Value For Talent - Our Company

The ability to listen
is fundamental
for effective Head Hunting.

Value for Talent is an independent Executive Search boutique, committed to building solid and lasting partnerships with its clients.

Value for Talent offers interdisciplinary skills, structure and method, passion and flexibility. These characteristics make Value for Talent the perfect partner for businesses who want to make their own people a critical factor in their success and competitiveness. Our results speak for themselves and are crucially important to us: we optimise the timescale for every project with a streamlined and flexible internal structure that focuses on problem solving. We use an internationally-recognised, tried and tested methodology, drawing on a proprietary database which we expand with a steady mapping of the executive landscape.
The ability to listen is a fundamental requirement for effective head hunting, which is why we focus on learning about the history, culture and founding values of the companies with whom we work. Our aim is to nurture long-lasting relationships with our clients based on trust and a spirit of partnership. For every project we guarantee independent judgement and support when it comes to choosing the right candidates from different cultural backgrounds and genders, because diversity is an increasingly decisive factor in the success of a business.

Your Team, Our Priority

I Soci Fondatori

Marianna Carbonari

President & Chief Executive Officer

Marianna has twenty years’ experience in managing structured, complex executive search projects. She has carried out more than 500 searches to identify the best managerial profiles in the main industries of the Italian market. She has led complex market research both locally and internationally, as well as salary benchmarks and corporate governance projects. Marianna was previously Senior Associate at Spencer Stuart Italy, where she worked for over ten years, building in-depth knowledge of the Industrial and Consumer Goods spaces. She graduated in Sociology (specializing in Social Psychology) and earned an Executive MBA at SDA Bocconi University in Milan.


Founding Partner

Luca developed considerable experience as CFO and Human Resources Director at multinational companies and later in Organizational consulting. As well as traditional human resource issues, such as personnel selection and career development, he was also involved in industrial relations and the implementation of motivational systems and personnel appraisal schemes. Because of his time in multinational environments, such as Tetrapak and HDI Gerling, Luca has developed a broad range of skills in different sectors, with particular focus on Finance and Insurance. A graduate in Business Economics, Luca is a qualified accountant and is registered with the RUI (register of insurance intermediaries).

Laura Cattaneo

Founding Partner

Resources and Organisation, Laura was previously the HR Director for Value Partners Management Consulting Group. Here she led and coordinated all the local and international recruiting, training, managerial and career development processes. She was also in charge of staffing and compensation systems. At the beginning of her career, Laura was a management consultant, specialising in post-merger integration and change management projects for groups and companies in the Aerospace, Telecom, Automotive and Insurance industries. Laura graduated in Business Economics, with a major in Organisation, from Bocconi University.

Board of Directors

Value for Talent membro di IMSA Search Global Partners

Stig-Rune Reese

Board Member & Managing Partner IMSA Search Norway

Mitchell Berger

Board Member & Managing Partner IMSA Search USA

Monika Ciesielska

President & Managing Partner IMSA Search Poland

Jerry Chang

Board Member & Managing Partner IMSA Search China

Marianna Carbonari

Board Member & Managing Partner IMSA Search Italy

Other key people:

Elisa Cella
Maria Vittoria Citterio

Our mission

Our mission is to contribute to the development of individuals and businesses alike, offering services and strategic support to help our clients find and develop their managers. As well as our professional approach and rigorous methods, we also offer the empathy and flexibility of an independent team of experts.

Our values

We are incredibly proud to be a part of this profession, where we can build relationships with constantly evolving businesses and individuals. Every day, our work and our choices are guided by a system of values to which each member of our team of professionals adheres:


Respect for the highest professional standards means that we can build long-term relationships with our clients and our candidates. We draw on an extensive range of skills and knowledge, applying internationally-recognised methodology and meeting the highest ethical standards.


Our approach towards clients, candidates, suppliers and anybody we deal with, shows how important it is for us to be respectful and to establish long-lasting relationships based on mutual trust.


Our company is wholly owned and managed by VFT Partners and considers independent judgement to be a fundamental value. To be credible advisors, we offer our clients an open and objective perspective, meaning that we can assess each and every candidate on his or her uniqueness and level of compatibility with the existing organisation.


Discussion and debate are essential in truly understanding the organisations with whom we work, in identifying the most appropriate solutions to overcome challenges and in getting to know our candidates.


The successful integration of a manager does not only depend on technical expertise. It is crucial to understand the underlying motivations, attitudes and aspirations of each candidate and match them with the right corporate environment.