Meet the team

Davide Sola
Davide Sola
Co-Founder & CEO
Davide is our CEO at Strategy in Action, leading the development and growth of the business. Davide is Italian and graduated from ESCP Business School (formerly ESCP-EAP) and the University of Turin. He holds a PhD in Enterprise Economics from the University of Turin.
Giovanni Scarso Borioli
Giovanni Scarso Borioli
Co-Founder & Head of Product
Giovanni is our co-founder and co-CEO at Strategy in Action, leading the Product Development and R&D teams. Giovanni is Italian and holds a PhD in Management from UCL and an MSc in Engineering.
Nicholas Stylianakis
Nicholas Stylianakis
Head of Professional Services & Global Operations
Nicholas is the Head of Professional Services at Strategy in Action, overseeing our Cyprus office in Nicosia, where he manages projects, client relationships and partner connections. He has a diverse background with both Cypriot and British heritage and a wealth of experience in both the professional and academic worlds.
Filoklis Kotsifis
Filoklis Kotsifis
Global Services Manager
Filoklis is our Partner Relations Manager and a Project Leader at Strategy in Action. He's responsible for nurturing robust client relationships and overseeing key strategic projects. With over a decade of experience, Filoklis has a successful track record of managing projects for prominent companies across diverse sectors, including Energy, Engineering, Financial Services, Pharma and more.
Kristian Nedyalkov
Kristian Nedyalkov
Product Manager
Kristian is both Product Manager and Innovation Advisor here at Strategy in Action. He plays a pivotal role in developing our platform and ensuring it aligns with market needs and innovations. Originally from Bulgaria, he completed his Bachelor's degree there. He subsequently ventured to the UK, where he earned a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath.
Ben Davis
Ben Davis
Head of UK Operations & Marketing
Ben is our Head of UK Operations & Marketing at Strategy in Action. He plays a vital role in cultivating relationships and building meaningful connections with partners. Ben takes a hands-on approach in supporting our UK-based clients to achieve their objectives and contributes to the overall growth and direction of our organisation.
Luca Dal Porto
Luca Dal Porto
Head of Italian Operations
Luca is our Head of Italian Operations and Project Leader at Strategy in Action, taking the lead in overseeing our consulting team during client engagements. Originally from Padua, Italy, he holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics. Luca furthered his education in Paris, earning a Master's degree in Management from ESSEC Business School.
Richard Barber
Richard Barber
Partner Excellence
Richard is a Strategy Advisor as well as our Partner Excellence Manager for the Certified Professional Programme at Strategy in Action. Originally from Surrey, he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Southampton.
Marta Vignetta
Marta Vignetta
Finance & Admin Lead
Marta is our global office manager and a vital team member at Strategy in Action. She oversees our global offices and manages administrative, HR and accounting responsibilities. Marta's meticulous attention to detail and efficient organisational skills keep our offices functioning at their best, supporting our mission to deliver top-tier strategic solutions.
Rose Padua
Rose Padua
Office Manager
Rose plays a pivotal role at our London office in Strategy in Action. She's responsible for the seamless operation of our office, overseeing administrative, HR and accounting duties to keep everything running smoothly. Rose ensures that our day-to-day operations are efficient, allowing us to focus on delivering the best strategic solutions to our clients.
Akanksha Sinha
Akanksha Sinha
Marketing Lead
Akanksha serves as our Marketing Lead at Strategy in Action. In her role, Akanksha crafts marketing strategies that highlight the value of Strategy in Action's services, to be delivered to SiA clients worldwide. She is a Marketing and Creativity graduate from ESCP Business School. She brings over 4 years of professional marketing experience, having worked in various industries including Aviation and Technology.
Francesca Dauri
Francesca Dauri
Business Analyst
Francesca is an Analyst at Strategy in Action, contributing to our strategic solutions. She assesses data and trends to provide clients with the insights they need to drive their strategies and decisions effectively. She is Italian and holds a Master's degree in Management from London Business School, complemented by a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Management from Università Cattolica of Milan.
Haya Naim
Haya Naim
Business Analyst
Haya is a Business Analyst at Strategy in Action. In her role, she works with clients to provide valuable analysis to further the development of and ultimately execute their strategies.Haya was born and raised in the UAE. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from the University of Exeter and a Master's degree in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment from UCL.
Kshitij Kumar
Kshitij Kumar
Partner & Enterprise Business Development
Kshitij serves as the Partner & Enterprise Business Development Lead at Strategy in Action (SiA), where he is instrumental in developing and maintaining robust relationships with partners and clients. He completed his Executive Education at The London School of Economics (LSE), and holds a major in Business Consulting from ESCP.
Alessandro Fabbri
Alessandro Fabbri
Product Owner
Alessandro is a Strategy & Innovation Advisor and Product Owner here at Strategy in Action. He is actively involved in engagements with client projects, as well as being a key player in the continuous development of our digital platform. He was born in Treviso, Italy, and holds an MSc in Engineering and Management from Politecnico di Torino.
Angela Lo Pinto
Angela Lo Pinto
Head of Private Equity
Angela Lo Pinto is an accomplished professional in finance and strategy, currently holding the position of Head of Private Equity and Large Corporates at Strategy in Action Italia. Prior to her current role, Angela served in key capacities at ClubDealOnline.com, including roles as Head of Origination, Member of the Investment Committee, and Board Member.
Roberto Coscia
Roberto Coscia
QA Principal Engineer
Roberto Coscia, with years of experience in the UK and currently based in Italy, has developed his career in software quality assurance. With an academic background in computer science from the UK, he has honed his skills across diverse sectors including medical, HR, social media, and media, emphasizing his versatility and adaptability.
Philippe Gerard
Philippe Gerard
Head of France
Philippe is the Country Lead for France at Strategy in Action, responsible for developing the French market for the SiA platform. Philippe holds a master's degree in Econometrics and In Market Finance from the Dauphine University in Paris.
Erik Stattin
Erik Stattin
Senior Advisor
Erik has 20 years of experience as CEO in the financial services industry and 10 years in consulting and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge. He has significant experience working with Private Equity as CEO and Director of portfolio companies. Erik started his career in McKinsey & Co and has been head of Oliver Wyman’s EMEA insurance practice. He has been the CEO of Skandia Italia Holding, Postevita, Posteassicura, Intesa Previdenza, and Eurovita.
Federica Gabrieli
Federica Gabrieli
Federica Gabrieli is Head of Content & Advisor at Strategy in Action since March 2023. Prior to her current position, she worked for six years in Paris as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School, conducting research and developing case studies on European companies. She thus gained exposure to a variety of industries, including MedTech, Food and Beverage, Banking, and Video Game, as well as business management topics, from how to scale a growing tech venture to how to transition to a sustainable business model while meeting short-term financial targets.