Team

Vertis has a highly experienced investment team with a significant track record and is also supported by an international team of professionals

Investment team

Amedeo Giurazza

FOUNDER AND CEO

COMPONENT OF THE FUND INVESTMENT COMMITTEES
“VERTIS CAPITAL”, “VERTIS CAPITAL PARALLEL”, “VERTIS VENTURE”, “VERTIS VENTURE 2 SCALEUP”

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He’s been dealing with finance for almost 35 years and is a board member in different companies in the industrial and service sectors.

HHe started his career as stockbroker and worked in the governing bodies of Rome Stock Exchange.

Then, he became the CEO of Borsaconsult SIM SpA (1991), the main stock broking firm in southern Italy and of Vertis SpA (2001), as well as the exclusive advisor of Interbanca Gestione Investimenti SGR for the closed-end fund “Interbanca Investimenti Sud”.

In 2007 he founded Vertis SGR, a closed-end investment company, and is now its CEO.

Moreover, he’s been professor of Stock Exchange Techniques and Economics of Financial Intermediaries at the Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences of Università del Sannio for almost 20 years.

He is a member of the Board of Directors and the Vice President of the Venture Capital Committee of AIFI (the Italian Private Equity, Venture Capital and Private Debt Association) and the chairman of the Finance Committee Private Equity and Venture Capital of the Order of Chartered Accountants in Naples.

Amedeo earned a bachelor’s degree of Commerce from the University of Naples Federico II and is also a chartered accountant and statutory auditor.

Renato Vannucci

CO-FOUNDER AND VICE-PRESIDENT

COMPONENT OF THE FUND INVESTMENT COMMITTEES
“VERTIS CAPITAL”, “VERTIS CAPITAL PARALLEL”, “VERTIS VENTURE”, “VERTIS VENTURE 3 TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER”

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He’s been dealing with finance for more than 30 years and is a board member in different companies operating in the industrial and service sectors.

He started his career as floor trader at a brokerage firm of Naples Stock Exchange.

Subsequently and until 1999, he was a board member of Macrofit SIM and then Borsaconsult SIM, as well as the member of different technical committees of Assosim (Associazione Intermediari Mobiliari).

Before being the co-founder of Vertis SGR SpA (March 2007), Renato was the president of the Scouting Committee of Vertis SpA, the exclusive advisor of IGI SGR for the closed-end fund “Interbanca Investimenti Sud”, with the aim of identifying the best investment opportunities.

Mauro Odorico

Investment Director

INVESTMENT DIRECTOR
COMPONENT OF THE FUND INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
“VERTIS VENTURE 2 SCALEUP”

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He’s been the board member in different companies operating in the industrial and IT sectors. He has twenty years’ experience in the venture capital sector, where he gained those skills that are necessary to develop innovations.

He started working as entrepreneur in the information technology field and as strategy consultant for different industrial and service companies.

Before working at Vertis (May 2014), Mauro was Investment Director of the fund “TTVenture” in Quadrivio SGR and was responsible for venture capital and clean tech areas of Fondamenta SGR and Chief Investment Officer of State Street Global Investments.

Mauro earned a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Politecnico of Milan and a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from SDA Bocconi of Milan.

Giulio Valiante

OPERATING PARTNER

COMPONENT OF THE FUND INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
“VERTIS VENTURE 2 SCALEUP”

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Board member in different listed and unlisted companies operating in the digital sector.

Giulio has more than ten years’ experience in venture capital both as business angel and as founder and is the CEO of seed accelerator WithFounders and co-founder of Jobrapido.

Before collaborating with Vertis (July 2017), Giulio worked in Henkel, Johnson Wax, Barilla, Buongiorno Vitaminic e Mytv.

Giulio earned a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Naples Federico II.

Paolo Santoro

Operating Partner

COMPONENT OF THE FUND INVESTMENT COMMITTEES
“VERTIS CAPITAL”, “VERTIS CAPITAL PARALLEL”

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He’s been a board member in different companies operating in the industrial and food sector.

Before collaborating with Vertis (October 2013), Paolo was Investment Director in Sofipa SGR and a member of the management team of the private equity fund “Kairos Partners Private Equity Fund” and also worked in Bank of Italy in Rome and New York.

From 2013 to 2017, Paolo was Client Service Contractor at Ernst & Young Financial Business Advisors in the Transaction Advisory Services area.

Paolo earned a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Rome La Sapienza and a master’s degree in International Economics and Management (MIEM) from the University Bocconi of Milan.

Paolo is also a chartered accountant and statutory auditor.

Nicola Redi

OPERATING PARTNER

COMPONENT OF THE FUND INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
“VERTIS VENTURE 3 TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER”

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He’s been a board member of Lean Experience Factory, the digital model factory founded by McKinsey and Unindustria Pordenone. He has ten years’ experience in venture capital, initially as Chief Investment & Technology Officer of TTVenture and since May 2014 as Investment Director in the venture capital area of Vertis.

Nicola is the Italian representative of High Level Group for Innovation Policy Management of the Council of Europe and is also the Managing Partner of Venture Factory, an advisory company specialised in technology transfer.

He also had important roles globally and EMEA in R&D of Pirelli Pneumatici and Ideal Standard International.

Nicola earned a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Politecnico of Milan and a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University Bocconi of Milan and a PhD from Aston Business School of Birmingham.

Roberto Della Marina

OPERATING PARTNER

COMPONENT OF THE FUND INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
“VERTIS VENTURE 3 TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER”

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He’s been a board member in different companies operating in the industrial, biomedical and nanotechnology sectors and has been responsible for the fund of venture capital “AlAdInn Ventures” of Friulia Veneto Sviluppo SGR and is still the vice-president of the incubator Innovation Factory of Trieste.

Thanks to a ten years’ experience in Switzerland at CERN (Geneva), CSEM SA (Neuchâtel) and Colibrys SA (Neuchâtel), world leader companies in nanotechnology and Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) devices, Roberto was vice-president and innovation director of Olivetti I-Jet (Ivrea), general director of Molecular Biomedicine of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, responsible for the coordination between public and industrial research within biomedicine and vice-president of MIUR Area Science Park of Trieste.

Roberto earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Trieste and a PhD in Physics from the Politecnico Federale of Zurich (ETH Zurich).

Alessandro Pontari

Senior Investment Manager

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He has a ten years’ experience in the consulting and private equity sectors.

Before working at Vertis (September 2017), Alessandro worked for: Opera SGR as private equity fund manager for the Italian market of small and medium-sized companies; GE Capital Interbanca, within the Corporate Finance team, as an advisor both for M&A operations and Equity Capital Markets; Deloitte, within the Global Financial Services & Insurance area.

Alessandro earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University Bocconi of Milan.

Ciro Spedaliere

Investment Manager

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He has extensive experience in the venture capital sector.

Before working at Vertis (June 2018), Ciro worked for Invitalia Ventures SGR, LVenture Group e Innogest SGR and has collaborated with the academic world on issues related to the digital economy.

Previously he worked for Seat Pagine Gialle dealing with strategic planning, development of innovative products and services.

Ciro holds a degree in Management Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin and has earned his specialization at the Venture Capital Executive Program at the Berkeley Haas Business School.

Giacomo Giurazza

Senior Associate

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He has extensive experience in management consulting and perfect knowledge of the M&A and private equity markets, with different transactions made both nationally and internationally; until february 2018, he was component of the Investment Committees of the private equity funds “Vertis Capital” and “Vertis Capital Parallel”.

Before working at Vertis (May 2015), Giacomo worked for Ernst & Young Financial Business Advisors within the Transaction Advisory Service area and L.E.K. Consulting, the best international consulting companies, supporting private equity funds in their investment decisions and making strategic choices for companies operating in different sectors.

He also worked for BlueGem Capital Partners, the main private equity fund based in London.

Giacomo earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Naples Federico II and is also a chartered accountant and statutory auditor.

Salvatore Panico

Associate

Dealflow Coordinator

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He has extensive experience as auditor.

Before working at Vertis (July 2016), Salvatore worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers within the Audit and Assurance area, supporting companies operating in different sectors.

Salvatore earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Naples Federico II and a master’s degree in Financial Management and Control from the I.P.E. Business School of Naples.

Salvatore is a chartered accountant and statutory auditor.

Risk & Compliance

Andrea Di Ciancia

Risk Manager

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He’s worked for important Italian and foreign financial intermediaries for ten years, evaluating illiquid financial instruments and dealing with risk management of alternative assets.

Andrea is partner of Quantyx, where he carries out risk management consulting activities for Italian companies.

Before collaborating with Vertis (September 2012), Andrea worked as risk manager for Eurinvest SGR and as senior risk manager for UBI Pramerica SGR.

Andrea earned a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Università Statale of Novara and obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certifications.

Marco Zechini

Compliance

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He has twenty years’ experience in legal, regulatory and organisational aspects related to the provision of banking and financial services; he was appointed as liquidator and member of the supervision committee of financial intermediaries by Bank of Italy.

Marco is a professor for the master’s degree in financial markets at the University of Rome La Sapienza and Università degli Studi Internazionali of Rome (UNINT), a consultant of AIFI (the Italian Private Equity, Venture Capital and Private Debt Association) for all aspects concerning the anti-money laundering directive and also a consultant of the Finance Committee at the Chamber of Deputies for all the legal aspects.

Marco is a partner in charge of the Banking and Financial Regulation department of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe where he assists banks, financial institutions, payment institutions, SIM and SGR.

Before collaborating with Vertis (September 2016), Marco worked in DLA Piper, within the Finance & Projects area and in Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners.

Marco earned a law degree from the University of Rome La Sapienza and is a member of the Bar Association of Rome.

Administration and support

Maria Elena Giurazza

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT E BACK OFFICE

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She is in charge of back office activities and supports the management team and the administration area through organizational tasks.

Before working at Vertis (March 2007), Maria Elena worked for Vertis SpA as assistant director of the CEO and for Borsaconsult SIM SpA, the main brokerage company in southern Italy, as assistant director of the CEO and the Head of the Corporate Finance area.

Maria Elena earned a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages from the University Suor Orsola Benincasa of Naples.

Daniela Iannucci

Back Office

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She’s an accounting and tax consultant in commercial and service companies.

Daniela deals with back office and administration support activities.

Before collaborating with Vertis (July 2012), Daniela worked with a firm of chartered accountants where she carried out management control activities for different companies.

Daniela earned a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Naples Federico II and is a chartered accountant and statutory auditor.