VP Store Operations Sunglasshut North America, Luxottica
Growing up in Italy, Antonio began his career in the investment banking industry back in 2004, joining the teams of Morgan Stanley and Lazard. After his time in investment banking, he spent 7 years (2007-2014) in Permira, a pan European private equity fund mainly responsible for investment in the consumer sector. One of the largest Antonio’s focus during his time in Permira was the management of the Valentino/Hugo Boss investment made by the fund. In addition, he was also seated in the board of directors of the company.
In June 2014, Antonio moved to the US where he started gaining more exposure to the US market, particularly to the retail industry of North America.
Antonio’s first experience in the US was with LensCrafters as Senior Director of Finance. There, he rapidly moved in the organization, covering different roles, in particular in the operation department with focus on the customer experience. In June 2016, he was appointed VP of Store Operations with Sunglass hut. He is currently responsible for directing and developing the short-term and long-term operating plans and tactical execution for Sunglass Hut stores.
When not working on the Sunglass Hut team, Antonio likes to train hard to cross the finish line of the Ironman races (2.4 miles swim, 112 miles ride and 26.2 miles run) and enjoys spending time with his wife, three kids, Emanuele, Elisabetta and Eleonora and his dog Marshall.
Antonio holds a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan (Italy).
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