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Co-founder & Managing Director

Rodolfo founded MainStreet Partners in 2008 to invest in businesses that generate a combination of financial returns and positive impact on society and the environment. Prior to this he served as an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, in charge of developing business opportunities with institutional investors, distributors and consultants across southern Europe. Rodolfo covered a similar position at Franklin Templeton Investments, co–heading the Italian institutional department. He also held positions at Salomon Smith Barney and started his career at the Italian Trade Commission in Hong Kong as market analyst. He graduated at Bocconi University in Milan. Rodolfo is a Chartered Financial Analyst, member of the UK CFA Society, member of the Italian advisory board to the G8 impact investment taskforce, and board member of Opes Foundation. A keen cyclist, he took a year off in 2007 to realize his dream of crossing South America by bicycle, from Quito in Ecuador to Ushuaia in Argentina across Peru, Bolivia and Chile.

Investment Director

Marco joined MainStreet Partners in May 2012. Previously he worked at Banca Sella where he developed investments and retail banking solutions to target Islamic clients. Prior to this experience he was in Reale Mutua Assicurazioni, involved in structuring policies for retail clients in the automotive and non life business. Marco graduated with a degree in Economics and Management at Bocconi University and holds a Master’s Degree from ESCP Europe, with his final essay addressing the opportunities of Islamic Finance in the Italian market as well as the possible synergies existing among Islamic Finance and Impact Investing. He is a member of the Global Shapers Community, an organization belonging to the World Economic Forum. Marco is a passionate alpine skier and a tireless rugby player.

Research Associate

Enrico joined MainStreet Partners in 2014. His previous professional track record includes positions at the Brunswick Group, KAE, and Nardello&Co where he provided management consultancy, operational due diligence and country analysis to clients in the financial industry. He obtained a Master degree in International Policies from the Catholic University of Milan and a Master of Arts in Global Political Economy at City University London, with final dissertations concerning the economic development of Next Eleven and BRICs countries. He is member of nonprofit organizations and contributor to different think tanks, in which he writes about international economics, economic policy and sustainable development.

Investment Analyst

Daniele joined MainStreet Partners in 2015 during his studies at ESCP Europe. Before joining MainStreet Partners, he completed a Bachelor degree at the University of Turin in Business Administration with distinction. During the Bachelor, Daniele completed an internship at Indesit Company and collaborated in different students associations. Daniele is completing his studies in Business and Finance and writing his final dissertation about the role of Impact Investing within the portfolio composition. He is member of Mentors4u, the largest independent mentoring program in Europe.

Co-founder & non-executive Director

Andrea founded MainStreet Partners in 2008. Andrea started his career at Goldman Sachs where he joined the Private Wealth Management department in London as a Financial Analyst focusing on High Net Worth Individuals. He then joined the Asset Management division, first in the New York office, and then in the Milan office as Associate in charge of developing the Italian and southern Swiss institutional, corporate and retail business focusing on mutual funds, alternative investments and separate accounts. Andrea graduated as Industrial Engineer from the Milan Polytechnic.

Senior Investment Advisor

Rogers has worked for over 35 years in emerging markets with leading financial institutions. This included 15 years with Deutsche Bank in Asia where he was the Managing Director of Deutsche Bank (Asia-Pacific) Ltd in Hong Kong and Singapore. He also held the position of Director, Financial Institutions at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development from 1996 to 2004. There he designed and managed EBRD’s successful Trade Finance Program. He joined IFC in 2004 as a Senior Advisor to establish its Global Trade Finance Program. He also designed and established IFC’s recently implemented Supply Chain Finance Program. The Trade Finance programs at EBRD and IFC have provided over $30 billion in guarantees and financing to over 250 banks in more than 90 developing countries and have received several industry awards. Rogers has been a non-executive Director at FIMBank in Malta since December 2006.

Marketing Director

Steve brings over 19 years of experience in finance across a wide range of areas including traditional capital markets, SME finance, as well as pioneering work in impact investing. Prior to Main Street Partners, Steve worked with Geneva Capital, an advisory boutique based in Geneva specializing in ESG investment and impact investment upon moving to Switzerland. Recently, Steve was the head of finance of ByFusion, an environmental technology startup which converts plastic waste into a 100% recycled building material. He co-founded Mission Markets, a pioneering fintech startup focused on capital raising for impact companies and funds. Previously, he was part of the investment team with the Media Development Investment Fund, a mission-driven investment fund for independent media businesses. Prior to his work in the impact space, he spent 7 years in institutional equities and fixed income sales with Bank of America Securities as well as time with Citibank and Goldman Sachs. Steve began his career in microfinance with FINCA International in Washington, DC and Ecuador, and then worked in Los Angeles with a community development financial institution (CDFI). Steve holds a Masters in International Affairs in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in International Political Economy from UC Berkeley. Steve is married with two, small children.

Senior Business Development Advisor

Luca started his career in London in 1991 at Minerva Consulting, a derivative training and consulting firm. In 1996 he joined the Italian Stock Exchange in Milan as Co-Head of its Equity Derivative Division. In 1998 he returned to London to join Schroders in Institutional Equity Derivative Sales and from early 2000 he ran the Italian Corporate Derivative desk at Citigroup. In late 2001, Luca joined the Equity Capital Markets team of Goldman Sachs and subsequently in 2003 set up the Milan branch of Nexgen Group (now Natixis Corporate Solutions). In 2005 he joined Barclays Capital to expand its Strategic Equity Derivative business and in 2008 he became Head of Italian Investment Banking, a position he held until the end of 2011. In February 2012 he joins Eidos Partners, a Milan-based independent advisory boutique focused on mid-cap corporate finance and capital markets advisory services. Luca holds a Degree in Economics from “Ca Foscari” University in Venice.

Senior Investment Advisor

Joe Colombano is currently Economic Advisor in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Joe is an economist with over fifteen years of experience in emerging markets, and his work focuses on addressing the macroeconomic challenges of low- and middle-income countries. Joe’s experience covers a wide range of sectors and regions, including international finance and banking in Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Previous to his current position, Joe built a career in development finance, first at the World Bank in Washington DC., and later in London, at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, including as advisor to its Board of Directors. As a banker, Joe worked with corporate parties and governments to co-invest in project finance transactions in the infrastructure sector. He also lived in the Congo, where he advised the Central Bank on monetary policy. He received his graduate degrees from the University of Warwick in the UK and Harvard University in the U.S.