Prior to becoming Project4U Marketing Manager, Irene was Marketing Director at XL Advertising & Communication in Athens where she was responsible for the promotion and business development activities in Greece for all of Fiera Milano and Reed Exhibition trade shows. In addition to her expertise in Trade Show promotion and management, Irene brings to Project4U her skills in international trade, sales, and event management through her former position as Executive Manager at the Italian-Greek Chamber of Commerce. After DUTARS at University of Ca' Foscari in Venice, Irene achieved her Master in Sports and Cultural Events Management from the CSCI in Berlin.
Valentina Anania studied Furniture design before her degree in Architecture and Design at Politecnico di Milano. She then specialized in Light Design. She curated a traveling design exhibition for Regione Lombardia allowing her to work closely with the most prominent Italian design companies. As project manager she worked in Milan and Shanghai before to open her own office in Cyprus, in 2006 running multiple projects also in Italy and Africa. Very interested in combining Design with Business she decided to get an MBA.
Currently she is based in San Francisco where she works in different fields of design, architecture, business development, art direction, design research and strategy. She is also curating the design events for the Italian General Consulate and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco. Valentina believes strongly in the power of design and meaningful concepts that carry brand identity and are vehicle of communication.
Founded in San Francisco in 2002 as a spin-off of Vitaminic USA, the U.S. subsidiary of the first Digital Music Platform in Europe. The experience matured in opening and operating the 50+ team member U.S. office led to the launch of Project4U.
Project4U has been assisting European enterprises on their U.S. market entry and expansion projects. We have been doing so by scouting new markets, finding distributors, highlighting partnerships and developing a presence in the U.S. with sustainable and scalable costs. Project4U can develop a customized approach to the US market that fits your product/service and your specific needs. Take a look at our services to learn more.
Co-founder and Managing Director of Project4U with over 20 years of marketing and business development experience for European brands in the USA. He is also Director of Italian Programs at US Market Access Center, Silicon Valleys longest running International Tech Accelerator. Successfully established and expanded the US Market for companies in the technology, mechanical, services, home décor, construction, and Food&Wine sectors. Prior to joining Project4U, Stefano was Business Development Manager at Vitaminic USA Inc. and New Market Development manager at Italbiz (Seat Pagine Gialle) based in Los Angeles. Stefano brings to Project4U his experience of product development, marketing and international trade from former positions at Ottavia.com and ItalBridge International. Stefano holds a BS in International Business and an MBA from the McLaren School of Business and Management at the University of San Francisco.
A CALIFORNIA BASED FIRM THAT OFFERS U.S. MARKET ENTRY SUPPORT SERVICES FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSES.
SEASONED MARKETING, SALES, AND MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVES WITH EUROPEAN AND U.S. BACKGROUND.
Born in northern Italy, started programming at the ripe old age of 8 and knew after a semester abroad at UCLA that he was a true “america-o-phile.” After obtaining his degree in psychology he travelled extensively while working for a boutique marketing firm in Turin, Italy before moving to the US to pursue a technical career in the animation industry, his first love. He has worked several years with companies like Disney, ImageMoversDigital and Lucasfilm Animaiton. For Project4U Federico is focused on web and graphic design and all things analytical.
Born in San Francisco, has a degree in journalism with a minor in PR and started her career as a copywriter in Europe. After 12 years working at boutique PR & marketing firms and private companies in the US and abroad she founded her own PR firm in 2011 and now also works with Project4U clients on their integrated communications plan and on how best to share their story whether it be through online marketing, social media or traditional PR.