Welcome to Episode 1169 in which Steve Raye interviews Andrew Lucchesi and Meredith Williford, in this installment of Get US Market Ready With Italian Wine People, on the Italian Wine Podcast.
About today’s guests:
Born in Washington DC, Andrew Lucchesi studied environmental information systems at James Madison University and later obtained an MBA from Bologna Business School in Food & Wine. He has a strong background in technology and management consulting having worked as a Manager at Deloitte in both US and UK markets, within public and private sectors. He now works as an account manager based in Milan, Italy at a boutique international creative agency, The Armin Bar (NYC|Milan) – www.thearminbar.com/, focusing on the (re)launch of brands and products particularly in the Food and Beverage space and on the budding web3 ecosystem.
More about Meredith Brooks:
She is an experienced partner/relationship management and project management, with ten years’ experience in the strategic and operational direction of immigration programs for national, regional and multinational companies, alongside legal and HR teams at varying experience levels.
Background of building strong relationships with partners, clients and internal stakeholders, with expertise in advising companies on HR and immigration team composition, design and implementation of immigration policies in accordance with company values and business objectives, strategic direction of immigration programs based on labor demands and talent needs, M&A project management, and other advisory.
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More about the host Steve Raye:
Steve Raye of Bevology Inc originally joined our weekly lineup with narrations from his book “How to get US Market Ready” – but everyone just loved him so much, we brought him back with this series of interviews that informs and inspires! Each week he speaks to industry professionals; guests who have gained valuable experience in the Italian wine sector and have insightful tips and stories that can help anyone who wants to learn about getting US Market Ready!
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