Co-founder and Managing Director of Project4U with over 18 years of marketing and business development experience for European brands in the USA. He is also Director of Italian Programs at US Market Access Center, Silicon Valleys longest running International Tech Accelerator. Successfully established and expanded the US Market for companies in the technology, mechanical, services, home décor, construction, and Food&Wine sectors. Prior to joining Project4U, Stefano was Business Development Manager at Vitaminic USA Inc. and New Market Development manager at Italbiz (Seat Pagine Gialle) based in Los Angeles. Stefano brings to Project4U his experience of product development, marketing and international trade from former positions at Ottavia.com and ItalBridge International. Stefano holds a BS in International Business and an MBA from the McLaren School of Business and Management at the University of San Francisco.
Former Managing Director of Vitaminic Usa Inc, brings 20 years of management experience in sales and marketing matured in leading companies such as Seat, Olivetti, RCS. Prior to joining Vitaminic, he was Director of the Internet Business Unit at Seat Pagine Gialle and before then Editorial, Marketing and Communication Director at Italia Online (Olivetti). Gianluca graduated in Business and Economics at Bocconi University (Milan) and holds an MBA from the Haas Business School at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a regular contributor from Silicon Valley for Sole24Ore, LabItalia, Soprattutto, RadioClassica (MilanoFinanza). Click to view Gianluca's blog on new media (in Italian).
Prior to becoming Project4U Marketing Manager, Irene was Marketing Director at XL Advertising & Communication in Athens where she was responsible for the promotion and business development activities in Greece for all of Fiera Milano and Reed Exhibition trade shows. In addition to her expertise in Trade Show promotion and management, Irene brings to Project4U her skills in international trade, sales, and event management through her former position as Executive Manager at the Italian-Greek Chamber of Commerce. After DUTARS at University of Ca' Foscari in Venice, Irene achieved her Master in Sports and Cultural Events Management from the CSCI in Berlin.
Danielle Caponi Bolla
Born in San Francisco, has a degree in journalism with a minor in PR and started her career as a copywriter in Europe. After 12 years working at boutique PR & marketing firms and private companies in the US and abroad she founded her own PR firm in 2011 and now also works with Project4U clients on their integrated communications plan and on how best to share their story whether it be through online marketing, social media or traditional PR.
Born in northern Italy, started programming at the ripe old age of 8 and knew after a semester abroad at UCLA that he was a true “america-o-phile.” After obtaining his degree in psychology he travelled extensively while working for a boutique marketing firm in Turin, Italy before moving to the US to pursue a technical career in the animation industry, his first love. He has worked several years with companies like Disney, ImageMoversDigital and Lucasfilm Animaiton. For Project4U Federico is focused on web and graphic design and all things analytical.