Team

We seek to make the companies we invest in stronger through a bottoms-up strategy of transformation. We strive to create value by investing in great businesses where capital, strategic insight, relationships and operational support can drive transformation that unlocks the company's potential. We purposefully engage only in friendly transactions and work with talented management teams to achieve transformative results.

Alessandro Scala
Founder
Giacomo Santucci
Partner

Managing Partner of Wave with 20 years of distinctive  cross functional experience in advisory services,  capital markets and private equity. Alessandro worked in finance roles in Merrill Lynch in London in 2005/2009 followed by directorship role in change management in RBS until 2015. In the last four years Alessandro has closed a number of transactions with SMEs in Capital Markets and private equity deals. Alessandro sits on the board of several private companies in Europe and in the UK. Alessandro is a graduate of Catholic University  of the Sacred Heart with an Executive MBA from London Business School.

He is among the most experienced and influential professionals in the fashion and luxury industry.  The Wall Street Journal has in fact included his name in the list of 50 most influential people worldwide in the fashion industry.

After working for Mc Kinsey, he collaborated with brands such as Ferragamo, Dolce e Gabbana e Roberto Cavalli. For Prada he coordinated the brand development into the Far East. He was President and CEO of Gucci, during the memorable tenure of Tom Ford and Domenico De Sole. 

Giacomo holds four degrees: Nuclear Engineering, Political Sciences, Economics and History of Arts. He also speaks fluently six languages including Cantonese and Japanese.

Elena Bignamini
Human Capital Advisor
Christoph Lanz
Conducting Officer

More than 25 years of experience in Management Consulting, especially focusing on General Management and Human Capital matters within domestic and international environment, working closely with Entrepreneur, Board Member, Ceo, HRD, Private Equity Funds and Family Office.  In 2010 She carried on, as Managing Partner at Signium International Italy, the whole Italian business sponsoring the upcoming merge with Governance Consulting where She served as Senior Partner and Board Member.  Later she promoted at Boyden Int’l, the Italian Human Capital practice, being an active Partner as well. Elena provides a wide range of services: Executive and Middle Management search, Leadership Services and People Due Diligence.

Partner of RSM Fund Management Luxembourg, set up RSM fund management practice in 2018. Christoph draws a long experience with Private Equity, Debt and Real Estate investment funds. After having completed his Master’s and Doctorate in law, he pursued his career with Edmond de Rothschild in Luxembourg. Christoph was in the Executive Committee of LPEA and participates in ALFI working groups.

At RSM Fund Management Luxembourg, he is in charge of portfolio management, business development and assisting with the regulatory and fund structuring aspects. 

Luca Visentin
Junior Analyst

After graduating in November 2018, Luca started his career in Collins Dale Capital Partner, an investment banking boutique based in London. Luca has completed a number of transactions with Corporates based in Italy and in the United Kingdom. He started his career in Mizuno as a marketing specialist, mainly through advertising during sporting events. Luca holds a M.Sc. Economics and Political Economy Alma Mater Studiorum from the University of Bologna.