Team

Our team of financial and tech experts

Fabrizio Petrucci

With an impressive three-decade career in M&A law and a rich academic background, Fabrizio is a
qualified professional who has navigated the intricacies of prestigious international law firms and
academia. His extensive portfolio includes strategic investments in numerous companies, where he
assumed leadership roles, contributing to their growth and success. Presently, as the CEO of
Ground Control Holding, Fabrizio continues to steer the company with visionary leadership,
blending his legal finesse with a dynamic approach to business management.

Alberto Stanghellini

Alberto directs all operations and executes diverse functions for AVM portfolio companies,
showcasing a dynamic skill set. Joining AVM in 2017 after a successful tenure at Corporate
Services SRL, a specialized consulting firm for alternative asset managers, Alberto brings a wealth
of industry expertise. His academic credentials include degrees in management and finance from the
University of Bergamo and the University of Milan Bicocca, underscoring his comprehensive
knowledge in the field.

Carlo Miglietta

With a wealth of expertise in applied bioengineering, Carlo stands in the field, showcasing a
profound understanding of the intricacies involved in the design of implanted surgical devices. As a
founding member of both 2B1 (established in 2004) and MyConsulting (established in 2018), Carlo
brings a visionary approach to the intersection of healthcare and technology. His extensive
experience is a testament to his commitment to innovation, consistently driving advancements that
redefine the landscape of bioengineering. Notably, Carlo's distinctive proficiency in the design of
biomedical implantable devices stands as an indispensable cornerstone, providing unparalleled
depth to the precision mechanical design endeavors undertaken at Prometheus and Ground Control
Holding.

Dario Calzavara

Graduated in Economics and Commerce, Dario has held managerial and strategic roles in Research
and Development, motorsport and marketing. He was an executive in the Ferrari F1 team,
Marketing Director of Ferrari North America and subsequently Director of R&D and product
development and member of the Board of Directors of Pirelli Tire Holding. In 2015 he founded
Terra Modena Mechatronic engineering company that designs and manufactures electric and hybrid
propulsion systems for boats of all sizes and land vehicles.

Anna Maria Darmanin

Anna Maria is the Secretary General of the European Tugowners Association, serves as the sole
representative of the industry in Europe. Her role involves promoting the interests of the members
and advocating for the industry at international, EU, and national levels. With a background as the
former Vice President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and Chair of the
Single Market Observatory, Anna Maria possesses 11 years of experience in policy areas such as
Sustainable Development, maritime affairs, employment, ICT, consumer affairs, and innovation.

Radu Gheorghe Magdin

Radu is the CEO of Smartlink Communications SRL, overseeing strategic communication projects,
policy advice, and global expansion. Concurrently, as Vice President of Strategikon, a think tank,
he coordinates European affairs projects and engages in strategic and brand communication. Radu
served as an Honorary Advisor to the Prime Minister of Romania, specializing in strategic
communication and image strategy. He has a background as the European Policy Manager at
Google Brussels and Communication Manager at EURACTIV Media Network and possesses
extensive experience in public affairs, communication, and media.

Maria Letizia Terranova

Maria Letizia is a retired Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Tor Vergata University in Rome
who boasts a distinguished career. Serving as Director of the University Scientific Library and
holding various leadership roles, including Deputy Head of the Department of Chemical Sciences
and Technologies, she has been a driving force in nanotechnology and materials science. As a co-
founder and Scientific Coordinator of NanoShare Srl Company, MLT continues her impactful
contributions, she collaborates with ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana) on nanomaterials for spatial
applications.

Alberto Pentimalli

With over 15 years of experience, Alberto excels in originating, engineering, and executing
sophisticated investment, financing, and M&A transactions across diverse industries and
geographies. His strategic prowess extends from Italy to Hong Kong, demonstrating a
comprehensive understanding of intricate financial landscapes. Alberto is also serving as Italy’s
country manager of CIGP from Geneve.

Salvatore Majorana

Salvatore is Director of Kilometro Rosso, the innovation district of Bergamo whose mission is to foster collaboration between companies and research institutions, accompanying the processes of technology transfer and the development of new products. Engineer, MBA from INSEAD and innovation expert, as advisor to the CYSERO fund, he invests companies active in the robotics and cybersecurity sectors.
He participated in the design, fundraising and launch of the Eureka! investment fund, which invests in initiatives originating from scientific research in the materials sector to create start-ups in the field of environmental sustainability, mobility and energy.

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Ardesia Technologies - Marco Arru

Marco Arru is a dedicated electronics engineer with a robust background in designing electronic
and mechanical devices. Having earned the title of "inventor" among peers, he transformed his
passion into a profession. With experience in academia and business, Marco co-founded Ardesia
Technologies in 2017, where his focus lies on professional and business growth. His skill set
encompasses electronic systems design, firmware programming, 3D CAD design, and compliance
with medical industry standards, including QMS ISO 13485. He holds a Master's Degree in
Electronic Engineering from the University of Bologna and has completed training courses in
drafting technical files and risk analysis.

Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano, founded in 1863, stands as a premier technical university globally, located in
Milan, Italy. Renowned for excellence in engineering, architecture, and industrial design, it offers
diverse undergraduate and postgraduate programs across multiple campuses. The institution
prioritizes practical applications, providing students with cutting-edge facilities and a dynamic
learning environment. With a strong emphasis on research and industry collaborations, Politecnico
di Milano is a hub for technological innovation. Its commitment to shaping future leaders in various
fields makes it a respected and influential institution in the realm of science and technology
education.

Kilometro Rosso

Kilometro Rosso innovation district, is a leading private innovation hub in Europe, functioning as a
convergence point for businesses, universities, and research centers, it is dedicated to fostering
innovation in the manufacturing industry. The district facilitates Technology Transfer activities,
bridging the gap between scientific research and the market. This involves the scouting of tailored
technological solutions, evaluation of market value for technological assets, and the identification of
strategies for protecting and capitalizing on intellectual property, including patent filing and
trademark registration. Kilometro Rosso serves as a dynamic space where great ideas transform into
successful businesses.

Kite Advisory

Kite Advisory specializes in planning, control, and strategic consulting for startups and SMEs,
fostering relationships with professionals and stakeholders. Their comprehensive services
encompass cash flow drafting, strategic development planning, and accounting consultancy. Kite
Advisory excels in electronic invoicing guidance, active due date management, and passive
schedule arrangement. They support professionals in corporate structure setup, business plan
drafting, and financial planning for accessing bank financing and subsidies. Additionally, the firm
acts as an investor relations liaison, providing periodic communications to shareholders and
investors.

TEC Eurolab

TEC Eurolab is an accredited industrial laboratory, it specializes in materials analysis, laboratory
testing, and non-destructive testing. With ISO/IEC 17025:2018 and NADCAP accreditation, it
assists manufacturing companies in achieving top-quality and safety standards. The laboratory
supports supplier quality development, ensuring supply chain excellence. Staffed with skilled
professionals, including International Welding Engineers, TEC Eurolab provides customized audit
services, checklists, and technical support to control and enhance suppliers, minimizing non-
conformities in welding, brazing, and painting processes.

TP Engineering

TP Engineering is an academic spin-off comprising experienced engineers in design, study, and
mechanical characterization of metallic, polymeric, and fiber-reinforced composite materials.
Specializing in CAE design and simulation, product design and development, and material testing,
the company offers a comprehensive range of services. The organizational chart includes divisions
for CAE, product design, and experimentation, each led by a manager and supported by skilled
staff. The Technical and Scientific Responsible oversees cross-divisional collaboration, focusing on
design methods, materials, and technological innovation. TP Engineering also provides services in
the development of polymeric material products, training, and mechanical design using advanced
CAE tools.

Smartlink Communications

SmartLink Communications SRL is a dynamic strategy consultancy based in Bucharest, with a
strategic presence in Brussels and London. Specializing in communications and public affairs, their
versatile team, experienced in politics, IT&C, energy, banking, and retail, provides integrated
services to bridge the gap between Bucharest's business landscape and the EU's financial and
legislative centers. With a commitment to empowering clients in a globalized world, SmartLink
takes pride in facilitating effective communication and fostering connections that transcend
geographical boundaries.

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