Francesco started his career in management consulting first at McKinsey & co. than at Bain & co. where he focused on media, consumer goods and private equity industries. Francesco also earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2001.
In 2005 he joined RCS Mediagroup to become Director of Operations in the advertising agency of the group where he was also in charge of the classifieds business. After two years in advertising, Francesco moved to the RCS Magazine Group to start-up the new media division focusing on Internet and mobile.
In 2008 he became Managing Director of RCS Multimedia which heads the activities of Rizzoli Publishing Italia (specialized magazine publisher), the Digicast group (satellite TV channels) and RCS New Media (internet and mobile) and is the first multimedia system in Italy to take a completely cross-media approach around specific areas of interest (female, travel, furnishing and design, hunting and fishing, boating).