La Passione has appointed Nicolò Ildos as head of special projects.
The former Campagnolo and Fizik marketing manager will be responsible for branding and communication special projects.
“The last months have been fantastic both on the business and the sports side,” said Giuliano Ragazzi, La Passione CEO. “We’ve just celebrated our very first professional victory thanks to Alejandro Valverde – Movistar Team – performance and we did start up many unconventional marketing projects.
“Therefore we need to grow our expertise to handle them correctly. Nicolò brings in his deep love for cycling and his authentic marketing vision.”
Ildos added: “I’m delighted to collaborate with such a talented and motivated team. It’s an incredibly fast company and I’m looking forward to riding with such a skilled company. I was always looking at La Passione as a style reference and now I can contribute to shaping their marketing proposition.”
Last year, La Passione announced that it had secured its long-term strategic growth plan with a new investment round. The direct-to-consumer clothing brand received a new capital increase of €7 million over four years that it said will enable it to increase its brand awareness, explore new territories and accelerate its growth in the market.
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