Alessandro is the founder and managing partner of advisory firm Pacemakers.io, specialising in driving digital transformation in payments, financial services and banking organisations.
He has been a practitioner of digital innovation for over 15 years at firms such as the Lloyds Banking Group, PayPal UK, PayPoint.net, and GE Capital. Prior to finance Alessandro worked in international development managing transportation projects in Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Mali;
He is a Non-Exec Director of Cashplus Bank, mentor to several FinTech start-ups, and an investor in a number of early-stage tech companies. Alessandro is a well-known figure in European fintech and is a frequent speaker at events across the globe. His latest book “Reinventing Banking and Finance” was rated Best Overall Book on Banking of 2021 by Investopedia in the US.
He holds Engineering degrees from Georgia Tech and the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and an MBA from INSEAD. He lives in London with his partner and two daughters.