Gabriele Cavargna Bontosi

Gabriele Cavargna Bontosi

Innovation Enthusiast | MBA | Worldwide Retail at Brioni - Kering Group


>10 years experience in business development,retail & service management within the luxury and FMCG industries
• MBA; MEng; Swiss citizen; Entrepreneurial mindset committed to continuous learning; extensive international work experience
• Curious and passionate about cultural diversity, innovation and challenges

WW Retail Special Projects Manager


| April 2016 – Present, Milan, Italy

Worldwide Retail Project Head

Bottega Veneta

| December 2011 – April 2016 (4 years 5 months) Milan, Italy

Innovation Enthusiast

Silicon Valley TVLP

| May 2015 – 2015 (less than a year)Menlo Park, CA

Venture Launch


IUM (International University of Monaco)

| September 2010 – June 2011 (10 months)Monaco

As part of the MBA, involved as Consultant in several Corporate projects: J Craft Yachts - Monte-Carlo, Monaco (Luxury Runabout Yachtbuilder) December 2010 - May 2011 - Developed a worldwide Marketing and Commercial strategy Façonnable - Fontvieille, Monaco (International Fashion House) December 2010 - March 2011 - Analysed the European market for the development of a luxury e-commerce strategy Ermenegildo Zegna - Trivero, Italy (Italian Luxury Fashion House) December 2010 - March 2011 - Defined a Customer Experience improvement strategy based on the audit and analysis of International Retail POS

After Sales Area Manager

Azimut Yachts

| February 2008 – September 2010 (2 years 8 months)Italy

• Coordinated the official dealership and service network in over 20 countries in the Adriatic, Balearic, Northern and Eastern Europe area • Involved as brand ambassador in providing value to yacht owners, to raise their loyalty and brand awareness with the aid of different CRM initiatives undertaken • For assigned area, forecasted and controlled the After Sales yearly budget with margin responsibility • Supervised dealers’ application of the warranty policy, evaluating warranty terms with reference to different cost centers • Assessed dealers performance and facilities as part of the Dealer Qualification Program, aimed to continuously redefine the dealership network standard • Negotiated exclusive conditions and contracts with international service providers and suppliers, operating as direct liaison with legal advisors



| December 2005 – January 2008 (2 years 2 months)

• Conducted several consulting projects for multinational corporations of the FMCG • Worked on process redesign, group compliance, IT & decision support system analysis, operational and procedural improvement initiatives • Completed international projects in Canada, France, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands

Intern, Specialization: Innovation Management

Centro Ricerche Fiat - Business and Process Engineering dept.

| November 2004 – May 2005 (7 months)Turin Area, Italy

• Analyzed methodologies and tools to support the Project Management process within the innovative product development

Intern, Specialization: Plant Logistics


| February 2003 – March 2003 (2 months)Turin Area, Italy

• Examined the implementation of a project aimed to reduce the Operating Capital through the identification of optimal inventory level