Villa and Partners Executive Search

Milan, Italy


Corso di Porta Romana, 6
20122 Milan
+39 02 36764400

The experience and the network of VP Executive Search’s management team has been developed within international organizations, while staying deeply rooted in the local economic context. This is why VP Executive Search is the right solution for the needs of managers and companies operating in Europe.

Our team has consolidated a portfolio of international contacts, leveraging its local roots, thanks to the increasing level of internationalization of the markets in which the companies and managers in our network operate.

VP Executive Search is an independent player in the recruitment and assessment of talented Executives and Managers. It was created by the initiative of a management team with relevant track record in leading international groups and local organizations.

The VP Executive Search team has several decades of experience in consulting and executive search. We can leverage a wide network of senior Executives enables us to better understand and solve needs and issues of companies and managers who address our organization seeking professional assistance.

Our mission is helping reconcile a local advisory approach and a global view point, starting from a deep understanding of our local market: this means proposing solutions which can satisfy all interested counterparts in a talent search process, both “buy” and “sell” side, all multi-cultural needs taken into due account.

Our experience taught us that all different varieties of players who target finding managerial resources and talents on our market deserve a tailor made approach which has to be planned and adapted on manager’s and company’s needs on a case by case base.

VP Executive Search targets combining executive recruitment method and expertise together in order to successfully suggest effective solutions to players intervening in a talent search process.


Founding Partner

Vittorio is founding partner of VP Search and has developed his network in particular into

  • Private Equity
  • Corporate & Institutional Finance
  • Insurance
  • Industrial & Middle Market
  • Luxury Goods

Vittorio has a degree in Economy and Business from the Genoa University and has a Master in Corporate Finance from St Xavier University of Chicago. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Public Auditor.

Vittorio starts his career at EniChem France in Paris in the Finance team and then joins PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor and an advisor. He then is an active part in the startup of Michael Page’s operations in Italy where he becomes Head of Finance and Financial Institutions practice.

He afterwards starts up and manages Italian branch of Robert Half International, where he has always been actively involved in the Executive Search business. Vittorio is focused on Private Equity (including Management Buy In and Management Buy Out deals), Corporate & Institutional Finance, Insurance, Industrial & Middle Market and Luxury Goods business and has an important network and expertise in General Management Searches.

Vittorio is a member of Fondazione Pangea Onlus Advisory Board, a non-profit organization which supports women’s and their families’ conditions for social and economic development.


Co-Founding Partner

Emanuela is co-founding partner of VP Search and has developed his network in particular into

  • FMCG
  • Fashion & Furniture
  • Manufacturing / Industrial
  • Oil & Gas / Energy
  • Insurance
  • Pharma

Emanuela has a degree in Human Science at the Cattolica University of Milan and has a Master in Human Resources Management.

She starts her career in an Italian Executive Search boutique where she becomes familiar to Head Hunting approach. As a Senior Consultant, she is in charge of management search in various industries and functions. Areas of excellence are developed in the Industrial, FMCG, Fashion & Luxury and TLC.

Then Emanuela becomes an active member in Robert Half Italian branch start up and development: as a Senior Manager, she is in charge not only of important Italian listed Companies and Large Corporates but also of Italian Middle Market excellence players.

She adds to her already rich background an extraordinary network in the Finance and Insurance areas. Emanuela is focused on Food, Fashion & Furniture, Manufacturing / Precision Mechanics, Oil & Gas / Energy and Insurance and has developed strong network in Engineering, Human Resources, Sales and General Management functions searches.