Italian

Stefano Colli-Lanzi

Stefano Colli-Lanzi

Gi Group
Founder and CEO

Stefano Colli-Lanzi is founder and CEO of Gi Group. The firm ranks among the globe’s largest staffing providers, operating directly in 28 countries with a partner network in 57 additional countries. Gi Group last year acquired Grafton Recruitment Europe Holding Ltd., a staffing provider in the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary; and Marks Sattin, a player in financial services recruitment. Gi Group reported worldwide turnover increased 15% year over year in 2018 to €2.3 billion. Colli-Lanzi is also a professor of business administration at University Cattolica in Milan.

Sergio Picarelli

Sergio Picarelli

The Adecco Group
Regional Head of North America, UK & Ireland Professional Staffing

Sergio Picarelli is The Adecco Group’s regional head of North America, UK & Ireland Professional Staffing and is responsible for global oversight of Lee Hecht Harrison, General Assembly, Badenoch+Clark, Spring Professional and Pontoon. He was previously regional head of Italy, Eastern Europe and MENA for the Adecco Group since October 2015 and has been a member of its executive committee since 2009. Picarelli first joined Adecco in 1993, holding several leadership positions before becoming country manager of Adecco Italy & Switzerland from 2005 to 2009 (Switzerland until the end of 2008). He was the group’s chief sales officer from 2009 to September 2015.

Agostino Di Maio

Agostino Di Maio

Assolavoro
General Manager
Italian

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020

Agostino Di Miao is general manager of Assolavoro, the Italian National Association for Employment Agencies representing more than 85% of the country’s market. Assolavoro faced a steep challenge this past year with the government’s introduction of the “Dignity Decree,” which would put tens of thousands of jobs at risk due to contract length and renewal limits. Di Miao and his team, along with trade unions, worked tirelessly to prepare and draft the Collective Labour Agreement to minimise this negative impact. Additionally, they promoted a high-impact advertising campaign to change the overall perception of the industry in Italy.

Maria Raffaella Caprioglio

Maria Raffaella Caprioglio

Umana SpA
President
Italian

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020

Maria Raffaella Caprioglio, president of Umana SpA since 2012, is responsible for Umana’s efforts in marketing, branding and corporate communications. Caprioglio joined Umana in 1998 — when the staffing industry was starting to take shape in Italy — and helped make it possible for a small company to become a main player in the sector in Italy. With 2019 total turnover of €720 million, Umana is now the fifth-largest staffing firm in Italy and one of the few funded entirely with Italian capital. Caprioglio is a member of the national General Council of the Confederation of Italian Industry (Confindustria) and sits on the board of many local industrial associations throughout the country.

Stefano Scabbio

Stefano Scabbio

ManpowerGroup
Northern Europe, Mediterranean and Eastern Europe

Stefano Scabbio was appointed president of Northern Europe, Mediterranean and Eastern Europe for ManpowerGroup in June 2017, expanding his responsibilities to include Northern Europe. Stefano also leads European sales and marketing. Scabbio joined ManpowerGroup in 2003 as financial director of Italy. He was appointed managing director of ManpowerGroup Italy in 2006 and was named president in 2007. In 2008, Scabbio became a member of the Europe, Middle East and Africa strategic executive team, and in 2010, with the newly created Southern Europe region, his role expanded to regional managing director of Italy and Iberia. In February 2015, he was appointed president of Mediterranean and Eastern Europe. In 2014, Scabbio also became president of Assolavoro, the Italian Association of Private Employment Agencies. He is the VP of Bocconi University Alumni Association and is a current director of Junior Achievement Italy.

Maria Raffaella Caprioglio

Maria Raffaella Caprioglio

Umana SpA
President

Maria Raffaella Caprioglio is president of Umana SpA, the fifth-largest staffing firm in Italy with more than 130 branches throughout Italy. She joined Umana in 1998, and in 2001 joined Umana’s board of directors. Caprioglio became VP in 2007 and president in 2012. Caprioglio’s career took off when, at the age of 23, she joined what was then known as the Industrial Association for the province of Venice, becoming the first woman to hold office within that organisation. Caprioglio is a member of the general council of industrial association Assolombarda Confindustria Milano and is a member of its ICT Group Council and Business Services committee.

Federico Vione

Federico Vione

Adecco
Chief Sales and Innovation Officer

At the end of 2015, Federico Vione was appointed chief sales and innovation officer for Adecco. He originally joined Adecco in 1998 as a temp. In 2001 he became country manager of Ajilon Italy and then Switzerland in 2003. In 2005, Vione was appointed project leader, global account management, and subsequently head of Eastern Europe & Russia. In 2008, he was appointed country manager of Adecco Italy and in 2009 regional head of Italy, Eastern Europe & MENA. In 2011, he assumed responsibility of India & North Africa. Vione has been president and then VP of Assolavoro (Italian Association of Private Employment Agencies) till 2015.

Sergio Picarelli

Sergio Picarelli

The Adecco Group: Regional Head of
North America, UK & Ireland Professional Staffing
Italian

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020

Sergio Picarelli is The Adecco Group’s regional head of North America, UK and Ireland Professional Staffing and is responsible for global oversight of Lee Hecht Harrison, General Assembly, Badenoch+Clark, Spring Professional and Pontoon. He has been a member of its executive committee since 2009. Picarelli first joined Adecco in 1993, holding several leadership positions before becoming country manager of Adecco Italy and Switzerland from 2005 to 2009 (Switzerland until the end of 2008). He was the group’s chief sales officer from 2009 to September 2015, when he became regional head of Italy, Eastern Europe and Middle East and North Africa.

Francesco Baroni

Francesco Baroni

Gi Group S.p.A.
Country Manager Italy
Italian

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020

Francesco Baroni was named country manager of Gi Group Italia in 2019. In addition to coordinating the activities of Gi Group’s various brands, he leads the strategic development of an integrated value proposition to meet the increasingly complex needs of companies and candidates. He joined Gi Group in 2014 as a business innovation and technology management senior executive. Baroni previously worked for consulting firms and public institutions including at IBM and the Regione Lombardia Government. Gi Group ranks among the world’s largest staffing providers, operating directly in 28 countries with a partner network in 57 additional countries.

Luigi Brugnaro

Luigi Brugnaro

Umana Holdings
President

Luigi Brugnaro is president of Italian staffing firm Umana Holdings. In 1986, at age 25, he founded Everap, a provider of commercial networks, which he still co-owns. In 1997, he founded Umana, which today has more than 700 employees and 114 branches. From 2009 to 2013, he was president of Confindustria Venice (Italian employers’ federation). In October 2012 he was elected president of Assolavoro, the Italian National Association for Employment Agencies. In 2006, he bought S.S.D. Reyer Venezia Mestre, the oldest basketball sports club in Italy.