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Mr. Enzo Villani has been Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Equities.com, Inc. since August 2014. From 2012 to 2014, Villani taught as a full-time lecturer, adjunct and speaker on marketing, entrepreneurship, strategy and finance at universities including: Clarkson University, SUNY Plattsburgh, and Cornell University. From 2010 to 2012, Villani served as President of MZ North America and board member where he completed two acquisitions for the Brazilian IR company. During this time, Villani was President and Chief Executive Officer of his personal strategic advisory and investment company, Villani Advisors (a/k/a Sustain360) since 2009. Villani was a Founding Member, Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer of DF King Worldwide LLC (formerly SAGE Holdings) from 2006 to 2009. DF King Worldwide was created as a consolidation and complimentary services M&A strategy in the corporate communications and proxy industry. Villani reviewed over 300 companies and led acquisitions of DF King and Taylor Rafferty. Assisted on five acquisitions and lead integration over three continents and five time zones. He also managed marketing, technology integration, and developed internal programs and technologies to facilitate bundle services. Prior to Sage Holdings, he served as the Managing Director of Products and Strategy at The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. Villani developed the strategy, alliances, and co-founded NASDAQ Global Corporate Solutions. He led the acquisitions of Shareholder.com and Prime Zone Media Network, establishing the NASDAQ Corporate Services beach head that included the development of nasdaq.net/nasdaq-online.com and the Market Intelligence Desk. NASDAQ Global Corporate Solutions now contributes 40% to NASDAQ’s total revenue. In At 28, Mr. Villani co-founded award-wining agency Rivet Integrated Marketing and served as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Rivet, Mr. Villani served as the Director of Internet Development at Integrated Office Solutions. Mr. Villani pioneered early web design and development for Modem Media, Byron Preiss Multimedia, Citigroup, MSNBC, and Intel. Villani holds a Masters in Business Administration from The Johnson School at Cornell University and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Iona College while working on the block equities desk at Lehman Brothers. Villani now lives in Los Angeles with his family.
Equities.com is an online financial publication and social community for self-directed investors, public and private companies, market experts, and professional service providers across the global capital markets. The Equities.com Issuer Dashboard is an ideal SaaS platform to effectively manage corporate communication and investor awareness campaigns, engage with market intermediaries and financial advisors, and research industry peers. Registered members can leverage our market-leading commentary and content curation, as well as our proprietary research tools, such as the Small-Cap Stars, which spotlights promising growth companies through our institutional-quality algorithms, and our robust do-it-yourself Equities Valuation Analysis (E.V.A.) research reports. Go to http://www.equities.com/community/register to become a member.
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Elected to Lake Placid Board of Education. Unfortunately had to resign due to move out of district. Great experience to help our public schools and I got to work with some great, caring board members, administrators and teachers.
$10B PE fund focused on the Middle Market. Introduce new potential investment and consolidation strategies within the middle-market. Criteria for Investments: -$5M to 20M in EBITDA -Growth Company -Potential Add-On Acquisitions as a Target
Private Strategic Consulting organization. >Strategic Advisory >Investor Relations >Digital >Public Relations >Content Marketing >Private Equity and Venture Capital Investor & Origination >Incubation and Product Development
FN 455: Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance SB 460: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Strategy (Cap-Stone Course) Advisory with two Clarkson Startup Ventures
Great opportunity to teach full time for one year for a professor on sabbatical. Taught approximately 300 students across eight courses. Advised students and also assisted some in developing their business plans, networking. Set up field trips to Private Equity funds and the NYSE floor for our Finance department. I have now moved to an adjunct position. -Retail Marketing -Foundations of Marketing -Channel Marketing -Marketing Strategy -Internet Marketing & E-commerce
Acquired two firms for the Brazil based company in the US and established the beach head of MZ Consult in North America. Established a partnership with the NYSE, conducted a turnaround and reorganization. Established products, sales, marketing, and product development initiatives. Launched a new product called IRShareflow.
Independent Board Member, Strategic Advisory, Capital Formation, M&A Targeting
www.king-worldwide.com CSO and co-founder of roll-up M&A in the corporate communications and proxy industry. Reviewed over 300 companies and introduced acquisitions of DF King and Taylor Rafferty. Assisted on five acquisitions. Lead integration over three continents and five time-zones. Managed marketing, technology integration, and developed internal programs and technologies to facilitate bundle services.
MD, Products and Strategy: M&A, Alliances, JVs, Corporate Products and Services. Developed and executed formation of Corporate Services business. Acquired Shareholder.com and Primezone Media Network (now GlobeNewswire) in Q1 and Q2 of 2006
CEO and co-founder of award-winning full service integrated marketing agency. Developed and executed strategic marketing and advertising campaigns utilizing a proprietary framework that included broadcast, webcast, print, direct, interactive, and alternative marketing promotional efforts.
Founded the Internet division of Wall Street System integrator
Launched Virtual Comics, Developed games, comics, and design websites for products
Worked on the Block Trading Equities Desk at Lehman in New York while attending Iona College.