Claudia Martello has extensive expertise in the field of growth and business development. She has spent 15 years in various management positions up to executive management level in mostly B2C-oriented companies, with responsibility for topics such as sustainable growth, product strategies and the development of new business and sales models. Claudia Martello has always taken a value based approach to her work, focusing on the development of management teams and strategies alongside the core needs and values of customers and employees.

Claudia Martello began her career in strategy consulting, where she supported companies in the telecommunications, technology, gastronomy and packaging industries in optimising their sales, marketing and product development.

At Witena, she provides executive search services at executive management and board level for the retail, consumer products and luxury goods as well as travel & lifestyle sectors, and supports Witena’s executive search activities across industries in the area of cultural fit.

Claudia Martello studied commerce at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, specialising in corporate management and marketing. She also has a Master’s in International Management CEMS from the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan, where she specialised in fashion management.

The South Tyrolean native played handball and beach handball for over 20 years. She played in clubs in the top leagues in Italy, Austria and Germany and most recently with Amicitia Zurich in National League A in Switzerland.

Claudia Martello lives with her husband and two children near Zurich and likes to spend her free time hiking or skiing in the mountains. She also enjoys cooking and baking for family and friends.