Senior team
Valeria Canzi

Managing Director
Degree in Economics at Università Bocconi, Milan, 1987, 110/110
Valeria has 10+ years’ experience in Finance Departments for Italian (RCS – Rizzoli Corriere della Sera) & International (Exxon) large corporates. Structured international environments with strong corporate identity and exposure to both analytics and C-Level relationships. Context driven by continuous improvement projects, as well as deep organisational changes following corporate finance mergers and acquisitions, as well as Joint Ventures.
Headhunted to open the Italian Branch of Rochester, International Executive Search boutique in early 2002.
She has been a key contributor to the business growth, which has resulted in recognised results, obtained through disciplined and high quality team work, and a distinctive business model.
As major KSP, the company today has strong track record in managing both domestic and international searches for international firms, maintaining consistency in managing the full process and providing a complete range of executive services.
Management of key relationships across Financial Institutions, Private Equity and the Corporate arena.
Key relationships in Investment Banking & Private Equity as well as their portfolio companies, Life Science, Luxury and Consumer Goods.

Full business proficiency in English.

Stefano Ingrosso

Degree in Biomedical Engineering at Milan Polytechnic in 2002, 92/100.
Stefano combines his engineering and academic background with a major contribution to the start-up of Rochester in 2002.
His experience in the Executive Search Industry since 2002 has also been extended by more than 6 years at Korn Ferry and Russell Reynolds as a member of the Financial Services Practice, before coming back to Rochester as Senior Consultant.
Currently he is Director at Rochester, where he covers Investment Banking & Capital Market, Wealth Management, Professional Services and Risk, on top of selected experience in the corporate arena, primarily Energy.

Full business proficiency in English

Chiara Piatti

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Degree in Economics and Business Admin with specialization in Organization & Human Resources at Università Bocconi in 1989, 108/110.
20+ years’ HR international experience in IBM, where she joined just after university and consistently grew up to a global role in corporate HR headquarter.
Flexible and multicultural consultant with a strict business driven and client partnering approach, she has deep expertise and track in people transformation, organizational development and change management projects.
She joined Rochester in Sep 2017 with the goal to strengthen the Assessment Practice by bringing her energy and experience, on top of multi-year assessment expertise.

HOGAN Assessments certified since Jan. 2017


Rochester lays special emphasis on both research and interviewing capabilities within its Recruiting team.
The team is fully integrated and participate in the whole range of recruitment activities and shares all the necessary knowledge to ensure a systematic process for both local and international assignments, within stringent time limits and systematic delivery approach
The Recruiting team works hand-in-hand with Senior Consultants to provide a best practice approach to clients, with high-quality and consistent results.

The team is fully proficient in English, French and Spanish.

Anna De Alessandri

Research & Consulting Associate
Anna completed her MSc in International Relations at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan in 2009, with 108/110.
During University, she worked as volunteer in Africa and Mexico.
Soon after University, she started her executive search career at Rochester, where she has learned the recruitment process and market analysis from the bottom up.
Today, she manages searches in her own right across several different sectors, including banking and finance, biotech, oil & gas, industrial, and consultancy.

Full business proficiency in both English and French.

Sabrina Sfalcin

Research & Consulting Associate
Sabrina gained more than 20 years experience in a variety of international and leading businesses, growing her experience and skills in customer support, long-term customer relationships as well as new business development and planning.
She began her career in an American start-up company, taking on growing responsibility for sales and customer care management, which she has strengthened throughout the years, enriching her experience by joining leading international corporates.
She spent the last 10 years in the Executive Search business, with Russell Reynolds and Eric Salmon, working with Senior Partners and MDs on both national and international assignments.
Sabrina joined Rochester in Jan 2014 as a Researcher, with the aim to enhance her professional experience in the research area. She manages searches across Banking&Finance, Biotech, Industrial and Strategic Consultancy sectors.

Full business proficiency in both English, French and Spanish

Silvia Gazzola

Research & Consulting Associate

silvia-gazzolaSilvia completed her MSc in Philosophy at Università Statale of Milan in 1996 and obtained two Masters in Human Resources (1996) and Public Relation (1997) with Burson Marsteller.
She gained 20 years’ experience in Executive Search Boutiques where she progressively accrued her search & selection competences across different sectors, including consumer, industrial, automotive, luxury and consulting.
In 1999, she joined Odgers Berndtson Executive Search as a Researcher, becoming Senior Researcher with growing responsibilities and autonomy over the entire recruitment process, from Clients’ needs identification to candidates’ interviews, on executive projects.
Acting as person of trust of the partners, she also gained exposure on both international and domestic mandates at top-level roles.
Since January 2017, Silvia joined Rochester as Research & Consulting Associate, with the goal to bring her seniority to the team.

Good knowledge of English.