Dear guest, thanks for visiting my personal website. My name is Michele Cuccovillo (before you ask… it’s pronounced Meekele Cookkow-veellow) and I am a London-based growth consultant, entrepreneur and investor with over 10 years of experience in setting up, scaling and managing teams.
MY PERSONAL HISTORY
Some people are born with a very clear idea of what they’ll want to do in their professional lives. So they go after it heads down and typically specialise in a narrow field. I admire them, but I am not one of them.
In every stage of my life, in fact, I found out something interesting that I wanted to know more about and play with. Against today’s prevailing world of specialisation, I am a proud generalist whose curiosity will forever remain unconstrained.
I was born in a small town in Apulia, in the South of Italy, so I only got to discover many things only in my twenties and thirties.
As a kid, I was referred to by teachers as some sort of a maths genius, but then I chose a different path and grew up studying Latin and Ancient Greek. At uni, I graduated in Business, Accounting and Finance and then worked in multiple sectors such as Finance, Consulting, FMCG and Tech and again in a number of different roles: Executive Assistant to the CEO (aka Chief of Staff), Head of Operations, CEO, CMO, Head of Growth.
The knowledge that I have accumulated across a number of functions and sectors allows me to understand and speak the language of pretty much anybody I come across, regardless of their seniority, sector or else.
WHAT I DO
I am an entrepreneur, a growth consultant, and an occasional angel/crowd/crypto investor.
- As a COO (Chief Operating Officer), I scaled up a 200+ staff business from $25m to $35m in 2 years without any external investment
- As an entrepreneur, I co-founded Highflyers, Bottomless Brunch (now UK’s largest reservation platform for brunches), Rock Mission (one of Europe’s largest growth hacking agencies in Europe) and Salty Commune. All companies are currently trading.
- I am an occasional mentor at accelerators such as Level39, Barclays Rise, TechItalia Lab and visiting lecturer at UCL, Hult, ESCP Europe
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