Team
The Look Lateral team is comprised of art professionals, industry leaders, and noteworthy academics. Each team member contributes a unique perspective and industry expertise. This global venture has the backing of experts with a deep knowledge in the art, technology, and finance sectors.
Team
The Look Lateral team is comprised of art professionals, industry leaders, and noteworthy academics. Each team member contributes a unique perspective and industry expertise. This global venture has the backing of experts with a deep knowledge in the art, technology, and finance sectors.
Chiefs and Executive Advisors

Niccolò Filippo Veneri Savoia

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
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Niccolò Filippo Veneri Savoia

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Niccolò established Look Lateral in 2011 to continue his family’s long-standing tradition of culture and art appreciation.
His knowledge of the global art market and his innovator approach make him ideally placed at managing Look Lateral’s mission in such a dynamic environment.

Sieng
van Tran

Chief
Strategy Officer
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Sieng van Tran

Chief Strategy Officer

Sieng van Tran is a British entrepreneur and Prominent Refugee who came to the UK in 1981. He is expert in e-learning and he founded the eLearning company iLearn. This was the first profitable UK internet company that delivered over 500 online courses from Harvard, McGraw-Hill and BBC for business. Mr. Tran is also an activist for the refugee rights and was identified by UNHCR as a “famous refugee”. His professional experience will be valuable at providing advice to Look Lateral / FIMART operations.

Imamu Baraka Frazier

Chief Technology
Officer
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Imamu Baraka Frazier

Chief Technology
 Officer

Mr. Frazier is a senior ICT engineer and blockchain architect with professional experience in smart contract development. During his career he had the areas of manufacturing, retail and non-profit in the roles of data coordinator and system administrator. His expertise around blockchain based projects concerns mainly the design and implementation of blockchain based environments and the development of smart contracts and chaincode using languages like Solidity and Go as well as front-end development with frameworks such as React and Angular. His blockchain competences comprises both smart-contract and application layers thus providing integrated project developent. He has further expertise in the design of interfaces, the integration between blockchain and neural network and the management of big-data.

Nicola
Mafessoni

Chief Art
Officer
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Nicola Mafessoni

Chief Art Officer

Nicola Mafessoni is an experienced art professional working as a director of one of the most renowned Italian art galleries. He has expertise in dealing with contemporary and modern art, supported by over 10 years experience as art advisor for over 100 prominent galleries in the world. He also advises high net worth individuals on investments in fine art produced by the most promising artists.

Charles
Horne

Financial
Executive Advisor
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Charles Horne

Financial Executive Advisor

Pietro Ferrazzi

Executive
Advisor
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Pietro Ferrazzi

Executive Advisor

Pietro is a lawyer specialised in private company and banking law, with over ten years experience. He has been working with Look Lateral since its inception, also covering the role of editor in chief of the paper magazine. Supported by his great passion for art and culture, he supervises the editorial contents of Look Lateral.

Gabriel Caorsi, M.Sc., MBA

Executive Business Advisor
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Gabriel Caorsi, M.Sc., MBA, B.A.

Senior Corporate Business Advisor

Gabriel Caorsi is a Senior finance leader with solid experience in Finance, Asset Management, Business Operations, and Strategy, bringing a unique perspective to understand and bridge into a common language, Finance and Operations, working together to achieve their goals. With over twenty years of experience in Leadership in these fields, Mr. Caorsi has led Operations Finance’s P&L in roles such as Asset Management Portfolio Lead, Managing Director of Commercial Operations, Vice President of Finance, Business Operations, and Project Management, Vice President of Operations, and Chief Financial Officer for Shared Services Group. Mr. Caorsi holds a M.Sc. in Corporate Finance, as well as a B.A. in Economics, and an MBA in Finance and Economics, both from The University of Chicago.

Tino
Cennamo

Executive Officer
Look Lateral Italy

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Tino Cennamo

Look Lateral Italy 
Chief Executive Officer

Tino Cennamo has over 30 years experience as a Company Executive and Management Consultant for prominent international Technology, Media and Entertainment companies, such as Walt Disney (Buena Vista HE Italy), RAI (Italian State Television), Bertelsmann (Bmg), Future Publishing UK and Apple Computer. He brings expertise in media, digital business and publishing.

Nicole Lim

Executive
Advisor
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Nicole Lim

Executive Advisor

Nicole Lim, she is an experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the Luxury Lifestyle, Travel & Tourism industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Operations Management, Sales, and E-commerce, Nicole is a strong business development professional with a strong track record in partnership building and executions. Nicole will support Look Lateral / FIMART initiative by providing both advice and execution initiatives.

John Fiore

Loyalty Executive Advisor
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John Fiore

Loyalty Executive Advisor

In his years at Starbucks Coffee Company John grew the customer analytics team from one to over twenty partners while supporting the Starbucks Card, loyalty program and mobile payment app. He has since worked on loyalty programs for companies including Dunkin, Sonic, Peet’s Coffee and Taco Bell. Prior to his focus on loyalty and customer analytics he held management roles in finance, supply chain and purchasing. John earned his MBA at Vanderbilt University studying Finance and Marketing and previously graduated from Occidental College with a BA in Economics. He has lived and worked in Italy and Japan and studied at ITESM in Monterrey, Mexico. John enjoys cooking Neapolitan pizzas in his backyard wood fired oven for his family and friends.

John Fiore

Loyalty Executive Advisor
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John Fiore

Loyalty Executive Advisor

In his years at Starbucks Coffee Company John grew the customer analytics team from one to over twenty partners while supporting the Starbucks Card, loyalty program and mobile payment app. He has since worked on loyalty programs for companies including Dunkin, Sonic, Peet’s Coffee and Taco Bell. Prior to his focus on loyalty and customer analytics he held management roles in finance, supply chain and purchasing. John earned his MBA at Vanderbilt University studying Finance and Marketing and previously graduated from Occidental College with a BA in Economics. He has lived and worked in Italy and Japan and studied at ITESM in Monterrey, Mexico. John enjoys cooking Neapolitan pizzas in his backyard wood fired oven for his family and friends.

Stephan Horvath

Executive Advisor
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Stephan Horvath

Executive Advisor

Stephan Horvath has over 20 years of international marketing and c-level experience, working for network agencies and consulting firms. He is adept in combining marketing strategy and innovative technologies to drive businesses in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Business and Strategic Advisors

Joe
Roets

Blockchain Advisor
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Joe Roets, MBA

Blockchain Advisor

Joe Roets is the inventor of Dragonchain technology, a revolutionary blockchain paradigm superior in terms of scalability, interoperability and supported applications. He will support the creation of a Dragonchain-based infrastructure for the tokenization of artworks and a marketplace for their trade. He is a pioneer of blockchain technology business-oriented applications and recently concluded a $22m tokens sale to foster the Dragonchain development and large-scale uptake.

Piers Heaton Armstrong

Business Advisor
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Piers Heaton Armstrong

Business Advisor

Piers is Vice President, Marketing at Amazon.com, leading a number of engineering, product, marketing and business teams around the world.  He has over 20 years of digital marketing experience, covering both the start-up and corporate landscapes and specific experience in scaling nascent businesses.

Andrea Beltratti, Ph.D.

Business Advisor
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Andrea Beltratti, Ph.D.

Business Advisor

Andrea Beltratti is Professor of Finance and Associate Dean of the Corporate and Financial Institutions department at SDA Bocconi School of Management. He has over 20 years experience in the finance industry. He has been Chairman of the Management Board of Banca Intesa San Paolo and is currently Chairman of Eurizon Capital S.G.R.

Antonio
Mele, Ph.D.

Head of Analytics and Finance Advisor
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Antonio Mele, Ph.D.

Head of Analytics and Finance Advisor

Antonio Mele is a Professor of Finance at the Swiss Finance Institute based in Lugano (USI). He also spent a decade as Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the co-inventor of fixed income volatility counterparts to the equity VIX adopted by Chicago Board Options Exchange and S&P Dow Jones Indexes.

Ross Stokes

Business Advisor
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Ross Stokes

Business Advisor

Ross Stokes is a senior strategy and business development consultant and blockchain technology investor, with expertise in blockchain ICO crowdfunding initiatives. Mr. Stokes has a long-lasting career in sales and international business development serving multinational technology corporations like ETP International Group. His advisory in cryptocurrency, blockchain, and ICOs is keenly sort from entrepreneurs to investment banks as they try to comprehend the impact of this technology on their businesses in order to optimize their opportunities.

Matteo
Daste

Legal Advisor
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Matteo Daste

Legal Advisor

Matteo Daste is one of the most skilled advisors for high technology initiatives in the Silicon Valley. He operates as partner for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in San Francisco, providing legal advice to highly promising start-up companies. He supervises all legal aspects related to Look Lateral business.

David M. Otto

Legal Advisor
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David M. Otto

Legal Advisor

David Otto has over 30 years experience in corporate finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and governance law. He received his B.A. from Harvard University and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. He is the founding Managing Partner at Martin Davis PLLC, a boutique law firm based in Seattle, WA, focusing on emerging technologies as blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Franco Veneri

Legal Advisor
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Franco Veneri

Legal Advisor

Franco Veneri is a senior Civil Lawyer specializing in banking and corporate law. He is the legal advisor to Unione di Banche Italiane S.p.A (UBI Banca) and CereaBanca 1897 soc. coop. a r.l., as well as an experienced Criminal Lawyer specializing in EU Tax Evasion and Art Forgery. Veneri is a contemporary art connoisseur and passionate about education, culture, and history.

Operations level

Simone
Baroni

Analytics and Software Engineer
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Simone Baroni

Analytics and Software Engineer

Simone Baroni is an Italian ICT Developer, supporting Look Lateral with his valuable knowledge in software design and development. He will contribute to the effective creation of FIMART, integrating this with Dragonchain technology, while also engineering the front-end and back-end functional layers.

Carlo
Ghelfi

Web
Manager
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Carlo Ghelfi

Web Manager

Carlo Ghelfi is a mathematics professor. He has over 10 years of experience as a web developer of numerous e-commerce sites and print magazines. His senior experience in the technology space includes the management of developer operations as well as publisher operations across the Italian enterprise technology sector. His fields include: SEO analysis, digital reputation and search engine ranking.

Simone
Farina

Blockchain
Developer
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Simone Farina

Blockchain Developer

Simone considered himself a coventionall engineer until he began to be interested in blockchain. He became soon a fan of this technology and a crypto enthuisiast. Passion and dedication have brought him in our team and he is now a Blockchain Developer of Look Lateral.

Carlo Alberto Oppici

Business Innovation
Manager
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Carlo Alberto Oppici

Business Innovation Manager

Carlo Alberto Oppici is an experienced project manager currently working at Gruppo Finservice S.p.A., a leading management consulting firm. He has helped many companies find their optimal business model, as well as business development and funding profile through the implementation of cutting edge technologies.

Chiara Rizzolo

Marketing and Social
Media Manager
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Chiara Rizzolo

Marketing and Social Media Manager

After a multidisciplinary experience as a Boutique Hotel Art Director and Mktg Manager, Chiara is specialized in creative contents shifting from poetry to photography, from graphic design to systemic Counseling. As a passionate art lover since early childhood, she manages the creation and exchange of marketing contents and narratives, providing that magical bridge between culture and self.

Enrico Cavaliere

Art
Manager
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Enrico Cavaliere

Art Manager

Enrico Cavaliere is a fine art expert leadind his own Art Brokerage company. Previously, he worked for both Christie’s and Sotheby’s in their respective London headquarters, focusing on market research/analysis, client interaction, as well as sale planning and execution through both auction and private sale channels. He holds a MLitt in Art History and Art Business from the University of Glasgow.

Eugenia Bertelè

Art and Content
Manager
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Eugenia Bertelè

Art and Content Manager

Eugenia Bertelè is an art and communication manager. With a degree in History of Art and Economy of Culture she has played different roles in the international contemporary art market, working for auction houses, galleries and art fairs between Italy and South America.
She is also a freelance contributor for art magazines and newspapers.

Brooke Einbender

Art and Content Manager
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Brooke Einbender

Art and Content Manager

Brooke Einbender is an art scholar and passionate about the adoption of blockchain technology in the art world. Previously, she has placed significant works of art into University museum collections, founded an online gallery for student artists, and conducted research on private collections. Additionally, Brooke received a one-of-a-kind art education working as the Curatorial Assistant for a private art advisor, whose late husband, William Rubin, was Chief curator and Director of the Department of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA for over two decades.

Martina
Carra

Operations and Sales Manager
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Martina Carra

Operations and Sales Manager

Martina is a proactive girl, who lived and studied abroad. Travelling and getting in touch with different people and cultures she collected and enriched herself with interesting and constructive experiences. She has always worked in dynamic and multicultural contexts, having different experiences in customer care and sales in a multinational company.
Versatility and positivity are her points of strenght, through which she will cooperate and support our LL team.

Jacopo
Caracci

Art Director and Designer
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Jacopo Caracci

Art Director and Designer

Jacopo Caracci is a visual designer and art director operating in Italy. He is in charge of managing the Look Lateral visual identity, supperted by his extensive experience as web graphic designer and art director at numerous companies.

Tom
Lavery

Marketing
Manager
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Tom Lavery

Marketing Manager

Tom is a Marketing Expert who building products people want to talk about and connecting companies to the clients who are desperate for them. His belief is that the role of marketing and business is to make real change in individuals and society using empathy, expertise and storytelling to get there. Tom has worked in Food, Education, Arts, Sport and Technology across the world and is an entrepreneur, writer and student of people.

Ari
Gordon

Content
Writer
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Ari Gordon

Content Writer

Ari has over five years of entrepreneurial experience and is publishing his first book entitled "BlockChange." He is a white paper co-author of an energy transfer and video streaming blockchain application. With his experience of consulting in the blockchain space and his passion for art, he brings a unique approach to Look Lateral's content.

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