VP of Communications and Community Engagement
Elizabeth joins Piaggio Fast Forward as Vice President, Communications and PR. She is a strategic partner and trusted advisor with more than 17 years of combined in-house and agency experience building global brand awareness through innovative high-impact partnerships, promotional campaigns, product placement, social media and digital marketing initiatives, immersive events, influencer and celebrity collaborations and traditional public relations. She has worked with brands across industries from luxury lifestyle, beauty & wellness, fashion, entertainment and hospitality including Swarovski, Estee Lauder, Jim Beam Brands, Frederic Fekkai, Best Buy/Geek Squad, among others.
Elizabeth is proud of all her work but highlights include championing 10 years of production design collaborations for the Academy Awards, building amazing costume design collaborations across film, television, theatre and music with award-winning designers, and establishing a scholarship program and masterclass with UCLA's School of Theatre Film & Television and the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design.
Elizabeth graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX with a degree in Business along with minors in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs and Psychology. She has just relocated to Boston after 20 years in Los Angeles with her Labrador retriever, Abby in tow.
Senior Director of Manufacturing and Supply Chain
Katrina Weiss is the Senior Director of Manufacturing and Supply Chain 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.
Senior Director of Business Technology
Before PFF, Josh spent five years at HubSpot, where he worked on Marketing Operations before making the change to Business Operations, scaling, and supporting the broader organization's software stack and business processes. Before that, Josh worked at Keurig Dr. Pepper as well as spending ten years as a nationally touring musician. He is an avid technology and coding enthusiast, with a particular interest in the impact of AI and automation on the future of our global society. At PFF, Josh leads our team of talented Data Analysts and Data Engineers. The Business Operations team works across the organization to develop integrations, build data pipelines, manage our data warehouse and BI stack, deliver reporting, and support our software systems, to help grow and scale the business.
Outside of work, Josh can mainly be found writing and performing music with his bands, playing video games, or enjoying a craft beer or bourbon with friends while debating politics and philosophy. He is also an avid hockey player, skier, waterskier, Patriots fan, and loves to ride his Harley.
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.
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.
Chief Marketing Officer,
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.
Chief Financial Officer,
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.
Designer in Chief,
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.