Founding Partner, 42, from the Italian region of Romagna. A degree in Economics marked my destiny: from the coastal beaches of Rimini to international finance in the city of Milan. As a boy I dreamt of being a “sportsman”, whatever that was supposed to mean. As an adult (almost) I continue to chase that dream every day.
I’ve done sport right from a young boy, but however much I put into it, I didn’t manage to make it my profession. Today I’ve found success in other professions, largely thanks to what sport taught me. There aren’t any shortcuts: what I have achieved has been the result of hard work, ambition, ability, some good mentors and great teammates. When I have failed, it’s been because I wasn’t properly prepared or perhaps because the objective was too ambitious; in any case it has never been the fault of others, only ever my own.
“You’ll never be defeated until the moment you blame someone else for your failures.”