Mauro is the Founder and Managing Partner of THCP. Prior to establishing the company Mauro was a Partner at Hutton Collins where he worked on several investments. Earlier in his career he worked at BC Partners, both in Milan and London and the M&A division of J.P. Morgan.
Mauro is the Founder and Chairman of the Nice To Meet You Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, focused on promoting education through scholarships, research and projects, to guarantee the same opportunities for everyone and enhance their possibilities for change.
Mauro graduated cum laude in Business Administration from Bocconi University and completed his Master in Finance at Copenhagen Business School. He speaks Italian and English.
Leks has been a Partner at THCP since inception. Prior to that Leks worked at Hutton Collins, initially as the Financial Controller and subsequently as a member of the investment team. Earlier in his career, he spent two years as the Finance & Controlling Manager at Pago in Austria (an international premium fruit juice producer and subsidiary of Heineken) and as Assistant Manager within the Audit and Advisory team at Mazars.
Leks is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BSc in Economics and Econometrics as well as a MSc in IT from the University of Nottingham. He speaks English, Dutch and German.
Michele has been a Partner at THCP since inception. Prior to that, Michele worked in the investment team at Hutton Collins and formerly at the Italian private equity firm Clessidra. Earlier in his career, Michele was part of the European Investment Banking division at Merrill Lynch.
Michele holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and an MSc in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Milan. He speaks Italian, English and Spanish.
Ana joined THCP in October 2014 and specialises in Business Development. Before joining the company, Ana was in the Business Development team at BrightGate Capital in Madrid where she assisted select hedge fund clients to prospect investors and promote their funds within the Spanish market. Prior to that Ana held roles in equity research at Credit Suisse and equity derivative sales at UBS London.
Ana holds a Masters in Management from the Université Jean Moulin (Lyon III), and a Bachelor in Business Administration from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. She speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian.
Bruno joined the company in September 2015 and currently serves as its Controller and Director of Finance. Bruno spent more than thirteen years in the accounting field developing expertise in accounting, tax compliance, and financial reporting functions in Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He most recently served as a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young’s Luxembourg office, specializing in Accounting Compliance & Reporting services (ACR) and Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) to real estate, private equity, and other industries. Bruno holds an MSc from Groupe Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Dijon-Bourgogne, where he specialised in Audit and Financial Management, and has been registered as a member of the OEC (“Ordre des Experts Comptables”). He speaks French and English.
Lance joined THCP in January 2016 and is a Managing Director. Before joining the company, Lance was in the Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs where he focused on special situations lending in the U.S. middle market. Prior to that Lance held investment banking roles at Cogent Partners and Bank of America Securities.
Lance holds a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago, as well as an MBA and Masters in Advanced Finance from IE Business School in Madrid. He is a CFA Charterholder and speaks English and Spanish.
Arjan joined THCP in June 2017 and is an Investment Manager. Before joining the company, Arjan was at Vitruvian Partners where he worked for 2 years in the Benelux and UK investment teams. Prior to Vitruvian, he spent nearly 3 years in the Investment Banking division of Morgan Stanley covering Benelux and Switzerland. Previously, Arjan was a technology entrepreneur, co-founding an e-commerce software enterprise in the Netherlands.
Arjan holds a BSc in Business Administration and an MSc in Finance and Investments from the RSM Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He also holds a LL.M. in Financial Law from the ESL Erasmus University. Arjan speaks English, Dutch, German and French.
Victor joined THCP in May 2018 and is a Principal. Before joining the company, he worked for Lion Capital in London and Los Angeles, where he spent the last four years focusing on the Consumer and Retail sector. Prior to that, he was at Rhône Group and Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he served in their private equity group as well as in the corporate finance team.
Victor holds a Masters in Finance and a Bachelors degree in Economics and Political Science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris. He speaks French and English.
Elliot Hodges joined THCP in May 2018 and is an Investment Associate. Before joining the company, Elliot was at Rothschild where he spent 3 years in the Investment Banking division covering the Consumer, Retail & Leisure space.
Elliot holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Warwick.
Anna Vivaldi joined the company in May 2018 and is an Associate within the Investor Relations team. Previously, Anna was an intern at THCP from September 2017. Before joining the company, Anna worked at PriceWaterhouseCooper within the Audit team. Anna holds a BSc in Business Management from Universita’ degli Studi di Trento. She speaks Italian and English.
Alvaro joined THCP in September 2018 and is an Investment Associate. Before joining the company, Alvaro spent 3 years at MCH Private Equity, a leading private equity company covering the Iberian Peninsula.
Alvaro holds an MBA degree from MIT Sloan in Boston, as well as an MSc in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICAI) in Madrid. He speaks Spanish and English.
Monica Perricone joined THCP in February 2019 and is an Investment Associate. Before joining the company, Monica spent 4 years at Deutsche Bank in the European Leveraged Finance Group and Equity Capital Markets.
Monica holds an MSc in Finance cum laude from Bocconi University. She speaks Italian and English.
Barbara joined THCP in March 2019 and is Strategies Manager, Head of ESG and CEO of Nice to Meet You. Before joining the company, she worked for Metric Capital Partners in London, where she focused on new investment opportunities in SME’s across Europe. Prior to that, she was at Alvarez and Marsal where she served in their Financial Restructuring and Perforamnce Improvement teams. Barbara began her career within the M&A division of Banca Leonardo (now Houlihan Lokey) in Milan.
|Barbara holds a MSc in Finance and a BSc in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University and an MBA from INSEAD. She speaks Italian and English.|
Nick joined the company in 2019 as Investor Relations Manager, covering Institutional relationships, having spent 12 years in the Private Equity industry. Prior to THCP, Nick spent 3 years leading Private Equity IR and fundraising at Impax Asset Management, and before that spent time at Permira and Triton Partners. Nick is a Chartered Accountant in England and Wales and a Freeman of the City of London.
Marie joined THCP in 2019 as HR Director. Marie has extensive experience of building and leading global HR functions, working alongside senior leadership teams to develop HR strategies that align to the current and future needs of the business. Marie has held senior roles in Marketing and Financial Services organisations, most recently within Private Equity and Asset Management. Marie has a degree in English and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD.
Elodie joined the company in April 2019 as Chief Brand Officer. Within the Group she is responsible for the branding direction and visual identity across all channels and content creation for social media platforms. She also supports THCP’s portfolio companies and our NTMY Foundation in the same areas. Elodie has a strong background in the consumer and luxury sectors. She was the Global Visual Director at Jimmy Choo for 12 years Prior to that, she worked for 3 years at Christian Dior Couture in Paris. Elodie holds a Masters in Art Direction and Graphic Design from ESAG Penninghen school in Paris and she speaks French and English.
Karine joined THCP in Luxembourg as Head of Risk and Compliance in September 2019. Prior to joining THCP, Karine was the Head of Risk & Compliance for a 3rd party AIFM managing both regulated and unregulated real estate and PE funds. Karine has extensive senior operational and IT experience, in the UK and internationally, in listed and unlisted global groups/companies. She previously lived in North America for over a decade, working with Deloitte before relocating to the Channel Islands and subsequently Luxembourg. Karine holds a BA in Finance & Economics from the University of Hartford. She speaks English, French and German.
Kim joined AP in September 2019 as Head of Tax, with 13 years tax advisory experience across a wide range of areas. Kim joined from the EY International Tax and Transactions team, with a focus on the wealth and asset management sector, specifically private equity. Prior to that she was at Macquarie Group for six years, across Group Tax and the asset management and structured products businesses. Kim holds a Master of Laws (Tax Law) from the University of Sydney, and Bachelors degrees in Law and Commerce (Accounting).
Esteban joined THCP in September 2019 and is a Partner. He has over 20 years of credit investing experience, most recently at Generation Investment Management, where he made credit investments in sustainability-focused companies. Prior to that he worked at Indigo Capital, a pan-European mezzanine fund, and Barclays Bank in both London and New York. Esteban has also been advising the City of London Corporation since 2018 on a variety of topics, including sustainable asset management, growth financing for greentech companies and green finance international cooperation programmes.
Esteban holds an MA in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain and a BSc from the London School of Economics. He speaks English, Spanish and French.
Sebastian joined THCP in March 2020 as an Investment Associate. Before joining, Sebastian spent 2 years in Nomura’s Investment Banking Division covering the Energy sector in Europe.
Sebastian holds an MSc in Financial Economics and an LLM in Financial Law from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Fiona joined the company in May 2020 as Vice President of Digital, with over 15 years of leadership and advisory experience in the retail and consumer sector. Fiona joined from Jimmy Choo where she led the global E-commerce & Omni-channel business. Prior to that Fiona spent over 10 years leading and driving the digital propositions within retailers such as Liberty London, The Corner (Yoox Group) and Harrods. The first 5 years of her career were in strategy consulting with Capgemini Ernst & Young. Fiona studied in Glasgow and Singapore, gaining a BA Hons in Finance and Marketing from Strathclyde Business School and Nanyang Technological University.
Beatrice joined the group as Partner in July 2020 leading the Business Development in Italy. Prior to that, she worked for the Italian Asset Manager Kairos Partners as Senior Relationship Manager for 6 years, covering Private Wealth and Institutional Investors. Earlier in her career, Beatrice worked in the Private Banking division of Banque Pictet SA and in the European Investment Banking divisions of Lehman Brothers and subsequently Nomura, in both the London and Rome offices. Beatrice graduated cum laude in Business Administration from Bocconi University and speaks Italian, English, French and Spanish.
Andrew joined in October 2020 as Operating Partner. Prior to joining, Andrew was Chairman of Hunter Boot Limited and will continue in that role having also joined the boards of Sigma and IMS/Trak. Andrew specialises in supporting growth, transformation and strategic development in portfolio businesses drawing on his career as both a private equity investor and senior operator. After 15 years as a Managing Director in a private equity fund, Andrew spent seven years as Group Strategy Director for Dixons Carphone plc where he played a leading role in the £3.2bn merger and subsequent integration of the two businesses, CEO leadership of the services division and overall lead for all strategy, transformation and M&A activity. Andrew is a qualified accountant and started his career in the restructuring team of Coopers & Lyband.
Stephanie joined the company in November 2020 as a Managing Director of Investor Relations. Stephanie brings over 16 years of private equity fundraising experience, having worked on more than 20 primary fundraises aggregating over $10 billion of capital. Most recently, Stephanie completed an exclusive assignment with Rede Partners to help establish the firm’s impact fundraising advisory vertical. Prior to that, she founded Soror Advisers, an advisory firm providing independent fundraising advice to investment managers. Previously, Stephanie spent over 14 years at Credit Suisse in the Private Fund Group, a leading global placement team, where she was a Director with responsibility for project management and origination of primary fundraisings. During her tenure at Credit Suisse, Stephanie worked in both New York and London with a variety of investment managers across strategies (including buyouts, emerging markets, real estate and credit) and geographies (including regional and country-focused Europe, Latin America, Middle East and United States). Stephanie holds a BSc in Economics from Duke University and speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Massimiliano joined the Group in London at the beginning of 2021 as General Legal Counsel. He has over 15 years of legal advisory experience in the M&A market with a specific focus on the private equity industry. Massimiliano will join from Gianni, Origoni, Grippo & Partners (a premier international law firm) where he was a Partner in the Corporate-M&A department. Before becoming a Partner, he worked for one year in New York as a foreign lawyer of the Corporate-M&A department of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy and he gained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Corporate Governance & Practice at Stanford Law School.
Marco joined THCP as a Partner and Investment Committee Member in January 2021. Prior to joining the Firm, Marco was a Co-founder, Partner and Member of the Board of Bluegem Capital Partners, a successful Pan-European consumer focused fund which raised since inception and during his tenure more than €800m of capital across three primary funds and a secondary platform. At Bluegem Marco worked on several investments across Europe and sat on several companies’ Boards. Earlier in his career he worked at Merrill Lynch in the Investment Banking team and in the Strategic Solutions Group both in Milan and London, gaining exposure to M&A, equity and debt-linked products and fixed-income derivatives.
Marco is a member of Consiglio Direttivo of AIFI and an advisory board member of IPCA. Marco regularly features in panels and conferences organised, among others, by AIFI, PE Insight and BVCA.
Marco graduated summa cum laude in Business Administration at Bocconi University after spending one academic semester at the University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles. He speaks Italian, English and some Spanish.
Davide joined THCP in January 2021 as a Principal. Before joining the company, Davide worked for private equity firm Investindustrial, where he spent the last six years focusing on investment opportunities across various sectors. Prior to his experience at Investindustrial, he worked as an investment professional at Intek Group, an Italian listed investment company, and private equity firm Permira based in London. Earlier in his career, Davide was part of the investment banking team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch based in London.
Davide holds a degree in Business Administration with a Master of Science in Management from Bocconi University in Milan. He speaks Italian and English.
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