Management Team

Our management team counts on professionals that have matured considerable experience in business contexts also of big size, different industries and levels of complexity: specialists that come from the business, who are at the service of the business.

Alessandro Ielo

founder & managing partner


Graduate in Business Economics at the Cattolica University of Milan and Certified Public Accountant.
Almost twenty years experience both in the industrial and the financial field thanks to several tasks, also at an international level, both in the commercial and the operational area.
4 years of  experience in KPMG in Milan in Audit and Consultancy M&A.
13 years of experience in Aster Associate Termoimpianti S.p.A, an engineering company (Milan). Vice President and Member of Board of Directors in various societies of the Group. He worked for long periods abroad (Johannesburg, London, Manila, Hong Kong) and has, in addition, supervised the Group’s operational and financial restructuring (2006).
2 years as Managing Director of Arques Italia S.r.l., the Italian branch of Arques Industries AG, an investment holding company listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange focusing on companies in transitional situations.
Since 2008 contributes to the development of VERTUS which has founded. He also seats in the boards of directors of Termofin S.p.A. (Investment holding), Cave Capital S.r.l. (Investment holding) and Greenhouse 1 (renewables energy).

Carlo Balzarini

partner – industrial relations


With a degree in Philosophy at Cattolica University of Milan, Carlo has over 30 years experience in the human relations management, with particular regard to restructuring process.
Past responsible of the crisis unit of the Lombardy Region Agency (ARIFL), ha has also covered various managerial assignments in large groups such as Postalmarket S.p.A., Seci S.p.A. and ABB.
Currently Carlo supports VERTUS reindustrializations and replacement projects with the industrial relations activity with both Unions and Ministry of Labour and of Industrial Development.

Giorgio Marietti

partner – outplacement & coaching


Graduated in Electronic Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Member of ICF and ICF-Italy and Professional Coach certificate at PCC. Giorgio is an expert in human resources and coaching. In particular, he has extensive experience as a researcher at the Politecnico di Milano, and previously worked as Program Manager at Italtel, HR Director in ETNOTEAM, ICT, a company with more than 1,500 employees.
Coach on Leadership and Communication with over 500 classes hours and teacher at Marina Osnaghi’s Coaching School. He offers voluntary support to the San Vittore prison of Milan.

Maria Elena Brockhaus

project coordinator


With a degree in Law at the Genoa University, Maria Elena has developed a significant experience in the corporate communication (Barabino & Partners) and  as Communication manager at Quanta SpA, an italian group active in b2b hr services, events and sports. As a project manager she has supported the startup Shopping & Charity, web magazine on Italian excellences. She cooperates with VERTUS since 2015.


Cesare Pasqualini

partner – tax & corporate finance


Graduated in Business Administration at Bocconi University in Milan. Auditor. Cesare is an expert in due diligence, business valuations and extraordinary M&A transactions. Moreover, he is an expert in management consulting, accountancy and corporate tax in different industries.

Fabio Gallucci 

financial advisor


Fabio holds a Bachelor and Master degrees in Management and Accounting with Law from the University of Pavia. Fabio is a Founding Partner of FG2 Capital, an investment company, and looks after the investments in the U.S. and Europe; he is also a Partner and Investment Committee member of SAF Venture.
Besides being a professional investor, he has worked as a Manager in a top global boutique strategy consulting firm (CVA) in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, managing projects for major international companies in industries such as Financial Services, Banking, Manufacturing, Technology, Energy and Utilities. Previously, Fabio was a Manager in the Private Equity team of EY Sydney.
He has a significant international experience having lived and worked in London, Manchester, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne for the last 8 years.

Francesco Ferraris 

senior advisor 


With a Degree in Economics at the University of Turin, Francesco owns a wide range of skills acquired through the experience on the ground. Financial and Business Consultant, Turnaround Manager in SMEs, Private Equity Professional and CFO, he started his career at Canon Italia, as financial controller. Then, he entered the banking world, first in 1983 at Morgan Guaranty Trust Co and in 1989 at Basinvest. Here, he founded and led the Capital Market Division, making it generating more than 4 billions in three years. Subsequently, he worked in the multinational Zambon Group as Financial Director, Head of the Financial Department and analyst for new investments projects.  Then he entered the automotive business as Manager and Board member of SCAM S.p.a. His skills include also: business and accounting due diligence, relations with trade unions.

Paolo Sassone

partner – outplacement


With a degree at the Cattolica University of Milan, Professional coach and Team Coaching  specialist (ICF certified), Paolo started his carrer in Fiat Group, as hr manager in the steel division and then in Max Meyer and Pirelli. Has covered various roles in the hr management with increasing responsibilities and worked also for large groups such as Hay, Consiel e Mercer.
Since 5 years he is permanent member of the Work and Organization commission of Psycologists in Lombardy.

Andrea Garretta 

consultant – real estate


With a Degree in Law at the Statale University of Milan, Andrea has more than 15 years experience in Real Estate, with reference to industrial-logistics properties. After several positions in the Management and Coordination of big enterprises in the retail industry, as for instance Auchan S.p.a, Esselunga S.p.a and Lidl s.r.l., Andrea currently cooperates with VERTUS in the field of Real Estate, with regard to due diligence and exploitation of properties’ assets.

Ilaria Girino

hr solutions generalist


Graduated in Labour Psychology at the University of Turin, Ilaria has gained some years of experience whithin the Human Resources Management of major companies, including Banca Sella and A. Manzoni & C.- Gruppo Editoriale GEDI. In the HR Solutions Division at Vertus, Ilaria deals in particular with Selection and Assessment activities.

Chiara Caramazza



With a degree in Psychology in the Turin University, since 2010 she is free professional and works as a psychologist and co-manager of focus groups.
Since 2012, she collaborates with VERTUS as a researcher.

Matilde Cesaro

senior consultant – outplacement


Psychologist, life & corporate coach, experienced in self-narration and autobiographic writing. She has been working for several years as group driver and managerial training organizing courses, stage and training courses on themes such as empowerment, leadership, corporate emotional intelligence, the process of communication and team management, in a team oriented environment. She works with companies and schools using self-narration for building each person’s professional and personal project. She creates narrative orientation workshops for unoccupied, unemployed and people out of the job world (narrative outplacement). She has collaborated as on-line newspaper author: Coaching Time and Coach Mag.

Marco Filippo Martinengo 

hr solutions specialist


Graduated in Modern Literature and History of Italian Language at the Statale University in Milan, graduated in piano at the State Conservatory, Marco obtained a Master’s degree in Organization and Personnel at the Bocconi University in Milan and is a Hogan Certified Assessor.
In Manpower Group he gained experience in the research and selection process of managerial profiles and in the development of assessment solutions, coaching, leadership development, outplacement.
Within the HR Solutions division in Vertus, Marco is currently engaged in both commercial development and delivery activities, mainly in the area of research and assessment.