Leadership Team

Lord Duncan McNair – President & Chief Operations for non Profit Sector

Lord Duncan McNair was a Member of the House of Lords from 1990 to 1999 where he focused on humanitarian issues, campaigning strongly on natural health and education. Since that time Lord McNair has been and continues to be a public affairs consultant to commercial clients and charities and has successfully managed projects for those clients in the fields of consumer products, infrastructure maintenance, international development and human rights.

He is currently consulting to the Global Network for Rights and Development, an international NGO that has UN contracts for ensuring that aid funds are properly used. (www.gnrd.net) as their UK Public Affairs Advisor and internationally as an education and political PR consultant.

Corporate: http://strategicresolution.co.uk/index.html
Lord Duncan is ABM VIP partner.

Paul Sangiovanni – Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Paul Sangiovanni, Founder of Alchemy Business Management. Serial entrepreneur, skilled, experienced in multithread and multitasking characteristics for organisations: business strategy, management and business development, business negotiations, managing the different phases of the business, from the idea the strategy and beyond. He is managing several companies and holdings. His background is in Information Technology and Financial Analysis or simply FinTech.

In 2005-2008 he was one of the cofounder’s member of an independent political party in Veneto, Italy, named “PNE”. He was Organizational Secretary of the party for the County of Verona and the Director of the Monetary Reform Committee, campaigning against the distortions of the Euro and Central Bank of Europe, which actually is still feeding the crisis in Europe’s political economy.

Graeme Daniel – Vice President & Chief Financial and Operating Officer (CFOO)

Cofounder of Alchemy Business Management. Qualified as a chartered accountant with Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) having obtained his honours degree in economics and subsequently achieved an M.B.A. at Cranfield Business School.

After qualifying, Graeme has worked in a number of commercial organisations of varying sizes from SME’s, AIM listed and international public companies. With 30 years’ experience as Finance Director his roles have encompassed cross-border multi-site group transactions.  corporate acquisitions and growth strategies, budget, forecasting and financial reporting, investor relations and communications, bank and equity finance negotiations, corporate systems development and internal control implementation as well as hands-on day-to-day management of all matters corporate, financial and administrative.

Harry Sardinas – Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

Harry Sardinas, Cofounder of Alchemy Business Management. a serial entrepreneur, a businessman and a highly successful business coach shares his insider secrets about starting a company, and creating wealth, with the help of great energy, enthusiasm and a genuine desire to help young people in London

He has had a major impact on the lives of hundreds of young people through his businesses that offer solutions for young people, such as accommodation, education and accelerated learning, career advice, marketing and multimedia services.

He is now sharing the secrets of his success in his portfolio of products and services. All of these reveal the secrets of starting from scratch, and they offer a blueprint for going from nothing to a very successful business in a few years.

Corporate: http://www.purplestonegroup.com/

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Janette Withey – Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

Janette Withey is Founder and Chairman of Quay People, a business recruitment agency specialising in selection of staff with European languages and the necessary office skills. Other areas include, facilities, senior marketing, educational and a broad base of administrative roles.
Janette is also Chairman of East London Chamber of Commerce, Incorporating Docklands Business Club which has been operating for 30 years since the inception of Canary Wharf and Docklands is the local membership for the local business. As a local branch of London Chamber of Commerce, their members have instant access to a network of thousands of members across London.

Beyond her own business role with Quay People in her role with business organisations, she is an effective and assiduous networker, encouraging people and companies to connect for mutual advantage. The business organisations in which she herself plays a key role provide business support with formal and informal events throughout the year culminating in a Business Awards programme. She also raises issues that affect the ability for companies to operate successfully at London level.

ELCC: http://www.eastlondonchamber.co.uk/
CORPORATE: http://www.quay-people.co.uk/

Janette is ABM VIP partner.

Melvyn Singer – Chief Content Officer (CCO)

Melvyn Singer, President of the Association of Authorized Public Accountants (AAPA) which is part of the ACCA, and member of the European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for small and medium-sized enterprises. He is also a member of BAFTA and The Institute of Directors.

Melvyn is a media specialist accountant.   Starting as a sole-practitioner in the early 1970s, in 1985 he was appointed Senior Partner in a London accountancy practice, ‘Berg Kaprow Hay Associates’.   He specialised in advising rock’n roll bands, solo artistes, record and management companies, film producers, film directors, other film technicians, and sports personalities.
In 1995 he left the practice to set up London Media Finance, to advise independent film producers on financial packaging, and, in 1998, established, together with others, his first funds under the Enterprise Investment Scheme, raising over £7m towards film production, and many other films.
All films received international distribution, and, wherever possible, Melvyn raised further funds under tax-advantaged investments to improve the return to investors.   In total he raised approximately $30m, and filmed in Canada, Luxembourg, and The Isle of Man, to take advantage of government subsidies, and incentives.

At Pinewood Studios, where he was based for 10 years, he lectured on film financing, and has also been a guest panellist at the Manchester and Edinburgh Film Festivals.

Melvyn is ABM VIP Partner.

Ben Beitler – Chief Data Officer (CDO)

Ben Beitler is running a property crowdfunding and peer to peer lending private finance business with a background and continuing interest in property development, property investment and buying and selling property in the UK and the USA.

Having built up a portfolio in the UK, he now helps others to achieve financial freedom, have an alternative pension and introduce a structured approach to the world of property and related products and services including one-to-one coaching.

His experience covers a wide range of creative products and services in property including buying below market value (BMV), selling and marketing property, managing single and multi-let properties, working with joint venture (JV) partners, securing and raising finance and bridging loans, HMO’s and mentoring others.

Also, an IT specialist working mainly with Microsoft desktop applications (Microsoft Access Database, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook and other popular Microsoft Window applications) web applications and database development.

Corporate: http://PeerToPeerCrowdfunding.com
Ben is ABM strategic Partner

Antonio Civitella – Chief US Operation Officer (CUSOO)

Antonio Civitella, Funder, Chairman & CEO of Transfinder Pro lead application in USA for school district logistics, he successfully developed and launched the company’s flagship product.
Funder & Chairman, NYBizLab is the premier place to grow young early stage business, offering excellent facilities and creative approach to startup and growing businesses, having the advantage of networking with other entrepreneurs and working with industry specific mentors for the best tips on how to grow smart and grow fast.

He has since successfully led the development of the company’s full product line, management, and support teams.

http://nybizlab.net/

Antonio is ABM strategic Partner.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Massimo Carosella – Chief Business Intelligence Officer (CBIO)

Max Carosella, CEO at Carosella Group LLC. a Group of company specialized in Business Intelligence for Corporate Governance, Corporate Risk Management, Compliance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Strategic Performance Management.

Specializations in:
– Business environment ethics (D.Lgs. 231/01, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, FCPA, UK Anti Bribery Act,…)
– Corporate Social Responsibility (SA 8000, AA1000, ISO26000…)
– Regulatory compliance (ISO 9001, 14001, 27001, 17025, 17065, 26000, 50001, …)
– Balanced Scorecard and Business Intelligence
– DSS (Decision Support Systems) design and development.

Corporate: http://www.carosellagroup.com/

Mathew Ocampo – Chief Web Officer (CWO)

Mathew has always been passionate about technology. He has successfully converted a hobby to become his lifetime career. He has been involved professionally in the digital industry since early 2009 and has managed a multitude of web projects. He has also helped a lot of business achieve their marketing goals.

He is currently working for Purple Stone Group as a web developer, SEO and SMM expert, on his journey to become the master of the craft. With commitment and dedication towards his trends of professionalism; he has been always managing projects to reach the maximum results with the maximum quality.

Mathew is ABM operative Partner.

Stephan Berato – Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

Corporate: www.flagshipmanagementsa.com
Stephan is ABM operative partner.

Carlos Gonzalez MBA-Cemap – Financial Consultant/Commercial finance Expert

Carlos Gonzalez is a Commercial finance expert that has more than 20 years experience in consulting companies on how to fund their growth. He has a wealth of experience acquired by working for Top tier financial institutions in Spain, Portugal and UK. At present he provides commercial finance advice and brokerage services through his own Financial consulting Company.Charles Crown Financial, and helps businesses to prepare sound business plans that will raise finance.
He is well known in the city as a Financial expert and is invited regularly to speak about how to raise finance for SME funding organizations or groups of entreprenuers as well in many property investor groups where he conducts workshops on mortgages, buy to let and bridge loans.

Carlos graduated in Finance in University of Denver, USA and Has an MBA in the prestigius ESIC Business School in Spain. Currently he is studying ACCA accounting qualification in London Business School combined with a Master in Finance. Carlos is the author of the Book One step beyond, How to finance your business success which is in last stages of the publishing process.

Michael Graham – Chief Sales Officer (CSO)

Michael Graham is a sales firm with over 40 years combined sales experience. He specializes in working with companies and helping them to increase sales and expand their customer base.

He focusses on mixing a blend of sales training, consulting and coaching to enable clients to achieve their desired results. For some clients he operates as a fully outsourced sales agency and he directly help them to grow their client base. He has recently opened offices in Brazil and Japan and is looking for new areas to expand into. He has an average success rate with our assignments of helping the clients to double or triple their sales turnover within 6-12 months. He delivers this via tried and tested sales processes. His role is to deliver training and coaching whilst seeking new ventures for the business to grow.

Graham is also specialized in international citizenship, permanent residence (PR) and foreign direct investment (FDI). As the concept of globalization continues to rapidly expand many investors, entrepreneurs and business owners aspire to have permanent residence or second citizenship in Europe and/or North America which empowers them to continue their expansion.

His core areas of focus are:
– Investment Services- facilitates cooperation between international investors and various groups within the UK business sector that are seeking funding.
– Immigration Services- in second citizenship solutions for High Net-Worth Individuals (HNWI’s), Investors and Entrepreneurs.
– Property Services- Whether it’s the security of property in the UK, the tourism driven returns of property in Spain or the Mediterranean luxury of a property in Cyprus purchase from start to finish.

Corporate: http://mjbconsultancy.com/
Michael is ABM operative Partner.

Matteo Turi – Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Matteo Turi has worked in the financial sector as a finance director, board director and NED – non executive director helping a variety of SME and multi sector global clients with their financial management to build on their investments by building top quality operations, formulating critical processes and strengthening internal controls. This improves sustainability, bottom line return and decreases the risk to the company.
He provides finance modelling, full business plans, financial support and identified investment for international businesses by mergers and acquisitions, business transformation, reconstruction and IPO’s, driving change management, minimize risk and foster business growth, adjusting to business conditions and the diverse industry demands.

Specialties:
-Business transformations and turnaround strategies
-International finance expertise
-Financial due diligence, viability and renegotiation of price
-Extensive change management, IPO, rapid growth strategy and project finance modelling
-Implementation of financial systems, controls and reporting with identification of cost savings and working capital release
-Transformed morale and performance across a range of in-country finance teams, demonstrating exceptional management and coaching skills.

Corporate: http://taras-financial.co.uk/
Matteo is ABM operative Partner.

Monika Stukova – Chief Projects Officer (CPO)

Monika Stukova, highly motivated M&A and corporate finance professional with five years of experience, which includes working for blue chip and big four consultancies as well as IBM, MEDIOBANCA and also for start-ups. Monika completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Programme which has enhanced her experience and expertise in the fields of finance, investment management and research analysis. From both work experience and educational background, she has significant valuation and analytical ability. She is an articulate communicator and speaks English, Italian and Slovak fluently.

Monika is ABM operative Associate.

Habab Syed – AF Accountants – Chartered Certified Accountants and Tax Consultants

Syed is a Chartered Certified Accountant with 16 or more years’ experience in a public practice. Syed completed his bachelor degree from Chittagong University in Bangladesh, he is also a full member of member of Association of Accounting Technician.

AF Accountants is established in 2010 and registered as a Chartered Certified Accountants.

www.afaccountants.co.uk

AF Accountants is ABM operative Associate

Louis Koehl – Junior Assistant.

Louis is an ABM operative Partner.