Mr. Lenza joined Rhône as an Associate in 2004 and became a Managing Director in 2011. Over his tenure at Rhône, Mr. Lenza has covered the consumer sector including food & beverage, luxury & apparel, health and personal care, retail and leisure globally as well as the Southern European markets across all verticals. Prior to joining Rhône, he worked in the oil & gas M&A investment banking department at Citigroup in New York, and previously on mechanical engineering research projects financed by the U.S. Air Force and NASA.
Mr. Lenza currently serves on the Board of Directors of CSM Bakery Solutions, Maxam and Illy. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Unieuro, UTEX and Arizona Chemical. Mr. Lenza holds a Laurea in Mechanical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with high honors from The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Lenza is also a former professional volleyball player.