Marta Di Girolamo was promoted to Grey Italy CEO in September 2017. Her appointment marked an impressive rise at the agency for Marta, who joined as Client Director in 2011 before being promoted to Head of the Account Department and then Managing Director. At that time 1861united merged with Grey Milano and Marta was fully involved in the management of the transition from two different companies into an integrated agency, working closely with the management team on culture and processes.
Marta was born in Rome and that’s where she started her professional career, joining the brand consultancy firm INAREA to work on brand and visual identity projects. In 2003 she moved to Milan where she began her long lasting collaboration with BMW Group Italia, first in DLV,BBDO and then in BCUBE, an independent agency of Publicis Groupe. In BCUBE she also was in charge of the coordination of The Coca-Cola Company account team for the domestic market and Central & Southern Europe region.
Francesco Bozza comes from FCB Milan where he was CCO since 2017 and from Leo Burnett Italy, where he led the creative department of the 3 offices of Milan, Rome and Turin. Before that he was CEO and ECD at Bcube and Creative Director in Lowe. During his career he won more than 100 national and international awards, among which Cannes, Clio, Eurobest, Epica, New York Festival and Art Directors Club Italiano. In 2015 he was part of the Jury in Film Category at Cannes Lions International Festival.
Rossella Santagostini, CFO of Grey Italy, has been working for WPP Group since 2000, managing the companies Red Cell S.R.L. (formerly Conquest S.p.a.) and Bates srl. She joined 1861 United as CFO at its founding, in 2007. Before 2000, she had a long experience as Finance Director at public relations company Weber Shandwick Group.
Rossella oversees financial operations at Grey Italy, including financial planning, developing forecasts, and client profitability. She is responsible for the review of all client agreements and for the preparation of the financials in client presentations. She is also in charge of the IT, Payroll, and Facilities departments.
Silvia works closely with the agency management both on existing clients and new business prospects, contributing to internal processes definition and business growth strategy. After a degree in Philosophy and a postgraduate in multimedia publishing design she started working in Giunti Multimedia. In 2000 she joined WPP, at first working at Grey Interactive where she began her career in the newborn online advertising industry, working mainly for Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, MPS, Pirelli and The Walt Disney Company. In 2003 she moved to Red Cell where she deepened her experience in the automotive industry working again for Alfa Romeo and managing the coordination of all digital activities across Europe. In Grey she managed the operations on clients such as Ikea, Vodafone, Costa Crociere as Account Director with increasing responsibilities of business development.
Serena Di Bruno began her career in D’Adda, Lorenzini, Vigorelli, BBDO.
In 2008 she moved to 1861united, where she covered the role of Creative Director.
In 2014 1861united became part of Grey Group and 5 years later Serena was promoted to Head of Creative Department.
Her career has spanned across various national and international clients including BMW, MINI, Henkel, Bayer, Pirelli, Campari, Cinzano, Yamaha, Lexus, Costa Crociere, Ikea, Sky, Breil, Vodafone, Volvo, Regina, Polaroid Eyewear and Mediaset.
Serena has been recognised with many awards at Cannes Lions, Epica, Eurobest and New York Film Festival, as well as numerous local awards.
She also had the honor of participating in various juries such as ADCI Awards, IF Festival and ADC*E.
Jacopo Bordin joined Grey Italy in 2019 after spending most of his career abroad.
Born in Italy but raised in Switzerland, Jacopo started his professional journey in San Francisco. A long-time admirer of the “Famously Effective” philosophy, he believes that creativity has never been as important as it is today for brands to grow.
This belief and his international experience acquired in the US and Amsterdam fuel his ambition to build a team that drives business results for clients through strategic rigor and messy creative thinking. As a testament to this, he’s also part of the Effie Awards Italy Jury.
His roster of clients spans across categories and includes, among others, Netflix, LG, Wild Turkey, Amazon Game Studios, Adidas, McDonald’s, and Mars Petcare.
All of these experiences have shaped his cultural and business understanding, but definitely not his accent.