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MICHAEL CARRAZZA - Managing Partner & CEO

Michael has extensive operational and private equity expertise.  He has sponsored transactions across many industries. During the financial crisis, Michael architected the rescue of Patriot National Bancorp and, subsequently, the relaunch of The Bank of Ireland’s U.S. ABL subsidiary, now known as Siena Lending Group.

Prior to founding Solaia, Michael was co-founder of Bard Capital Group, and previously worked at Mitchell Madison Group and Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Michael earned his MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University, his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and studied at The Juilliard School.

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EMILE VAN DEN BOL - MANAGING PARTNER

Emile oversees the firm’s investments in credit products and investments. He is a highly experienced executive in the areas of structured loans, credit, securitizations, real estate and corporate governance.

He was previously Managing Director of the Commercial Real Estate Group of Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. and held several executive positions at the firm including Global Co-Head Specialty Finance Group of Global Commercial Real Estate, Global Head Commercial Real Estate CDO Group and Member of the Global Commercial Real Estate Executive Committee. Mr. Van den Bol was a Governor of the Board of the Commercial Mortgage Securities Association. Prior to that, Mr. Van den Bol was employed by Lehman Brothers, where he held a number of positions including Head of Esoteric Principal Finance Group and Co-Head of Lehman Brothers Franchise Conduit.

Emile earned his J.D. from the University of Amsterdam Law School and his MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Fabrizio Arengi Bentivoglio - Managing Partner

Fabrizio has extensive investment and operating management experience in the energy, consumer goods, healthcare and pharmaceuticals sectors and has worked on transactions across the U.S., Europe, Asia and several emerging markets.

He has held executive and finance positions at  multinational pharmaceutical companies, including, Hoffmann-La Roche, Pfizer, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.  He started is career in management consulting at Ernst & Young

Fabrizio earned his MBA in Management and Marketing from the Stern School of Business at New York University and his B.A. from Ca’ Foscari University.  Fabrizio is Chairman of the family office, Fidia Holding SpA.

 
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Tommaso Breschi - Principal

Tommaso is responsible for leading transactions, M&A and post-merger integrations.  Prior to joining Solaia, Tommaso co-founded MC Square Capital a Connecticut-based merchant bank, and was previously a Vice President within the private equity division at Sciens Capital.  Prior to this, Tommaso worked in M&A at Lazard Frères, focusing on chemical and shipping companies. Tommaso began his career as a management consultant at Accenture, focusing on post-merger integration strategy and execution for pharmaceutical companies.

Tommaso earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a double M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Danish Technical University and the University of Florence. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.