of enterprise software platforms concerning social management, social troubleshooting and social learning.
As a Senior Digital and R&D Advisor He provides advisory and project management services in large companies regarding IoT, Business Intelligence and Big Data, Gamification.
He’s vice president of Confindustria Ancona, with a delegation in technological innovation and he’s a board member of the associated service companies.
Furthermore, he’s member of the Board and member of the Scientific Committee of the Enterprise Business Incubator Jesi Cube.

Luca Ventura


Graduated in business economics, major in Marketing at Bocconi University of Milan, Luca Ventura has a proven international experience as a General Manager and Sales & Marketing Manager for foreign branches of leading international companies.

Specific focus on Spanish-language markets, where he was in charge of specific start-ups. He worked in mature industries and markets and highly competitive markets (consumer durables), taking care of the development of Retail, B2B and Mass retail distribution channels.


Anna Ricotti


Graduated in Political Science (Hons) at Pavia University, Anna Ricotti majored in Marketing and Communication Management at SDA Bocconi in Milan. She completed a diploma in Advanced Executive Coaching at the AoEC (London) and a Master in Skill Coaching.

She has 20-years of experience as a Senior Executive in multinational contexts in the following areas: communication, strategic marketing, organization, design, product development and innovation operating both in domestic and international markets. She is a change management driver, specialized in organizational behaviors and effective leadership development to support business performance improvement. She is an ICF certified coach.

Giuliano Pierucci


Graduated in Economics and Business, Giuliano Pierucci held ever-increasing responsibility positions in the field of control and administration management, up to being in charge of the whole operational management.

Founder of a consulting company specialized in re-organization and management control. Co-author of the Executive Auditor course (AICQ SICEV acknowledged), he is also involved in training and teaches in important Certifying bodies.


Paolo Pozzi


With a degree in Business Economics at Bocconi University of Milan, Paolo Pozzi’s managerial career included the positions of Commercial and Logistics Planning Director for consumer durables and automotive multinational companies.

Senior Consultant with a multi-year experience, specialized in the fields of Efficiency and Processes and Services Quality improvement, with focus on Logistics and Supply Chain, he is also involved in supporting SMEs in Business Plan preparation, strategic re-positioning, reorganizations and management control.


Mario Esposito


High school graduate in Accounting, with a subsequent MA in Foreign trade from the University of Treviso. Mario Esposito is an expert of the distribution methods, with a special focus on the retail and franchising channels.

He worked as a Senior Manager holding ever-increasing responsibility positions up to General Manager and President of important Food, Fashion, Furniture, Cosmetic & Healthcare companies


Paolo Castelli


Graduated in Law at the University of Pavia and with a Master's degree, he has thirty years of professional activity, first in the HR area and later in the roles of Business Unit and General Management.

He has worked both in Multinationals and privately held Italian companies, which he has managed in special performance improvement and turnaround projects.
He also had experience as industrial entrepreneur and is active in strategic finance advisory as Industry Expert.
His main competencies are in the Glass, Building Materials, Plastics and Packaging industy sectors.
He has an in-depth knowledge of the issues and problems of manufacturing SMEs.
His most important professional achievements are in the management of critical change in organizations, through the definition of simple and effective operational strategies, with a particular focus on the involvement of employees, their motivation and the enhancement of their skills.


Donatella Rampinelli


Graduated with honors in Chemistry from the University of Milan and earned a master's degree in statistics from the University of Tennessee - USA.

She is the scientific coordinator of the Industry 4.0 Master’s Degree and Supply Chain Management at the Business School 24ore. She recently founded The Supply Chain Factory to promote and enhance Logistics related activities. She was also founder and president of Assologistica Cultura e Formazione and member of the board of ELA (European Logistic Association) and of the Confindustria transportation and customs commissions. In the past roles of Customer Management Director at Campari and Supply Service Director for Italy and Greece at Reckitt-Benckiser, she developed outsourcing and collaborative logistics experiences with great personal satisfaction and significant savings for the company.


Pierluigi Nocco



Graduated in business administration, following a significant experience in multinational companies and SMEs, he has a considerable know-how in the revision of processes, in the development of management control systems and in the implementation of ERP.

Chief Financial Officer / CFO, enrolled in the Register of Chartered Accountants and in the Register of Legal Auditors, he trained in a Big 4 audit, to then cover positions of increasing responsibility in the Finance area in diversified sectors (industry, services, commerce, retail).

He has worked in Italy and abroad (China, USA), has managed rental business branches. More recently successfully engaged in temporary assignments, aimed at resolving particular situations such as the need to carry out a reorganization, to carry out a cultural change, to implement a new administrative-accounting system or to present a plan aimed at obtaining a credit line .

Fernanda Pelati

Senior Advisor

Graduated in Foreign Languages and Literatures, Fernanda Pelati subsequently studied at the Supervisory Management Programme (Cranfield Institute of Technology) and at the European Advanced Programme for Managers (INSEAD, Fontainbleu).

She has various international experiences in luxury and mass retail multinational companies. As a Senior Executive, she built her experience in the HR and organizational development fields, up to holding the Country Manager and CEO positions both for foreign branches and for group branches. Relying on a deep knowledge of distribution methods and dynamics, with special focus on Retail, she opened up and developed new markets paying particular attention to economic results. She also managed turnaround operations and worked as Operating Partner for an important Private Equity Fund.


Andrea Sianesi

Senior Advisor

Dean and President of the Board at MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business Full professor at Politecnico di Milano of Operations and Supply Chain Management, author of several books and scientific publications focused on these topics.

He’s member of the managing committee of ASFOR the Italian association for management education and ANIMP (National association of industrial plant).
He’s member of the board of directors of a medium size multinational company manufacturing packaging plants and devices. He’s member of the board of a foreign consulting firm rooted in Asia.
He’s chairman of the executive board of ACE, Alliance of Chinese and European Business Schools.
He’s member of the International Advisory Committee of the School of Economics and Management of the Beijing Jiaotong University (China).


Jorge María Serra


Interim Manager, industrial engineer, expertise in national and international manufacturing industries.

Areas of expertise
• Industrial organization, production planning, cost reduction.
• Reengeneering processes with APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) methodologies, lean production.
• Staff empowerment and coaching of job-floor leaders.

• Metal manufacturing: HS steel tools, plate working, extruded and drawn brass products
• Metal constructions: trains, boilers and cylinders, explosion-proof electrical equipment
• Food: chocolate, malt and beer
• Operations Managing Consulting/Production Management
• Temporary Management Services for productivity improvement, company transformation for best efficiencies and customer satisfaction
• Industrial Engineer specialized in Industrial Operations, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires 1981
• CPIM Certified Production and Inventory Management, American Production and Inventory Control Society 1996
• PDM -Program of Management Development, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa/Instituto de Altos Estudios Empresariales, 1997
• Spanish & Italian (mother tongue), English, French. German beginner.

• MS Office for Window and Macintosh Platforms.

Andea Pappagallo

Senior Advisor

Andrea Pappagallo holds a degree in Civil and Structural Engineering magna cum laude from the University of Ancona, an MBA at the Polytechnic University of Milan and Leading Global Business at Harvard Business School Cambridge MA, USA.

He gained a deep international experience in different industries and holding different positions. He completed complex restructuring and re-alignment plans for global organizations, re-defining the production basis, adjusting the communication and resources exchange mechanisms according to professional excellence. He built very high level relations with public agencies and investment banks, specially focusing on North America, Europe, Brazil, India, China and Korea.


Francesco Sibilla – Sibilla, Pantano & Gupta

Advisory Board

Francesco is specialized in corporate law and business contracts and he worked for important international legal practises.

He gained a significant experience in the field of extraordinary company operations, carrying out the necessary legal due diligence and negotiating and drafting the related contracts for assisted companies. He assists his Clients during the incorporation of companies, in the choice of a governance model and in the preparation of shareholders’ agreements. He also deals with the Real estate sector, as well as with the rearrangement and organization of estates and Trusts.

Anthony Pantano

Advisory Board

Anthony is specialized in Business Contracts and judicial and extra-judicial Corporate law.

He gained special expertise in the field of strategic consulting for small and medium enterprises, as well as in consulting for start-ups during their commercial development stage and in the opening of branches in the United States.
He is also specialized in the Immigration sector, as he assists clients seeking to obtain visas to enter the USA. In this field he also assists various companies, also multinational ones, and self-employed and employed workers in the obtainment of work and investor visas.
He teaches in many seminars and conventions.

Gianni Malerba – Malerba & Partners

Joint Venture

Gianni Malerba has a degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Corporate Finance at Bocconi University in Milan.

He has gained deep and specific managerial skills in more than 30 years of career with known corporate groups with particular reference to the finance, trade, real estate, food distribution and start-up company areas, holding numerous positions as Chief Financial Officer, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer. He is also specialized in the management of companies in crisis, restructuring and corporate turnaround plans. He supports entrepreneurs in the delicate stages of defining new business goals and generational transitions. He gained expertise in corporate transactions taking part in numerous due diligence operations in the acquisitions/mergers/reorganizations areas.


Francesco Vallebona – Medin Europe

Joint Venture

Francesco Vallebona graduated in Law at the University of Cagliari and subsequently majored in “European Union Law, Economics and Politics” at the Parma European College.

Director and Project Manager of Medin Europe Srl, he has been working in the Europlanning sector since 1999. He was a member of the European Commission “Team Europe” network of lecturers. He appears in the list of European Commission evaluators and regularly takes part as a teacher and speaker in various University Master’s degrees and international conferences on Europlanning.