Board of Directors

James Pallotta

James Pallotta is the founder and Chairman of Raptor Capital Management LP. In August 1993, he joined Tudor Investment Corporation where he served as Director of U.S. Equities Group, later rising to Vice Chairman. He was a Senior Vice President and Director of Research at Essex Investment Management Company.

Mr. Pallotta serves on the boards of many philanthropic organizations which include: Trustee of the Boston Children's Hospital; The Buoniconti Fund ; Big Brother Association and Berklee College of Music.

Mr. Pallotta is a Member of the Executive Board of the Boston Celtics and in August 2012 he became President of AS Roma.

Mr. Pallotta was born and raised in Boston. He received an M.B.A. degree from Northeastern University and a B.B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts.


Umberto Gandini

Gandini was born in Varese on 11 April 1960 and is married with two children. He graduated from university with a law degree from Milan's Statale, before beginning his career in the sports industry as a consultant on sports rights at RTI (now part of the Mediaset group). He was hired in 1989 as acquisition executive on sport programmes, before heading up the sports acquisitions department for the Fininvest Group (now Mediaset) in January 1993. Six months later, while still in his role with RTI, he began working with AC Milan as organisational director and team manager until 1998 when he left his position in television to become a full-time member of the Rossoneri's managerial team. 

During his time at AC Milan, Gandini covered a number of roles both domestically and internationally within Lega Serie A (marketing committee and TV rights committee), UEFA (club competitions committee and professional football strategy council) and FIFA (club committee and task force for the international match calendar). 

He has built up a vast network in the sports industry over the years and worked at a high level in sporting politics in the interests of European football. He actively contributed to creating and running the European Club Association (ECA), serving as its first vice-president and sitting on the board until September 2016. 

At AC Milan he was responsible for all first-team activities, as well as negotiating television rights and new media along with CEO Adriano Galliani, becoming executive director for sport in September 2015. His spell at the club saw six finals in the UEFA Champions League, four appearances in the European Super Cup, the same number in the Intercontinental Cup/FIFA Club World Cup and the capture of six Serie A titles.

He was named AS Roma's CEO on 28 October.


Mauro Baldissoni

Mauro Baldissoni was born in Rome on April 14, 1970. In 1993, he graduated magna cum laude in law from Rome's 'La Sapienza'.

A member of the Lawyers Order of Rome, he is an expert on Corporate Law and Financial Law. Since 1996 he has worked at Studio Tonucci & Partners for whom he has followed important clients such as the Ministery of Treasure (during the Telecom Italia S.p.A. privatization procedures), Alitalia S.p.A., Enel S.p.A., Lottomatica S.p.A. 

Over the years he has supervised the preparation and drafting of prospectuses at the time of placement transactions in the shares of domestic and international markets and analysis of obligations relating to takeover bids against foreign investors. He also served as a consultant for numerous contracts and concessionaires of public services. Since 2011, he has been on the board of AS Roma.


Charlotte Beers

Charlotte Beers began her career in advertising as an account executive at J. Walter Thompson Advertising, becoming the first female Senior Vice President in the firm's history.

From J. Walter Thompson, Ms. Beers was called to bring her skills as a turnaround agent to Tatham Laird & Kudner as CEO. During her time as Tatham's CEO, their billings tripled and major accounts were brought under the company's umbrella.

Her success led her to her next position as Chairman/CEO of Ogilvy Mather Worldwide, a $5.4 billion, 8,000-employee, multinational advertising agency. In her five years with the firm, billings increased by $2 billion. Harvard Business School and many other universities still teach this best-selling case study on leadership titled 'Charlotte Beers at Ogilvy'.

From 2001 to 2003, she served as United States Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy & Public Affairs, taking on the task of bringing Brand America to the world, with special focus on the Middle East. For her service, Ms. Beers was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the State Department's highest honor.

Ms. Beers additional accolades include the 'Legend in Leadership Award' from the Yale School of Management, being named one of Glamour Magazine's 'Women of the Year', the Sara Lee Frontrunner Award and the esteemed Matrix Award from the New York Women in Communications. Ms. Beers was also inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2009.

Ms. Beers currently serves on the Board of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and conducts seminars throughout Europe and the United States called 'The X Factor', 'X' representing the potential of women to lead. The workshops have given women the tools to take charge, find pride and power at work and to learn to never miss a moment to lead in the many industries they represent.


Gianluca Cambareri

Gianluca Cambareri  was born  in Rome on 15 February, 1976. In 2000 he graduated in law at L.U.I.S.S. Guido Carli in Rome. Enrolled with the Bar Association of Rome, as an attorney at Tonucci & Partners from  2000,  he advises  Italian and foreign companies and banks within the field of corporate, M&A, finance and Capital Markets.

He assists listed  companies on the ordinary basis and in their relationships with the  Public Authorities  (Consob e Bank of Italy). He has been legal advisor of the Ministry of Treasury within the privatisation process of Telecom Italia S.p.A. and within European Community projects concerning the implementation and harmonisation of banking and financial regulations in Russian Federation and Czech Republic.

Gianluca assists several National Sports Federations affiliated to CONI and  is member of sports justice bodies. He is a lecturer in postgraduate courses in the field of Corporate, M&A and Sports and has published several articles in finance and corporate law.

He is a  member of the NEEP Roma Holding S.p.A. (the majority shareholder of A.S. Roma S.p.A.) Board of Directors and has advised the A.S. Roma Group on a continuative basis since 2011.


Richard D'Amore

Richard D'Amore has been in the venture capital business for more than three decades. He is the co-founder of North Bridge, a Ieading early-stage venture capital and growth equity firm. 

Before co-founding North Bridge, he spent 12 years at Hambro International Equity Partners, where he established the firm's Boston office.

Prior to entering the venture capital industry, he was a consultant at Bain and Company and a Certified Public Accountant at Arthur Young and Company.

Richard graduated from Northeastern University, Summa Cum Laude in 1976 and received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1980, where he was a Baker Scholar. In addition to serving on a number of public and private boards, he is on the Board of Trustees at Northeastern University, where he serves as a Vice Chairman.


John Galantic

In 2007, John Galantic joined Chanel Inc as President and Chief Operating Officer, leading the strategy development and commercial operation of fashion, cosmetics and watch & fine jewelry in the United States.

He has spent 25 years building brands and teams in Europe, Asia and the United States. John is based at Chanel global headquarters in New York.

From 2001-2006, John was President of Coty Beauty USA and Latin America, overseeing the growth of Coty’s cosmetic and personal care brands, including Adidas, Calvin Klein and Rimmel. During his tenure at Coty, global sales quadrupled to $4 billion, through the creation of licensed celebrity brands, acquisitions and product innovation.

John serves on the Boards of Bacardi Ltd, Zoom Media and the non-profit, Population Development Association in Thailand. He is a graduate of Tufts University and Harvard Business School. 

With lifelong ties to Rome, he has been a diehard fan of AS Roma since his childhood, a passion passed to him by his father, Dr Ivan Galantic, who lived in Rome from 1939 to 1951.


Stanley Phillip Gold

Stanley P. Gold is currently Chairman of the Board of Shamrock Holdings, lnc., a privately owned Burbank, California-based investment company which has managed and completed numerous direct investments.

Shamrock has also sponsored and operated separate private investment funds. Mr. Gold is also currently Counsel at the law firm of Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, lnc.

Shamrock Holdings, lnc. is a diversified investment company wholly owned by the Roy E. Disney Family. Since its formation, Shamrock has managed transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $3 billion.

Prior to joining the Shamrock companies, Mr. Gold was a managing partner of Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, lnc., a prominent Los Angeles law firm he joined in 1968. For a number of years, he specialized in corporate acquisitions, restructurings, sales and financing. During his business career, among other assignments, Mr. Gold served as President of Shamrock Broadcasting, lnc., President and then Chairman of Central Soya Company, lnc., Chairman of Enterra Corporation (NYSE/EN) and Chairman of Koor lndustries Ltd. (NYSE/KOR), Chairman of Tadiran Communications, director of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE/DlS), Ansell, Ltd (ANN/ASX) and a Director of iPass lnc (NASDAQ/iPAS).

A native of Los Angeles, California, Mr. Gold first studied at the University of California at Berkeley and subsequently graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with an A.B. degree in Political Science. 


Mia Hamm

Born Mariel Margaret Hamm on March 17, 1972 in Selma, AL, she graduated in 1994 from the University of North Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

It was in the world of football, however, where she became a household name across the world with career highlights including the 2014 Golden Foot Award Winner, Legends Category (First female soccer player).

In 2013, Mia was inducted into the World Futbol Hall of Fame - the first female and first American.

In 2007, she was included in the US Soccer Hall of Fame and until 2013, was the all-time leading scorer, male or female, in international soccer history. Mia remains the all-time leader in points in US soccer history with 158 goals and 144 assists.

In 2004, Mia was an Olympic Gold Medal, in 2001 and 2002, she was named the FIFA Female Soccer Player of the Year and won a silver medal in the 2000 Olympics. 

In 1997, Mia’s brother, Garrett, passed away from complications related to Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplasia. In his honor, she established the Mia Hamm Foundation. The Foundation’s focus is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for bone marrow transplant patients and their families as well as opportunities for young girls in sports. 


Brian Klein

Brian Klein is a co-founder and Managing Member of Steelhead Partners, LLC.

Prior to founding Steelhead Partners, Klein was an Executive Director for the international investment bank Goldman, Sachs & Co. Before joining Goldman, Klein spent three and a half years at the Bayerische Vereinsbank in Munich, Germany. Prior to that he worked for eight years in private industry for a family-run business.

Klein is the Executive Chairman and Executive Producer of AFRICA TEN. He serves on the boards of Freestone Wealth Management, Redwood Real Estate, MOD Pizza and William Noble Rare Jewels. He is the founder/owner of Sustainable Solutions, a leading innovator of environmental friendly recycled apparel.

Klein is also a Developmental Chair of the U.S. Soccer Foundation, a Board Member and co-founder of Rainier Scholars and former President of the Crossfire Premier Soccer Club.

He is an Advisory Board member, former Chair and co-founder of Seattle Scores. In addition Klein is a former board member of the Seattle World Affairs Council, the Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association, America Scores, Up With People International, the Bush School and a member of the American Council on Germany.

Klein was educated at Texas Christian University (BA in history) and Southern Methodist University (MBA in finance).


Benedetta Navarra

Born in Rome on 24 March, 1967, Navarra graduated “cum laude” in Economics and Business from Luiss and in Law from 'La Sapienza'. Navarra was subsequently a professor in Banking and Stock Exchange Law at the Department of Law at LUISS and she is currently professor in the Business Law postgraduate course.

Author of many papers about banking and financing law, she is a lawyer and accountant, expert on corporate, banking and financial markets law. She works on corporate issues in banking, financial services and financial markets law, on both national and international assignments.

She has developed her professional experience in business crisis management, project financing, credit securisation of banks and brokering responsability in providing investment services, as well as sanctioning procedures by the Survellance Authority. She was also part of the team, who provided legal assistance to the Minister of Economy and Finance during the privatization proceeding of Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Mediocredito Centrale, Banco di Sicilia and Credito Industriale Sardo.

She is currently member of Yapi Kredi Bankasi board of director and of Equitalia SpA, Poste Italiane SpA and LVenture Group SpA board of statutory auditors. Since October 2011, she has been member of the AS Roma board of Directors.


Cam Neely

President of the Boston Bruins, a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Mr Neely is only the eighth man to hold that position in the history of the franchise and oversees all of the Bruins' hockey and business operations.

His goal from the start has been that the Bruins be at the forefront of setting industry standards in all areas of operation. Under his leadership the Bruins were honored as the Sports Business Journal's 2012 Sports Team of the Year based on the criteria of 'excellence, growth, creativity, innovation, sound planning, implementation and outcomes'.

Mr Neely also serves as an Alternate Governor of the club. From 2007 through mid-2010, Mr Neely served in the Bruins front office as a Vice President.

Mr Neely was a 1983 first round draft pick of the Vancouver Canucks, a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, Canada. He joined the Boston Bruins on his 21st birthday in a June1986 trade. Mr Neely earned four NHL Second-Team All-Star berths in Boston, led the team in goals for seven seasons and in points twice and he currently ranks fifth overall on the Bruins' all-time goal list and ninth overall on the team's all-time scoring list.

Mr Neely is also the Bruins' all-time leader in playoff goals and ranks seventh overall in team history with 87 career playoff points.

The Bruins retired Mr Neely's number 8 in a January 12, 2004 ceremony and he was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005. He was honored with the league's Lester Patrick Award in 2010 for his 'outstanding service to hockey in the United States'. Mr. Neely currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

His impact on the City of Boston was not confined to the ice, as he has long been actively involved in many charitable efforts. Along with his brother and sisters, he established the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care in 1995 in memory of his parents, Mike and Marlene. In addition to the Neely House, which provides housing and support for families of patients undergoing cancer treatments, the Foundation supports the Neely Cancer Fund, whose initiatives include the Neely Center for Clinical Cancer Research, the Neely Cell Therapy and Collection Center and the Neely Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in its mission to fund treatment and research efforts.


Barry Sternlicht

Barry SternIicht is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Capital Group, the private Investment firm he formed in 1991 that is focused on global real estate, hotel management, oil and gas, energy infrastructure and securities trading.

Mr. Sternlicht also serves as Chairman of Starwood Property Trust, the largest commercial mortgage REIT in the U.S; Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, one of the largest publicly traded investors, owners and operators of single-family homes In the U.S.; TRI Pointe Homes, one of the L.S.'s largest homebuilders; hotel operator Societé du Louvre; and crystal maker Baccarat S.A.

For the past 23 years, Mr. Sternlicht has structured investments with an asset value of approximately $47 billion. Starwood Capital's funds have Invested In approximately 70,000 multifamily/condo units, 2,200 hotels, 44 million square feet of office properties, 39 million square feet of retail and 46,000 lots of land in residential subdivisions.

From 1995 through early 2005, Mr. Sternlicht was Chairman and CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, a company he founded in 1995. During his tenure, he built Starwood Hotels into one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world, employing more than 120,000 people with 895 properties in 100 countries.

Mr. Sternlicht created W Hotels, perhaps the world's most successful 'boutique' brand, and built the St. Regis Hotels brand from a single hotel to a global brand.

In 2013, Mr. Sternlicht was named the Most Important Person in Commercial Real Estate Finance by The Mortgage Observer. In 2010, Mr. Sternlicht was named Executive of the Year and Investor of the Year by Commercial Property Executive. Mr. Sternlicht was also named America's Best Lodging CEO by Institutional Investor magazine.

Mr. Sternlicht’s humanitarian efforts have garnered prestigious national honors such as JDRF's Man of the Year, JDRF's Living and Giving Award and JDRF's Chairman's Award.


ALBA TULL

Based in Los Angeles, Alba Tull is an established, multi-disciplined photographer and film director who has worked with many of the iconic personalities of our time.

Ms. Tull’s photography portfolio and gallery work features a diverse range of subjects, including many Hollywood actors, while she served as associate producer and principal photographer on the acclaimed 2008 rock documentary It Might Get Loud, which featured Led Zeppelin founder Jimmy Page and U2 guitarist The Edge. Her work has featured in a range of national publications including Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone, while she served as official photographer at an official White House event hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Ms Tull’s photography has been featured on posters and key marketing materials for a vast number of Hollywood movies, while she is currently working on a photography book with acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro – a project that aims to capture the tragic beauty of historic and sacred resting places around the world.

Philanthropy is a key passion of Ms Tull’s. She chairs the Tull Family Foundation, which she founded alongside her husband Thomas, with a focus on education, life sciences and wildlife conservation. The Foundation is also heavily involved in the issue of child safety, and creating opportunities for the disadvantaged youth of today, giving them a platform to achieve and succeed.

Ms. Tull serves on the board of directors of Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Science Center, is an ambassador for the Jackie Robinson Foundation, and is a member of Carnegie Mellon University’s Highlands Circle.


Statutory Auditors

President: Claudia Cattani

Effective Members: Massimo Gambini, Pietro Mastrapasaqua

Alternate Members: Riccardo Gabrielli

Auditors: BDO Italia S.p.A.