About us

Established in 2005 and headquartered in Milan, Go Next Group is a global Advisory and Investment firm, which strives for excellence in the fields of investments and advisory, through innovative thinking, a market driven approach and proven methodologies.Go Next also has a presence in London UK, and Sydney Australia.

At Go Next Group, we provide comprehensive strategic solutions for our clients around the world. Our professionals have a wide array of specialized industry knowledge and experience. Our team is highly regarded for its expertise in a wide range of financial and strategic services such as private placements, M&A, joint ventures, minority investments, divestitures and distressed sales among other transactions.

Go Next Group offers one-stop-shop on-the-ground support and assistance to overseas businesses seeking to expand into the Italy region.

Our target is to invest in and support new businesses with capital plus proactive advice and expertise.

The first real estate investment was in Sardinia – Italy in 2005. Over the years, the company has continued to invest in the real estate sector in major Italian cities and in USA. In 2014 Go Next Group bought a building in Milan and converted it into a hotel-apartment structure to satisfy the emerging needs of business travelers into the city.

The group has a very strong digital background and over the years it has invested in some growing online companies. The group owns 100% of Go Next Digital Company.

We believe that the combination of dynamic new entrepreneurs and Go Next Group founders’ experience leads to a strong base for new successful ventures.

OUR COMMITMENT

Our team is committed to excellence and strives to provide the best services for our clients. Our mission is to ease any client’s needs and demands in the fields of investments, strategic advisory and business development. We ensure an attentive and unique approach by offering a skillful in-depth know-how of operational challenges. Our philosophy is to work closely with our clients to ensure substantial improvements, successful results and mutual satisfaction. 

Partners

We believe that the combination of dynamic new entrepreneurs and Go Next Group founders’ experience leads to a strong base for new successful ventures.

Daniele Mancini
Managing Partner

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.

Hon Mike Rann AC, CNZM
Senior Affiliate

Premier of South Australia and Minister for Economic Development for almost a decade, Mike Rann is extraordinarily well-connected in business and politics internationally. He is CEO of Rann Strategy Group, based in London and Rome, and is proud to be part of Go Next Group.

After 26 years in Parliament in South Australia and many years as a Minister, Mike Rann became Australia’s High Commissioner (Ambassador) to the UK and then served in Rome as his country’s Ambassador to Italy, Albania and Libya, and Permanent Representative to the UN’s FAO and World Food Program.Working closely with GoNextGroup Mr. Rann will focus on assisting companies to do business in Australia, Italy, UK, US, India, New Zealand and the Balkans.

Mike Rann has been honored by Australia, New Zealand, Poland and Greece.  He is currently Visiting Professor at the Policy Institute of King’s College London.

Liesl Jordan
Senior Affiliate

Liesl is the founder and principal of eLM&Jay Business Advisory.  Liesl’s career spans 27 years in government, multi-lateral organisations and the private sector in diverse geographies such as Australia, north Asia, south Asia, Europe, Africa and the UK.

Liesl has a demonstrated history working in the management consulting industry. Liesl is a strong operations professional skilled in Strategic Planning, Strategic Advisory, Project Management and Business Development.  She was a senior consultant for a global Big 4 company where she consulted to federal governments and private sector providers on the implementation of major change agendas.  Later as co-owner of Rann Strategy Group, she advised major international corporations on their business transformation and government relations strategies, drawing on her experience working in and outside government and with former politicians and political advisers.

Liesl’s strengths are in connecting people with complementary business needs and ensuring connections stay live and deliver value.  She has an international business network that spans a wide range of sectors and geographies which she uses to bring people together and to assist them to expand their own relationship capital.

Gabriele Cori
Partner

Mr. Gabriele is a partner of Go Next Group

He was CFO of the online real estate portal Casa.it , controlled by News Corporation through REA Group. Rea Group is one of the leading players at international level for on-line real estate.

He was previously CFO and Board member of important multinational companies operating in the hospitality market. During this experience in NH Hoteles market he managed important deals and transactions, such as acquisitions, and subsequent mergers. He managed, also the going private process of Jolly Hotels, the main italian hotel chain, and the project financing of an important real estate project of a golf resort and courses, in the south of Italy.

Acting as CFO of Cargoitalia, an Italian company operating in the aeronautical market, he managed the project financing of the air force fleet with Boeing Company.

He was Planning end Controlling manager of Ventaglio for several years taking part to IPO in 2001.

Mr. Cori has a degree in business administration from Bocconi University of Milano

Daniel Shillito
Director

Mr. Shillito is a director of Go Next Group

Commencing his career in Australia in a tax and management advisory practice 20 years ago, Daniel has since worked in senior management and commercial roles within multinationals across Europe, the US and Australia in the various sectors of Information Technology, real estate and consumer products distribution.

Since 2004 Daniel has run his own consulting and financial advice business, serving a select group of clients whose domestic and commercial interests often span several countries or continents. Client solutions are necessarily tailored to often complex cross-border business and personal investment needs.

Daniel brings sound strategic and commercial support to Go Next Group operations, and is dedicated to facilitating trade and investment between Italy and the UK as part of his current role as President of The British Chamber of Commerce in Italy.