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.

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.

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

INVESTMENT DIRECTOR

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

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He has over 15 years of experience in the consulting, private equity and venture capital sectors, covering the role of director of various companies operating in the industrial, service and digital sectors.

Before joining Vertis (September 2017), Alessandro worked for Opera SGR, manager of private equity funds dedicated to the Italian market of small and medium-sized enterprises, GE Capital Interbanca, within the Corporate Finance team, taking part in quality advisor for both M&A and Equity Capital Markets transactions and in Deloitte, within the Global Financial Services & Insurance area.

Alessandro graduated in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan.

Misal Giuseppe Memeo

Investment Manager

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He has extensive experience in Open Innovation, Technology Transfer and Innovation Management.

Before joining Vertis (January 2020), Misal held the position of Science Advisor to the Prime Minister after specializing as a researcher in organic chemistry at various institutions including the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.

Misal graduated in Chemistry from the University of Pavia, obtaining a PhD in Organic Chemistry and a Master in Business Economics in Digital Transformation and Exponential Organization.

Giacomo Giurazza

INVESTMENT MANAGER

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He has over 10 years of experience in the management consulting, private equity and venture capital sectors, covering the role of director of various companies operating in the industrial and service sectors.

Before joining Vertis (May 2015), Giacomo worked for Ernst & Young, in the Transaction Advisory Service division, and L.E.K. Consulting, leading international consulting firms, supporting the main private equity funds in their investment decisions and defining strategic and managerial choices for companies operating in various sectors.

He also worked for BlueGem Capital Partners, a leading London-based private equity fund.

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

Salvatore Panico

Investment Associate

Dealflow Coordinator

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He has decades of experience as an auditor and in the private equity and venture capital sector.

Before joining Vertis (July 2016), Salvatore worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, within the Audit and Assurance area, supporting companies active in various sectors.

Salvatore has a degree in Business Economics from the University of Naples Federico II and a Masters in Budget and Management Control from the I.P.E. Naples Business School.

Salvatore is also 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 & AML

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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.

Camilla Rocca

Compliance & AML

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He has experience in Risk Management, AML and Internal Audit & Compliance.

Before joining Vertis (April 2021), Camilla worked in the Law and Tax Firm of Ernst & Young and in BDO, in the Advisory Risk & Compliance area.

Camilla graduated in Economics and Business Management from the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome and is also a chartered accountant.

Administration and support

Fabio Malatesta

ASSISTANT AND BACK OFFICE

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He deals with back office activities and supports the administration area through organizational tasks.

Before joining Vertis (december 2020), Fabio worked for Banca Promos, holding the position of Fixed Income Sales, where he was responsible for the sale of bonds with institutional counterparties in the french and spanish area.

Fabio has a degree in Economics and Business Management from the Telematic University Pegaso and is fluent in english, french and spanish.

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.

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