RobertoLofaro.com - Knowledge Portal
Change, with and without technology
for updates on publications, follow @changerulebook on either Instagram or Twitter - you can also support on Patreon or subscribe on YouTube


You are here: Home > CV by skills

Viewed 15110 times | Published on 2020-04-20 | Updated on 2023-05-31 14:30:00

Most recent update: 2023-05-31

Summary CV in English, 2-pages, updated 2023-05-31

please note: also if my CV contains my mobile number, please do not "cold call", write first; any call coming from a number that is not whitelisted is filtered

for interviews: https://calendly.com/robertolofaro
change, with and without technology

Current target roles:
_project-/mission-based as PMO/Project/Program/Portfolio/Change manager
_preferably remote, used to work on coordination activities across timezones
_for permanent roles: to be discussed; willing to relocate within Europe/EEA
_the training followed since 2018 listed below is for information only, as used only to update knowledge from past activities and roles for publications

About me: since 1990, focus (management consultant and PM) on cultural/organizational change, and IT for decision support _ Since 1986, worked in multinational companies in Italy and abroad across various industries, in English, French, Italian (passively in German and Spanish, reading Dutch and Brazilian Portuguese); resided in UK and Belgium, worked in Europe

Outline 1990-2011
_ missions via word-of-mouth in Europe (former customers and colleagues)
_ worked also to support/qualify startups and new business initiatives, and recover existing ones (audit, qualification, feasibility, business and marketing planning, coaching, negotiations, recovery, completion, phase-out)
_ non-profit and deferred equity/income support to various startups (from 1998 mainly online startups), including remote USA-Rwanda from Brussels (activities in their timezone, plus interfacing with the IT vendor in India)

Since 2012: multinational but from Italy, currently based in Piedmont but interested in relocating abroad

Career structure summary:
_ 1986-1990 employee in a multinational environment
_ 1990 freelance Management Consultant in Italy, VAT registered
_ 1990-1992 employee and then "cadre" for a multinational company
_ 1993-1998 freelance Management Consultant in Italy and other countries, VAT registered in Italy
_ 1998-2010 worked across Europe with startups and via owned UK LTD, phase-out 2010-2011 in preparation of return to Italy
_ 2012-current mainly FTC in Italy in a multinational environment, except 2018 VAT registered company in Italy

May 1985 - May 1986 Compulsory Army service: Gruppo Specialisti Artiglieria Divisionale "Centauro" (artillery specialist, office management, trainer on IT)

Main business language skills (used also in negotiations and sales presentations): English, French, Italian; passive German to attend meeting, take notes, review documentation (active B1); other language skills mainly passive

Member of PMI (since 2023, previously projectmanagement.com) and Mensa (since 1989); past member of IEEE various chapters in Europe (1997-2022 with gaps), e-estonia (2015-2018), Estonian chapter of ISACA (2015-2018); past: others

If you work in project, program, portfolio, product, change, service, vendor management, you are welcome to connect on PMI's ProjectManagement.com https://www.projectmanagement.com/profile/aleph123

Since 2003 published on change:
_ first (2003-2005) a free quarterly e-zine on change (800+ managers subscribing from 500+ companies around Europe), a 2013 reprint is available here
_ then on this website and, from 2012, with over a dozen mini-books prepared to support my activities on change
_generally, my books are available as paperbacks on Amazon, and digital (each book can be read also for free) on leanpub.com
_infographics and presentations are instead shared on slideshare
_videopresentations are instead on on my YouTube channel
_see also dataset releases since 2019 (current focus: NextGenerationEU, UN SDGs, sustainability)

Current tools: Office, Project 2019, Jupyter (basic R and Python plus documentation production), Jira/Confluence, GoogleDocs, various data tools to support my publications on robertolofaro.com and kaggle.com / github.com

Continuous learning and publishing: since 2008, as phased out my management consulting activities to relocate, continued to update and use the same skills mainly for startups, non-profit, and publications on change (self-financed via FTC missions).

Professional knowledge:
_since 1986, used to follow formal (from 2008 also online) training courses to complement knowledge acquired on-the-job or prepare for missions
_Sample training since 2018 on business sustainability (latest first)

Main (multi-course) continuous learning 2019-2023 (sample):
_Product Ideation to Management
_ESG Materiality
_AI for Business
_AI Product Management
_Decentralized finance
_Infrastructure Program/Portfolio Management as per PMI (in Spanish)
_Engineering Project Management as per PMI (in English, with product and service design)
_Cost Accounting
_Microsoft Project 2019
_Excel Skills for Data Analytics and Visualization (covering also Office 365 and PowerBI basics)

Professional skills and experience:
_Controlling, PMO / Project / Program / Account / Vendor Management, Budgeting, BPR, HR plan
_Account / Negotiation / Consulting interacting at the CEO/CFO/CIO level and senior management
_Cultural and organizational change, designing and delivering training curricula / methodologies
_From 1990, business / marketing planning for start-ups, system integrators, software publishers
_Worked as freelance or owned company (all VAT-registered) in 1990, 1993-1998, 1998-2011, 2018

Completed education after high-school
_2017-current: continued professional education online/offline
_2017 Goethe Institut Frankfurt-am-Main Intensiv B1 residential course
_1995 Summer School on "The Politics of Global Finance" at LSE, London
_1994 Summer Academy on "Intercultural Communication and Management" at Gothenburg
_1994 Summer School on "States and Firms in the International Economy" at LSE, London

Personal interests: social/political impacts digital/green transformation, UN SDGs, ESGs, related
_since 2012 published books on change (organizational and digital transformation) see here
_since 2017 updated data skills (adding also from 2020 on ML/AI), used both in publishing and to support PMO missions (e.g. budget analysis, organizational review, solution blueprint, SAP, analytics in HR and accounting, scrum/agile/Jira, AI product and project management, Industry 4.0, others)
_since July 2022 update and research/publications on change, sustainability, EU initiatives related)

Profiling tests results
_2008-05-09 in French (banking role - management)
_2020-01-27 in Italian (banking role - data)
_2020-04-23 in English (cross-industry culture fit from CWJobs/Good&Co)
_2021-05-05 in English (update to check the impacts due to COVID-induced constraints and ensuing initiatives adopted, same source)

Social media presence

Sample experiences by industry (1986-2022)
_Automotive/Mobility CNH/Iveco 1999-2001/2012/2015-2018/2021-2022, SKF, FIAT 1986/2002, Magneti Marelli 1988
_Banking Arcafondi, Cedacri, Banco Santander Finconsumo, Credit Suisse Private Banking, Credit Suisse, Crédit Agricole du Var,UK-based risk/ALM software companies, Federazione Toscana Casse Rurali ed Artigiane, Sanpaolo Invest, Sanpaolo
_Software Brio, MIP, Applix, Retek, TM/1, Comshare/Arbor; support to other UK-based
_Gas/Logistics Sappi, DHL, Novogas/Liquigas, Intertransport, SAV; see also "Retail"
_Government Sviluppo Italia, Ministero dell'Interno, office work within the Italian Army
_Retail Filasport, EPA/Coop, Carrefour, Retek, Comshare, CEDIS Migliarini, GS, Autogrill
_Start-ups Watchbook/kanshu, TOHF, TheCruize, Teknemedia, others; support mainly in B F IT UK USA
_Consulting Sys-Tek 2004-2007, Reply (various business units), Client Focus; CGI; Andersen/Coritel 1986-1990
_Non-profit Trees of Hope (USA/Rwanda) 2008-2010 and support to start-ups 1990-2011 in Italy, UK, USA