Davide Zane, Finance Expert in Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
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Davide Zane

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

Location
Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
Toptal Member Since
April 28, 2022

With 24 years in digital strategy, marketing, and innovation services, Davide is a leader with a background across multiple industries, including financial services, energy, healthcare, automotive, and SaaS. He has an MBA degree from Milano’s SDA Bocconi and is part of the fastest growing consulting company in Italy as head of capability. Davide is proud to support present and next-generation leaders in their digital strategies.

Career Highlights

Innovation Manager
Business Integration Partners

Education Highlights

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
SDA Bocconi School of Management

Certification Highlights

Case Studies

Work Experience

Guest Lecturer

2020 - PRESENT
Istud
  • Took part of the marketing faculty with a specific focus on marketing innovation.
  • Delivered B2B marketing course, its different editions, with around 30 students, both in presence and online.
  • Taught a digital go-to-marketing strategy course, its different editions, with around 25 students, both in presence and online.
  • Gave a digital content strategy course, its different editions, with around 30 students, both in presence and online.
Focus areas: Marketing, Digital Strategy, Digital Marketing Strategy, Strategy, Brand Positioning, Pricing, Voice of the Customer (VoC), Go-to-market Strategy, Digital Marketing, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing Best Practices, Content Strategy, Social Networks, Market Research, Market Segmentation, B2B, B2C, Competitive Strategy, Market Research & Analysis, Digital Transformation, Design Thinking

Head of Design Studio

2020 - PRESENT
GELLIFY S.r.l
  • Drove the business unit's growth, which tripled its size in two years.
  • Strengthened the offering of the design studio with three main areas of competence.
  • Onboarded more than 20 people in two years with a strong focus on company culture and common methodologies.
Focus areas: Agile Project Management, UX Design, UI Design, Content, Growth Hacking, Branding, Digital Marketing Strategy, Stakeholder Engagement, Strategy, User Experience (UX), Brand Positioning, Brand Guidelines, Growth Strategy, Pricing, Voice of the Customer (VoC), Customer Experience, Business Models, Business Modeling, Go-to-market Strategy, Digital Marketing, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing Best Practices, Content Strategy, Social Networks, Market Research, Market Sizing, Market Segmentation, Market Research Analyst, SaaS, B2B Sales Pipeline, B2B Partnerships, Go-to-market Plans, B2B, B2C, Competitive Strategy, Market Research & Analysis, Management Consulting, Design, Digital Transformation, Design Thinking

Innovation Manager

2017 - 2020
Business Integration Partners
  • Built the innovation services offering on awareness, ideation, and execution with a significant impact on new clients' engagement. More than 100% on new brands in 2018.
  • Contributed to the launch of ExO sprints services www.exo.works/exo-sprint in the Italian market with two significant projects handled in the energy and insurance industries.
  • Participated in building an external community of highly qualified third parties to drive and manage business model change projects with more than 35 people from diverse industries and experiences.
Focus areas: Innovation Strategy, Innovation Management, Workshops, Stakeholder Engagement, Strategy, User Experience (UX), Pricing, Voice of the Customer (VoC), Customer Experience, Business Models, Business Modeling, Go-to-market Strategy, Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing Best Practices, Market Sizing, Market Segmentation, Market Research Analyst, SaaS, B2B, B2C, Competitive Strategy, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), B2B2C, Market Research & Analysis, Management Consulting, Design, Digital Transformation, Design Thinking

Contributor

2014 - 2017
Centodieci
  • Produced more than 25 articles on business, lean startup, and self-efficacy.
  • Engaged in activities for the Mediolanum Corporate University.
  • Supported the evolution of the editorial calendar by adding self-help topics for solopreneurs and founders.
Focus areas: Business Coaching, Editorials, Social Networks

Freelancer

2013 - 2016
Self-employed
  • Set up new omnichannel service models for end customers in the automotive insurance, less than three million customers.
  • Created a new digital touchpoint for multiple sclerosis patients. Around 75,000 patients in Italy.
  • Built and run a predictive market mix model to generate sales forecasts according to the marketing effort.
Focus areas: Marketing Mix, Digital Strategy, Content, Stakeholder Engagement, Strategy, Brand Positioning, Pricing, Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing Best Practices, Social Networks, Market Research, Market Sizing, Market Segmentation, Market Research Analyst, B2B, B2C, Competitive Strategy, Market Research & Analysis, Management Consulting, Design Thinking

Co-founder

2012 - 2015
Let's Life!
  • Built and launched Let's Life! as a new startup brand delivering good ideas for a better life in 90 minutes.
  • Ideated, developed, and tested the startup value proposition and business model for the corporate and consumer segments.
  • Launched and managed local partnerships with Italian venues in Milan, Turin, and Rome.
Focus areas: Lean Startups, Startups, Stakeholder Engagement, Brand Positioning, Brand Guidelines, Pricing, Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing Best Practices, Social Networks, Market Research, Market Sizing, Market Segmentation, Market Research Analyst, B2C, Competitive Strategy, Market Research & Analysis, Design Thinking

Marketing Manager

2004 - 2013
CGT | A Tesya Company
  • Deployed marketing strategies focusing on after-sales services like parts, repair options, and maintenance programs for more than 30,000 clients.
  • Designed and run the marketing communication plan in the Italian market, including CAT brand management and positioning.
  • Set up and tested the first CAT apparel eCommerce in Italy with around 150,000 euros in revenue.
Focus areas: Marketing, Stakeholder Engagement, Brand Positioning, Brand Guidelines, Pricing, Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing Best Practices, Social Networks, Market Research, Market Sizing, Market Segmentation, Market Research Analyst, B2B, Competitive Strategy, Market Research & Analysis, Digital Transformation

Marketing Communication Coordinator

2001 - 2004
Edison
  • Set up and run a client magazine with content on corporate values and initiatives and sustainability. It's called Concentriamo le Energie.
  • Managed a series of local events on energy topics for SMEs in partnership with a leading Italian financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore.
  • Launched corporate energy services in the Italian market at the beginning of the liberalization process.
Focus areas: Marketing, Web Marketing, Editorials, Events, Event Marketing, Stakeholder Engagement, Brand Positioning, Brand Guidelines, Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing Best Practices, B2B, Competitive Strategy, Market Research & Analysis

Marketing and Communication Specialist

2000 - 2001
Fastweb
  • Contributed to building the first Italian B2B marketplace, Ebixtrade, www.fastweb.it/corporate/media/comunicati-stampa/nasce-ebixtrade-it-il-portale-b2b-del-gruppo-e-biscom?lng=EN.
  • Supported all the digital marketing activities, including ads, DEMs, and digital PR.
  • Created and maintained all marketing and product literature.
Focus areas: Marketing, Communication, Advertising, Public Relations (PR), Stakeholder Engagement, Brand Positioning, Brand Guidelines, Digital Marketing Best Practices, Competitive Strategy

Executive Accountant

1998 - 2000
BCW Global
  • Supported the team in all communication activities of British Airway's first low-cost airline Go Fly.
  • Managed local press office activities for McDonald's new opening and sponsorships.
  • Supported media training for different clients' top managers.
Focus areas: Public Relations (PR), Stakeholder Engagement, Brand Positioning, Brand Guidelines, Digital Marketing Best Practices
2010 - 2011

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Economics

SDA Bocconi School of Management - Milano, Italy

1992 - 1998

Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts

Sacro Cuore Catholic University - Milano, Italy

MARCH 2018 - PRESENT

ExO Coach

ExO

Finance

Pricing, Market Research

Output Software

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel

Other

Asana, Trello, Google, General Management, Ideation, Sprints, Marketing, Digital Transformation, Innovation Management, Business Models, Value Proposition, Customer Experience, Innovation, Marketing Mix, Digital Strategy, Web Marketing, Branding, Business Strategy, Digital Marketing Strategy, Workshops, Stakeholder Engagement, Strategy, User Experience (UX), Brand Positioning, Brand Guidelines, Growth Strategy, Voice of the Customer (VoC), Business Modeling, Go-to-market Strategy, Digital Marketing, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing Best Practices, Content Strategy, Social Networks, SaaS, B2B, B2C, Competitive Strategy, Market Research & Analysis, Management Consulting, Design, Design Thinking, Microsoft Teams, Miro, Slack, Agile Project Management, Innovation Strategy, Digital Health, Apps, Telemedicine, Change Management, New Products, Editorials, Market Sizing, Market Segmentation, Market Research Analyst, B2B Sales Pipeline, B2B Partnerships, Go-to-market Plans, B2B2C, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), Growth Hacking, Communication, UX Design, UI Design, Content, Events, Event Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations (PR), Lean Startups, Startups, Business Coaching

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