Founder & CEO
Marco is a successful serial entrepreneur and investor with more than 25 years of
intensive experience in media, technology, and the events industry. He is Founder and
CEO of Vesuvio Ventures, providing entrepreneurs access to coaching, partnerships,
advisory, and capital.
After several years in a successful career as a corporate executive at Apple, Marco
pursued his entrepreneurial ambitions and became:
• Co-founder and Board Member of Mind Opener, a leading publishing group in Latin
America that was later sold to British Pearson Media Group, and
• Co-founder and Board Member of e-mind, an internet and media communications
company that was sold to Liberty Media.
• President, CEO and co-founder of Mind Trainer (later Reed Exhibitions), a firm
specializing in the organization of major regional trade-shows and events that was sold
to Reed Elsevier after a successful long-term joint venture.
Marco is a Harvard Business School OPM Graduate, and member of YPO, the Young
Presidents Organization and a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He is also a co-
author of the best-selling book The Face of Digital focused on how digital technologies
are changing the live events business industry.
"Live events organizers will need a new set of skills to accelerate innovation and improve their value proposition to their customers. Learning digital tools for creating successful virtual or hybrid events is certainly a critical priority.”