Francesco Cataldi

Francesco Cataldi

Director, Strategy& Italy

Francesco Cataldi is a Director with over 12 years’ experience in strategic consulting in Financial Services based in the Milan office. He has served several financial institutions and has delivered numerous assignments in the lending industry (consumer credit, corporate and SMEs, leasing, factoring) analysing the market dynamics and trends and defining the possible growth strategies for the main players. 

His key areas of focus are:

  • Strategy, growth, and innovation
  • M&A strategy
  • Operations efficiency and effectiveness
  • Post merger integration

Within the Financial Services industry, his major consulting experiences are in specialty finance, SME lending and debt servicing.

Examples of recent assignments include:

  • Strategic positioning and business planning for a new challenger bank for SMEs

  • Definition of a long-term partnership between a leading Italian banking group and a service provider for beyond-lending services

  • Business planning for a leading Italian securities services player

  • Redesigning of the European Corporate and Investment Banking strategy and service model for a top European banking group

  • Business planning and due diligence activities for a large Italian NPL Servicer

  • Review of corporate strategy in Consumer Credit (with focus on personal loans and CQ loans) for a leading European Banking Group

  • Italian consumer credit market and competitive analysis for a primary International Investor

  • Industrial advisor for numerous M&A transactions in the Italian NPL and Specialised Lending transaction

Contact details



  • Business strategy
  • Market analysis
  • Business planning
  • Deals strategy
  • Commercial Due Diligence


  • Financial Services
  • SME Lending
  • Speciality finance/Challenger banks
  • Debt purchasing and servicing
  • Corporate & Investment banking


  • Master of Science in Finance from Bocconi University


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