VP Executive Search is an independent player in the recruitment and selection of talented professionals and managers. It was created on the initiative of a management team with decades of experience at leading international groups and local consulting companies.

The business is controlled by its managers and this allows the company to ensure a unique and high quality service compared to traditional Executive Search networks on the market.


VP is a flexible and dynamic player able to guide companies and managers throughout the Executive Search process. We can leverage an expanded network of expertise needed to understand and solve the problems of companies and managers who consult us.

We focus on the speed of our services and the overall satisfaction of companies and managers as constant requirements in our daily work.

Relationships with our clients are built to be long-term: our services cannot be limited to a specific recruitment process, VP Executive Search is focused in providing ongoing expert advice, direction and professional opportunities, through an increasingly in-depth understanding of the needs of clients and companies.

Expertise and Method

The VP Executive Search team has several decades of experience in consulting and executive search. We believe, however, that experience alone is not enough to understand and meet the complex and dynamic needs of our clients (managers and companies) who are involved in the search process. Similarly, method along cannot ensure the successful recruitment of a manager if the team managing the process does not have sufficient seniority and expertise.

We believe our team has the best expertise and work method credentials on the executive search market.

Our Team

Vittorio Villa

After graduating with a degree in Business Economics from the University of Genoa, Vittorio completed a Master in Corporate Finance at Saint Xavier University in Chicago.


Emanuela Luciani

Emanuela has a degree in Human Sciences from the Catholic University of Milan, as well as a Master in Human Resources Management.


Stefano Luzi

Stefano graduated with a degree in Business Economic from L. Bocconi University in Milan, and has developed his professional career in strategic consulting.


Mario Mairano

Senior Practice Leader Executive Mentoring
Mario Mairano began his career in Fiat Group within the Human Resource department where his roles increased in responsibility.


Simona Barbieri

Graduated in Philosophy at the University of Milan, Simona takes various responsibilities within the Adecco Group, including the coordination of national projects for the group’s larger customers.


Giuseppe Lazzeroni

Giuseppe Lazzeroni holds a Law Degree from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.


Christopher Neil-Jones

International Partner
He has a Masters Degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and speaks French and Italian.


Damiano Bianco

Associate Partner
Damiano holds a Master’s Degree in Asian Studies and Business Management from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.


Stefania Ciocci

Associate Partner
Degree in Economics. From 2000 to 2013, HR Manager, Head of Organization Development and Communication in the family business.


Areas of Expertise

Executive Search

Our work method begins by understanding the needs of the companies and managers involved in the search process.

Temporary Management

In today’s market, companies have growing needs in terms of staffing flexibility. Over time, we have built solid expertise in the area of temporary management.

Executive Assessment

VP Executive Search has developed a proven ability to assess management talent, which may also be valuable in areas where companies already have resources available to invest in.