Currently I'm the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Gbtimes. I'm also the President of Gbtimes Italia Srl , Director of Nexicast Ltd and owner of some interesting digital startups .
My career has been always in Media and Broadcasting , with an hands on expertize over New Media. I'm expert both in the Content side than in the Transport side, thus covering 360° the modern media and social landscape.
Specialties: Operations Improvement, Business Planning, Strategic Planning, Due diligence, Cost reduction, Brand strategy, Company and debt restructuring, Venture capital, Creativity boost.
Some personal and professional thoughts
GBTIMES OY - Finland
Chinese Media Company
Exec VP and COO
Feb 2012 – Present
As COO I oversee the expansion and transformation of gbtimes from provider of radio programming to a Full Media Company . We operate in 15 EMEA Nations. I'm directly involved in the strategies and in their implementation.
Gbtimes Italia Srl - Milano
Chairman of the Board
Jan 2012 – Present
CEO of the Italian branch of gbtimes oy, the holding company. We broadcast over Milan and Rome with two FM stations carrying the brand "Radio Globale"
NEXICAST Ltd - London
Feb 2011 – Present
Nexicast is an advanced media services and consultancy company. Focused on NEXt generatIon BroadCASTing, it studies and implements effective digital transport models for the next generation content.
BSC SA - Switzerland
Jun 2008 – Jun 2011
Involved in a variety of consulting projects aimed to fulfill the knowledge needs of international broadcasters
EBD Group Spa - Milano
Business Development Consultant
Jan 2006 – Jun 2011
I was Advisor of the Company, active in Broadcasting Services , over new digital business models, enabling their planned transformation from service provider to digital content provider
Trinity Broadcasting Network - Los Angeles
Consultant on European Operations
Jan 1991 – Jan 2010
Since the early times I've helped to organize the opening and the expansion of the then Italian, now European branch of Trinity Broadcasting Network.
I worked both in Italy and US organizing a California Corporation, fully owned by me, as vehicle for dealings regarding Trinity Broadcasting Network and other media business.
For this reason I’ve a deep knowledge of corporate, legal and tax matters regarding the interchange issues affecting media business between US and Europe.
Wind Spa - Roma
May 2006 – Jul 2008
Advising the Manager in charge of Strategy & Development about trends and market opportunities in the VAS channels and on Mobile Television
Montecarlo Sat - Monaco
Mar 2003 – Oct 2005
Chief Operating Officer reporting to President & CEO I was involved in the early phase of acquisition of the Company, conducting the due diligence and preparing detailed operating business plans for the start-up phase of the television station.
Since the early phase, operating plans reflected the CEO strategic vision of a media conglomerate with cross-platform contents aimed at different viewership targets, as detailed below:
* General DTH platform plan
* Study for a Good News channel
* Study for the integration in MC Sat of a pan-european
broadcaster with entertainment content
* Overseeing a team developing content ideas, preparing program schedules and pre-producing media.
I.R. GROUP INT'L Inc. - Los Angeles
Aug 1992 – Dec 2002
With the main activity focused in the television production and right management, my company, IR GROUP INTERNATIONAL inc. was located in downtown Los Angeles, serving mainly the interchange business of tv rights between Italy and US and assisting my dealings with TBN
G.B.R. - Roma
Mar 1993 – Feb 1995
Managing director, appointed with the duty of restructuring and selling the company, operating a Television Station in Rome, then with 150 employees. The restructuring of the Company was made with hard work, new tv programs launching new talents (Simona Ventura, Marco Liorni, Monica Leofreddi), reducing payroll count to 70 and restructuring all the debts.
Every aspect was my responsibility and the station regained in 1994 the #1 place in Rome's ratings. After two years I’ve succeeded, selling the Company to the American Network, my client on consulting, TBN.
LINK UP srl - Milano
Feb 1988 – Sep 1990
Shareholder and director, I’ve built from scratch tv studios, keep operating the company producing tv programs for national broadcasters, working also as Executive Producer for then important tv programs made for Rai and for Fininvest like Bellezze al Bagno, La Macchina della Verità, Don Tonino, gaining a deep knowledge in the television production process and establishing connections with key people in the show-business.
Polivideo SA - Switzerland
Assistant Producer - Producer
May 1984 – Aug 1987
Assistant producer, organizing tv shooting for entertainment, sport and news events.
I’ve also had the duty to act as Executive Account Representative for the european on-field production of the American network ABC realizing as Junior Producer events like the Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Geneva 1985, Ski World Cup telecasts and many Von Karajan’s performance videos.
Antenna Tre Lombardia - Milano
HF dept. Manager
Nov 1977 – May 1984
My career starts as Junior Cameraman, in Antennatre, the first real Italian regional television, with state of the art broadcast equipment, ending to Manager of the high frequency department, overseeing
signal expansion, antennas, transmitters, microwave links and legal issues on channel and site licensing.
This was a new sector in the Italian business landscape, unregulated and pervaded by a pioneer’s spirit.
I can say to have had in my youth an exceptional and challenging opportunity of professional growth in a completely new sector, experience that taught me to fully open my mind to innovations and disrupting technologies.
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