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Valerio Zanini

Entrepreneur • Advisor Washington D.C. Metro Area, US

Director, Digital Product Management, Retail Bank, Capital One. Previously VP, Product Development and Technology, MarketResearch.com.

Director, Digital Product Management, Retail Bank, Capital One. Previously VP, Product Development and Technology, MarketResearch.com.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Operations
  • Product
  • UI/Design
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Operations
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In

Founder

Goozex, Inc.
Novaera servizi informatici

Advisor

Goozex, Inc
Cisco Systems
Capital One

Positions

Director, Digital Product Development, Retail Bank Capital One August 2013 - present
VP, Product Development and Technology MarketResearch.com August 2011 - July 2013
Sr Manager, Digital Product Development, Retail Bank Capital One August 2013 - January 2015
CEO, Co-founder, Chief Product Officer Goozex, Inc. December 2005 - November 2012
VP, Technology and Product MarketResearch.com August 2011 - July 2013
Systems Engineer, Associate Product Manager, Mobile Wireless Cisco Systems January 2001 - August 2005
Lieutenant, Platoon Commanding Officer Carabinieri, Italian Army September 1999 - November 2000
Co-founder Novaera servizi informatici December 1995 - September 1999

Education

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business Strategy, Product Marketing, Entrepreneurship 2004 - 2006
Sapienza Università di Roma Electrical and Computer Engineering 1991 - 1999

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Real Estate
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech

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Key Strengths

Product management • Business Development • Startups • Agile Methodologies

Key Accomplishments

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Kevin Rosengren
We worked together  •  Senior Director of Product Management, Capital One. Previously Director of Product Management, E*TRADE FINANCIAL. Boston grad.
Valerio has both experience as a startup founder as well as effectively operating within large organizations. He has a keen sense of connect ... ing with people and a terrific energy around building great products. Valerio is passionate about building teams and connecting product and engineering talent; nurturing them to achieve great things.
Dan Goodman
We worked together  •  Founder and CEO, Relativity Sciences, Inc. and Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Maryland.
Valerio is an experienced entrepreneur, having successfully co-founded, grown and led the largest video game trading site on the web.
Mark Nebesky
We worked together  •  VP Digital Strategy & User Experience, OneMain Financial (Citi). Previously Co-Founder | Director of Marketing, Goozex, Inc..
Valerio and I worked together at Goozex.com when he was CEO. As CEO, Valerio got the company to launch, developed the product road map, man ... aged the financing, raised capital, developed business relationships and so much more. Critical for any entrepreneur, Valerio is able to move ideas from concept to execution. I always appreciated his attention to detail and ability to see the big picture at the same time. Any entrepreneur checklist will match well with Valerio. I also know Valerio as a friend, who enjoys getting people together.
Jonathan Dugan
We worked together  •  Dell Software Group - Strategy & Partnerships, Dell. Previously Director Strategic Partnerships, AppAssure Software.
Valerio is a great asset to any venture. He is hard working, dedicated and passionate in his endeavors. Throughout my 5+ years working with ... him, he never shied away from asking the difficult questions or addressing the elephant in the room. He is not just "another team player". He can surprise you many times over with his commitment to adding substantial value and any founder would be lucky to add such a great resource to their team.

Kevin Rosengren
We worked together  •  Senior Director of Product Management, Capital One. Previously Director of Product Management, E*TRADE FINANCIAL. Boston grad.
Kevin is a thought leader, a customer advocate, and an unrelented seeker of improvement. He has led teams and products across a variety of i ... ndustries. He has a passion for coaching, ideating new products, and creating great customer experiences