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We can help you at improving your business performance.

Cutting-edge model-based consulting, training, and coaching
Combining models with intuition, experience, and judgment to improve decisions

About

A network of experienced professionals providing advanced and effective consulting, training, and coaching services in the areas of business strategy, marketing, and digital communication

Our unique approach helps you at defining and addressing specific problems and opportunities, identifying alternative solutions and moves, making and implementing the most promising decisions

Services

The heart of our approach is combining models with our clients’ (and our own) intuition, experience, and judgment, in order to maximize the results of strategic
and operational decisions, within the context of internal and external constraints.

MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

We design, develop and deliver management education programs, frequently built around advanced models and learning tools

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MODEL BASED CONSULTING

Our consulting projects are always built around a model based approach that optimizes the effectiveness and efficiency of your decisions

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COACHING

We can help you at identifying and overcoming specific problems and obstacles, finding and implementing solutions

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A few things we’re great at

We provide management consulting and education contents and tools in the following areas

STRATEGY AND BUSINESS PLANNING

As individual consultants and teachers, we have been working in the areas of strategic management and business planning since the early eighties of last century, in several countries. We pioneered the use of integrated spreadsheets as tools for supporting the development of business plans and assessing the market and financial viability of innovative ventures, and designed original strategic simulations that have been used for many years in different educational and managerial contexts.

DIGITAL MARKETING

Complementing marketing and business strategies with digital and innovative tools has always been at the heart of our approach. We have been among the first to implement a CRM system for an Italian company well before the CRM acronim was coined, our first website back in 2001 was a corporate blog well before the application of the blog concept to the corporate world. We are patners with Warp 7, a digital marketing and communication agency, to effectively tackle the digital side of our projects.

GLOBAL MARKETING AND BRANDING

Having worked in more than 30 countries and met thousands of entrepreneurs and managers in many different industries, we developed an in-depth ability to
identify the key competitive success factors depending on very diverse market and competitive contexts. This experience has been used to design and develop our
business games on international marketing,  used for years in many leading international business schools

QUANTITATIVE MODELS

We have a passion for models and, particularly, for complementing intuition, experience, and judgment with measurements and algorithms. Most of these algorithms, also based on decision-making theories, inferential statistics, and artificial intelligence are at the heart of the projections on competitive behavior in our
business games on marketing and international strategy.

CASE HISTORY

IFOA DL Master in Marketing, Sales and International Business

We worked for seven years with IFOA and the University of Wales (the accreditation body) to design, develop, and manage the first Italian Distance Learning Master Program in International Marketing and Sales, addressed to owners and managers of SMEs interested in internationalization.

UNIQUENESS

This two-year blended-learning program is still unsurpassed in 2018, in terms of both curriculum and teaching methods.

INNOVATIVENESS AND CONCRETENESS

We designed and developed a series of original learning tools that many participants have been using also in their professional practice.

COHERENCE AND INTEGRATION

Contrary to what we see in many Master programs, we designed and implemented systematic approaches and tools for coherently integrating various faculty profiles and teaching methods.

EFFECTIVENESS

Most participants found this experience extremely enriching and helpful for their careers: after more than 15 years, we are still in touch with some of them.

CASE HISTORY

Ready to export

We conceived and developed a unique and innovative set of web tools that, with limited assistance by consultants or officers of various public and private organizations, help Italian SMEs in their international marketing endeavors (Ready-to-export, engineered by Ecoh Media).

UNIQUENESS

Nothing comparable currently exists in the world, in terms of both friendliness and affordability.

INTERACTIVITY AND CUSTOMIZATION

Integrated algorithms produce simulated results of the users’ decisions and estimates, and personalized feedbacks.

RELIABILITY

Selected modules have been successfully tested with several hundred clients of the most important public institution that supports Italian exports.

PERMANENT UPDATES

The data about 1,200 industry sectors in the 75 most attractive foreign countries are permanently and automatically updated.

Some of Our Happy Clients

A Right Media Mix Can Make The Difference

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Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

I had the pleasure to work with Nestpan International on several different projects, and all of these experiences were very enriching for all of us. NI’s professionals still represent an important asset for our Agency.

Luigi Ferrelli

ITA, Italian Trade Agency
Director of HR and Administration, Former Head of the Management Education Division

Over my decades-long tenure at ISO in Geneva, I had the opportunity to interact with Nestplan International and appreciated their rigorous yet innovative approach to strategy and international marketing.

Daniele Gerundino

Academic Fellow of the University of Geneva
Former Strategic Adviser to the ISO Secretary-General

Few hours of coaching with Nestplan International significantly contributed to broadening my strategic perspective, identifying unexplored opportunities, and better focusing my resources on the most attractive targets.

Michele Moscati

Owner and CEO
Ramos S.r.l.
 

Nestplan International represents a true excellence, thanks to their pragmatic approach focused on pursuing tangible outcomes. Their assistance was decisive in planning and successfully implementing a new large international initiative of my organization, involving more than 40 countries.

Vincenzo Morlini

Former President and CEO
AFS Intercultural Programs – New York

Nestplan has developed a thorough, robust and tested approach to help clients deploy effective market strategies by challenging conventional thinking and identifying opportunities for sustainable competitive advantages.

Gino Morelli

Director EMCG,
New York & London

I have been knowing Nestplan’s consultants since the late eighties of the last century as a Head of the former Olivetti A.I. Center in Cupertino, and I am still in
close contact with them, after having shared their enthusiasm and commitment in some exciting A.I. projects addressed to exporting SMEs.

Piero Scaruffi

Piero Scaruffi, President of the Silicon Valley A.I. Research Institute, founder of the Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), Silicon Valley & China

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Blog

Please find here the latest news and updates from us. Projects, articles, opinions on facts and events that strike our attention

The 30 (definitive?) benefits of strategic marketing planning (1 of 2)

Let’s start with the first 14 In the previous posts (https://nestplaninternational.com/why-marketing-planning-1-of-2/ and https://nestplaninternational.com/why-marketing-planning-2-of-2/), I tried to emphasize the importance and usefulness of strategic marketing planning, in both profit and non-profit[…]

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Why marketing planning? (2 of 2)

Planning is everything. The plan is nothing. (D. Eisenhower) The importance of strategic planning In the previous post (https://nestplaninternational.com/why-marketing-planning-1-of-2/) it was suggested that an important and final point to address[…]

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Why Marketing Planning? (1 of 2)

Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential (W. Churchill) Despite the ravings of some so-called authors (I won’t mention their names, but you will, unfortunately, find them on[…]

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Our Team

An international network made of professionals with decades of experience in their respective fields of expertise.

Giorgio Gandellini

Founder, CEO and Managing Director

As founder and CEO of Nestplan International, Giorgio is the primus inter pares of a network of professionals. He has more than thirty years of management education and consulting experience with major multinational companies in manufacturing and service sectors, and with government and public institutions, in more than thirty countries.

Alfonso Pace

Managing Partner, VP Digital Strategy

Alfonso is CEO and Founder of a digital communication and strategy consultancy. He has been a strategic marketing consultant for several Italian SMEs and a trainer for various management education institutions. His passion for the Internet led him to focus first on information management issues and later on the digital side of the communication strategies.

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