Stefano Maifreni


An engineer by education, product manager by role and expert at achieving growth by career, Stefano has an outstanding track record in business strategy, operations, product and marketing, with extensive P&L management and international expansion experience.

His professional journey includes Senior Manager roles in global Blue-chip companies, Growing Businesses and Start-ups in technology-intensive and innovative industries (IT, Telecom, Technology Manufacturing, Drones, IoT and FinTech).

Stefano’s achievements include:

  • Transforming and rejuvenating the commercial strategy of mature businesses, delivering growth in mature markets.
  • Developing and launching innovative business propositions; crafting and executing strategies, and introducing new ways of partnering with niche players and start-ups.
  • Defining expansion strategies in new markets in Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia.
  • Pioneering the SaaS business model with start-ups in early 2000s Italy.

He has a proven international and inter-cultural experience in managing, developing and leading cross-functional teams.

Passionate about helping companies to succeed with their business challenges in efficient and profitable ways, Stefano launched Eggcelerate in 2014.

Eggcelerate supports the growth of medium and small B2B tech British and Italian companies with international aspirations, helping them manage growth and change while streamlining their operations and improving their bottom line and cash flow position. Eggcelerate has worked, among others, with British start-ups in the field of FinTech (equity crowdfunding, supply chain finance), IoT (immersive events, drones) and more mature Italian SMEs (software house, manufacturer of electronic components).

Stefano is an Executive MBA graduate of the London Business School and holds an MSc. (Hon.) in Telecommunications from the University of Naples “Federico II”, a published author on helping businesses to expand, a Mentor with the Digital Catapult, a Tech London Advocate with a focus on CyberSecurity, FinTech, IoT and Digital Manufacturing, and a regular speaker and moderator at IoT- and Blockchain-related events in London and Milan.