Team

Pillarstone firmly believes that at the foundation of its success lies the investment in a team of capable and motivated individuals. The team currently consists of 18 professionals (many of whom have been working together for years) with the perfect combination of skills to support our portfolio companies.

Gaudenzio
Bonaldo Gregori

Chairman e CEO

Raimondo
Bonfanti

Partner

Tommaso
Caratelli

Associate, Investment Team

Silvio
Cavallo

General Counsel e Chief Compliance Officer

Alberto
Collovati

Vice President, Investment Team

Iris
Galli

Associate, Finance Team

Marco
Lucci

Legal Counsel

Paolo
Modenesi

Chief Financial Officer

Andrea
Nappa

Partner

Massimo
Piovesana

Associate, Investment Team

Gilles
Quey

Director, Investment Team

Andrea
Regazzoni

Director, Investment Team

Roberto
Rondelli

Partner

Marco
Tonon

Associate, Finance Team

Martina
Visigalli

Associate, Investment Team

Silvia
Bettina

Staff

Teodora
Matei

Staff

Pillarstone is always looking for motivated and capable professionals. Send your application to recruitment@pillarstone.com

Gaudenzio
Bonaldo Gregori

Chairman e CEO

Gaudenzio Bonaldo Gregori, one of the founders, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pillarstone.

He has many years of professional experience in, among others, private equity, turnaround and corporate finance. He has worked both in Italy and in the UK, managing teams of leading international financial institutions with responsibility for the European and Middle Eastern markets. He holds multiple roles as executive and non-executive board member in companies and investment vehicles.

Gaudenzio holds an MBA from Warwick Business School, a degree in Business Administration and is ACA equivalent qualified.

He speaks Italian (native) and English (fluent).

Raimondo
Bonfanti

Partner

Raimondo Bonfanti, one of the founders, is a Partner of Pillarstone

He has gained a significant professional experience in leading financial institutions and international consulting firms holding the role of team leader of restructuring, leverage finance and capital markets departments and by managing complex private equity transactions and corporate turnarounds. He is a non-executive board member in multiple companies and investment vehicles.

Raimondo holds an Executive MBA from SDA Bocconi, has a degree in Business Administration, Accounting and Finance and is ACA equivalent qualified.

He speaks Italian (native) and English (fluent).

Tommaso
Caratelli

Associate, Investment Team

Tommaso Caratelli is an Associate in the Investment Team and joined Pillarstone in 2015.

Before joining Pillarstone, he worked in the strategy team of a leading consulting firm, providing assistance to private equity funds in M&A transactions and to several Italian companies in the development of business plans.

He holds a degree in Accounting, Finance and Control from Bocconi University in Milan.

He speaks Italian (native), English (fluent), French (fluent) and Spanish (fluent).

Silvio
Cavallo

General Counsel e Chief Compliance Officer

Silvio Cavallo is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Pillarstone since 2016.

He has more than 15 years of experience gained both in-house, as well as in roles in a financial sector regulator and leading international law firms, with an emphasis on private equity and complex financial transactions. He holds multiple roles, including as executive and non-executive board member, in several entities of the group.

Silvio holds a degree in Law from the University of Bari, a Master of Laws in International Financial Law from King's College London and is qualified to practice law in Italy.

He speaks Italian (native) and English (fluent).

Alberto
Collovati

Vice President, Investment Team

Alberto Collovati è un Vice President dell’Investment Team ed è parte di Pillarstone dal 2018.

Prior to joining Pillarstone, he worked as a senior manager at a leading international consulting firm assisting clients in complex M&A and restructuring transactions across a range of industries.

Alberto graduated with honors in Economics from Università Cattolica of Milan.

He speaks Italian (native) and English (fluent).

Iris
Galli

Associate, Finance Team

Iris Galli is an Associate in the Finance Team and joined Pillarstone in 2020.

Prior to joining Pillarstone, she worked for a leading audit firm, handling financial statement audits of leading investment and asset management companies.

Iris holds a degree in Business Management obtained with full marks at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan.

She speaks Italian (native) and English (fluent)

Marco
Lucci

Legal Counsel

Marco Lucci is Legal Counsel of Pillarstone since 2017.

Prior to Pillarstone, he was associated in primary national and international law firms advising clients on complex financial and private equity transactions. In the context of a secondment, he also provided assistance to a leading Italian company listed on the FTSE MIB index of the Milan Stock Exchange.

Marco holds a degree in Law obtained with full mark at the University of Siena. He is a qualified lawyer in Italy.

He speaks Italian (native) and English (fluent).

Paolo
Modenesi

Chief Financial Officer

Paolo Modenesi is Chief Financial Officer in Pillarstone since 2016.

He has more than 15 years of experience gained in international banking and investment firms managing financial, administrative, tax and regulatory departments.

Paolo holds a degree in Economics from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan.

He speaks Italian (native) and English (fluent).

Andrea
Nappa

Partner

Andrea Nappa is a Partner of Pillarstone.

He has a thirty-years of experience in private equity and corporate restructuring, having worked with multiple consulting firms and leading Italian and international financial institutions. He also held roles as CEO and CRO in several distressed companies.

Andrea holds a degree in Economics from the University of Turin and is qualified as chartered accountant since 1994.

He speaks Italian (native) and English (fluent).

Massimo
Piovesana

Associate, Investment Team

Massimo Piovesana is an Associate in the Investment Team and joined Pillarstone in 2018.

Prior to Pillarstone he worked for leading strategic consulting firms, involved in the definition of business plans and in turnaround/cost optimization projects for some of the major Italian groups.

Massimo holds a degree in Engineering from Politecnico of Milan and a Master in Management from the Bayes Business School in London.

He speaks Italian (native) and English (fluent).

Gilles
Quey

Director, Investment Team

Gilles Quey is a Director in the Investment Team and joined Pillarstone in 2015.

He has been working in the private equity sector for 12 years with a focus on turnaround and special situations projects. He has a significant experience gained in Italy and London in both private equity and investment banking segments.

Gilles holds a degree in Economics gained with full marks at Bocconi University and has attended the Majeure Finance at the HEC of Paris.

He speaks Italian (native), French (native), English (fluent) and Spanish (fluent).

Andrea
Regazzoni

Director, Investment Team

Andrea Regazzoni is a Director in the Investment Team and joined Pillarstone in 2016.

He has more than 15 years of experience in private equity, M&A and restructuring practices of investment funds and international financial advisory firms, managing complex investment transactions with a focus on turnaround and special situations.

Andrea holds a degree in Financial Markets and Institutions from Bocconi University.

He speaks Italian (native), English (fluent) and French (fluent).

Roberto
Rondelli

Partner

Roberto Rondelli is a Partner of Pillarstone.

He spent a significant part of his career in London, where he developed significant expertise in M&A e restructuring. Roberto has managed departments of leading consulting firms and European financial institutions in the context of complex international transactions. He is a board member in several portfolio companies.

Roberto holds a degree in Economics from Università Cattolica of Milan and an MSc in Finance & Economics from the Warwick Business School. He is qualified as Charthered Account in England and Wales.

He speaks Italian (native) and English (fluent).

Marco
Tonon

Associate, Finance Team

Marco Tonon is an Associate in the Finance Team and joined Pillarstone in 2017.

Before joining Pillarstone, he gained experience in accounting and securitization transactions at a leading Italian financial firm.

Marco holds a degree in Accounting, Finance and Control gained with full marks at Ca' Foscari University in Venice.

He speaks Italian (native) and English (fluent).

Martina
Visigalli

Associate, Investment Team

Martina Visigalli is an Associate in the Investment Team and joined Pillarstone in 2019.

Prior to joining Pillarstone, she developed her professional career in leading consulting firms, gaining more than 12 years of experience, with a focus on Restructuring and Distressed M&A, working in the context of several restructuring transactions involving companies in different industries.

Martina holds a degree in Accounting, Corporate Finance and Control from Bocconi University.

Parla italiano (madrelingua), inglese (fluente).

Silvia
Bettina

Staff

Silvia Bettina has been part of Pillarstone since 2020.

Prior to joining Pillarstone, she worked in several international companies in the role of team assistant and administrative secretary.

Silvia holds a degree in Cultural Mediation from the University of Udine.

She speaks Italian (native), English (fluent) and Spanish (fluent).

Teodora
Matei

Staff

Teodora Matei, has been a part of Pillarstone since 2016.

Prior to joining Pillarstone she worked in primary international companies also active in the banking sector, providing assistance to support, secretarial and office management teams.

Teodora holds a degree in piano performance and a master’s degree in international Relations & European Studies from Timisoara University.

She speaks Romanian (native), Italian (fluent), English (fluent) and French (fluent).