Gabriella Breno is CEO of Prelios Innovation, the Prelios Group subsidiary in charge of developing and marketing BlinkS: an innovative, digital marketplace for NPE portfolio trading. BlinkS disrupts the traditional NPE trading process and provides financial institutions and investors operating in Italy, with easy access to a transparent, liquid and efficient NPE market. The digital marketplace offers an end-to-end solution, which is governed by clear rules and characterized by process standardization, simplicity and rapid execution.
Gabriella joined Prelios as Managing Director of Operations in Prelios Credit Servicing in 2014.
Before joining Prelios, she developed a remarkable background in Barclays Bank PLC – Italy, where she held various leading roles from 2007 to 2013. Starting as Head of Business Planning, Development and Monitoring in the Business Department, in 2012 she first was promoted to Strategic Planning and Chief of Staff and later took charge as Head of Cards and Salary Advanced Loans.
From 2001 to 2007, Gabriella worked within the Financial Services Practice for Bain and Company Italy. Throughout this period, she developed and implemented a series of strategic projects for primary Italian financial market players.
Before joining Bain, Gabriella gathered significant work experience in a variety of companies, which allowed her to broaden her vision, skill-set and know-how. Amongst others, it is noteworthy to mention her employment history in Mover S.p.A. (Internet start-up in the payments industry), Gemini Consulting (strategic consultancy), Banca Commerciale Italiana and JP Morgan.
Gabriella is an alumnus of the Bocconi University in Milan, where she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.