Learning Technology Provider Giunti Labs Augments Its Senior Management Team
BackBy —Andrea Gentili has been appointed chief sales & marketing officer (CSMO) at Giunti Labs after 18 years experience within the ICT and consulting industry in several senior management positions in Italy, Southern Europe and the U.K. <br /> <br />Gentili has responsibility for global sales, marketing and business development activities, including all Giunti Labs’ subsidiaries worldwide. In addition to the subsidiaries in the U.K., U.S. and Germany, Giunti Labs recently announced the opening of offices in Sweden and Australia.<br /> <br />Gentili has extensive experience in the management of strategic planning, sales, business development, client management and alliances, business transformation/change management, business processes and relevant IT systems/infrastructure, shared services, procurement and sourcing/outsourcing.<br /> <br />After graduating with a master’s in electronic engineering at one of the top Italian Universities, Gentili has worked internationally within blue-chip companies, establishing and consistently providing an excellent track record of achievements, while alternating in management roles within Europe.<br /> <br />Before joining Giunti Labs, Gentili was vice president of U.K. business development and operations at Finmeccanica Group Services. Previously, he was vice president with responsibility for the Telecom & Media Business Unit at Capgemini Italy.<br /> <br />He also has been sales director at Lucent Technologies and business development manager for south Europe at EMC. He has worked also as principal at IBM Global Services and a manager at Accenture. <br /> <br />Giunti Labs also has appointed Paolo Sicca as its chief operating officer (COO) with responsibility for managing and optimizing all Giunti Labs’ product and service delivery processes.<br /> <br />Sicca, who has a degree in information science, started his career as a system designer at the Fiat research center and then at Wabco Westinghouse/Ansaldo, simultaneously researching Petri network applications in an event-driven software environment. For the past 10 years, he has worked at General Electric as development manager, managing large, multinational software projects, focusing on e-commerce and applying SIX-SIGMA methodology. <br /> <br />Since 2001, Paolo has carried out various roles, such as CIO and COO, focusing on organization and change management in Comtech, and Alpina and Merlo. <br /> <br />Fabrizio Cardinali, Giunti Labs’ CEO, commented: “These appointments will help Giunti Labs to move to the next level as a worldwide learning and knowledge management technology provider.<br /> <br />“In recent months, Giunti Labs has opened new offices — in Sweden and in Australia — and established a wholly owned subsidiary in the U.K. in the light of some excellent trading results in the U.K. in 2007. We have further plans for international growth and both Andrea and Paolo have much to contribute as this further expansion takes place.” <br />
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