Sicily, Italy

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Nicolò Mascheroni Stianti

Nicolò Mascheroni Stianti, son of the late Carlo Mascheroni and Giovannella Stianti Mascheroni of Castello di Volpaia, was born in Florence in 1974. He attended high school in the United States, graduating in 1992 from the Cambridge School of Weston in Weston, Mass. He later attended Boston University, participating in the School of Management (SMG) program. While living in Boston, he worked as a waiter in the city’s North End.

When he returned to Italy, Nicolò earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and legislation from the Bocconi University in Milan in 1998. After graduation, he worked for a consulting company in Milan, which was owned by a Bocconi professor. In 1999, Nicolò was hired by one of Italy’s top publishing companies, specializing in luxury goods and financial information. (The company is a partner of the Dow Jones group in Italy.) Within seven years, he was elevated to CEO of a controlled firm in charge of all electronic publications. In 2001, he became an assistant professor in the strategy department at the Bocconi School of Management.

Although his executive career in Milan was excelling, Nicolò’s passion for Volpaia prevailed in 2007; he now sits on the board of directors at the publishing company so he can dedicate most of his time to the family business. Nicolò met his wife, Annalisa, in high school, but they did not date until college; they were married in 2003. The couple divides their time between Milan and Volpaia, also spending as much time at their remote estate in Pantelleria as possible. Like his father, Nicolò is an avid sailor and enjoys many outdoor activities. In time Nicolò will assume leadership of Volpaia.