Cristiana Manara

CM-Consulting Founder, CEO & Managing Director

“We convince by our presence”Walt Whitman

Passionate about people empowerment, with over 25 years of experience in Human Capital & Organizational Effectiveness Strategic Consultancy, Cristiana has developed her skills across a range of industries, from finance to pharmaceutical to fashion and everything in between.
Cristiana is a Strategic Consultant and a Master Certified Coach (ICF MCC) and she is a Hogan Certified Assessment practitioner.
She has been leading CM-Consulting as a Managing Director across EMEA since 2018, after having been for 14 years one of Ambrosetti SPA (1st Think Tank in Italy ) shareholders, Head of Change Management and Leadership Development and Senior Associate for Center for Creative Leadership.
Cristiana has a strong positive track record in leading strategic committees, top management and functional teams coaching.
When she’s not helping business thrive, you can find Cristiana doing yoga and meditation, visiting art exhibitions around the world, or snuggled up with her cats, reading a book, and dreaming up new ways to support her clients.

Monica Norrish-Scillieri

Senior Consultant

“Do not let what you cannot do, interfere with what you can do.”John Wooden

Half British and Half Italian, Monica spent a life working and living in a variety of different cultural environments across the USA, UK and India, which allowed her to gain extensive knowledge and expertise working with Global teams.
She is a professional Executive Coach and Mentor with PCC credentials issued by ICF, has a master in Neuroscience, and she is a Hogan Certified Assessment practitioner.
While in India, she was actively part of the NGO Ashta No Kai, dedicated to empowering women in rural areas providing them with education and resources to become independent and self-reliant; she still supports their cause nowadays.
Monica has a passion for scuba diving, especially wreck and cave Gogh diving. Going underwater is a form of liquid mindfulness.

Roberto Garlato

Senior Consultant

“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream”Vincent Van Gogh

With more than two decades serving as a Corporate Director in Financial Institutions Roberto has an extensive knowledge in HR functions and global business management.
Roberto is a Change Management Strategic Expert, having driven transformation for multinationals with impact.
He is a professional Coach with PCC credentials issued by the International Coaching Federation and a Hogan Certified Assessment practitioner.
Roberto has a great passion for motorbikes, hiking and cycling. When he is not hooked in modeling a new leadership assessment you can probably find him immersed in some slow-mode solo-journey.

Riccardo Mereu

Senior Consultant

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”Lao Tzu

Riccardo‘s academic background in Electric Engineering has been pivotal in shaping his mindset towards innovation, strategy, digitalization, and business process improvement.
This foundation, coupled with his extensive experience in international corporate management and startup business consulting across Europe and Southeast Asia, has equipped him with a diverse range of adjacent competencies.
His strategic support of innovative startups extends beyond conventional boundaries, emphasizing the implementation of AI benefits to drive transformative changes in the business landscape.
Riccardo is a professional Coach with PCC credentials issued by International Coaching Federation, an Agile Enterprise Coach, holds a Green Belt certification in Lean Six Sigma, and he is a Hogan Certified Assessment practitioner.
Riccardo is an adrenaline seeker, he loves rock climbing and surfing, and he is constantly experimenting new ways to stretch his comfort zone.

Franco Iacometti

Senior Consultant

“Experience is the hardest kind of teacher; it gives you the test first and the lesson afterwards.”Oscar Wilde

A seasoned professional with a lifelong experience in HR management, Leadership Development and organizational change management.
He is a professional Coach with PCC credentials issued by the International Coaching Federation, an associate of the Center for Creative Leadership, a Hogan Certified Assessment practitioner, and he is appointed to perform several other assessment such as CCL360, MBTI FIRO & FIRO B, and Workplace BIG Five among the others. Franco has been serving for more than a decade as an Adjunct Professor of Business Psychology at the Catholic University in Milan.
Franco has a passion for pipes, flavoured tobacco and spends most of his free time immersed in nature with his holes-digging dog.

Matteo Villa

Senior Consultant

“I never lose. I either win or learn.”Nelson Mandela

Innovation, sustainability, purpose and social impact are the keywords characterising Matteo, a young entrepreneur with a solid experience in learning & development, organizational behaviors and HR processes matured across Pharma institutions and Business Schools.
He is a certified Design Thinking Facilitator and a Hogan Certified Assessment practitioner. He is currently moving his steps toward a professional coaching certification.
He’s also a co-founder of NGOs and small companies in the retail fashion industry.
Matteo is an avid learner driven by curiosity, and he spends most of his free time nurturing side projects with startups and incubators.

Paolo Bardicchia

Senior Consultant

“Virtues are formed in man by his doing the actions, thus excellence is not an act, it is a habit.”Aristotle

Paolo masters complex organizational improvement projects, change and transition management programs, supporting top teams in planning, implementation and control.
Paolo has been working internationally for more than 30 years with strategic focus on driving long lasting change in multinational organizations, supporting managers’ and teams’ empowerment and developing strong business acumen”.
He holds a certification Master of Productivity Specialist issued by the International Association of Productivity Specialists and he fully completed the Skills Assessor Training Program therefore taking part to hundreds of evaluations. He is also a Hogan Certified Assessment Practitioner.
Paolo loves rugby and good food. The third half of a rugby match is his greatly favorite time.

Marta Marinelli

Project Manager, Consultant

“What we know matters, but who we are matters more.”Brené Brown

Marta is a project manager, designer and facilitator with a degree in Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication and a growing expertise in change management and leadership development.
She is a Hogan Certified Assessment practitioner, and she is currently moving her steps toward a professional coaching certification.
Marta is a plant lover with a great green thumb. She recharges when, surrounded by plants, cuddles with her cats, watches series and movies or reads books, and sips on hot green teas.

Margherita Lorusso

Project Coordinator, Junior Consultant

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”George Bernard Shaw

Margherita, half-austrian and half-italian, being the youngest of the team, is a junior project coordinator, designer and facilitator with a degree in Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication and significant experience in customer success.
She is a Hogan Certified Assessment practitioner, and she is developing her expertise in Design Thinking.
Margherita has a soft spot for cats, particularly for her own. She has a passion for baked goods, both for eating them and for baking them herself when she has time.

Martina Camurri

Junior Project Coordinator, Junior Consultant

Martina Camurri has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Pavia and she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Philosophical Sciences at the University of Milan. She has experience in customer support roles.

Martina has a genuine passion for reading and books, exploring various genres and authors. You will never find Martina without a book in her bag.