Luca is a Partner and Regional Director at Garrison Group. He has experience in over 20 countries with several companies, both multinational and local ones (Carlsberg, Efes-SAB Miller, Unicer, Danone, Carrefour, IKEA, VISA, the Norwegian Olympic Committee, Bayer, Sanofi Aventis, etc.).
Entrepreneurial by nature, he co-funded PostPro, a cutting-edge startup with the objective of democratizing the access to advertising to everybody in the world.
In addition to his consulting work, Luca is a Visiting Professor of Global Marketing and Advertising (MBA level) at Economic University of Krakow and at University of Business in Wrocław (Executive MBA). He also taught as a guest lecturer at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences, at the LUISS School of Business (Rome), at the American University of Armenia, at the Maastricht School of Management (Bucharest) and led a Tuck School of Business Seminar (Dartmouth – USA Ivy League) in Istanbul in collaboration with Soyak Real Estate.
Prior to Garrison Group Luca worked for Pirelli (Milan) as a Global Demand Planner and at the Milan Chamber of Commerce (Shanghai) as a consultant for companies looking for new business opportunities in the Chinese market.
Matteo Rinaldi is a Partner and Regional Director for Garrison Group. He has been involved in consulting projects for Danone, Efes, Carlsberg, Ikea, Sanofi, Visa, Revlon, Aksigorta and many others.
Matteo is also an entrepreneur (co-founder of Post Pro), a start-up with the aim to change the role of advertising in the world.
On the academic side, Matteo is a Visiting professor in one of the best business schools in Italy (LUISS Guido Carli) and has also done several guest lectures, from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (US Ivy League), to several universities in Europe (Corvinus in Budapest; Cracow School Of Business, in Poland; BS Sole24Ore and LIUC in Italy; Plymouth State University in USA; Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey).
He is a published author of numerous articles in Italy, Turkey and Romania. He contributed to write several marketing books and is now working on his own one. He has worked in more than twelve markets, including also Poland, and he is currently focused on expanding the consulting business in the African market and in South America. Before joining the consulting industry, he worked for the marketing team of L’Oreal as well as for the sales team of Coca-Cola Italy.
Gabriele Favarò is the Vice President of Global Operations at Fanplayr, one of the fastest growing start-ups in Silicon Valley, with the mission to make behavioral data actionable in real time.
He strongly believes that the best solutions are data-driven and throughout his career he leveraged quantitative insights to help businesses improve and optimize their performances to ultimately drive up their profitability.
His key areas of expertise include: General Management, Business Strategy & Planning, Start-ups, Product Development, Customer Success, Digital Marketing, e-Commerce, Behavioral and Predictive Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Demand Analysis and Forecasting, Process Modelling and Improvement, IT, BI.
Previously to Fanplayr, Gabriele had been a Project Manager at Sky (pay tv part of 21st Century Fox) and PPG (global leader in the coatings industry)
Pierluigi Bucci is the Head of EU Customer Success at Fanplayr, one of the fastest growing start-ups in the Silicon Valley, with the mission to make behavioral data actionable in real time.
He loves to understand the nuances about customers behaviors and in particular to convert potential users to loyal customers and to raise their profitability through the right amount of real time actions (customized per each category of users). His attention to details and expertise in the field made him a perfect candidate to not only supervise all European campaigns, but also to directly manage key accounts in Europe with a direct communication with relative key C-level executives.
His key areas of expertise include: customers segmentation, smart and targeted conversions, campaigns management, design and set up of online marketing strategies, e-commerce, account management.
Previously to Fanplayr, Pierluigi was Customer Insights and CRM at Sky and a Statistical Marketing Consultant at Nunatac.
Richard is an entrepreneur with technology companies in Poland, the UK, USA, and Asia, employing around 600 people. Some are market leaders in their local markets, one is in the rankings of top 100 companies globally in its sector. He has been a CEO three times, and is on the supervisory board of several companies.
He taught at KTP Business School in the early 1990s and currently teaches Entrepreneurship at the Tischner European University at the University of Economics MBA program in Krakow. He read Economics at Cambridge University, writing his dissertation on “Why Black Markets are Pervasive in Communist Economies?” His book “An introduction to Market Economics for Poland” was published by PSB in 1992, and he podcasts about innovation and entrepreneurship at Projectkazimierz.com/podcasts.
He is active in promoting entrepreneurship. He is an Ambassador and financially supports OMGKRK - the government supported foundation that leads the Startup Community in Krakow, Poland, and has been on the Honorary Committee for Global Entrepreneurship Week in Poland. He founded CAMentreprenuers, a worldwide initiative to promote enterprise among Cambridge University (UK) Alumni, Students and others,
Krakow Enterprise Mondays, to bring together Students and Alumni of universities in Krakow. Open Coffee Krakow, the longest running pro enterprise meetup in town.
He is the founder and leader of TEDxKazimierz, under licence from TED.com, and has been active in TEDx and TED events since 2009.
He is a frequent key-note speaker and panel host talking mainly about innovation, entrepreneurship. management and leadership.
Alessandro is a serial entrepreneur, Digital Expert and Startup Advisor.
He developed 6 companies from scratch in Italy and abroad.
Among his most successful cases there are a “Groupon” clone that raised €5M of funding, MyBeautyBox that has been acquired in 2014 by the most important Italian publisher (RCS Media Group); Xtribe that in 2017 became a public company in order to be listed on US Stock Exchange.
Currently he is founding partner at ITASA, a Business Accelerator that in recent years has helped over 100 companies and influencers become successful in the digital world.
Over his current role, he serves as advisor & investor at startup, tech companies and blockchain.
He has a strong passion for the startup process, growth hacking and data driven strategies.
In addition to his work, Alessandro is a speaker of several digital events and taught as a guest lecturer in the best business schools in Italy (L.Bocconi University and LUISS Guido Carli).
Before becoming an entrepreneur and advisor, Alessandro worked for big corporation such as Marsh & McLennan (the world's leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people) and Nielsen (the global measurement and data analytics company).