Gartner Expert

Marco D'Ascoli

Director Analyst

Marco D'Ascoli is a Director, Advisory, in the Finance practice. Mr. D'Ascoli provides advisory thought leadership on best practices being employed across the client portfolio that will help to improve the quality and efficiency of mission-critical finance initiatives. His focus areas include:

1. Finance Function Strategy

2. Finance Transformation

3. Change Management

4. Organizational Design

5. Business Partnering

6. FP&A Activity location strategy

Mr D'Ascoli has 8 years experience in the Consumer Products industry. Before moving to Gartner he served as Global Finance Transformation lead at Unilever. In this role he was responsible for leading the deployment of finance data & analytics teams in different markets globally, with a focus on the framework design, as well as on the execution of the strategy with the markets.

He previously held different positions within the supply chain and sales departments at both Unilever and Kraft Heinz.

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Previous experience

Leadership position in global project whose objective was to transform the company's business model and organizational culture to deliver sustainable and profitable growth with the support of Data Analytics and AI.

My key responsibilities were: Define the transformation framework, engage with the market leadership teams, assess the market 'As-is', Define the market 'To-be', build the data & solutions roadmap, drive adoption and cultural change in the market.

Professional background

Unilever

Digital Transformation & Data Analytics Lead

Kraft Heinz

National Account Manager

Thai Union

Finance Analyst

Areas of coverage

Finance Function Strategy and Organization Design

Education

Master in Finance, Maastricht University, Netherlands

Master in Business Strategy, Catholic University of Milan, Italy

Bachelor in Management, University of Salerno, Italy

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Defining the finance function of the future.

2Defining and supporting the execution of finance transformation.

3Defining the change management strategy for transformation.

4Defining the business partner responsibilities.

5Helping clients with their FP&A activity location strategy