Massimiliano joined The Barton Partnership in 2017 to further strengthen our proposition in Continental Europe with the Consumer Market. He was previously Engagement Manager at Sailing Stones, a specialist strategy recruitment firm, mainly focusing on Strategy and Corporate Development mandates across the Consumer, Retail and Hospitality space.
Originally from Italy, Massimiliano received a BA in Political Science, an MA in International Affairs and an MA in Diplomatic Studies. He then completed his education in the United Kingdom where he took an MA and a PhD in War Studies. Before starting a career in recruiting in 2014, Massimiliano spent over 10 years in academia, teaching Security Issues of the Middle East at King’s College London, the London School of Economics, the Defence Academy of the UK and the University of Exeter. He is the author of a book (Anglo-Italian Relations in the Middle East, 1922-1940) and a number of refereed articles, policy papers and editorials.
Massimiliano is a passionate traveller, keen photographer, avid reader, competitive backgammon player and a real Napoli fan-addict.