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.
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.