Ilaria Verunelli is a communications consultant whose passions for technology, economics, and statistics have equipped her to convey key messaging within numerous industries.
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 circulated nationally. 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; this experience inspired Ilaria to stay at the forefront of the digital space and of emerging technologies in general. After a seasonal stint at the Italian edition of Vanity Fair, Ilaria returned to Il Sole 24 Ore as a contributor, penning diverse articles and producing multimedia content.
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 very complex mechanical components by using additive manufacturing technology (3D printing) and machining techniques. At CI-ESSE Srl, she managed projects for marketing initiatives and corporate branding, such as informative videos, and oversaw the company’s presence and active participation in various national and international events, such as Rapid 2012 in Atlanta and RM Forum in Milan.
Ilaria’s next career move situated her in a more technical space: she joined CI-ESSE S.r.l and Digital Srl as a consultant. The manufacturing company produces very complex mechanical components by using additive manufacturing technology (3D printing) and machining techniques. At CI-ESSE Srl, she managed projects for marketing initiatives and corporate branding, such as informative videos, and oversaw the company’s presence and active participation in various national and international events, such as Rapid 2012 in Atlanta and RM Forum in Milan.
In 2013 Powderpart, Inc., the American subsidiary of CI-ESSE Srl, was founded. That same year, the company earned a Best in Show Award at Rapid 2013 for Ilaria’s co-design of the exhibit and co-preparation of the materials for the exhibit shared by Concept Laser and Powderpart, Inc.
Ilaria built the framework of Powderpart’s administration from the ground up and helped positioning it as a unique manufacturer of Metal Injection Molding technology (MIM) and machining techniques to build high precision mechanical components.
In 2016 Ilaria Verunelli served as Communications Consultant for CI-ESSE S.r.l. The manufacturing company is growing its position within the racing, aerospace, packaging and medical sectors, and serves many industry-leading clients. Ilaria headed the creation of of print ads and communications, and the complete re-stylization of the corporate website.
- Economics 50%
- Statistics 50%
Studying International Business and Community Practices
Drawing Conclusions Through Numbers and Logic
Teaching Italian Culture in the United States
Ilaria has proven her acumen in numerous sectors by researching economic and community initiatives in Italy, and sharing her conclusions with elite professional circles. 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 also continued to pen original works in publications, including 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.