A professional Volleyball coach since 1990, I have developed skills in leadership and the ability to negociate in complex situations and take decisions under pressure thanks to great working opportunities on an international level (national teams, best clubs in Europe, most important sports events like Olympic Games, World Championships, World League, European Championships), increasing the responsibility in human resources management, coordination of marketing plans aimed at carrying out business projects.
My profile is supplemented by special attention to human resources development (I am an advisor for an important Italian agro-industrial group and a teacher at Bocconi University in Milan) and my activity as a writer, freelance journalist, sport psychology teacher and Congress speaker.
1996-97 Degree in Philosophy at "Universita degli Studi" of Torino.
Specialization: Cultural Anthropology.
Graduation thesis: “Circumcision rituals in Madagascar”.
Italian: Native speaking
English: very good. First Certificate in English, from University of Cambridge (session June 2001), grade C.
Modern Greek: very good.
Spanish: fairly good.
French: fairly good.
Winter 2006, Assistant Coach, Italian men's National Team (Head Coach: Giampaolo Montali)
World Championship (Japan – November/December 2006)- 5th position
Summer 2006, Head Coach, Finnish men's National Team
World League (pool B: Bra-Arg-Por-Fin)
Responsible for the placement of Finnish players (16 players in Italy, France, and Germany)
2005-2006, Head Coach, Giotto Padova (Italian League serie A1)
Summer 2005, Head Coach, Finnish men's National Team
Silver Medal European League (Kazan, July 2005)
Responsible for the placement of Finnish players (14 players in Italy, France, Germany)
2004-2005, Head Coach, Lube Banca Marche Macerata (Italian League serie A1)
Winner of Cev Cup (Palma de Majorca – March 2005)
Final Eight of the Italian Cup (Sansepolcro – March 2005)
Summer 2004, Assistant Coach, Italian men's National Team (Head Coach: Giampaolo Montali)
Silver Medal- Games of the XXVIII Olympiad (Athens – August 2004)
Silver Medal- World League (Rome – July 2004)
2003-2004, Head Coach, UniMade Parma (Italian League serie A1)
Final Eight of the Italian Cup (La Spezia - March 2004)
Summer 2003, Assistant Coach, Italian men's National Team (Head Coach: Giampaolo Montali)
Gold medal- Medal European Championship (Berlin – September 2003)
Bronze Medal- World League (Madrid – July 2003)
2002-2003, Head Coach, Copra Ventaglio Piacenza (Italian League serie A1)
Recipient of the “Costa-Anderlini” award as Best Italian Head Coach of the Italian League serie A2 (season 2001/02)
Head Coach of “Rest of the World” in All Star Game 2002 (Trieste 27th November 2002: Rest of the World-Italy 3-1)
2001-2002, Head Coach, Copra Piacenza (Italian League serie A2)
1st position, promoted to Italian League serie A1
Winner of the Italian Cup serie A2
1999-2001, Head Coach, Pony Express Kappa Torino (Italian League serie A2)
6th position (99-00) and 7th position (00-01)
Winner of the Italian Cup serie A2 (00-01)
Head Coach of Cus Torino team at the National University Championship
Gold Medal- University Championship (Cagliari 2001)
Gold Medal- University Championship (Torino 2000)
Summer 1999, Assistant Coach, Greek men's National Team (Head Coach: Giampaolo Montali)
1998-1999, Head Coach, Kappa Torino (Italian League serie B1)
1st position, promoted to the Italian League Serie A2
Silver Medal Italian Cup serie B
1996-1998, Assistant Coach, Olympiakos Piraeus (Greek League, First Division),
(Head Coach: Giampaolo Montali)
1st position, winner of the Greek League (97-98) and 3rd position (96-97)
Twice Winner of the Greek Cups
2 Silver Medals- Cup Winners’ Cups
1990-1996, Assistant Coach, Lecce Pen Cus Torino (from Italian League B2 to Italian serie A2)
(Head Coaches: G. Melato, A. Ippolito, B. Bagnoli)
Winner of the Italian league serie B2, promoted to the Italian league serie B1
Silver Medal- Italian Cup serie B
Winner of the “Costa-Anderlini” award as Best Italian Head Coach of the Italian League serie A2 (season 2001/02)
As Head Coach:
Once winner of the CEV Cup
Silver Medal- European League 2005
One promotion from Serie A2 to Serie A1
One promotion from Serie B1 to Serie A2
Twice winner of the Italian Cups (serie A2)
Two Gold Medals- University Championship
Official Matches: 271 - 172 of them won (64%)
As Assistant Coach:
Gold Medal- European Championship (Berlin 2003)
Silver Medal- Games of the XXVIII Olympiad (Athens 2004)
Silver Medal- World League (Rome 2004)
Bronze Medal- World League (Madrid 2003)
Once winner of the Greek Championship
Twice winner of the Greek Cups
Two Silver Medals Cup Winners' Cup
One Final Four European SuperCup
One promotion from serie B2 to serie B1
- Advisor in Human Resource development for FERRARINI Spa, a very important Italian agro-industrial group. Responsible for the development of 120 sale agents.
- Anthropological on field-research (summer 1994) in Mananjary (Madagascar, Antambahoaka ethnic group) concerning passage-rites in Madagascar.
-Publication of a sports story book: “Andiamo a Vera Cruz con quattro acca. Storie di sport e scacchi matti” – (1° Edition December 2001 Portofranco Editore Publisher; 2° Edition March 2005 BradipoLibri Editore Publisher).
- Freelance journalist: “Il giornale del Piemonte”, “Libertà”, “Il Sole 24 ore - sport, “ Pallavolo-Supervolley”, “Hi Tech volleyball”, “Sport Magazine Piacenza”, website “www.volleyball.it” “Piemonte Opinioni”, “Sports”, “Block volleyball magazine”, “Stadium”.
- Member of the CUS Torino Border Director (Centro Universitario Sportivo – University Sport Center of Torino) - 1999-2003 – Presidents: Mr. Primo Nebiolo and Mr. Riccardo D’Elicio.
- Member of the Sports Psychology Department at the Torino University.
- “Goal setting, teambuilding and teamworking for business management” teacher (Bocconi University – Milano).
- Speaker in the seminar “Successful Leadership” (Tampere, Fin – 04/08/2006) with the Finnish Industry Minister.
- “Master in Sports Psychology” teacher (Suism Torino – University School of Physical Education).
- “Master in Volleyball Coaching” teacher in Torino, Milano, Piacenza, Cremona, Parma.
- Project manager of marketing plans in sport for Kappa Torino, Copra Piacenza, Unimade Parma, Finnish National Team.