Marco Arese is currently a leading investor and Executive Chairman of Energy Everywhere Inc., a California-based company introducing a revolutionary, locally manufactured, ultra-lightweight, flexible, affordable solar technology.
Arese also serves on the advisory board of Ambienta SGR, the largest European environment and cleantech private equity fund; and has served on the board of a number of technology companies.
Arese was a co-founder and a General Partner in RockRidge Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital fund and investment firm. Prior to RockRidge, Arese was a Special Limited Partner in Pequot Venture Partners LP, the venture arm of Pequot Capital Management.
Prior to that, Arese was co-founder and Co-Managing Partner of Digital Media Capital LLC, a private venture capital firm, where he invested in seed and early stage internet- and intranet-related software and communications companies such as Critical Path and Sandpiper Networks.
Prior to Digital Media, Arese was a co-founder of Hyperion Software (NASDAQ: HYSL), the leading provider of financial management and reporting applications to major U.S. and European multinationals. In March 2007, Hyperion was purchased by Oracle for $3.3 billion. In addition to a significant startup investment in Hyperion, Arese established and managed the international operations in over 20 countries in Europe and Asia. Before that, Arese founded Fienco S.p.A., the leading Italian software company specializing in personal computer-based treasury management systems, which was sold to Concept SA in 1987.
Arese started his career with Citibank in Milan and London, designing financial reporting software for multinational clients. He received an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a graduate degree in Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano.