Can you introduce yourself?
I have always believed that planning and hard work lead to success (per aspera ad astra).
I have known Argos and their team for more than ten years, and I have always liked the team spirit that Jean-Pierre and his team have cultivated in the transactions they have led, the people they have nurtured and the successes they have achieved.
When I was asked if I wanted to act as Senior Advisor to the Italian team, I was both pleased and honoured. Pleased because the offer came from people I consider friends and honoured to support the development of one of the few truly pan-European funds with a long-standing presence in Italy.
As I have worked in several firms over the years, I can compare Argos with its peers. I really appreciate the very pragmatic, even humble approach of the Argos team, notwithstanding the many years it has been active in the industry. Through it all, Argos has remained young and energetic. The people I have encountered here are both dedicated and committed. They are willing to show the greatest respect for the investee companies, their employees, and the investors who have entrusted us with their money.
My way to help as a Senior Advisor is to put my private equity and entrepreneurial experience to work for the team wherever it is needed: sourcing opportunities, coaching young team members or interacting with the numerous constituencies of the ecosystem that revolve around the world of PE transactions. The goal is to develop the best people to make Argos the leading brand in European mid-cap private equity and the point of reference for investors and potential investee companies.
On a personal level, I believe I am a very curious, professionally-motivated and open-minded person. I have been lucky both personally and professionally. I am married and have three children. Incredibly, they are now university students; life flows very quickly! Professionally, I have had many experiences and met many fascinating people. Hence I strongly feel I must contribute to the success of others, be they the firm’s young analysts, a manager who is trusting us to work with him or our investors, whose money we must treat with the utmost respect.
At the end of the day we are lucky to help companies shape their future and the only way is to develop the best, most ethical and most responsible people to be up to the challenges we at Argos will face.
If you would like to have a direct discussion with me, feel free to