ROBERTO IPPOLITO is Managing Partner of a leading Italian Hybrid Capital (private equity and private debt) fund and Professor of Principal Investing at Universita degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi. He has 20 years' private capital experience in sourcing, structuring and investing in all parts of the capital structure (senior debt, junior debt and private equity) of Italian SMEs across several industries and three years' management consulting experience (with a focus on business due diligence and performance improvement).
Former Head of Leverage Finance at General Electric Capital Italy, Roberto has held managerial roles at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, DAM Capital (Anschutz Group), Bain & Co. and junior positions at Goldman Sachs (Merchant and Investment Banking) and Istituto Mobiliare Italiano (Merchant Banking). He is a Fulbright scholar and a British Chevening scholar.
Roberto received a MBA from the University of Chicago, a MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick and a Summa Cum Laude BSc in Business from LUISS University. He is a CFA and CPA in Italy and FSA registered in the UK.