To support startups and new ventures in the digital space, ICOs and STOs have the potential to streamline, decentralize, and disintermediate the capital raising process, creating advantages for both entrepreneurs and investors.
Prior to joining Bardi Co. LLC as a principal, Mr. Casarella has worked with Arner Bank in Switzerland, where he was in charge of business development for Asia. Before that, he worked in the Equity Capital Markets team at Capitalia's Investment Banking (currently Unicredit, one of Europe's largest lenders) working with major listed companies such as Pirelli, FIAT (currently FCA), Telecom Italia, Autostrade (Atlantia), and others on IPOs, rights issues, convertible / exchangeable offerings and real estate fund offerings. He began his career in 1999 at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein's in the investment banking department, where he was part of the team advising on the Enel IPO (Eur 16 billion) and other IPO and M&A mandates (services, FIG). Mr. Casarella completed an internship at the European office of the World Bank in Paris and graduated from Bocconi University (Milan) in economics.