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Nora Butler
Professional Summary

Experienced and energetic manager with a solid history of achievements. Motivated leader with strong organizational, analytical and strategic  abilities. Areas of expertise include operation, development and finance

  • Well rounded: successfully covered several positions at executive level 
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Pragmatic, good business sense
  • Ability to mobilize both small and large teams and drive transformational projects
  • Strategic vision: ability to plan for the long term but also find and exploit short term opportunities
  • Problem solver: able to identify major business issues and come up with viable solutions
  • Strong international experience
  • Fluent in Italian (native), English and Spanish 
COO 12/2013 to Present
HMSHost Washington dc, DC
Led  a sales workforce of more than 24 000 associates and 2 000 store units. 
  • Improved Branch Cash Flow by 100 Bps
  • Launched a major transformation  initiative moving the company from a vertical to a project oriented organization (Matrix)
  • Implemented new scorecard system (financial and non-financial metrics) to align the whole organization toward shared objectives
Chief Strategy Officer 03/2011 to 12/2013
Autogrill Group MIlan, It
Led European Development, Strategic Planning and Investor Relations Departments.
  • Won several national (Italy) and international bids, worthed  around 5Bn Euro in sales
  • Responsible for the elaboration of Autogrill 3 year strategic plan
  • Responsible for defining and delivering the Group financial communication 
  • Responsibly for reviewing and providing recommendation for potential M&A deals. Supported the Group entrance in new markets (Middle and Far East)
  • Launched and Co-Lead several strategic projects: cost reduction, business performance improvement, organisation redesign. Around 30Mn Euro in Ebitda improvement
Portfolio Manager 11/2009 to 02/2011
Permira Milan, It
Responsible for overseeing the PE asset portfolio in Italy and Spain
  • Board member of Valentino Fashion Group
  • Led a major working capital improvement project, realized a 50 million in additional cash generation
  • Led a strategic re-position project, allowed the company to achieve business stability after long term declining trend
  • Identified and pursued action plan to improve cash generation for a major Spanish retailer
Head of Strategic Planning 10/2008 to 11/2009
Autogrill Milan, It
Led a major restructuring effort 
  • Led Autogrill country managers through a cost reduction plan following the 2008 financial meltdown
  • The group achieved in 2009 the highest cash generation in its history (more than 300Mn Euro)

Head of International Development 10/2005 to 10/2008
World Duty Free Group (Autogrill Subsidiary) Madrid /London, UK
Led the acquisition of World Duty Free by Autogrill.
  • Led integration team that integrated 3 companies into one achieving more than 60 millions in synergies
  • Head of international development for Aldeasa. Won several contracts (Jordan, Saudi..) worth more than 2Bn Euro in sales
  • Led the strategic review of the retail group identified opportunities for improvement both on top and bottom line. The company went from around 80 Mn Euro in Ebitda in 2005 to around 200 Mn Euro in 2008
Head of Controlling 09/2004 to 09/2005
Autogrill Milan, It
Led the controlling and administration department.
  • Developed and implemented a new capex policy to improve capital allocation and ROI measurement
Consultant 09/1997 to 08/2004
The Boston Consulting Group Mialn, IT
Worked and led several projects on different industries (retail, pharmaceuticals) from strategic review to BPR and organisation redesign
MBA: General Management May 2001 The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College - Hanover , NH
Bachelor of Science: Management Apr 1996 Universita' Cattolica - Mialno, IT 110/110 Cum Laude
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Previous Companies:

  • HMSHost
  • Autogrill Group
  • Permira

Previous Job Positions:

  • COO
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Head of Strategic Planning
  • Head of International Development


  • The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
  • Universita' Cattolica

Level of Education:

  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Science

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