Fabrizio Barini boasts 20 years of experience in the financial markets. As the executive in charge of the New Business Development at Intermonte Sim, primary Italian merchant bank, he has helped over 70 companies listed on the Stock Market to improve their relationship with the investors and over 20 innovative startups and SMEs to collect millions of euros for the development of their business. He started his career in 1998 as an economic researcher and in 2000 he joined the founding team of Blue-Invest.com, the most important financial advisory website in Italy. In 2001 he joined Intermonte SIM as a financial analyst focusing on the mid-small caps. In 2014 he was charged with developing the business corporate of Websim, the Intermonte division that deals in the consultancy services for the retail investors. In 2015 he created a desk on equity crowdfunding which took the leadership in Italy in less than two years with over 5 million euros collected in 20 successful operations. More than 1.800 retail investors have been involved, creating the first Italian secondary market of the innovative SME/startup shares and generating more than 11.000 leads on the Capital Offers of the companies. In 2017 he was awarded as the “Professional of the year” at the Financecommunity Awards for the innovation brought on the Italian financial markets. President of Reseau Entreprendre Lombardy, part of a global network of non-profit associations dealing with the assistance in training new entrepreneurs to create new jobs. Member of the executive committee of Assofintech, the main fintech association in Italy, which involves more than 70 companies and professionals in the fintech and insuretech sectors. Member of the Italian Council of Experts, a Think Tank composed of more than 130 professionals who support the lawmaking activities of the Italian Parliament in the economic and financial field.