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Team
Michele Colaninno
Chairman of the Board
Michele holds a degree in Business & Economics from the Università Cattolica of Milan.

He is Chief Executive Officer of Immsi S.p.A., a listed company with diversified business interests in finance, real estate (Is Molas Golf Resort), naval (Intermarine) and mobility industry. Immsi is the controlling holding company of Piaggio Group where Michele is Director of their Board as well as being responsible for strategy and product.
Greg Lynn
Chief Executive Officer
For the last 30 years Greg Lynn has been at the intersection of the digital and physical in architecture.

He is the founder of Greg Lynn FORM where in addition to award winning buildings he has designed industrial objects in production with companies like Swarovski, Alessi and Vitra. As the Design Advisor of the Palo Alto retailer Curbside he is responsible for the company's physical identity.

He was awarded the Golden Lion at the 11th Venice Biennale of Architecture and returns to the American Pavilion for a second time in 2016 where he will represent the United States again. He has received the American Academy of Arts & Letters Architecture Award and is a Fellow of United States Artists.

Time Magazine named him one of 100 of the most innovative people in the world for the 21st century. Forbes Magazine named him one of the world's ten most influential architects.

He is a Studio Professor at UCLA, o. Univ. Professor at Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien and Davenport Visiting Professor at Yale University. He is the author of eight books.
Jeffrey Schnapp
Chief Visionary Officer
Jeffrey is co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and the founder-director of metaLAB (at) Harvard, a knowledge and technology design studio dedicated to exploring and expanding the frontiers of networked culture.

Professor in Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences and at the Graduate School of Design, holder of the Carl A. Pescosolido Chair, he is a leading international figure in the digital media field, has led a number of pioneering software development and design projects, and is the author of an influential corpus of publications that includes twenty-five books and hundreds of essays. In addition to widespread coverage in the international press, Schnapp's research has received support from leading foundations such as John Simon Guggenheim, the National Science Foundation, Getty, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Hewlett, and Knight.

His work in the domains of design, digital arts, and curatorial practice includes collaborations with the Triennale di Milano, the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Canadian Center for Architecture.
Brian Davis
Chief Operating Officer
Brian Davis joins PFF as the Chief Operating Officer with the responsibility to lead the transition of new products to volume production. Brian brings over 30 years of experience in transitioning global operations within the high-tech industry. Using his comprehensive experience in product development, supply chain management, and the development of high-performing teams, Brian integrates business-level strategies that transform and significantly improve financial results.

Brian has guided the Operations teams at both Amazon Robotics and Dell Technologies (previously EMC), through their most extensive production growth periods. During this time, both companies realized a 25x increase in manufacturing volumes within a four-year period. With responsibility for manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, quality, and real estate, both companies gained efficiency, reduced costs, and met customer demands.

Additionally, Brian has held several senior leadership roles at Universal Instruments, Symmons Industries, and Bluecrest where he delivered standardized procedures, process integration, and governance initiatives leading to significant improvements in operational capability, supply chain efficiencies, and overall financial performance.

Brian holds an MBA from Northeastern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Jean-Claude Coutant
Chief Technology Officer
Jean-Claude Coutant is the Chief Technology Officer at Piaggio Fast Forward where he leads the engineering teams responsible for the development and implementation of gita. With 20+ years of experience in the technology industry, he oversees the Hardware/Software, Mechanical and Robotics development at PFF.

Prior to joining PFF, Jean-Claude Coutant served as a Vice President of engineering at Wind River, where he led the delivery of innovative products that enable customers to meet the challenges and opportunity for the embedded device software and the Internet of Things (IoT).

He received a B.S degree from Ecole Centrale, d'Electronique in Paris in Systems and Computer Science.
Justin Nadile
Chief Growth Officer
Justin Nadile is the Chief Growth Officer of Piaggio Fast Forward where he focuses on identifying, evaluating and executing dynamic growth strategies for PFF's technology portfolio that provides best-in-class following technology and sensor systems to the company’s own business and consumer robots as well as to external partners. Justin brings over 15 years of experience advising and investing in high-growth technology companies and leads cross-functional efforts as PFF develops and enables the next-generation of robotics solutions.

Prior to joining PFF, Justin was an investor with NewSpring Capital where he executed and managed investments across an array of technology verticals. While with the firm, he advised entrepreneurs and portfolio companies on critical growth initiatives, including product roadmaps, revenue models and accessing the capital markets. Before NewSpring Capital, Justin held similar roles as an investor and investment banker focused on the technology market.

Justin holds an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor's degree from Babson College.
Katrina Weiss
Senior Director of Operations
Katrina Weiss is the Senior Director of Operations at Piaggio Fast Forward where she is dedicated to applying data analysis and creativity to her role in product management. Katrina is passionate about customer satisfaction and thrives in small team, collaborative environments.

Prior to joining the team at PFF, Katrina worked in sourcing operations at New Balance. She also spent time in various areas of supply chain and operations, including a start-up, private organization, publicly traded large scale corporation and non-profit organizations.

In her free time, Katrina can be found anywhere in the outdoors, most often in the mountains - skiing, hiking, camping, or just relaxing with friends. She is always up for an adventure.

Katrina graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Management with a focus on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and went on to complete her Master's in Sports Leadership at Northeastern University.
Meredith Wilson
Senior Director of Digital Marketing
Meredith Wilson is the Senior Director of Digital Marketing at PFF where she leads digital strategy and integrated campaign planning across all owned and paid channels. She is responsible for defining the overall vision and strategy for full-funnel marketing programs that drive growth for the gita family of robots and all consumer products produced by PFF. She brings with her more than 12 years of marketing experience across a variety of consumer lifestyle brands. Meredith is a creative and results-driven marketer who is passionate about building lasting connections between brands and their customers.

Prior to joining PFF, Meredith worked at Keds where she led global strategy for the brand's digital channels, developed brand standards and positioning across all consumer touchpoints, and scaled paid and owned media campaigns to support the brand's direct to consumer business.

Meredith holds a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College-Hartford where she majored in English, with a minor in French Language.
Peter Walderzak
Senior Director of Product Support
Peter is the Senior Director of Product Support at Piaggio Fast Forward where he is responsible for all things Customer Care / Product Support. Prior to PFF, Peter has built customer care centers for Greater New York Hospital Association and most recently Neurometrix. At Neurometrix, he launched the customer care department for Quell, a new alternative to chronic pain. There he also trained and managed the third-party call center that handled sales calls and general inquiries for the product as well as an internal team of specialists. He worked with major retailers (QVC, Target, Walmart, BestBuy, CVS) to train their teams on the benefits of Quell.

He believes every customer deserves to be handled with VIP treatment and should walk away from the interaction remembering that conversation.

When Peter isn’t delighting customers, he spends most of his time with his ladies (wife and two daughters) and his son. Peter also enjoys spending time on the golf course and a good pick-up game of basketball.
Board of Directors
Roberto Colaninno
Chairman/CEO, Piaggio Group
Chairman, IMMSI Group
Roberto Colaninno is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Piaggio & C. S.p.A. and Chairman of IMMSI S.p.A., the company that controls the Piaggio Group. He is Honorary Chairman of Alitalia-Società Aerea Italiana and a member of the company's Board of Directors.

After his early experience in Italian auto components maker Fiaam, of which he became Chief Executive Officer, in 1981 Mr Colaninno founded the Sogefi company in Mantua. Under his leadership, Sogefi expanded to become one of Italy's primary auto components players and a stock-listed company. During this period, he held senior positions in a number of leading US and British automotive multinationals. In September 1996, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Olivetti, at a time when the Ivrea-based company was experiencing a serious crisis. Thanks in part to international agreements, he rapidly restored Olivetti to health and transformed it into a telecommunications holding, with controlling shares in Omnitel and Infostrada and minority interests in the information technology business.

In February 1999, Mr Colaninno led Olivetti in a public tender offer for Telecom Italia worth more than €60 billion, the largest takeover bid ever made in Italy up to that time. Olivetti acquired approximately 51% of Telecom Italia and Mr Colaninno was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company, as well as Chairman of TIM, holding these posts until July 31, 2001.

In September 1998, he established Omniaholding S.p.A., the family-owned financial company of which he is Chairman. In September 2002, Mr Colaninno joined other partners to form Omniainvest S.p.A., a holding in which Omniaholding currently owns the majority. In November 2002, through Omniaholding and Omniainvest, he acquired IMMSI S.p.A., a stock-listed real estate holding company.

Beginning in February 2003, IMMSI also acquired shareholdings in industrial and services companies, notably control of the Piaggio Group and of the Intermarine Group. In 2008 IMMSI S.p.A. was one of the founders of CAI (Compagnia Aerea Italiana), the company that acquired the Alitalia and Airone airlines. Mr Colaninno has served as a director of Mediobanca, Capitalia and other financial organisations.

Mr Colaninno has been a member of the Confindustria Management Committee and the Confindustria Board since 2005. In 2001, he was awarded an honorary degree in Business & Economics from the University of Lecce. In 2013, he was awarded an honorary master's diploma in Management, Innovation & Services Engineering from the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, a special-statute university in Pisa.
Davide Zanolini
Chief Marketing Officer,
Piaggio Group
Davide joined the Piaggio group in November 2013, where he currently serves as Executive Vice-President of Marketing and Communication and directs strategic marketing operations for all of the company's brands on the worldwide stage.

A graduate of the Università Bocconi in Business Economics, his marketing experience includes work with the Pernod Ricard group, the Walt Disney Company, and the Perfetti Van Melle group, where his responsibilities included serving as Director of Marketing for Brazil and, subsequently, International Director of Marketing at Perfetti's headquarters in Switzerland. Between 2012 and 2013 he served as Global Marketing Vice President at Pirelli Tyre.

A perennial globetrotter and motorcyclist with an abiding interest in mobility and the world of motor sports, he is passionate about design, golf, soccer, and everything and anything that stimulates the curiosity of someone deeply fascinated by change and innovation.
Alessandra Simonotto
Chief Financial Officer,
Piaggio Group
Alessandra holds a degree in Economics from the Università degli Studi di Genova and an MBA from the Università degli Studi di Torino.

She has been with the Piaggio Group for more than 20 years, holding positions of increasing responsibility in administration, finance and control. Continuing her growth, she took on the role of Chief Financial Officer in October 2019.
Miguel Galluzzi
Designer in Chief,
Piaggio Group
Miguel currently heads Piaggio's Advanced Design Center (PADC) in Pasadena, California, where he manages the design of the Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Derbi and Gilera motorcycle brands, working closely with the company's styling headquarters (Piaggio Group Style Center) in Italy as well as its research and development centers in China, India and Vietnam.

Widely known for having designed the Ducati Monster, Galluzzi has also designed the Aprilia Dorsoduro, RSV4, and Tuono — as well as the Moto Guzzi V7 Racer and California 1400. Under Galluzzi's direction, Moto Guzzi received the Motorcycle Design Association Award in 2012, and in 2013, Visor Down named Galuzzi one of its Top Ten motorcycle designers.
Team
Michele Colaninno
Chairman of the Board
Greg Lynn
Chief Executive Officer
Jeffrey Schnapp
Chief Visionary Officer
Brian Davis
Chief Operating Officer
Jean-Claude Coutant
Chief Technology Officer
Justin Nadile
Chief Growth Officer
Katrina Weiss
Senior Director of Operations
Meredith Wilson
Senior Director of Digital Marketing
Peter Walderzak
Senior Director of Product Support
Board of Directors
Roberto Colaninno
Chairman/CEO, Piaggio Group
Chairman, IMMSI Group
Davide Zanolini
Chief Marketing Officer,
Piaggio Group
Alessandra Simonotto
Chief Financial Officer,
Piaggio Group
Miguel Galluzzi
Designer in Chief,
Piaggio Group