Mr. Mancini is Managing Partner of Go Next Group, an investment and advisory business, and Key Affiliate of Rann Strategy Group, a London-based strategic advisory service with extraordinary global reach.
He was previously General Manager, International Expansion of REA Group, majority owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. Rea Group is one of the leading players at international level for on-line real estate.
Mr. Mancini boasts a 20-year-long experience in Internet and media, ‘disrupting’ traditional markets in areas such as real estate and travel. He has experience in managing large organizations as well as start-ups, specialising in the digital transformation of businesses. Mr. Mancini has held senior managerial positions in travel and technology companies.
In the past, Mr. Mancini was European General Manager of REA Group and CEO of the online real estate portal Casa.it leader in Italy, Immoregion.fr in France and athome.lu in Luxembourg.Under his leadership REA’s revenue in Europe increased substantially and he drove its websites, such as Casa.it from their infancy to positions of market leadership.
He was a board member of the IAB (the Internet Advertising Bureau) which promotes links between media and marketing organisations while providing guidance on how traditional players can thrive in the digital age.
Prior roles include E-Business and Direct Sales Director of Costa Crociere (Cruises) owned by the worldwide leader Carnival Corp. based in Miami; Solution Marketing Manager of Ricoh ( NRG) and IT Manager of Ventaclub ( Tour Operator -Viaggi del Ventaglio). Mr. Mancini has a degree in business and economics from the University of Pescara and a Master in Tourism Management from Venice University.