Bain & Company hits Italian milestone with trio of new partners

18 January 2021 2 min. read

Bain & Company has hit a milestone in Italy. With the appointment of three new partners, the strategy consultancy has seen the size of its national partnership break through the fifty mark for the first time in its 32-year history in the country. 

Per the 1st of January 2021, Laura Vezzoli, Fabio Colacchio and Mariagiovanna Di Feo have been promoted into the partnership, as part of a global intake of 54 new partners globally.

Laura Vezzoli has over 12 years of experience in management consulting and is an expert in consumer products and food retail, having worked on several projects in the confectionery, ice cream, bakery and agrifood segments. She specialises in strategy, sales, category management, mergers & acquisitions, post-merger-integration and value creation services.

In between her two spells at Bain & Company, Vezzoli held positions in both digital advisory and e-commerce at Alkemy, a startup now listed on the Milan stock exchange.

Laura Vezzoli, Fabio Colacchio and Mariagiovanna Di Feo - Bain & Company

Fabio Colacchio has been with Bain & Company since 2012, having previously worked in marketing for Procter & Gamble and four years as a marketing consultant at TradeLab, a Milan-based market research firm. He is a member of Bain’s Consumer Products, Retail and Fashion & Luxury practices. 

Colacchio has led projects across retail, fashion luxury and consumer products, advising clients on strategic planning, transformations planning, marketing, omnichannel strategy, commercial excellence, as well as commercial due diligence and digital transformation.

Mariagiovanna Di Feo meanwhile is a partner in Bain & Company’s Financial Services and Payments practices. She is specialised in helping (international) banks and payment institutions with digital payments, fintech and open innovation. Di Feo also has extensive experience in go-to-market and commercial excellence, merchant service ecosystems, SMEs banking, credit processes and lending, and post-merger integration.

All three new partners are based in Bain’s Milan office. In Italy, the firm now has over 500 partners and staff operating from its offices in Rome (launched in 1991) and Milan (established in 1989). 

“Our growth in Italy demonstrates the value adding work we are delivering at clients, and our commitment to the Italian market,” said Roberto Prioreschi, managing director of Bain & Company in Italy.

Just last week, Bain & Company acquired Pangea, a 20-strong Italian data science boutique.