Matteo is in his fifth year with Square One Prep, making him one of our most in-demand advisors! The secret to his long tenure with us is his love for storytelling and passion for learning about others, which led him to serve as an Admission Fellow at Wharton, Recruiting Lead at BCG, and Mentor for undergraduate students from his alma maters. Matteo’s skills enable him to build genuine bonds with his clients and help them secure offers from top business schools as a result of the memorable applications crafted with his guidance.
After earning a cum laude Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Finance & Accounting from Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), through which he took part in exchange programs in India and the US, Matteo joined BCG, where he spent 3+ years working for international clients across a wide range of projects. He then earned his MBA, with Honors, from Wharton, majoring in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management. While at Wharton, Matteo was selected to be a teaching assistant for several Accounting and Finance classes and co-organized the annual Private Equity Conference. As mentioned above, he also served as an Admission Fellow, supporting the Admission office in interviewing and selecting MBA candidates for future classes.
Post MBA, and after having added tech/e-commerce and private equity internships to his list of experience, Matteo returned to his pre-b-school firm BCG, until he joined a private equity firm in London in 2017 where he currently invests in distressed and special situation opportunities across Europe and sits on the Board of Directors of several portfolio companies.
In his free time, Matteo is passionate about traveling, motorcycling (he owns 3 motorcycles, one of which is imported from India) and fine dining (he’s Italian, after all…).