WHO WE ARE

MANY FACETS, ONE SINGLE FIRM

 

We are a busi­ness designed for busi­ness­es. Peo­ple with dif­fer­ent lev­els of senior­i­ty mov­ing through var­i­ous mar­kets, with mul­ti­ple areas of exper­tise. Glasford’s ‘melt­ing pot’ of skills is the trea­sure we offer to our clients on a dai­ly basis.

Andrea Lamanna

Asso­ciate Partner

LEGGI DI PIÙ

I have been prac­tic­ing sail­ing since I was six. From the begin­ning, what most fas­ci­nat­ed me was not the sea but the crew, because when peo­ple gath­er for a com­mon goal always hap­pens some­thing amazing.
My career path has been peo­ple-dri­ven and with the same belief today, as Asso­ciate Part­ner in Glasford, I man­age Senior and Top Man­ag­er search & selec­tion projects with­in var­i­ous indus­tries, both at nation­al and inter­na­tion­al level.
After my degree in Law, with a spe­cial­iza­tion in Labor Law, I have built up a long-last­ing career path with­in the Exec­u­tive Search as Asso­ciate Part­ner, Man­ag­er and Senior Consultant.
Today I am sat­is­fied with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to be a ref­er­ence point with­in the crew: col­lab­o­ra­tion, trust and shar­ing are our essen­tial prin­ci­ples to be increas­ing­ly reli­able and capa­ble busi­ness partners.

Emanuela Ferro

Part­ner & Busi­ness Strat­e­gy Leader

LEGGI DI PIÙ

When I was a child, I won­dered if “being ide­al­ist” could be a job: I dreamed of trav­el­ling the world, cross­ing every bor­der, build­ing bridges between cul­tures and cre­at­ing val­ue for a bet­ter world.
As Part­ner and Busi­ness Strat­e­gy Leader of Glasford, today I am respon­si­ble for defin­ing Glasford’s busi­ness strat­e­gy. I do that by lead­ing strate­gic mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion activ­i­ties as well as val­ue propo­si­tion and busi­ness con­sult­ing team and activ­i­ties. More­over, I devel­op and man­age clients’ rela­tion­ships with a spe­cial focus on the indus­tri­al seg­ment and, as part of the Inter­na­tion­al Busi­ness Devel­op­ment Team, I pro­mote cross-coun­try oppor­tu­ni­ties and projects to enhance our glob­al nature.
I believe that curios­i­ty and con­tin­u­ous improve­ment are at the base of excel­lence achiev­ing and this belief has most­ly impact­ed on my edu­ca­tion and career choic­es. In my tool­box today there are a Bachelor’s degree in Inter­cul­tur­al Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, a Master’s degree in Soci­ol­o­gy, and an exec­u­tive mas­ter in Busi­ness Management.
Before join­ing Glasford, I have col­lect­ed sig­nif­i­cant expe­ri­ences as a con­sul­tant real­iz­ing the impor­tance of co-design approach in order to help com­pa­nies in their growth, through the enhance­ment of human capital.
Turn com­plex­i­ties, uncer­tain­ties and risks into oppor­tu­ni­ties, con­tribut­ing to the evo­lu­tion of the busi­ness sys­tem: this is my pro­fes­sion­al mis­sion at the side of busi­ness lead­ers. And this is the most prag­mat­ic and use­ful way of “being idealist”.

Stefania Dentico

Stefania Dentico

Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Specialist

LEGGI DI PIÙ

I love num­bers and rig­or, as well as cre­ativ­i­ty and unex­pect­ed. Today I am Glasford’s Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Spe­cial­ist, a role that allows me to express both my sci­en­tif­ic soul and the more cre­ative one. With this dou­ble approach I deal with busi­ness intel­li­gence and com­mu­ni­ca­tion, trans­mit­ting trends and pro­jec­tions to the con­sult­ing team with the aim of con­tribut­ing to the sce­nar­ios under­stand­ing, in a con­stant­ly mov­ing mar­ket, find­ing a com­mon lan­guage between consultants, com­pa­nies and man­agers. With engi­neer­ing pas­sion, I lead the CRM project and devel­op all cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tion and dig­i­tal brand­ing activ­i­ties: in these areas the con­tin­u­ous con­nec­tion between data, fore­casts and cre­ativ­i­ty is essen­tial to be distinctive.
The path that led me to this role was inten­tion­al­ly diver­gent: I grad­u­at­ed in Mechan­i­cal Engi­neer­ing and had var­i­ous expe­ri­ences in finance and mar­ket­ing. When I met Glasford, I was look­ing for a turn­ing point: I found a chal­leng­ing envi­ron­ment ani­mat­ed by adven­tur­ous people.
Today words, num­bers and graph­ics inter­twine dai­ly in my work as valid allies for the three-dimen­sion­al inter­pre­ta­tion of mar­ket and business.

Chiara Gianone

Chiara Gianone

Senior Search Associate

LEGGI DI PIÙ

When I was a child, I had lots of ideas, as many as the flow­ers of the shop I would have be own­er of.
Today as Glasford’s Senior Search Asso­ciate my aim is to look for the most suit­able can­di­dates for the evo­lu­tion­ary moment that the com­pa­ny is experiencing.
I don’t like pre-estab­lished recipes: I believe in the val­ue of deep under­stand­ing with­in each project, in the impor­tance of com­bin­ing an over­all overview and a detailed vision, prob­ing all pos­si­ble paths in order to reach a pre­cise focus on the solution.
For this rea­son, it is essen­tial to col­lect and con­nect tech­ni­cal and busi­ness infor­ma­tion from the mar­ket, in its var­i­ous seg­ments, to build an in-depth knowl­edge of the project and to trans­mit it clear­ly with­in the organization as well as towards the customer.
I make the manager’s tran­si­tion smoother and more con­scious thanks to the strong focus and com­pre­hen­sion of his devel­op­ment lever­ages along­side his learn­ing and career path.
After count­less paths trav­eled and suc­cess­ful projects, today I am a ref­er­ence point and a trust­ed part­ner both for my col­leagues and our clients, always striv­ing for the solu­tion they do not expect.

Valeria Palombini

Valeria Palombini

Part­ner & Oper­a­tions Strat­e­gy Leader

LEGGI DI PIÙ

I have nature in my heart since I was born. When I was a child, I was used to observe the coun­try in front of me, admir­ing its col­ors and lights. This over­all vision, beyond the bound­aries of details, is the most impor­tant val­ue that I dai­ly add to my job.
As Part­ner, I sup­port com­pa­nies in their evo­lu­tion con­nect­ing their strat­e­gy, peo­ple and orga­ni­za­tion­al cul­ture. As Oper­a­tions Strat­e­gy Leader, I build teams for each research project, with the aim of pro­vid­ing the best solu­tion for each client. In doing so, I con­tribute in shar­ing the company’s know-how, build­ing a qual­i­ty mod­el found­ed on Glasford’s tridi­men­sion­al model.
I always tried to under­stand the com­plex­i­ty: I have a Master’s Degree in Orga­ni­za­tion­al Psy­chol­o­gy and an exec­u­tive Mas­ter in Gen­er­al Man­age­ment. I applied my learned skills both in the cor­po­rate HR func­tion and in con­sult­ing activ­i­ties. My look today can rely on a con­sol­i­dat­ed method­olog­i­cal her­itage, ready to explore and dis­cov­er the per­son that will get into the com­pa­ny. Today, as yes­ter­day, I keep look­ing for har­mo­ny in the com­plex­i­ty: evo­lu­tion can only be real­ized with an open­mind­ed approach, both for com­pa­nies and for people.

Massimo Quizielvu

Massimo Quizielvù

Man­ag­ing Partner

LEGGI DI PIÙ

As a child, I had the tal­ent to see the inher­ent poten­tial in peo­ple and to ori­ent them towards choic­es that, per­haps, they would not do. With those same eyes, now I look at com­pa­nies with the aim of help­ing them in their evo­lu­tion, over­com­ing lim­its and difficulties.
I am the keep­er of a dream called Glasford that keeps on grow­ing thanks to the involve­ment of all the stake­hold­ers. I take care of all con­nec­tions between peo­ple and com­pa­nies, with­out los­ing the path marked out by our found­ing val­ues: intel­lec­tu­al hon­esty, human­ism, cross-fer­til­iza­tion and extra-mile.
I man­aged sev­er­al com­pa­nies as Exec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor and Board Mem­ber. These have been dif­fer­ent expe­ri­ences with­in the same jour­ney. Each les­son learned, each rela­tion­ship opened, each break­through made me acquire a glob­al vision and under­stand that every evo­lu­tion­ary ges­ture is always aware, trans­par­ent and rev­o­lu­tion­ary. Explo­ration, dis­cov­ery, con­nec­tions are for peo­ple who want more of the world “as it is” and look for new solu­tions. Peo­ple capa­ble of cre­at­ing val­ue for the com­pa­ny and for the soci­ety in the name of com­mon well-being.

Riccardo Lamanna

Riccardo Lamanna

Pres­i­dent

LEGGI DI PIÙ

I am a sailor and a run­ner, just like I dreamed as a kid. My run in Exec­u­tive Search start­ed in 1980, as HR Man­ag­er and Senior HR VP in sev­er­al com­pa­nies, both in Italy and in Europe.
In 1998 I con­tributed to the start-up of Glasford Inter­na­tion­al. I didn’t stop run­ning but I start­ed a new jour­ney: the road is the whole world and I assem­bled the crew around me.
Our pur­pose is to help com­pa­nies in their evo­lu­tion, pro­mot­ing con­nec­tions between human cap­i­tal and cor­po­rate cul­ture, build­ing the path togeth­er, find­ing the best solu­tion. Today I pro­vide all my knowl­edge, from stake­hold­ers’ lis­ten­ing to busi­ness sce­nar­ios’ com­pre­hen­sion, always run­ning the extra-mile and look­ing for excel­lence in our Peo­ple Dis­cov­ery projects.

Silvia Colombo

Silvia Colombo

Office Man­ag­er

LEGGI DI PIÙ

As a kid I had many ideas on the future. The one I believed the most was to become a dancer: a per­son that, with­out any vis­i­ble effort, twirls on the stage.
As Glasford’s Office Man­ag­er I ensure that the show runs seam­less­ly and smooth­ly. I am behind the scenes coor­di­nat­ing, man­ag­ing and resolv­ing, because my job is about tak­ing care of all process­es sup­port­ing the team, ascer­tain­ing that every­thing is in its place and every­thing goes effort­less­ly. The path that took me here was led by the desire to face new chal­lenges and by curios­i­ty: I took a degree in Labour Psy­chol­o­gy, and I have been work­ing in the Exec­u­tive Search from more than twen­ty years. I am con­vinced that the per­fect bal­ance is inher­ent in my man­age­ment activ­i­ties, so that all Peo­ple Dis­cov­ery projects pro­ceed with harmony.

Lorenzo Vescuso

Lorenzo Vescuso

Prin­ci­pal

LEGGI DI PIÙ

Pas­sion is every­thing, I always thought it. Even when I was a kid and want­ed to become a sports agent, dis­cov­er tal­ents and guid­ing them in the most impor­tant steps of their career.
With this atti­tude, today I play the role of Prin­ci­pal in Glasford Inter­na­tion­al. My goal is to get in touch with an increas­ing num­ber of stake­hold­ers, to guide and advise them apply­ing the skills acquired in years of expe­ri­ence in Exec­u­tive Search. In detail, I have a spe­cif­ic focus on cor­po­rate trans­ac­tion mar­ket, in which mid-size and pan-Euro­pean pri­vate equi­ty funds becomes new share­hold­ers. For these investors, for the invest­ment banks and for all the advi­sors involved, I also over­see their teams’ reinforcing.
The admis­sion to the Ital­ian bar, com­bined with a post-grad­u­ate degree in Pub­lic Affairs & Cor­po­rate Finance Com­mu­ni­ca­tion at LUISS Busi­ness School and a great pas­sion for for­eign lan­guages allowed me to embrace first the strat­e­gy depart­ment of a For­tune 500 com­pa­ny, and then to become a Con­sul­tant in the Exec­u­tive Search market.
These expe­ri­ences have been cru­cial to become, today, a piv­ot in Glasford’s “Peo­ple Dis­cov­ery” projects and lead our part­ners in a new struc­tur­al evolution.

Marco Alici Biondi

Marco Alici Biondi

Asso­ciate Partner

LEGGI DI PIÙ

My child­hood was fas­ci­nat­ed by the dream of becom­ing a her­mit: a para­dox, since my biggest pas­sions have always been rela­tion­ships and music. As an adult, I can say that my job is to cre­ate sol­id networks.
Con­nect­ing and evolv­ing are the core of my job in Glasford: in my every­day activ­i­ties with­in the North-East sys­tem, I sup­port our clients in their devel­op­ment, gen­uine­ly rep­re­sent­ing their mis­sion, at both local and inter­na­tion­al levels.
My Bachelor’s Degree in Polit­i­cal Sci­ences and Inter­na­tion­al Rela­tion­ships and a Master’s Degree in Sci­en­tif­ic Com­mu­ni­ca­tion gave me the foun­da­tions on which I built sig­ni­fica­tive expe­ri­ences in HR con­sult­ing, with increas­ing respon­si­bil­i­ties. In detail, I coor­di­nat­ed teams involved in orga­ni­za­tion­al start-up projects for multi­na­tion­als and I man­aged teams focused on tal­ent acqui­si­tion, with a spe­cial focus on the strength­en­ing of dig­i­tal skills.
All these expe­ri­ences have been cru­cial: peo­ple, projects and com­pa­nies drew the path that made me a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Glasford’s “Peo­ple Dis­cov­ery” phi­los­o­phy, look­ing for a har­mo­nious sym­pho­ny for the company.

Irene Gallucci

Senior Search Associate

LEGGI DI PIÙ

Each thing in nature has its func­tion. Even a leaf can open a world com­posed by slight nuances per­fect­ly con­nect­ed. The pos­si­bil­i­ty to both­ly have an over­all and detailed view have always fas­ci­nat­ed me, and as Glasford’s Senior Search Asso­ciate I can ful­ly express this attitude.
I ana­lyze com­pa­nies com­mit­ting myself to find peo­ple with sol­id val­ues and an inno­v­a­tive approach that, togeth­er with the nec­es­sary tech­ni­cal skills, can lead their worth to the busi­ness project.
I built my edu­ca­tion try­ing to answer a ques­tion: why peo­ple choose one pro­fes­sion­al path instead of anoth­er? What moti­vates them? What dri­ves them for change? I col­lect­ed a Bachelor’s Degree in Orga­ni­za­tion­al Psy­chol­o­gy, a Master’s Degree in HR and a post­grad­u­ate course in Busi­ness Coach­ing. As a pro­fes­sion­al, I have gained expe­ri­ence as Con­sul­tant, HR Spe­cial­ist, Senior Recruiter and HR Manager.
In my job I bring my abil­i­ty to com­pre­hend rela­tion­ship and my “think­ing out­side the box” instinct: unavoid­able aspects to help the busi­ness sys­tem evolv­ing and innovating.