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BF Partners was founded in Genoa in 2005 as a Management Consulting company specialized in the design, rationalization, and implementation of organizational processes aimed at improving business efficiency in the industrial and services sectors.

A Business Factory

The company immediately stood out as a "Factory of improvement projects" to be made available to companies operating in Italy, with operational methodologies capable of anticipating and making macroeconomic scenario changes manageable to managers.


In 2009, BF Partners consolidated its experience in the technological and digital innovation sector with the establishment of a solutions team specializing in the SAP business suite.


In 2015, BF Partners celebrated its first 10 years of business, marked by a continuity of projects and experiences in the retail sector, which became one of the company's most valuable areas of expertise.

Ricerca e Sviluppo

In 2012, BF Partners launched a Research and Development program to stay connected to the technological evolution and update the offer of its services and products with vertical application solutions based on the use of Big Data and predictive algorithms.

Strategic M. P. Company

In 2022, BF Partners becomes a StrategicMP company, a Management Consulting group for more than 20 years, leader of Italian and international consultancy present in Genoa, Milan, Rome, Naples, Verona.

PMI Innovativa

BF Partners certifies its requirements of Innovative Medium Enterprise and becomes part of the appropriate section of the Business Register (art.4 DL 3/2015), with which the Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) censuses the companies that are characterized for the innovative character in terms of internal skills, processes or products.

Start 4.0

In 2023, BF Partners passes the selection procedure with the approval of the Ministry of Economic Development and is admitted as a new member of the START4.0 Competence Center, one of the 8 recognized and co-financed by the MISE as part of the plan National Industry 4.0.

Federico Franchelli

Founder Partner

Born in 1968, with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Genoa and a Master's in Management and Technological and Organizational Innovation from ISFOR. For over 20 years, he has worked with large national and international companies, first as an executive in operations and supply chain, then as a consultant to top management in the areas of Business Development and Digital Innovation.
He developed his consulting career by carrying out organizational improvement and technological turnaround projects in the industrial, retail, and facility management sectors. Since 2005, he has been a founding partner and president of BF Partners.

Luigi Riva


After gaining consulting experience in the media and telecommunications sectors, he founded Strategic Management Partners in 2000, where he currently serves as President. In his activity, he has followed numerous strategic implementation projects on integration, reorganization, and redesign of the main business processes for major national companies. Currently, he pays particular attention to the area of innovation and change management. He is the author of numerous articles for leading management journals and writes weekly in the management section of Il Sole 24 Ore. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of Master programmes organized by some of the most authoritative business schools in Italy.

He is also the President of Assoconsult, the Confindustria association that represents the most important management consulting companies in Italy. He has a degree in Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano and an MBA from Bocconi University.

Marco Sargiano

Associate Partner

Born in 1979 and graduated in Management Engineering, he joined BF Partners in 2006, working as a Project Manager on important Consulting and ICT projects for national and multinational companies operating in Italy. In the consulting field, he has taken part in numerous Organizational Review and Change Management projects.
The main topics addressed in ICT, both as a Project Manager and Functional Analyst, are the implementation of information systems in the Retail sector (specifically SAP, for which he obtained the Application Associate Certification for the Procurement area) and of innovative Space Management and HR management systems.
He has also gained experience in the field of Price Optimization and Predictive Solutions, obtaining the IBM Omni-Channel Commerce Solutions Technical Professional v1 certification on the Watson Customer Engagement platform. He is currently the Delivery Manager of the SAP Solution area at BF Partners and has been a lecturer in numerous Masters programmes with a focus on Logistics, IT, and Consulting.