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Impact from experienced business leaders

We’re a company comprised of senior professionals with hands-on experience and a strong track record in management consultancy, strategic planning, marketing, innovation, research, digital media and retail. Combining experience of managing consumer brands together with sharp analytical skills.

Andrea Bielli

Rome, Italy

Andrea has a strong focus on brand management. He enjoys helping companies making successful business decisions about their brands. He spent more than 20 years working internationally with some of the largest multinational companies and across different sectors. He likes wine so much that he had to become a certified sommelier. When he has time, he climbs mountains.

Experience

  • CEO Millward Brown for Europe, Middle East and North Africa
  • Group Chief Client Officer at Millward Brown
  • Global experience working with a wide number of multinational companies
  • Worked in a wide range of sectors and markets
  • Strong experience in managing international and multi-skilled teams

Stephen Factor

London, United Kingdom

Stephen has over 25 years experience in Consumer Insight and Brand Strategy. He has worked in Paris, Milan, New York and London and consulted for many of the world’s largest FMCG manufacturers in more than 70 countries. Having held top management positions in global market research agencies, he blends hands-on corporate management experience with a deep understanding of FMCG markets.

Experience

  • Global M.D. Consumer sector, TNS
  • CEO of TNS/NFO, UK
  • Specialist experience in brand innovation and launch success
  • Loves wine and scuba diving - but not necessarily together

Colin McAllister

Milan, Italy

British, born and resident in Italy, graduated in Economics and Politics at Warwick University (UK). Has developed his career within The Nielsen Company in Client Management, Marketing and New Business Development roles. Pragmatic and firmly results oriented, has operated extensively within multicultural and multifunctional teams with a track record of constantly driving innovation, problem-solving and strategic alignment.

Experience

  • Marketing Director Europe, Nielsen
  • International Client Director Europe, Nielsen
  • Business Unit Director Italy, Nielsen

Matthieu Meheut

Paris, France

Matthieu is an international passionate marketer, with robust experience in FMCG and retail industries. He spent the last 20 years building successful and sustainable brands and businesses for international corporations. His expertise focuses on building brand strategies and guiding perfect execution, for engaging long term relation with consumers. He writes and plays rock music and loves sharing Bordeaux wines.

Experience

  • International Director for Okaidi
  • Marketing Director for La Halle (Vivarte Group)
  • Marketing Manager and Director for Diageo (Guinness, Johnnie Walker, J&B)
  • Started career as marketer for Heineken and Danone
  • Graduated from ESSEC business School (Paris)

Andrew Brennan

Miami, United States

I bring strategic clarity and marketing expertise, together with a strong dose of P&L and organizational practicality, to solve problems and grow businesses. I bring the most value to situations where there are strategic issues to address and there are brands/businesses that need to be revitalized.

Experience

  • President of Global Beverages - Mondelez International
  • VP Global Strategy, Advertising and Design - Campbell Soup Company
  • VP General Manager U.S. Soup - Campbell Soup Company
  • Principal - The Boston Consulting Group (NY)

Marco Aureggi

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Active for over 40 years in the consumer insights industry. From 1978 to 2002 focusing on supplying key international manufacturers with high-quality consumer research based information and insights, and between 2002 and 2020 supporting the development of global strategies for the Ferrero Group, through a superior understanding of market trends and insights on consumer/shopper/citizen, and on how high-level global trends could affect medium and long term business development. He lived in Milan, Paris, Luxembourg, enriching this way his italian based cooking high capabilities with an international touch.

Experience

  • Global Director of Consumer Insights and Business Intelligence, Ferrero Group, Luxembourg
  • Managing Director of Ipsos-ASI Europe, Paris
  • Managing Director of Ipsos-Explorer, Milan

Jeremy Gerlis

London, United Kingdom

Jeremy worked in senior marketing roles for a major international FMCG group for 10 years, including 7 in Brussels, before returning to UK as a strategic brand consultant helping global service and B2B companies to envision and position their businesses.

He is a successful professional cartoonist whose work has appeared in published books, international competitions, exhibitions, galleries and museum collections.

Experience

  • Worked in large corporations, for agencies and as freelance consultant
  • From FMCG management to service sectors across many international markets
  • Fellow Royal Society of Arts, Fellow Chartered Institute of Marketing

Alain Groenendaal

New York, United States

Alain’s global career has spanned account management, integrated planning and general management in the US, Latin America and Europe at leading marketing services companies, working in close partnership with leading companies in the CPG, consumer healthcare, spirits and financial services categories. His expertise is in using brand strategy, technology and communication – with consumers, employees, investors and other stakeholders – to drive  innovation and long term business differentiation and success. As a lover of the arts and the great outdoors, you may run across Alain in a museum, at the theatre or on a mountain somewhere around the world.

Experience

  • Senior Advisor – Accenture Interactive
  • President, Global Clients – Grey (WPP)
  • Start-up Mentor – XRC Labs (CPG and retail accelerator)
  • MBA – Duke University/Fuqua School of Business
  • Global Effies judge and Cannes Lions speaker

Elsbeth Schipper

Lausanne, Switzerland

Elsbeth is a senior professional with a long experience in market research. In her most recent job at Ipsos, where she was seconded to P&G, she managed different brand issues including portfolio management, brand extensions and global brand management. Elsbeth is passionate about cooking and everything related to food. She stays in shape by skiing and playing tennis.

Experience

  • Client Service Director at Ipsos, Switzerland
  • Research Director at Synovate, The Netherlands
  • De Kopgroep, Independant Market Research Consultant
  • University degree in Communication Psychology

David Frank

Cincinnati, United States

David’s expertise comes from 24+ years of consistently solving brand and business problems with creative solutions across multiple categories. From brand development to product innovation. He has a natural ability in analytical thinking that he effectively combines with creative thinking and problem solving. David believes that solutions can come from anywhere and anyone. He believes that without insights a creative solution will fail to have resonance with it’s intended audience. He believes that the solution sometimes lies in the process you use to get to there.

Experience

  • Creative Director, LPK
  • Designer, Arnie Sawyer Studios / Jack-of-All-Trades
  • Designer, Marketing Support Inc.
  • Designer, GRFI

Miriam Mostarda

London, United Kingdom

Former Marketing Director at Unilever has worked 20 years in FMCG in marketing and sales, both in an international and local environment. Her expertise ranges from Branding and Communication to strategic business expansion through market and/or category Developments. She is passionate about Building Brands by identifying their unique and relevant purpose.

Experience

  • Marketing Director Personal Care Unilever Italy
  • Brand Equity Manager Unilever
  • Category Marketing Manager Unilever
  • Out of Home Marketing Manager Europe Unilever

Eugenio Perrier

New York, United States

Eugenio has 25+ years of marketing experience focused on fostering brand’s growth beyond borders. Passionate for Innovation that solves real needs, he’s a mentor at leading innovation accelerators and an advisory board member in few early stage companies in F&B.
Active member of the Accademia Italiana della Cucina since 2001, he loves running and cycling, so that can manage all those extra calories.

Experience

  • Global CMO Sabra Dipping Co
  • VP Marketing Americas Barilla
  • Marketing Director Mulino Bianco
  • Global Marketing Director Wasabröd

Antoine Renault

Paris, France

Antoine has 20 years experience in Marketing and Innovation VP roles. He lived in New York, Paris, Barcelona and Amsterdam and worked for large global brands in the Food, DIY and Consumer Electronics sectors. He likes to build robust insight-based strategies and drive growth through cross-functional alignment and focused execution. He has a second life as a fine artist, with paintings in private and corporate collections across the globe.

Experience

  • Global Head of Marketing and Campaign Strategy, Bose
  • Global Marketing Director, Innovation and Insights, Akzonobel
  • Marketing Director roles at Kellogg’s and Danone

Chiara Ferrua

Torino, Italy

20 years of experience in International FMCG companies, with very good and complete skills on Marketing, Communication, PR, Trade marketing and Sales. Consolidated experience in local and international team; I’ve been working both in subsidiaries and headquarters.Innovative and strategy-driven marketing management professional with practice in successfully launching of new products, re-positioning existing brands and developing effective strategies to drive consistent growth.

Experience

  • Managing Director GTGrouphotels
  • Head of Marketing Lavazza
  • Marketing & Category Manager GB Foods
  • Head of Marketing Division Phamrmacies Bolton Group
  • Senior Product Manager Gatorade Pepsico

Matteo Molteni

Milan, Italy

Matteo has a strong passion for helping companies to develop their business. His 15+ years professional experience ranges from International Management of Global Brands and Retailers in the largest multinational companies to smaller family businesses and start-ups across different industries, from FMCG to beauty and luxury. Former professional athlete he has strong focus on winning by developing winning teams. He loves wine and enjoys cooking for friends and family.

Experience

  • Regional Sales Director COTY Professional Beauty
  • Account Director Travel Retail for Procter & Gamble Prestige Business
  • Global Brand manager for Procter & Gamble Fabric Care and Prestige Business
  • Olympic athlete (ice hockey for the Italian National Team)

Federica Verna

Milan, Italy

Federica is a senior and passionate marketer who spent most of her career managing CPG brands for multinational companies. Her professional mission is to help brands and corporations having a more meaninful role and better performance in today’s networked world. Her main background is within Nestle where she worked on both developed and emerging markets, and covering Global roles as well.

She loves playing tennis and freeride skiing.

Experience

  • Global Marketing Manager at CPW (JV between Nestlé & General Mills)
  • Regional Marketing Manager for MEA Region at CPW
  • Group Brand Manager at Nestle Italy
  • Worked as a strategic marketing and communication consultant of a wide range of sectors and markets.

Francesco Raganelli

Milan, Italy

Francesco is an international marketer with a broad experience in all the marketing levers of FMCG and Durables markets: from positioning strategy, to marketing activation. His special expertise is in reshaping business models to catch at best the business potential. He is passionate about e-commerce and digital in general. This passion is supported by several digital transformation projects. He is always involved in some start-up project and when he is not working he likes reading books and practicing whatever sport.

Experience

  • Head of Coffee Single Serve in Lavazza
  • Product Innovation Director in Indesit Company (today part of Whirlpool Europe)
  • Marketing Director for Pralines in Ferrero
  • Marketing Manager in Galbani (Group Danone)
  • Brand Manager Actimel and Activia in Italy (Danone)

Stefania Filipponio

Ferney-Voltaire (Rhône-Alpes), France

Stefania has extensive International experience in strategic Innovation & Product Development acquired through senior R&D roles in FMCG & Consumer Durables (P&G, J&J, Mars, Philips) over more than 25 years. Her passion and key focus is to help companies to develop superior product experiences and strengthen recognized branding. When she has time, Stefania enjoys cooking, better shared with her friends and with some great wine.

Experience

  • Senior Director at Philips Consumer Lifestyle for a global consumer-centric innovation program.
  • Director at Mars Petcare for European consumer product design in wet-pet food
  • Associate R&D Director at J&J Consumer France for RoC and Piz Buin skin care brands.
  • Technical Brand Manager to Section Head with Procter & Gamble with assignments in multiple geographies and product categories.
  • Business orientation and strong experience in working as a trait d’union between Technology and Commercialization teams.

Arek Melemetci

New York, United States

Global Senior Marketing Executive with 24+ years of strategic and operational experience with three leading corporations - all global players in their sectors (P&G, Diageo and Pladis), who has worked and managed businesses and teams in USA, Russia, UK, Canada, Spain and Middle East. Category experience ranges from FMCG, F&B, Financial services to Telecom.
Personal motto is “make a big difference and leave a legacy behind”.

Experience

  • Procter & Gamble Marketing Director
  • Diageo Global Marketing Director
  • Pladis Biscuit and Cake CMO
  • Procter & Gamble Central and Eastern Europe Regional Director

Herma Rothfusz

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Specialist in ice cream, beverages and out-of-home channels. Background in marketing, innovation and consumer insights. 25 years of experience in Unilever, working on many international brands and in different countries. Motivated by obtaining business results and inspiring & connecting people.

Experience

  • Unilever Global Director Consumer & Market Insight Ice Cream Category
  • Unilever Consumer & Market Insight Director Corporate CMO
  • Consumer & Market Insight Director Category Frozen Foods & Innovation
  • Head of Consumer Evaluation - Dept. Detergents at Unilever Research Laboratory

Valerio Nannini

Zug, Switzerland

Valerio has over 30 years of experience in the Food & Beverages industry. During the course of his career, he has developed an exhaustive understanding of disruptive technologies, digital environments, and their commercial applications. A respected driver of innovation, Valerio has a track record of engaging with academia, accelerators, VCs and start-ups, as well as with major strategic partnerships and alliances, to accelerate growth. A truly multi-cultural individual, Valerio has worked and in Asia, Europe and Latin America. He is an accomplished sportsman, playing a range of sports whenever he has time.

Experience

  • Senior Vice-President, Head of Strategies and Performance for Nestlé in Switzerland
  • CEO, Market Head Nestle in Singapore
  • Vice President, Head of Nestle Product Technology Center in Switzerland
  • Vice-President, Head of Operations for CPW Partners Worldwide, a joint-venture of Nestlé and General Mills
  • Impressive track record of business transformation to increase corporate efficiency

Sonia Michon Flochlay

Munich, Germany

25 years experience in Cosmetics, in particular luxury industry. International Marketing and Sales background. Contributed to develop succesfully major Brands like Estée Lauder. Was instrumental in launching Tom Ford in EMEA, a benchmark for 'überluxe' and 'niche' brands. Experience in driving markets, opening emerging countries, managing businesses, developing brands and leading multi-cultural teams shaped solid understanding for new business opportunities.

Experience

  • Vice President, Regional Director Estée Lauder/Tom Ford, EMEA & India
  • Managing Director Clinique, Germany
  • Division Manager Beauté Prestige International (Shiseido), Germany
  • Marketing Director and Key account Manager Parfums Christian Dior, Germany
  • Marketing Skincare, L'Oréal Germany
MSc

Regina Brix

Hamburg, Germany

Regina is a passionate and innovative FMCG Marketing Expert specialized in the Food & Beverage and Cosmetic industries, constantly on the lookout for the latest trends and case studies. For over 20 years, she has been dedicated to increasing the worth and prestige of important international brands, developing international growth strategies and international communication campaigns as well as extending her expertise to Digital Marketing strategies, especially SEO. These competences and her passion for Marketing have also led her to taking on the role of Professor of Marketing at several Universities and Business Schools, thus enabling her to transfer her knowledge and insight to students and executives. She loves playing golf and is enthusiastic about Italian wines and their territories.

Experience

  • Affiliate Professor of Marketing ESCP Europe Turin and Teaching Professor of Marketing and Strategy at other Business Schools and Universities
  • Global Marketing Director LAVAZZA Retail in Turin, Italy
  • International Marketing Consultant and Trainer in Italy and Germany
  • Marketing Director DANONE Medical Nutrition in Germany
  • International Marketing Manager NIVEA (Beiersdorf) – in Germany, China, Italy

Paulo Carramenha

Sao Paulo , Brazil

Business Consultant and Professor, worked as CEO for Research International and GfK in Brazil and Latin America as well as working for Dow Chemical and Bunge Group.
Graduated in Business Management, specializing in Marketing, with several extension courses about product and brand management and market research.
Co-author of the books “Product Management” and Theory and practice of applied research.

Experience

  • Managing Director at GfK Brazil and Latin American Board Member
  • CEO at Research International Brazil
  • Product Brand Manager at Dow Chemical - Ziploc Storage Bags
  • Cultural Director at Brazilian Association of Market Resarch Professionals
  • Post Grade and MBA Professor at ESPM, FGV and USP

Yue Zhao

Shanghai / Paris, China / France

Yue is associate Professor at Paris School of Business and previously a Lecturer at ESSEC. She has strong experiences and expertise in researching Chinese and French markets, especially FMCG and cultural industries (luxury, fashion, perfumery, gastronomy, museum). Holding Phd and M.Phil in Business Administration from ESSEC , BA in Economics, BSc in Applied Mathematics and MA in Finance from Peking University, she is very talented at combining academic rigor with creative thinking and problem-solving. She likes art, fashion, design and cooking.

Experience

  • Associate Professor at Paris School of Business
  • Lecturer at ESSEC Business School
  • Consultant at Unisono Fieldmarketing (Shanghai)
  • Co-author of several publications in academic journals and book

Sharon de Korte

New York, United States

Sharon designs and delivers innovation training and brainstorming programs. She applies the creative process to new product development, business opportunities, and strategic planning. She has over 25 years experience in marketing research responsible for design and management of global qualitative and quantitative research.  She has worked on the supplier, ad agency and client side for many Fortune 500 organizations.

Experience

  • Won company award for most innovative program
  • Deep and ongoing relationships with clients
  • Broad range of experience in research, training, development and coaching
  • Travelled over 25 countries managing qualitative research
  • MS in Creativity/Change Leadership (ICSC at SUNY Buffalo State)

Mohammed Nosseir

Cairo, Egypt

Mohammed has over 27 years of experiences as a regional marketing, strategy and business development consultant, specializes in developing entry marketing strategies, running effective promotion schemes and product positioning. Mohammed has a solid experience in most of the Middle East countries and key European countries.

Experience

  • Friesland Dairy Foods – the United Arab Emirates & the Netherlands
  • Unilever Egypt
  • Aspen Seminar (2011), Eisenhower Fellow (2009), and Stanford Fellow (2008)

Robin Plotkin

New York, United States

My work as a brand strategist includes both client and consulting-side experience. I provide strategic marketing and branding consultation to C-suite executives in a wide range of industries including financial services, technology, telecommunications, utilities, heavy industry and consumer products sectors. Specific expertise includes: overall positioning and implementation programs, messaging strategies, naming and brand architecture and internal engagement.

Experience

  • Redefined value proposition and customer journey for global hotel chain
  • Led U.S. team in global repositioning for leading insurance company
  • Developed comprehensive positioning program for major steel company's groundbreaking business
  • Devised co-branding strategy and sales protocal for top telcomm company
  • Created brand architecture and naming strategy for data storage leader

Rita Franko

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Rita is an advertising and communication specialist. She has over 10 years of experience in working with international brands and advertising agencies. Rita has been responsible for brand management in the food and beverage industry. She manages the development of cross-media campaigns from creation to implementation. Rita has an extensive expertise in visual design. Travelling and exploring cultures are her passion.

Experience

  • Brand Manager for Pepsi Cola Hungary
  • Pepsi Cola Hungary - Group Brand Manager
  • McDonalds Hungary - National Marketing Manager
  • Carlsberg Hungary - Marketing Manager
  • AkcioNxs- Hungary - Full service adv.agency - Senior Strategic Planner