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INTERNATIONAL
BACKGROUND

I started traveling in 2008 when I attended the first International exchange program between the University of Udine and IIPM in New Delhi, India. For business reasons I have lived in the UK and USA.

BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT

Choosing a platform isn’t a child’s play. There are so many platforms to choose from and get involved with. Magento, WordPress, Expression Engine? I help you decide what platform best fits your business requirements.

MARKETING
PLANNING

I provide you with the most suitable strategy that can be applied to your brand in order to penetrate the market in the best possible way. Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing, Brochures and Catalogues development are some of the activities I can help you with.

What people say about me

I attended an MBA course in New Delhi in India, worked in London and New York. Now I live in Miami and I promote Made in Italy brands. Throughout my life I have been working with many people from all over the world. Find out what they say about me.

Francesco is one of the most dedicated professionals among all the people I have worked with at Mantadigital. As I remember, Francesco was a very...

Michele Casto

I have had the chance and pleasure to work with Francesco over the past few years as he has been coordinating the USA Sales team...

Steven Irving

I have known Francesco for over 6 months, while he was covering an intern position in Online Marketing for Hexpress LTD. Francesco reported directly to...

Elisa Martinig
It gives me great pleasure to write this note for one of my favourite students. I taught him Advertising at IIPM New Delhi. I was impressed with his dedication..
Ramesh Tahiliani

Francesco Benvenuto's Curriculum Vitae

Working Experience

Date2012- Current
Occupation or position heldCo-Founder and Managing Director
Main activities and responsibilitiesStartup Constitution within the furniture / home furnishings industry (USA target market). As co-founder and administrator, I actively participated in the activation of the startup exposing myself to all the bureaucratic and administrative aspects required the opening of a foreign company. I also set up and managed the logistic infrastructure required for working with morte than 50 suppliers located in Italy. Strategic brand development, graphic catalog and online promotion were among the other tasks performed. Retail Store opening, wholesale program set up, and international trade show experience.
Name and address of the employerValitalia LLC - 185 Route 17, Paramus NJ - 07652 USA
Type of business or sectorFurniture
Date05/2010 – 01/2013
Occupation or position heldExport Sales & Marketing Manager
Main activities and responsibilitiesStrategic and commercial Development for a new corporate brand Venice Album. At Unicolor S.p.A. I contributed as a Project Manager at the launch of a new commercial brand intended for a B2B target within the printing and binding industry. I held the position of Export Sales / Marketing Manager coordinating the strategic business expansion in the US and UK markets.
Name and address of the employerUnicolor S.p.A. - Via Fiumicino 3, 33082 Azzano Decimo (PN) Italia
Type of business or sector Printing
Date01/06/2009 – 30/09/2009
Occupation or position heldMarketing Intern
Main activities and responsibilitiesCreation and promotion of web sites with Search Engine Optimization techniques for selling online cosmetics. I contributed to the creation of advertising campaigns by working closely with the Italy Department.
Name and address of the employerHexpress Ltd. - Albany House 324/326 Regent Street, London W1B 3HH
Type of business or sector Ecommerce – Cosmetica

Education and training

Data31/10/2007 - 15/04/2010
Title of qualificationMaster's Degree in Business Economics
Main topics covered Organization and business management, marketing, economic and quantitative business-accounting.
Organization nameUniversità degli Studi di Udine
DissertationStrategia di Marketing per le imprese: un caso di applicazione di Search Engine Marketing
Date01/2008 – 05/2008
Title of qualification awardedGlobal Student Exchange Program – IIPM Indian Institute of Planning and Management
Main topics coveredMBA program covering Marketing Management, Consumer Behaviour, Customer Relationship Management, Web Development and Resource Planning, Management Information Systems, Operations Research and Knowledge Management.
Organization nameIIPM - Indian Institute of Planning and Management – New Delhi, India
Date09/1996 - 07/2001
Title of qualificationDiploma di Maturità Scientifica
Organization nameLiceo Scientifico “Le Filandiere” - San Vito al Tagliamento (PN)

Personal skills and competences

Mother TongueItalian
Other Languages
  • English - Advanced Proficiency
  • Spanish - Intermediate Level
  • French - Intermediate Level
CoursesSpanish Intensive program - Don Quijote - AIP - Valencia (Spagna).
07/2011 - 08/2011 “TOEFL” - English Language Center – Boston (MA), USA. 06/2008 - 09/2008
Social skills and competencesTeamwork in multicultural team. I had the opportunity to develop these skills during the group works carried out at IIPM in India.
Organizational skillsI am determined, resourceful and have excellent organizational and management skills. Training experiences in Italy and abroad have greatly contributed to increase my skills in the areas of Business Administration, Marketing and Communications, enriching my knowledge, my communication skills and my skills in teamwork.
Technical skills and competences
  • Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Design (Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator)
  • Project Management (TeamWork, Zoho, Intuit)
  • Accounting (Quickbooks)
  • CMS (AS400, Brightpearl)
  • Ecommerce (Magento, Wordpress, Prestashop, Shopify, WooCommerce)
  • Social Media Management (Buffer, Hootsuite, SproutSocial, Schedugram, Instagress)
  • Email Marketing (Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Campaign Monitor)
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEOMoz, Google Webmasters Tools)
Activities, awards and initiativesDevelopment of a crowdfunding campaign "diFeltro" on the American platform "Kickstarter" for selling an innovative design gadget for technology products such as the iPad and iPhone in the fashion industry.
HobbiesSports, Photography, Web, Design, Graphic Design, Music and Traveling.

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