Alessandro Parenti founded today’s Platinum Partners AG in Zurich in 2001. Between 2003 and 2004 he also owned and managed bridgetech s.r.l., a Milan-based IT consultant and reseller of SAP licenses, which was then acquired by the MET Sogeda group. In 1998 he co-founded A&A Holding in Zurich, an asset management and merchant banking group with subsidiaries in Frankfurt, Jersey, and Milan (he was also chairman of the Italian subsidiary). Previously, Alessandro was Vice President for M&A at UBS in Zurich and a member of the M&A team of Vereinsbank’s Investment Banking Division in Munich. Alessandro started his career with TRV – Matuschka Group in Munich following internships at Wells Fargo N.A. and Hambro’s in London, Paribas (Suisse) in Geneva and UBS in Zurich. He holds a MBA from Chicago Booth and a lic. oec. degree from the University St. Gallen. He speaks English, French, German and Italian.