ANTONIO BARZAGLI - Engagement Professional

"We have a strategic plan. It's called doing things."- Herb Kelleher (co-founder of Southwest Airlines)

Antonio approaches engagements for Growthink clients with a blend of creative, strategic and financial skills. As an Engagement Manager, he executes business plans, feasibility studies, company valuations, and financial models for start-up and established businesses.

Notable projects include:

  • BUSINESS PLANNING: Start-up compiler technology to automate deployment of cloud solutions (internal road mapping); micro-finance company launching operations in Accra, Ghana (Seed fundraising and authorization from Central Bank); Social network focusing on the creative industry ($3.5M Series A fundraising); Leading New York wine shipping company (approved for $2.2M bank loan);
  • FEASIBILITY STUDIES: Manhattan-based urgent care group assessing expansion through new locations; $30M billing and payment-processing firm seeking to enter the health care space; $10M cutlery manufacturer and wholesaler assessing relocation of Chinese manufacturing plant in the U.S.
  • INVESTMENT BANKING: Through affiliate broker dealer Growthink Securities. Buy side mandate for £280M public company in the multi-redemption and closed-loop card business seeking expansion outside of organic growth and traditional markets; Private placement for SaaS technology platform for tourism industry;
  • OPERATIONS / SUPPLY CHAIN: Excel-based tool for a Mid-West filling and packaging factory to effectively monitor supply chain, manage inventory and A/R levels, and understand line of credit requirements
  • OTHER engagements include company valuation, gap analysis and KPIs tracking, sales-force implementation

Antonio joined Growthink directly following his tenure at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Europe as an Experience Associate. His career at PWC began in Public Accounting, with a focus on the Financial Services industry, but soon transited into strategic consulting. In this regard, he collaborated with the Sustainability & Climate Change Advisory team to assess the viability of sustainability strategies for several Fortune500 companies in Europe.

Antonio is also an experienced entrepreneur – he co-founded and managed a start-up company in the green energy business.

Antonio completed his Bachelor in Economics and Master's Degree in Finance at Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Italy. During his graduate program, he studied at Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business, and conducted a dissertation on private equity and venture capital partnerships in Silicon Valley. Antonio is fluent in Italian and English.

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