Career History

Present

Partner and Co-founder of H&D Partners
Training and consulting on incubation, acceleration, entrepreneurship, private sector development and SME international development
Senior Business Advisor at the European Crowdfunding Network
Responsible of training and consulting programs

Past

Head of EU|BIC Services, EBN, Brussels,
Responsible for assuring compliance to the EU|BIC Quality Mark Criteria through the setup and management of the EU|BIC Quality System. Responsible for the set-up and delivery of training and capacity-building events and publications. In charge of the development of technical assistance support to territories and intermediaries worldwide. In charge of the development of the membership basis through the execution and definition of strategic plans.

Co-founder and content advisor, Incubation Worldwide Ltd
Ideated and Co-founded “The Business Incubator magazine” as the first global trade publication for incubation, acceleration, and entrepreneurship support professionals everywhere. Provided insights and scouted for authors for articles in all sections of the magazine. Magazine title acquired by EBN in 2015.

Special Project Manager, EU|BIC Lazio, Rome, Italy,
Responsible for design, management and team coordination of the EU|BIC Lazio’s Special Projects aimed at identifying and testing new services for entrepreneurs. Actively contributed to the design and elaboration of local development plans for various provinces of the region Lazio.

Monitoring and Evaluation specialist, Italia Lavoro, Rome, Italy,
Creation and management of the monitoring system of the Programme ISI (Innovation for employment services), in support of the Italian Ministry of Labour and of Welfare.

Project Analyst, Invitalia, Rome Italy

Supported Italian Regions in the set-up and management of specific programs aimed at revitalizing marginal areas of the country (Accordi di Programma Quadro), including the design and management of M&E systems.

Local Economic Development Specialist, various UN Agencies, Italy, Serbia and Montenegro, Albania, South Africa
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Provided operational support to  the ILS-LEDA network (International Links and Services for Local Economic Development Agencies). Coordinated the creation of the first local economic development agencies in Albania (Vlore, Durres and Shkodre) and in Serbia and Montenegro (Novi Sad, Kragujevac). Involved in the activities to support the creation of local economic development agencies in South Africa. Activities included the concertation with the local actors, the mapping of the endogenous resources, the elaboration of the business plans and of the bylaws, the selection of the staff and the support to the identification and set-up of the agencies’ services (including the set-up of guarantee funds). 

International Labour Office
Research activities and creation of training courses on local economic development issues.