Management

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Giuliano Altamura

General Manager Global BU FSI

After graduating in Computer Science Engineering in 1995, Giuliano Altamura joined Fincons Group in 2004, starting as a Project Manager on various business critical projects with some important Banking clients in the Lugano, Switzerland area (Banca del Gottardo, Cornèr Banca, Aduno, BSI). After the first successes, thanks to his solid technological, functional, and process skills in addition to his recognized management talent, he soon started supporting office management in Lugano managing clients, projects, and resources, contributing to setting up a strong team of professionals specialized in Banking.

By May 2009 he was appointed to the role of Executive in the Lugano Office.

Since October 2011, he has been responsible for the Financial Services Business Unit, with the objective of developing business at Group level in the Banking and Insurance areas.

Before joining Fincons Group, he had been working for ten years consulting for tier-1 clients in the Financial Services market, where he developed a strong specialization in technological subjects such as integration architectures, multi-channel architectures, development of applications for the web and for Call Centers, mainly working on CRM projects both in banking and in insurance areas. In his career, he has worked on important highly-critical projects for top clients such as Agip, Comune di Milano, Banca Mediolanum, SAI Assicurazioni, Banca SAI, Banca Intesa, Banca Primavera, AXA Assicurazioni, Capitalia.

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Mara Barni

Group Communication Director

Mara Barni joins Fincons in 2008 in the role of Head of Marketing & Corporate Communication, in charge of the development and coordination of marketing & communication strategies for Italian and international markets, in accordance with the company’s internalization strategy. She contributes to building brand awareness and reputation development as well as brand positioning. In 2020 Mara is appointed Group Communication Director, with the objective of developing both the corporate communications strategy and the promotion of Fincons’ values in target markets, in addition to designing the Group’s Internal Communication Vision. She defines Corporate Social Responsibility policies and realizes the employee Value Proposition, which form the basis of clear Employer Branding.

Mara acquired significant experience in marketing & communications, firstly in business consulting at a well-known international company and secondly within leading telco and IT consulting companies as Marketing & Communication Manager honing her skills in strategical development in target markets.

After graduating in Economics and Commerce at the Università Cattolica of Milan, Mara gained very important work experience and developed collaborations with universities and business management schools in the role of e-business planning and investment analysis lecturer for masters’ courses. 

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Serge Bidault

General Manager of Fincons France 

After studying Law and Business Management, Serge Bidault began his professional career as Head of Communications at the Limagrain Group (4th largest seed company in the world). He then held various general management responsibilities in the Media, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector working with several companies including the press agency TF1-LCI, other Audio-visual Production Companies and then heading up regional TV channels in France. He was also appointed CEO of a broadcast software solutions publisher specializing in technologies and services for major players in the broadcast sector and companies managing digital assets (M6 Group, France Televisions Groupe, TF1 Group, Next Radio – Altice Group, French Senate...).
In 2017, he took over operational management of 2 innovative French companies specializing in image services and technologies (Real Time 3D, AR & VR, Retail digital services ...) for civil industries like VALEO Group and for military applications. At the start of 2020, the owners of the Swiss-Italian group Fincons Group, Michele and Francesco Moretti, entrusted him with the general management of the French subsidiary, which plays a key part in the internationalization strategy the Group successfully pursues.

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Oliver Botti

Strategic Marketing and Innovation Executive Director

Graduated in Computer Science at the Università degli Studi di Milano, in 1992 he started working as researcher at the Automation Research Centre of ENEL SpA. Over the years he assumed increased responsibility as Account Manager, managing for ENEL important international R&D projects.

In the same period, he acted as consultant and reviewer for the European Commission in funded ICT Research&Innovation programmes.

In 2000 he joined the Demand & Supply Chain Management Division of TXT e-solutions, involved in the development of new markets in EMEA, covering Utilities&Energy and Fashion&Retail sectors. Over the years he covered various roles in Sales and Operations and in 2006 he was appointed Director of the Large Accounts and Enterprise Applications Business Unit.

In 2007 he was EMEA Sales Director of TXT Polymedia, driving sales of Digital Content and Media Asset Management solutions for the Media&Telco markets. In 2011, as Vice President of Kit Digital and Responsible for sales in South Eastern Europe, he had the responsibility of sales activities of the video platform developed by the company.

In 2013 he joined Fincons Group as Head of International Business Development and Innovation, developing international markets as also the portfolio innovation through R&D initiatives. Following the opening of Fincons Consulting Limited in London, in 2017 Oliver Botti was also named UK Territory Manager, with the aim of promoting and consolidating the Group’s business in the new selected territories.

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Francesco Calcagni

Director of Territory Verona

Francesco Calcagni was born on January 31 1967 in Padua. In May 1991 he graduated from the Department of Electronics of Padua University with a Degree in Electronic Engineering, specialising in Industrial Automation.
He began his career working with an Italian company specialising in management software for manufacturing industry.

In the second half of the ’90s he began working with other ICT companies serving professional studios, banks, insurance firms and the civil service, consolidating his technical skills and undertaking project management roles involving growing responsibility.

In 2003 he became Technical Director for the Northeast in Fincons, contributing to development of know-how and projects in the area, focusing specifically on banking and publishing. In 2012, following the NEC merger in Fincons SpA, became Territory Manager for North East Area. He currently holds the role of Director of Territory Verona.

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Roman Kurzo

Global BU Transportation General Manager

In 2021 Roman Kurzo was put in charge of the Group Transportation Business Unit with the role of Global BU Transportation General Manager. He is responsible for increasing company business in the transportation market internationally. Fincons has boasted a leading position in this sector for a long time. 

Roman joined Fincons in 2019 as Senior Account Manager, leveraging his strong business management skills and his ability to work with interdisciplinary teams across different geographies and technologies (BI, cybersecurity, analytics). Roman also has extensive experience of IT consulting in the Public Administration and Transportation sectors.

In 2000, after completing his studies, Roman started his career in IT consulting working for leading System Integrators. He completed his training with specialization courses in digital business development and strategy.

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Luca Laera

Delivery Center General Manager

In 2021 Luca Laera was put in change of Fincons’ Delivery Center in the role of General Manager with the objective of designing strategies and managing activities in both the Bari office and the operative hubs, consistently with the Group’s business goals and internationalization process. 

Luca began working inside Fincons’ Delivery Center in Bari, where he initially was responsible for the management of leading client’s projects in the Utilities sector in 2012. Over the years Luca has held roles of increasing responsibility in the management of Fincons’ Delivery Center activities.

He brings the Group lengthy experience in the IT consulting field as he specialised in this area immediately after graduating in Electronic Engineering at the Bari Polytechnic in 1997.

In 2000 Luca joined Exprivia S.p.A., where he grew professionally covering roles of increasing responsibility in the management of important system integration projects for industry leading companies (Telecom Italia, AGIP, SNAM Rete Gas and ENI).

In 2007 Luca joined Data Management S.p.A. where was responsible for product development for Local Public Administrations.

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Amir Lavi

Head of International Sales

Graduated in 1989 at the University of Antwerp (Belgium), Amir Lavi started his career as General Manager & Director of International Marketing for Israel’s leading market research and consulting company Gallup Israel.
He then joined Admon Communication Group as a Managing Director. After several years leading sales activities for technology companies with the aim to develop sales & business efforts in the media market throughout Europe and US, he joined Sintec Media in 2006 as Vice President of Sales for APAC & Europe, after several years was appointed President of Sintec Media Americas.
In October 2018 Amir joins Fincons Group as Head of International Sales, inside the International Business Development Team, with the purpose to support the Group’s sales and business development activities in America, Europe and Asia-Pacific

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Lorenzo Macchi

Global BU Manufacturing General Manager
Director of Competence Center SAP

In 2021 Lorenzo Macchi was appointed Global BU Manufacturing General Manager with the responsibility of consolidating and developing Fincons’ national and international presence in the Manufacturing sector. Lorenzo also holds the role of Director of Competence Center SAP supporting the Group’s growth.

Lorenzo joined Fincons in 2011 as ERP & Manufacturing Leader, managing the development of SAP Platform projects.

Lorenzo expanded his professional experience working for leading System Integrators and he gained skills in the logistics & supply chain area as well as in the management of business processes reengineering projects on the SAP Platform for large clients in the manufacturing industry.

In 1999, he graduated in Business Economics at LIUC University of Castellanza (VA), after specializing in ERP solutions for small and medium enterprises with a Masters degree at the same institute.

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Alberto Niero

General Manager Global BU Media

Alberto Niero holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science obtained in 1997 from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy.

He joined the Fincons Group in 2008 to develop and strengthen the media business unit and support the group operating model evolution.

He has significant experience in consulting work and a strong knowledge of the media industry in terms of business contexts, processes, systems, market packages and application frameworks.
During his professional career, after initial experiences focused on technical and application architectures in internet/intranet environments, over the last years he mainly worked on the radio-television sector specializing in Broadcast Management Systems and – more generally – on the areas of digitization of content production, management and distribution processes.
Before joining the Fincons Group, Alberto worked about 10 years in Accenture (Andersen Consulting before 2001) within the Communication Media & Entertainment Market Unit as part of the Business and System Integration Consulting Group.

During his career, Alberto helped key clients at national and international level to design and implement business and technology innovation programs, including: Mediaset, RCS MediaGroup, Star Group (News Corporation), Sky Italia, La7, Boodai Group, RAI, Wind, Omnitel, Louvre Museum, Teatro alla Scala, Sony Italia.

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Pietro Porta

General Manager Territory Rome

After obtaining a high school diploma in computer science in 1979, Pietro Porta decided to enter the world of work starting his career in Enel with the role of programmer. In Enel he grew professionally, taking positions of ever greater responsibility and became Project Manager in 1988.

In 1989 he joined Dow Chemical, an international company of industrial chemistry, as Project Manager for several business projects. In 1990 he held the same role within the insurance company RAS - Allianz Group.

In 1991 he returned to Enel, after a path of Project Manager on challenging and technologically innovative national projects, where he was in charge of the staff’s structure for development applications and then Responsible of purchase for ICT services, reporting to Purchasing Director, until 2001.

Until 2003 he was General Manager in a software house operating in the financial services sector. Subsequently he was Responsible for BU Energy & Utilities in B.E.E. NewTech S.p.A. (formerly Praxis Calcolo S.p.A.).

In 2011 he joined Fincons Group where, within BU Energy & Utilities, he managed several accounting activities for clients of great dimensions.

From 2019 he has become Territory Manager for Rome office, coordinating commercial activities, supervising the delivery and managing resources assigned on the territory. He actually holds the role of General Manager Territory Rome.

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Dieter Ruther

Managing Director Fincons.DE

After his degree in electronic engineering at the Technical University in Munich, Dieter Ruther successfully fulfilled various consulting and commercial positions taking advantage of technical background, being always focused to the media sector.

Later, he took up positions as Head of Sales & Regional Manager for international operating companies providing online video solutions and services, when OTT & digital media solutions became state of the art technology.

In 2019 he became Managing Director of Fincons.DE, the German subsidiary of the Group, to manage and develop the further growth of the company into the DACH market.

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Stefano Urbani

Director of International Operations

After graduating in Telecommunications Engineering in 1999 at “La Sapienza” University of Rome, Stefano joined Fincons Group in November 2013 to support growth in the Practice Web.

In 2015 he was put in charge of the Salesforce Competence Center contributing to its growth. He was also involved in Fincons’ international projects and managed more and more business development activities abroad. He was appointed Director of International Operations in 2020.

Stefano has many years of experience in consulting in Italy and abroad and has developed cross-industry experience. During his career, Stefano has dealt with Information Management, initially focusing on Business Intelligence projects then moving on to Enterprise Information Management, Web and eCommerce. Stefano also has extensive experience in the role of Solution Architect, designing Digital technological solutions for numerous initiatives.

Before joining Fincons Group, Stefano worked at Accenture (Andersen Consulting before 2001) for over 13 years in the System Integration & Technology service line and in the Emerging Technology group.

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Matteo Villa

General Manager Global BU IIR

After graduating in Computer Engineering at Milan Polytecnic in 1998, Matteo Villa began his career in some of the leading consulting companies where he covered the roles of Project Manager and Business Development Manager.

He was in charge of coordinating national and European R&D projects, managing business relationships with technological partners, research organizations, international institutions and the European Commission. Matteo also managed consultancy activities for the European Commission.

In 2013 Matteo joined Fincons Group as Business Development Senior Manager, developing consultancy services for the European Commission and its agencies and for international institutions including the UN. Matteo also manages Industry 4.0 R&D and projects funded by 2020 Horizon Programme.

In Fincons Matteo has grown even further professionally and was appointed Global General Manager for the International Institutions and Research BU in 2020. He is also in charge of a Competence Center for the Jagger platform. Matteo coordinates consultancy activities at European level, innovation on emerging technologies and cutting-edge projects, expansion of the Group offering in the e-Procurement field, contributing to the realization of Fincons’ international strategy.     

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Simone Villa

General Manager Global BU Energy & Utilities, Director of Product Center AMPPER and FiscalOne

Simone Villa was born in Varese (Italy) on 1970. He graduated with Honor in Economics at the “Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore” of Milan on 1996.

On November 1996 he began his career in Andersen Consulting, Accenture since 2000, a worldwide leader consulting and technology company. He spent his first years working in the Energy industry as business consultant deployed to the Supply Chain Service Line. He got all skills and capabilities to be promoted Manager.

Since November 2001 he has begun his professional path in the Utilities industry leading, as Project/Senior Manager, different types of projects and acquiring vertical business knowledge and relations.
Since 2005 he directly has supported the Italian subsidiary Steering Committee of an international air gases company to deploy a three years European business efficiency program.

On September 2007 he joined FINCONS GROUP as Utilities Business Unit Manager and since April 2009 he has been Senior Executive and member of Fincons Group Executive Board. Since 2015 he has been responsible of Energy&Utilities Business Unit. He also holds the role of Director of Product Center for FiscalOne and AMPPER solutions.

Giuliano Altamura Giuliano Altamura

General Manager Global BU FSI

Mara Barni Mara Barni

Group Communication Director

Serge Bidault Serge Bidault

General Manager of Fincons France 

Oliver Botti Oliver Botti

Strategic Marketing and Innovation Executive Director

Francesco Calcagni Francesco Calcagni

Director of Territory Verona

Roman Kurzo Roman Kurzo

Global BU Transportation General Manager

Luca Laera Luca Laera

Delivery Center General Manager

Amir Lavi Amir Lavi

Head of International Sales

Lorenzo Macchi Lorenzo Macchi

Global BU Manufacturing General Manager
Director of Competence Center SAP

Alberto Niero Alberto Niero

General Manager Global BU Media

Pietro Porta Pietro Porta

General Manager Territory Rome

Dieter Ruther Dieter Ruther

Managing Director Fincons.DE

Stefano Urbani Stefano Urbani

Director of International Operations

Matteo Villa Matteo Villa

General Manager Global BU IIR

Simone Villa Simone Villa

General Manager Global BU Energy & Utilities, Director of Product Center AMPPER and FiscalOne