About Us

Kisses from Italy


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest level of service, high quality ingredients and products while bringing ‘Traditional Italian Delicacies with an All-American Flair’ to life, in all parts of the world.  Enveloped in our mission is our philosophy to support and partner with local producers and suppliers within the regions in order to provide a truly authentic experience to our customers.  Our goal is to introduce the fresh, savory and rustic taste of Italian delicacies into this fast paced global society.

Our Vision

Our vision is to leverage the success from our flagship store and our initial hotel locations in the South Florida market and to expand into other regions on a local, state, national and global level.  The main focus is doing so through our continued corporate owned store expansion, along with the development and sales of additional locations through the advancement of our franchise and territorial rights program.

Board of Directors


Michele
Di Turi

Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer

Michele co-founded Kisses from Italy in 2013 and his extensive experience in the hotel and food/beverage market segment has permitted Kisses from Italy to successfully implement its mission of providing reasonably priced food with high quality ingredients, served with the highest level of customer service. Michele’s business experience has provided Kisses from Italy the opportunity to establish itself on a global scale and move forward with its expansion. In addition, Mr. Di Turi has been Chief Operating Officer and a Director of Sunshine Biopharma, Inc., a publicly held biotech company, since October 15, 2009. Since November 2008, Mr. Di Turi has also been President of Sunshine Bio Investments, Inc., a privately held Canadian corporation engaged in the sale of non-regulated biotechnology and medical products.


Claudio
Ferri

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer

Claudio co-founded Kisses from Italy in 2013 with long-time friend Michele. His business and investment experience allowed Kisses from Italy to establish a network of industry professionals across the different market segments which has provided the Company the opportunities to flourish in different facets. Prior to this, Mr. Ferri was employed by State Street Global Advisors, Montreal, Canada as Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager and Trader where his responsibilities included the institutional management of Government bonds and Credit/Agency investment strategies and trading for active and enhanced fixed income portfolios. Mr. Ferri received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University in 2001 with a major in finance.


Leonardo
Fraccalvieri

Chief Operating Officer

Leonardo has been Kisses from Italy’s Chief Operating Officer since its inception. Previously, from April 2013 through January 2014, he was Business Development Manager at Italy America Chamber of Commerce, West LA, CA, where he was responsible for management of project development and evaluation of Italian companies looking to expand in the US. From June 2012 through December 2013, he was a business analyst at 10EQS Management Consulting where he was responsible for market strategy definition. From May 2009 through June 2011, he was a Business Development specialist at BusinessviaItaly, where he worked with companies looking to expand their business internationally to find new commercial partners abroad, as well as providing new business opportunities for foreign nationals. Mr. Fraccalvieri attended Universita’ Commerciale Luigi Bocconi Milano, and received an undergraduate degree in Economics of International Market and New Technologies in Milan and a graduate degree from L’Universita’ Commerciale Luigi Bocconi Milano in Milan where he received a Masters’ degree in International Management and Business Administration, majoring in Management Consulting and Strategy.


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