Founder and Managing Partner
President and founder of RATIO in 1994 and of RATIO CONSULTING SRL in 2011
Born in Modena – Italy in 1963, married since 1982, two sons born in 1985 and 1991. Bachelor and Master in Business Administration (MBA) both achieved in the USA by the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa between the years 1982-1988. Twenty-year experience in industry, commerce, financial services and non-profit area in General Management, Administration, Finance, Control, Legal Affairs, Corporate Affairs, Human Resources and Information Systems. Likes to call himself an “evolved industry animal.” Deep experience in many manufacturing sectors and financial services: automotive, petrochemical, chemical, food, industrial valves, corrugated cardboard, light projectors moving head, LED lighting, duplication and distribution of VHS, CD, DVD, automation end of the line, automatic inspection systems, palletizers, laser guided vehicles, portfolio management, securities trading, securities investment advice, asset allocation. Started his career in the Portfolio Management Office of Banca Popolare Emilia Romagna as a Financial Analyst in Asset Management, in the following 20 years he has been General Manager, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Controller and Consultant for important multinationals such as Ferro Corporation, Invensys Plc, Technicolor and well-known Italian groups such as Italian Malgara Chiari & Forti, La Veggia, Coemar and Nuova Fima held by private equity funds and then moved to the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Vignola as Secretary General. For professional choice since 2011 operates as Interim Manager specializing in post acquisition financial integration for well-known companies such as Neumayer-Tekfor and IMI Plc and as an entrepreneur and consultant in the field of M&A and Corporate Finance transactions. Languages: Italian mother tongue, English fluent, Spanish and French
RATIO was founded in 1994 by Franco Righi, whose slogan is "Turning data into information". The Latin word “Ratio” refers to concepts such calculation, index, business, advantage, right, care, respect, ownership. Concepts that are now taken and translated in the modern services offered by RATIO CONSULTING, the new firm in the M&A
and Financial Advisory arena.
Assist small and medium entrepreneurs and enterprises in creating added value, assist in the search of new capital through focused expert consulting by a team of dedicated professionals with decades of experience in their respective fields.