Simone Maraini joined HZO in December 2014 to lead the expansion of HZO into Europe. Along with his strong financial and M&A experience, Simone has worked with leading manufacturing companies across HZO’s target industries. Prior to joining HZO, Simone was the CFO of Alenia North America, a prime contractor for the U.S. government, where he was instrumental in delivering 12x revenues growth in a matter of years. He also held the same position for Global Aeronautica, a joint venture between The Boeing Company and Alenia Aermacchi. Simone earned his bachelor’s degree in Law from Universita La Sapienza in Italy and completed the Executive Management Program (AMP178) at Harvard Business School. He is fluent in multiple languages including Italian, English, French and Spanish.