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Frezza & Partners is an established Executive Search Consultancy, specialized in recruiting Executives, Senior Management and Industry-specific Professionals in the Life Sciences and Healthcare industries, at the domestic and international level.

We have built a consistent reputation in the specific Italian market to conduct senior management searches, recruiting across all major disciplines in life sciences throughout Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.

Our clients range from large multinationals to medium-sized organizations, to start-ups and family-owned companies. The common theme is our dedication to ensuring that our clients’ success is promoted through attracting and placing the best possible talent for their business. Ensuring the best possible leadership is in place is also guaranteed through our Leadership Advisory Services, helping Clients to understand the gap between leadership they need for future strategy and what they have today.

Leonardo Frezza
Prior to joining Frezza & Partners, Leonardo was Partner in Ray & Berndtson. Earlier he was Partner in Heidrick & Struggles for 10 years, and Human Resources and Organization Director at three different companies: Massey Ferguson, Recordati and Pfizer. He began his career at Confindustria (General Confederation of Italian Industry). Leonardo received a degree in Literature from Rome University. Leonardo is the author of “Pharmaceutical Companies” (1994), “In Search of the Drug” (1997), “Pharmaceutical Industry & Management” (2005), “Biotech stories” (2011). It has been published his last work “Business, Science and Drugs” (2015).

Giovanni Firenze
Giovanni has developed his professional career at international level both in the pharmaceutical and in the management consulting industries, building his competence in marketing, sales and market access. He started working for Eli Lilly in Germany and in the UK as a Manager of a Sales & Marketing European Project, moving thereafter to Bristol Myers Squibb in the USA and later in Italy as a European Marketing Manager. Afterwards he joined the management consulting arena working for Arthur D. Little International, IMS Health Consulting Group (UK), as a Director, Executive Insight (Switzerland) and HBI as a Partner. He holds a degree in Engineering from the University of Genoa and an MBA from SDA Bocconi and University of Michigan Business School.

Bruno Brancati

Graduated in Political Science and in Graphology, began working as an officer in the Italian Air Force covering operational and staff roles for 4 years.
During the university period he acted as a journalist dealing with news and internal politics.
He worked in the professional family of human resources for thirty years: in Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson Company as Safety, Training, Recruiting & Development Manager; in Poste Italiane Group as Recruiting Director, Personnel Manager in Lombardia and Project manager on operational initiatives; as HR Director in a private aeronautical group (Aeroservices); as HR Director at the University Campus bio-medico di Roma; as HR consultant at AlfaSystems, an IT company.
In the last period he directed one of the most prestigious sports clubs in Rome, the CT EUR and he founded with other partners and managed some health care companies (consultancy and medical and nursing assistance) currently chairing MedCare srl.

Sabrina Mele
Before joining Frezza&Partners, Sabrina was Supervisor Project Leader in Telecom Italia. She has also covered the role of Training Coordinator for Telecom Italia – Alice Adsl staff at the International Rome Airport “Leonardo Da Vinci”. An Interpreter and Translator for English and French, she has lived and studied in Ramsgate (UK) and Menton (France). Sabrina started her professional career at Heidrick & Struggles International – Rome office – as Assistant for French and English contacts with the Company Head Quarter based in Paris. She subsequently covered the role of Key Account American Express – Direct Selling at Fiumicino Airport and Univers Group for travel, incentives, events and medical congresses. Sabrina is currently Personal Assistant and Senior Researcher, responsible for the organization of the General Manager’s meetings, agenda, travel as well as Screening, Search and Selection delivery processes.

Francesca Stasio
Graduated in Economics, with a master Degree in Labour Market, Industrial Relations and Welfare Systems, Francesca starts her professional career dealing with companies reorganization and contracts analysis. Her academic career, oriented to HR Management and Developing, leads her in Frezza&Partners in 2014. Thanks to senior consultants support and to constant training, as HR Specialist and Recruiter She is currently responsible for Screening, Search and Selection delivery processes, as well as Leadership Advisory services, supporting the other Partners

Executive Search activity is conducted in the Life Sciences and Consumer Health Care markets. These include Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Medical Devices, Diagnostics, and Services to such industries (CMOs, CROs, Healthcare Organizations). Our methodology is a “blend” between traditional Head Hunting and innovative “Head Farming”. In fact, our large and established network enables us to approach each search with confidence in a positive outcome.

We serve our Clients’ needs for a talent pool aligned with corporate strategic objectives by providing an exceptional pipeline of candidates according to business needs. We are focused on finding Talent, High Potentials, as well as industry specific Professionals (for example: Pharmacologists, Toxicologists, Scientists, Manufacturing or Quality Managers), across the whole functional spectrum in the Life Sciences and CHC markets).

We also assist our Clients through our Leadership Services Practice. This means evaluating resources and intellectual capital, on-boarding newly hired Managers, or assessing organizations, people, strategies by aligning the “as is” to the “to be” model.

Scientific and technological innovation, expiring patents and the decreasing spending budget of Public Administration, have changed both the business and operative models in the Health Care world. Frezza & Partners assists companies in managing the impact on organizations by:

  • Analysis and assessment of the present state strengths or weaknesses.
  • Future state and redesigning of the organitation.
  • Facilitation of the transition.
  • Preparing the human resources for the future scenario.
  • Assessing management alignment to the new scenarios, particularly in terms of leadership competencies.
  • Evaluating the consistency of other elements of the organization, influencing the effectiveness of the human factor such as the structures, the decision making process, the reward and control systems in place, the design and management of the feedback process.
  • Supporting the design of the future organization and facilitating the transition as far as human capital is concerned.
  • Developing the leadership competencies needed for the future.

In a competitive scenario, the quality of the people is the key factor for the success of the team. Frezza & Partners assess the quality of management not only against a standard but also against what is available on the market. We assess managers against a leadership model which is adapted to our client, fundamentally based on:

Knowing where to go, which implies technical competency, business understanding, market knowledge, ability in gauging trends and defining a vision of the future

Communication, involving the appropriate internal and external stakeholders in an effective way

Mobilizing resources, influencing and motivating members of the organization, different functions, subordinates, partners, suppliers and customers, leading them to objectives, monitoring at the same time the direction taken and the results achieved

Our process includes interviews, case analysis, psychological tests and if required, 360° feedback collection. Our reports are tailored on custom and clients needs: informative, to support decisions on organizational issues, and action-oriented to capitalize on individual strengths or to improve weaknesses.

The quality of the Human Capital depends on the ability of an organization to attract, engage, develop and return on talent. Frezza & Partners supports companies with an integrated Talent Management service including:

  • Profile definition
  • Search
  • On-boarding
  • Assessment
  • Development plans
  • Feedback and individual Coaching
  • Career counseling
  • Evaluation of roles versus talent’s expectations