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18th February 2008
Giunti Labs augments its senior management team
Giunti Labs, Europe’s only ‘native’ content management and learning
technology provider, has expanded its senior management team.
Andrea Gentili has been appointed Chief Sales & Marketing Officer (CSMO)
at Giunti Labs after 18 years experience within the ICT and consulting
industry in several senior management positions in Italy, Southern
Europe and the UK.
Gentili has responsibility for global sales, marketing and business
development activities, including all Giunti Labs’ subsidiaries
worldwide. In addition to the subsidiaries in the UK, USA and Germany,
Giunti Labs has recently announced the opening of offices in Sweden and
Gentili has extensive experience in the management of strategic
planning, sales, business development, client management and alliances,
business transformation / change management, business processes and
relevant IT systems / infrastructure, shared services, procurement and
After graduating with an MSc in electronic engineering at one of the
top Italian Universities, Gentili has worked internationally within
blue-chip companies, establishing and consistently providing an
excellent track record of achievements, while alternating in management
roles within Europe.
Before joining Giunti Labs, Gentili was Vice President UK Business
Development and Operations at Finmeccanica Group Services. Previously,
he was Vice President with responsibility for the Telecom & Media
Business Unit at Capgemini Italy.
He has also been Sales Director at Lucent Technologies and Business
Development Manager for South Europe at EMC. He has worked also as
Principal at IBM Global Services and a Manager at Accenture.
Giunti Labs has also appointed Paolo Sicca as its Chief Operating
Officer (COO) with responsibility for managing and optimising all
Giunti Labs’ product and service delivery processes.
Sicca, who has a degree in Information Science, started his career as a
system designer at the Fiat research centre and then at Wabco
Westinghouse/Ansaldo, simultaneously researching Petri network
applications in an event-driven software environment. For the last ten
years, he has worked at General Electric as Development Manager,
managing large, multinational software projects, focusing on e-commerce
and applying SIX-SIGMA methodology.
Since 2001, Paolo has carried out various roles, such as CIO and COO,
focusing on organisation and change management in Comtech, and Alpina
Fabrizio Cardinali, Giunti Labs’ CEO, commented: "These appointments
will help Giunti Labs to move to the next level - as a worldwide
learning and knowledge management technology provider.
"In recent months, Giunti Labs has opened new offices - in Sweden and
in Australia - and established a wholly-owned subsidiary in the UK in
the light of some excellent trading results in the UK in 2007. We have
further plans for international growth and both Andrea and Paolo have
much to contribute as this further expansion takes place."
Notes for editors
Pictures of Andrea Gentili and Paolo Sicca are available, on request,
from Bob Little Press & PR (tel 00 44 (0) 1727 860405; email
About Giunti Labs
Giunti is unique in the international publishing industry.
In 1497, Giunti publishers and typographers in Florence, together with
others in Venice, began modern book manufacturing. Over the years
Giunti has built a 'historical catalogue' of huge dimensions, through a
gradual process of 'fusion' of different publishers, but also through
the creation of new brands, including Giunti Labs. Giunti Editore now
includes 20 companies in the publishing sector.
Giunti Labs, which has its global headquarters in Italy and offices in
London (UK), Frankfurt (Germany), Lund (Sweden) and in Boston (US),
provides a wide range of services, in response to any content, learning
and knowledge management need, covering:
solutions for content, learning & knowledge management
technological solutions for mobile & wireless
Giunti Labs provides
the learn eXact® suite, Europe's leading e-learning and mobile learning
content management technology. This suite is interoperable with all
major vendor-driven and open source LMS and VLE solutions in the market
including Plateau, Oracle, SumTotal, Saba, WebCT, Blackboard, Sakai,
LRN and Moodle.
Moreover, Giunti Labs does not just adhere to the international
standards relating to the LMS/LCMS world, it is one of the
organisations that helps to determine and drive these standards:
co-writing and developing them. Giunti Labs plays a key role in most of
the international institutions for the definition of eLearning
specifications (IEEE LTSC, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36, CEN/ISSS WSLT, AICC, IMS,
ADL-SCORM and OKI).
Further information from:
Minna Leikas, Giunti Labs, +39 3489 399127
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, +44 (0)1727 860405