Since joining Sawaya Partners in 2012, Riccardo has been actively involved in advising public and private companies as well as financial sponsors on a variety of sell-side and buy-side transactions across the consumer industry.
Riccardo began his career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers, where he was a member of the Consumer and Retail M&A group in London and in New York. In 2008, he joined the Consumer & Retail corporate finance group of Barclays Capital, where he advised public companies and financial sponsors on several M&A transactions as well as on debt and equity financings.
A mechanical engineer, prior to business school Riccardo worked in operations management at the Philip Morris Companies in Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
Outside of work Riccardo is personally invested in:
Spending time with his wife and two young daughters. Riccardo’s extended family is located between Europe and South America which means… fun vacation travel. He is part of the Sawaya Partners Triathlon team and enjoys spending time training with colleagues while challenging himself to improve his performance (with mixed results).