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Ilaria Verunelli is a marketing professional with an interest for international economics. A current resident of Houston, Texas, Ilaria spent much of her early career in her home country of Italy. She attended Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Studies in 2003. She then earned her Master of Arts in Communication and Media Studies in 2006.

Ilaria balanced her undergraduate work with professional endeavors, such as contributing local and cultural news pieces to La Nazione, one of the oldest Italian newspapers. She would continue to contribute to La Nazione for 4 years and 8 months. Shortly after earning her Bachelor’s degree, Ilaria expanded her career to include media. She took on a trainee assistant producer position for Endemol Italia, the company behind “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and “Chi ha incastrato lo zio Gerry” (prime-time, pre prime-time).

In 2008 Ilaria Verunelli took on a month-long internship position at Il Sole 24 Ore, the leading Italian newspaper for economics and business news. Il Sole 24 Ore is also one of the first Italian digital newspapers. After a seasonal stint at the Italian edition of Vanity Fair as part of her professional practice, Ilaria returned to Il Sole 24 Ore as a trainee and then as a contributor, penning diverse articles.

Ilaria’s next career move situated her in a more technical space: she joined CI-ESSE S.r.l as a consultant. The manufacturing company produces complex mechanical components. At CI-ESSE Srl, she managed projects for marketing initiatives, such as informative videos, and oversaw the company’s presence in national and international events, such as Rapid 2012 in Atlanta and RM Forum in Milan.

Ilaria helped building the framework of the administration of Ci-Esse's American subsidiary, Powderpart, from the ground up.

In 2016 Ilaria headed the complete re-stylization of the corporate website for Ci-Esse.

  • Economics 50% 50%
  • Statistics 50% 50%

Studying International Business


Drawing Conclusions Through Numbers and Logic

Teaching Italian Language and Culture in the United States

In 2008 she attended Circolo della Stampa in Milan to present an investigation about the enforcement of Basaglia Law 30 years after it was passed. The next year, she returned to the conference, this time to present a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the immigration process in Milan after the financial crisis of 2008.

Ilaria has penned articles for RPD (Rapid Product Development).

Outside of her professional career, Ilaria Verunelli is a part-time Italian Teacher at The Italian Cultural & Community Center in Houston. She enjoys immersing herself in Italian culture and poetry.