Christian Vasino

Chief Executive Officer

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Graduated in Law at the University of Torino, Christian worked at a law firm before entering in the area of human resources. In 1999 he joined GATE S.p.A. (part of United Technologies Group) and became the Recruiting, Training and Development Manager for Italy.

He joined Iveco and was afterwards promoted to HR Director for the biggest bus manufacturing plant in Italy. In December 2003, Christian joined Adecco Italy as HR Director, based in Milan. In this capacity he signed the first ever national agreement with the Unions of the temporary employment sector and contributed to significantly reducing internal staff turnover.

In 2005 he was asked to join the Adecco Group Corporate Headquarters in Switzerland as Vice-President of Human Resources.

In 2007 he was promoted to the Group Chief HR Officer and Member of the Adecco Group Executive Committee, in charge of developing and driving the people strategy in all different Adecco Group businesses.

He has been a board member of the Talent Mobility Practice of the World Economic Forum for three years starting in 2011.

He joined Pirelli in January 2014 as the Chief HR Officer of the Group reporting to the CEO and Chairman, contributing to its successful turnaround.

Christian founded Chaberton Partners in 2016 and is now leading its growth, focusing on selected CEO and Board assignments.

Massimo Picca

Senior Client Partner

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Born in Milan and raised in Italy and UK, Massimo received his degree in Law at Catholic University of Milan, followed by a Masters in HR and Organization at SDA Bocconi. Lives in Lugano and is fluent in Italian, English and French. He has spent the first part of his career with varied experiences in HR at RCS MediaGroup, Kraft-Mondelez and Coca-Cola, in charge of recruitment, organization development, merge and integration projects.

From 1998 to 2003, as the HRD at L’Oréal, he has led the integration process among the different Divisions in Italy.

Since 2004, he has been conducting Executive Search, Assessment and Advisory, with a main focus on the Consumer Sector, following senior international assignments for a wide range of multinational and entrepreneurial Companies.

He has been a Partner at Russell Reynolds Associates, Eric Salmon & Partners and Korn Ferry, and has a particular expertise in FMCG, Cosmetics, Retail, Media and Sport, plus a functional focus in Human Resources.

He is regarded as a trusted advisor by many executives and Companies and he is frequently asked to expresso his advice through speeches, lectures and articles about organization, career development and human capital.

Since 2018 he has joined Chaberton Partners as Senior Client Partner in charge of Consumer Sector internationally.

Paola Maria Caburlotto

Senior Client Partner

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International profile, Paola earned a degree in Languages, a Master of Arts in Conferencing Interpreting, a Master Program in Economics at the University of Genoa and an MBA at the University of Chicago Booth. She lives between Lugano, Milan and Torino and speaks fluently Italian, English and French.

Her professional experience starts in Shipping as Marine Insurance Brokers in Genoa and London where she starts-up the War Risks Market Desk, with different levels of responsibility. From 1992 Paola has different experiences in Strategy and Business Development functions of service companies, one being Right Management Consultants. Here she dedicates to change management & organizational effectiveness consulting and works on different turn-around and restructuring projects.

In 2001 she participates to XDS Inc, an American start-up company who creates the first cloud computing architecture. Here Paola was responsible for the first service development, for the team and the organization growth.

She is a Senior Management Recruiter since 2006, with a focus on Financial Services and Professional & Business Services industries. She was a partner in Transearch and in Signium International, where she also focused on Board Positions.

Since 2012 she started the Digital Practice and created a Research on the evolution and value creation of Big Data and its impact in future Banking and Insurance Organizations.  Paola has been following the evolution of women as manager, entrepreneur and investor.  She is an Advisor for corporations on diversity topics and of start-ups on growth topics.

In 2019 she joins Chaberton Partners as Senior Client Partner in charge of Financial Service and Professional and Business services Practice.

Giuseppe Brambilla

Client Partner

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Giuseppe brings to Chaberton over 15 years of multi industry experience.

After his degree at Bocconi University in 2001, he joined EY with a Strategy Consultant role, delivering projects to key clients in the consulting and financial sector. He became Manager in 2006.

In 2007, Giuseppe joined the recruitment industry, with a successful tenure of over 10 years. He started with middle management positions, then moved to the Executive Search Practice of a leading global Recruitment and Executive Search firm. He will lead the future growth of Chaberton Partners in the Legal, Professional and Financial Services sectors.

Stefano Delli Veneri

Client Partner

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Born in Naples, Stefano received his degree in Management at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome.

He lives in Lugano and is fluent in Italian and English.

His career path starts in Leonardo Group, in sales and business developemnt roles in both EMEA and Far East. In 2010 he has led the establishment and the development of the italian branch of a SaaS multinational company, then owning the responsibility of staffing the NewCo.

Fascinated by Human Capital sector, aiming at serving and supporting firms, he joins Mercuri Urval in 2015 as a Senior Business Consultant. Here he focused on both Consumer and Industrial sectors, following searches and assessment projects and becoming member of the IBO, the International Business Office in charge of supporting and developing commercial sinergies across Multinational customers.

In 2017 joins Korn Ferry Group within Professional Search, leading search and assessment projects within FMCG, Retail, Media, Travel and Leisure, plus a functional focus on Sales and Marketing.

Since 2019 he has joined Chaberton Partners as Client Partner, internationally focusing on Consumer and on Industrial Sectors.


Riccardo Florio


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Riccardo Florio joined Chaberton Partners in April 2017.

He leads the brand Chaberton Professionals with a cross functional scope both from the geographical side and from a “practices” point of view. He is responsible for Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Portugal covering the Industrial practice, with a focus on Chemicals, Machinery & Industrial Technology, Automotive, Logistics & Supply Chain market segments as well as Pharmaceutical and Consumer Goods.

Prior to joining Chaberton Partners, Riccardo served for five years as the Head of the industrial practice in Italy for an international middle management search firm. He positioned himself as a trusted point of contact for customers that are looking to excel in their competitive arena, as well as strengthening and reinforcing their image and brand identity in accordance with their performance.

Riccardo earned a MSc in Management, and his Bachelors in International Economics and Finance from the University Luigi Bocconi in Milan. Studies at University of New York and University of New South Wales in Sydney supplement his academic career. His native language is Italian, and he is fluent in English.

Gianluca Scarpa


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Born in Salerno in 1983 and raised in Milan.

Gianluca Scarpa began his work experience at the CUS (University sports center) as Head of the sports areas of the University of Milan. After studying Law, Gianluca in January 2011 joined an international company operating in Recruitment, specializing in Finance profiles.

In five years, thanks to managerial growth and great business results, he advanced from the role of Manager to Senior Manager and subsequently, Head of the division; he was also in charge of the start-up of the Tax & Legal division. In October 2016, within the same group, he was given the responsibility of the Banking & Insurance, Tax & Legal and HR divisions focusing on Middle Management profiles.

In September 2017, Gianluca was appointed as the Head of Assessment, enlarging his area of business to Human Capital Consulting Services. Gianluca joined Chaberton Partners in October 2018, taking the leadership of Finance, Banking & Insurance divisions for Chaberton Professionals. He will contribute also to the development of Chaberton Advisory. Gianluca is bilingual in Italian and English.

David Engel

Director Zürich

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After a degree in Business Administration in France, David started to work in the Real Estate field in Czech Republic.

He then completed his studies with a MBA at ESCP in Paris before working for Accenture.

In 1999, he joined Michael Page in Italy (Milan). Member of the board, he was in charge of the two main divisions: “Sales & Marketing” and “Retail”.

In 2005 with Neumann International AG he was responsible for Italy where he opened and grew offices in Milan and in Rome.

In 2008 he started his own business with the company “Engel & Partners”, an Executive Search firm based on a strong international network. He then worked mainly in Switzerland, France, Italy, Central & Eastern Europe and Asia.

In 2014 he joined Randstad Professionals building / growing offices in Zürich, Basel, Lausanne and Geneva. Board member of Randstad in CH he was managing both permanent and contracting businesses in Switzerland.

Today as a Director at Chaberton & Partners he is responsible for the Zürich offices of the Swiss firm.

David speaks French, English, Italian, German and Czech. His main market competencies and expertise are in FMCG, Retail, HCLS, Banking and ICT.

Luca Berton

Executive Manager

Cosimo Ceraulo

Senior Manager

Maurizio Zaniroli

Senior Manager

Carolina Marani

Senior Manager

Alice Ferri

Senior Manager

Monica Malattia


Stefania Sanso


Claudia Marcinnò

Senior Consultant

Davide Carraro

Senior Consultant

Guido Crippa

Senior Consultant

Veronica Ferrero

Senior Recruiter

Benedetta Franzosi

Senior Recruiter

Marta Davidoni


Alice Capellino


Sara Magri


Elena Pozzetti


Agnieszka Mosek

Senior Researcher

Silvia Bertoni

Senior Researcher

Mario Ghidini


Clara Ambord

Executive Assistant

Debora Guarnieri

Executive Assistant