Genoa, July 26, 2021 – Kellify, a leading technology company that reveals visual experiences that strike human senses, added Michele Angelo Verna, former top manager at Vodafone, P&G and Salvatore ferragamo, to the Advisory Board of the mother company and to the Advisory Board of Gradient, its ESG-focused spin-off acting as the first AI shining light on visual communication from D&I perspective.
Prior to Kellify and Gradient, Michele Angelo, was Chief HR and Strategic Officer at Salvatore Ferragamo, CEO at Vodafone Germany, Senior Vice President Global Human Resources at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Executive Board Member and Group Chief Human Resources at Techint Group and Chief Human Resources and Organization Officer at Salvatore Ferragamo.
He was born in Rome in 1968 and holds a Master’s Degree with honors in Business Law from Florence University, and an executive Master in Global Business Development at IMD Lausanne. He has also been Professor of Business Creativity and Communication at IULM University of Milan.
“Michele Angelo raised as D&I-centric senior executive and we are thrilled to have him join our Advisory Boards in this momentum in which being diverse and inclusive is a must” said Francesco Magagnini, CEO at Kellify.
“Being a part of the Kellify and Gradient Advisory Boards has been integral to my career, giving me the opportunity to join such an accomplished and impressive group of scientists and digital enablers,” said Michele Angelo. “It’s brands’ job to make users close and comfortable with every shared input: I’m thrilled to help them achieve this goal by meeting consumers, talents and employees’ needs.
Kellify is a fast-growing scale-up based in Genoa, IT, and Seoul, KR, that, with a blend of Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience, reveals visual experiences that strike human senses.
Kellify uncovers the most compelling contents for the eyes — from magnetic OOH campaigns or fancy tv series covers, to captivating movies, charming trends of properties, or dizzying works of art. Founded in 2018 by Francesco Magagnini (CEO) and Fabrizio Malfanti (Chief AI Officer), Kellify raised $4.5m+ in two funding rounds, and currently has a 40+ fast-growing team ranging from data scientists to digital enablers.
Gradient, led by CEO Giorgia Coltella, is a Kellify company born in 2020 to bring to the market the first AI that unveils visuals D&I balance, telling brands’ how to make them inclusive and become D&I champions.