Alessandro Casablanca

Alessandro Casablanca


MBA student at London Business School

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Alessandro joined the Boston Consulting Group in 2012 and he is currently a Consultant in the Milan office and a member of Financial Institutions practice. Outside BCG, Alessandro had worked as Investment Professional at EXOR, as Global Strategy & M&A Associate at InterContinetal Hotel Group, as founder of BrainForBoss.com, as intern at Juventus FC and as analyst at Oliver & Olhbaum. He holds a MBA at London Business School and three summa cum laude and distinction degrees from ESCP Europe

Partner and shareholder

iStarter

| ottobre 2012 – settembre 2014 (2 anni) Torino, Italia

• Facilitated €800K fundraising negotiation for a start-up with an Italian venture capital fund • Accelerated 5 internet/tech start-ups, selected from 80 initiatives, by developing metrics and growth plans • On-boarded 8 (of 50) new partners/shareholders to fill sector and expertise gaps within the network


Senior Associate

The Boston Consulting Group

| gennaio 2012 – luglio 2014 (2 anni 7 mesi) Milano, Italia

• Increased Net Income by 4x for the consumer finance division of a major Italian bank by building a 3-year growth and risk control model, deep-diving on commercial issues, influencing senior executives to achieve their buy-in on strategic guidelines and launching 1 new product and 24 improvement initiatives • Achieved 20% revenues growth and 25% cost reduction in 1 year for the Italian Investment Banking division of a global group by identifying client-tailored product cross-selling strategies leveraging wallet sizing estimation on top 500 corporates and by designing and implementing organization simplification • Crafted Big Data pitching materials including insights from 15 International projects • Reviewed strategy of an apparel firm by assessing customer segmentation and brand positioning for each product division. After 6 months, 3 (of 5) brands repositioned and 2 (of 3) divisions reorganized • Designed new communication campaigns for an art museum in Florence, generating 150% increase in visits in the following year, by scrutinizing data from 4 focus groups, 2 surveys and 60 one-to-one interviews • Prioritized commercial initiatives worth €250M for the global expansion of a major brakes manufacturer, through evaluation of country trends, relative market shares, customers’ needs and competitors’ strengths • Allocated €100M in resources by selecting performance KPIs and comparing them with international best practices for a mass printing and direct mailing firm • Provided Excel modelling and PowerPoint presentation structuring training for new hires


Founder and CEO

Brain for Boss

| marzo 2011 – ottobre 2011 (8 mesi) Paris Area, Francia

• Defined 5-year business plan, with break-even at the end of year 3, and pitched to two seed VC funds • Acquired three sponsors to leverage their market connections. In 2 months, launched first pilot involving more than 100 business school students and around 10 companies


Intern Analyst

Oliver & Ohlbaum Associates

| gennaio 2010 – marzo 2010 (3 mesi) Londra, Regno Unito

• Built TV audience model comparing seven databases to target a 10% increase in Formula 1 ad revenues • Evaluated 4 acquisition opportunities for a UK TV channel and made recommendations to senior managers


Communication and Internal Audit Intern

Juventus Football Club

| giugno 2009 – settembre 2009 (4 mesi) Torino, Italia

• Structured summer trading season communications targeting ten national sport newspapers • Completed legal risk compliance review of three purchasing procedures through market benchmarks


Reporter

Il Corriere Sportivo

| settembre 2006 – dicembre 2008 (2 anni 4 mesi) Torino, Italia

• Enrolled as member of Italian National Journalists’ Association in Freelance Journalists’ List • Authored and published over 150 articles and reports on football and other sports