Over the years many colleagues and friends have undertaken new paths after MBS.
In general, these kind of pages is called “alumni” or “what they say about us”, but at MBS Consulting we like to build relationships more than contracts – bonds and friendships that last even when the our working experience together ends, whatever the reason may be. In thanking those who have worked with us, we collect their memories and experiences with us.
Once part of our team
E-Commerce Project Supervisor – The Level Group
What makes MBS different? The people who are part of it. It is thanks to them that every day in the last two years passed so quickly, despite the workload. Whenever I needed help, suggestions
or someone to share a moment with, I could always find a person by my side ready to listen and support; I hope I succeeded in doing the same for my colleagues. I feel I grew up by many perspectives, thanks to the many suggestions and the positive relationships I had the chance to experience.
Working at MBS has been like living 2 extra years at the university, with colleagues which are at the same time friends and teachers, always giving you the right directions and, if you’re able, the chance to show your real value.
Consultant – Keras Strategy Srl
I spent three years at MBS, three years of intense and rich emotions. MBS for me was really a big family who has accepted me from day one, a freshly graduate student, and offered me the opportunity
to grow personally and professionally by learning little by little the consultant’s work.
I could spend endless words in describing the working environment at MBS, the collaboration among colleagues that prevails on competing, the professional baggage I have developed, but the truth is that now that I am a former MBS employee and I look back at those years, what comes back to my mind are only the most beautiful moments spent together. Because at the end of the day the job, even with its difficult moments, passes but people remain… and those people, friends, former colleagues are still part of my life, perhaps today more than ever. Thanks guys!!
Consultant – Studio Forgione
It is hard to sum up these three years in few lines, sometimes words aren’t able to describe the many moments we shared together! First of all I’d like to say THANKS TO ALL OF YOU, I am sure I’ll take with me a piece of
everybody because: I learned a lot both professionally and personally – I have met consultants but, above everything else, I had the pleasure to meet true people– Personally I have received much more than I could expect from a consultancy firm – I recall incredible and unforgettable moments passing from a sister company to the other, gritting my teeth, coffee at 7.50, MPM, wok & champagne… In particular thanks to all the people I have worked with who aren’t colleagues anymore, but who are still friends! Thanks to you I have not just learnt a lot but I’ve been able to overcome tough professional moments always with a smile. As you know I will take on a new job in my family business, a new professional adventure where I hope I will put to good use all the experience I have acquired with you over the years.
Asia-Pacific Area Manager – Mondial Forni SpA
I’ll start by saying thank you. It is actually a pair of thank yous. Firstly I’d like to thank who gave me the opportunity to join this company, to grow professionally, and provided me with tools, methodology and all other consultant paraphernalia.
I hope I have made them mine in the best way. The second “thank you” is probably the most heart-felt because it concerns my most intimate and personal sphere. It’s about people and not consultants. This is an amazing community as I experienced it; with its upsides and downsides but it is definitively really special and I can say it without rhetoric or inhibition. I met very peculiar people who, in their own way, gave me energy; a word that hasn’t a “so what”, it could mean everything and anything, but carries along such subtle sensations which cannot be defined. With some I have become friend, with others I really wish I got the opportunity to know them better. As a real team we had a sacred “locker room” where we could always come together, for late night dinners after a long day at work, a beer after dinner, training courses, the spectacular retreat in Taormina and all other memories that right now are spinning in my mind. My hope is that this community continues to live true by its values and the alchemy which make it so unique keeps growth without loosing its peculiarities, its characteristics, its added value. I am proud to have been part of it and I am sure I’ll never stop being a member of MBS, thanks to the relationship that links us together.
Working for MBS gave me the opportunity to work not only with colleagues but also with friends and you will always remain a part of me. Working with you has been a real opportunity to grow and collaborate with professionals
but it also had a deep human impact on me… Solidarity, transparency, collaboration, responsibility, coherence, humanity and much more are difficult qualites to find in one company, but you have them all…!
Financial Planning – Leroy Merlin Italia
It is understandable to evaluate the quality of an experience according to the level of professional growth you achieve: with MBS I grew especially on the personal level.
Head of Insurance Development – Generali Group SpA
SMALL BUT GREAT. When I was asked to write a few words about my experience at MBS this was the first thought that came to my mind. SMALL if you consider its size compared to a number of competitors which we often read about
in the papers. GREAT, really great, for a whole host of factors that do not concern only the partners but the whole company structure. Professionalism, cohesion, determination, ability to not only fly at high altitude (which often happens in various consulting firms) but to stay down to earth and give a concrete support to the client to achieve real results and not just on paper, having the ability and the willingness to relate to people and to engage proactively with the structures of the client’s company showing that “you can talk the talk and walk the walk”. In my working experience I have often found myself as a client of several consulting firms and I hardly found this level of skills. MBS, you’re GREAT!
Marketing and Merchandising Manager – Office Depot Italia
I worked at MBS for a short but intense period of time in the first office (Via Tarchetti). I’ve never again learnt so much and I met excellent people that I had the privilege to remain friends with. At the time we were a small group and having followed its growth has been a real pleasure for me!
Entrepreneur – Spada Pubblicità Srl
To MBS Young: thanks guys, you’re amazing! Because you are generous, you never give up and you were able to create that beautiful atmosphere of friendship, laughter and happiness! So for our ability to enjoy life even after working very intensely for days and weeks!
To the new recruits: I wish you that your path is just as exciting and rich as it was mine. MBS has projected me into a new world, made of great companies and demanding clients, but also a very cohesive firm, based on strong bonds between people, with a distinct identity and proud to be different from other consultancy firms. I found myself many times facing problems and situations that I thought were much larger than me, but thanks to the confidence and experience of those who were close to me I managed to overcome and I gained more self-awareness. So … good luck! To all staff members: thank you because when you are always on duty, and especially in case of an emergency, it is important to know that on the other side of the phone there is always someone ready to listen calmly and solve the myriad problems and last second changes in no time! To the Management Team: thanks to have led the company up to this point (and beyond with the Transformation Alliance), through all the difficulties of a highly competitive industry and a group of high-level people and therefore very demanding. To my Team members and all the people who were closest to me: thank you, really thank you for your patience, confidence and all the things you taught me.
Product Manager on-line Poker – Sisal Matchpoint SpA
MBS is like an artisan boutique, where skilled professionals work closely together. It is essential to rely on each other, share the craft art, embrace the challenge. Working with MBS teaches and transmits, in a totally unique way,
how the combination of friendship and professionalism, between human values and efficiency, can give life to surprising results. Backed up by memories of brilliant and memorable experiences, both at work and outside, this MBS spirit, will undoubtedly accompany me for a long time.
Director Consulting – Gartner Group
I’m a proud MBS former consultant and I still feel a deep sense of belonging to the great MBS family. I lived through the start-up phase of the company that represented for me a unique training field. There I have learnt the trade tricks
, which left a mark on my career, supported by demanding professionals but with an uncommon human side. I can assure everybody who is considering to join MBS that it represents a unique group of consultants and people that even after so much time have kept intact its distinguishing characteristics.
Energy and Sustainability Manager – Generali Group
I had the pleasure to work at MBS for roughly four years during which I had the opportunity to appreciate not only the people’s competence, but even more the company’s organisational model that values the internal resources
, because they are considered not as mere numbers but individuals. My professional experience allowed me to meet many different companies and I believe that the MBS approach isn’t that much widespread. Too bad!
Commercial Manager – UnipolSai
I left MBS, after six very intense years. I take away a wealth of experience and memories whose remarkable weight is testament to how important it was for me to work for this company. When you make choices like changing a job
, it is inevitable to draw a line and sum it all up: in the end what are all of these years, what they leave me with, what they mean. It is difficult to answer in a few lines such complex questions, and even if you had to use the famous “two bullet point pages” (or an entire book) I am not sure I would be able to do it anyway. There are several significant aspects of my experience at MBS, and that is in itself a testimony to its value. However, I believe that the concept that best expresses what working at MBS represented for me, would go with “growth”. Today I am a very different person from the young and inexperienced guy that I was when I started this job. And not just because I am a few years older, or because consultancy makes you grow faster (or get older, if you prefer), or because I’ve been through enough to be called a senior consultant, or because in the end I managed to become a manager, although just a junior one!! I discovered to have skills that I did not think to have in me. I matured firm personal beliefs thanks to the relationship with colleagues. I had the opportunity to define exactly what I wanted and could get out of myself. In a nutshell I grew up.
I spent an important part of my life, which for better or worse, has left its mark, and I’ll carry it with me with deep affection. MBS is a place where you grow, through the successes and difficulties, and where you give so much (sometimes very very much !!) but you get so much back as well. As an organization made up of people, thus imperfect by definition, I often happened to be criticized but never for being an outside of the box thinker. Basically, this is a special feature of MBS which makes it a place for everyone and especially for young people, where it is possible to “experience”, in the deepest sense of the term. I left a very different reality from when I started being part of it: MBS has made many steps forward, both in size and turnover, and has become much more aware of its skills and above all its possibilities. In practice, it is as if the company had finally took flight and now it must land properly, as sky jump athletes do. I feel in some way that I have contributed to a little part of this, that I have pushed to gain speed and take the leap. Now I’m sitting at the bottom of the track, in the audience under the trampoline, enjoying the perfect landing for the gold medal. One day a colleague told me, “there is no perfect time to change, but only the moment you start to change.” It is really so. Thank You. To all of you.
Kaiser Associates Int. (London, UK)
MBS offered me the chance to work on high profile projects since the beginning: I still remember the amazement I felt when, aged 21, I was asked to meet the investment director of one of Italy’s largest asset management and retail banking providers
. On top of the support offered by my assigned tutor, I was helped in an extraordinary manner by the whole company, from business analysts to partners. For this very reason I believe the human side of MBS, the people and the harmonious cohabitation of friendship and professionalism, represent unequivocally the company’s key asset. Almost two years since the end of my internship, I still have wonderful memories of the outstanding professionals I had the pleasure to work with and, most importantly of all, the friends I was fortunate enough to meet.
Financial Controller – Industrie CBI S.P.A.
MBS gives you the opportunity to put to the test and cultivate your intellect, determination and interpersonal skills; nonetheless its best quality isn’t the professional growth that offers you, but it is its people, the harmony between colleagues:
a mix of sincerity, trust and respect that makes this company truly unique.
Ilaria De Micheli
A new week has just started, someone in a few hours will wake up to catch a plane, other will have a train to catch or others will simply take underground. I know that I won’t be going to piazza Missori with my inseparable bike today …
it’s weird for me to think that I’ll be catching the 08:01 train to Monza instead.
I would like to say goodbye to you with this song: Modena City Ramblers – the Road “of all poets and the crazies that we met on the street I held a face or a name, a tear or a few laughs, we drank in Galway, we stayed up late in bars in Lisbon, we rediscovered histories of Italy on the notes of a song. We rode together and listened to the voices of the morning, met with strange people and embarked some travel companions, some remained, some have gone and we never heard of them anymore, one day you too decided, a hug and then you left. Bon voyage hermano querido and buon cammino wherever you go, maybe one day we will meet again along the way. From all countries and places where we stopped the van, we lost a minute to listen to a partisan or some drunk men, strange stories of old men at the bar and of children with desert tea – those were life lessons I’ve learned and still keep with me. Have a good trip … I’m not crying about the good old times or the past and the usual stories because it’s stupid to make a mess about a memory or some songs, do not turn please and have no regret for what it was, let the stars always guide you and let the road carry you away, have a good trip … ”
Oh, right … We walked together for almost 5 years and I have thousands of memories, it’s time to go to sleep, I can’t head toward a new road if my legs are tired!
Marketing Manager – Bipiemme Insurance
Today’s my last day at MBS! I’m going to match each one of you to a good or fun memory that I’d like to share with all of you.. People and memories as I encountered them in my professional life at MBS
Giovanni Meroni and the hard choice of the fireproof curtains in Private centers, the coffees and the laughs with GB, the trust;
Matteo Reguzzoni and …. “mmm how good this parsley is (Ipse Dixit);
Gallotta and the perilous meeting, the little organ at “Colibrì” restaurant, the fakir’s couch, the home made pizza, the issue analysis and the efficient time management;
Sergio Battaglini and.. the extremely hard situations, sense of aesthetics, the patience of teaching;
Alberto Rivolta and… the tons of candies we ate in a nanosecond, the desperate quest for the best restaurant in Rome, the ability of handling each and every absurd request from the client;
Sabina Miani and… the perfect manicure, the determination;
Alessandro D’Adda and the threatening ear flapping, but also reasoning and rationality personified;
Giuseppe Franco and ….. the famous quotes, the cooking ability, excel files of 100000000GB, and the most important teaching: everything that cannot be automated in xls or access DOES NOT exist;
Diego Schiavi and… “shall we assess the situation?” (clearly derived by all the time spent with Giovanni);
Nino and.. “I just ripped my pants!”, the night I’ve spent sewing its suit at the hotel, his first breakfast with the Roman clients where he said “well, we all know that south of Florence people are all the same”;
Francesco Smarrazzo and… “…no no, are you crazy? this analysis cannot be done.. OK I’ll do it”, the secret love story with Gloria, the love for the inflatable boat and the hatred for sailors;
Enrico Ricceri and.. “ no, I’m not polemical…”, the fixation for the slide colour and title fonts (please, I want the titles Arial 18 ..)
Fabio Motisi and…. the car rides between Pavia and Milan, the soar sardines recipe (which you never gave me by the way);
Florian Dennig and the flipchart man, his first approach to the magic world of excel: after my lessons, xls has no more secrets for you! ; his most famous phrase: “…I’ve prepared a simple framework to keep trace of some little information…we should only fill-in 10.000 billion columns but I think it’s worthwhile…”;
Boris Wippermann and…his rapidity in eating food; the ringtones of his smartphone that always made me lose 10 years of life each time his telephone rung …
and then…Andrea Rapaccini and… the paladin of strategy and values;
Paolo Ceresi and what he said to Fede Spada, employed by over a year: “Hi..eh..mm…kid!”;
Federico Scotti and…his tie with rabbits and the shirt with “strange” initials (I’m sure Alberto understands me);
Andrea Ziglioli and his hard training in the Alpini corp over his time in military service;
A great hug to all I’m not mentioning, in particular to the STAFF people who have contributed in colouring my years at MBS. It’s been great to work with all of you!
Founder – Elle Creative Boutique. Communication, Marketing & Events
I’ve spent 4 years at MBS; it’s beyond a reality for professional growth, it’s also a small family with strong values based on sharing and respect for people.
Vice President, Strategic Planning & Controlling – BSI
There are environments that allow you to reach the peak of your potential, to prove yourself, to know your limitations and skills, to learn and grow beyond any expectation, to confront everyday with talented professionals, be them business analysts or old partners.
There are environments that allow you to reach the peak of your potential, to prove yourself, to know your limitations and skills, to learn and grow beyond any expectation, to confront everyday with talented professionals, be them business analysts or old partners. There are other environments where simply it feels good to be in, where you can establish sincere relationships of respect and friendship with colleagues, where the conversation is fun and challenging whether we speak of business or ‘light’ topics, where people count as people more than as professionals. There are very few in which these two aspects coexist brilliantly. MBS is among them.
Director, International Business Division – Arena Italia SpA
I’ve spent 7 years at MBS, very meaningful and intense both professionally and on a personal level. With great pleasure I recall a great group of colleagues and friends, an ideal working place to learn and grow and where it’s easy to take responsibilities
. The professional experience I’ve developed at MBS allowed me to successfully handle my new professional life, in a new sector and with a new role. To sum up, I can only say it’s been a 100% positive experience!
CRM Ray-Ban Director – Luxottica Group
MBS has been a true business school: many ( bloody many 😀 ) work hours, many precious teachings and, as in any school worthy of the name, a lot of laughs.
Head of Global Claims – Generali Group
MBS reconciles qualities that do not easily coexist: professionalism that is put on projects, reliability in managing professional growth of the people, informality and frankness between members of the same team, transparency and shared values
. It’s like a team sport with forwards and defenders, young talents and savvy veterans, managers and supporters… The games played at MBS are the most diverse: always away because playing at home would be too easy, some times even abroad to try new competitions, change of rosters to confuse the opponents and give the best on every single occasion. Some games are easy and others are harder, but the fans are always satisfied. Once one has left, all that remains is the nostalgia for the everyday life at MBS, or, as they say in Brasil, the saudade.
Founder – Barney Comunicazione
Working at MBS makes you professionally strong and prepared, and if you then decide to take a different path, as they say in a movie, sometimes you get the feeling that “outside it’s a little bit colder”.
My first professional experience… the certainty of having learnt a lot in 3 years and a half as part of a team formed by professionals but overall by friends…. in a familiar environment which is hard to forget.
Network Director – Reale Mutua
MBS is a magical place in which it’s possible to grow professionally, personally and in some cases also “familiarly” – Professionally: all consultancy firms provides their consultants with timings, methodology and enlarged knowledge; in MBS
there’s something more: the obsessive search of the optimized solution for the client and its satisfaction, searched with a unique passion, push for such a great attention to details that the professional performance has an exponential growth day after day, year after year, almost spontaneously.
– Personally: teamwork is typical of any modern organization; but in MBS there’s something more: the “MBSsers” select each other at first sight as a in a wolf pack, the bond created becomes strong and hard to break. The sense of responsibility grows, because everybody is part of the crew, the personality grows because everybody is sure to never be left alone
– “Familiarly”: WE at MBS have built our own Family… and we do not think it’s by chance that we all met here…. So now it’s four of us….
Nancy Di Giovambattista
Here I am… with a new road to take. When somebody hits a new path, sometimes it’s easy to look back to check if you are satisfied with what has been achieved so far and if there’s enough energy to start over again. I am satisfied with the road
travelled so far, and if I look back I see many people who helped me along the way and have contributed to this feeling of satisfaction.
I have been lucky to know many of you and I have noticed that humanity is what you all have in common, that family feeling, that great quality of understanding people. I thank you again for what we have lived together. Now I am ready for a new experience. I wish you all a bright future!
Marketing Manager – Banca Popolare di Bari
As they say on these occasions: 2 words are not enough and 4 are too many, so I’ve chosen 3 for MBS. MBS for me represents concreteness, complicity and friendship (I couldn’t come up with anything else with c, so deal with that)
. After the executive summary is time for the more detailed support slides. Right? And here we go.
Concreteness: Well, MBS has been a school of applied concreteness for me. With you I have learnt to take all the problems into account and truly solve them all. Eventually I’ve convinced myself that I like problems because I love their solutions.
Complicity: It’s easy. It’s something you smell in the air at MBS. The competition is all directed towards the outside rather than the inside, besides the scent of parmigiana from other residents of the building, you can feel the cooperation between colleagues at all levels.
Friendship: and here the tears start falling. MBS have been a pool of true friends. On these friends I am going to say a few more words because I want to highlight the maturity of this friendship from a professional standpoint. I believe it’s uncommon to be friends outside the office and, at the same time, to be an effective team of colleagues. Well, at MBS these two aspects coexist and I can honestly say that the projects where I have performed best are those where I’ve worked with my current friends.
MBA Candidate – Kellogg School of Management
And here I am trying to explain what my experience at MBS has been. Over these years, other than learning “the job” growing professionally and personally, I have matured two types of awareness that will be the foundation for my future
and I am more than happy to share them with you: – It’s possible to rapidly grow and work with high quality standards without betting on individualism and prevailing on colleagues and clients; I think this is the thing that allows us to be a group and remain “normal” people in life. It’s possible to “position” yourself as management not only by being authoritarian but also by having the courage to create transparency on choices. It goes without saying that these two aspects would only be naive if it wasn’t for a counter proof: MBS exists, it’s on the market, makes profit, attracts and retains talented people. Maybe the two aspects are not always there with the same intensity at all times, but what’s important is that there’s a route, sometimes clearer than others, towards which everybody is pushing forward! An so, when I’m sad, I can smile thinking of you guys, colleagues and true friends who, even an ocean far away, are always here with me.
Thank you guys!
Assistant Professor in Operations Management – Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Take different experiences as a journey with friends, a lab experiment and an applied economics class at college. What do they have all in common? Maybe nothing. But if you put them together, than you will understand the spirit of MBS.
Statistical Consultant – FAO
There’s many of us out there, of different age and profession, trying to figure out what our talents are. There is no formula to change, create and find the ideal job but the answers are right there along the way, and MBS for me has been a real school
for professional and human growth. A team of professional who taught me the basics of consultancy but overall the taste and the passion for doing things the right way and the will to improve.