ANTONIO OREFICE, THE COMPANY CFO
A pure, energetic Neapolitan, always devoted to business growth, Antonio Orefice has held the position of CFO in AZ InfoCollection since five years. Eyes and heart of the property, not only does he have control of the purely administrative side, but also of the whole company staff. His experience in the company began during a hot summer in 2012 when he met the President and the CEO of AZ InfoCollection, and fell in love with the idea of taking part to an ambitious project.
I met Antonino Restino and Carmine Evangelista in July 2012, and when they illustrated the project of AZ InfoCollection to me, I immediately realized there was an interesting work to bring forward. With a great professional experience behind, they were ready to throw their hearts over the bar. They had a new project in mind and wanted to dabble in something they had never dealt with before. As the numbers were growing, the need of building up a new, organic “structure” increased as well. I remember that basically every week Carmine Evangelista moved to Milan to follow the business that was arising in Lombardy; indeed, that was the moment I was hired in the company. I preferred to spend the month of August “studying”, in order to understand how everything worked, and in September my collaboration began.
With his twenty-year experience behind, always holding the position of chief financial officer, Antonio Orefice has found a new natural habitat within AZ InfoCollection.
I worked in a business for 20 years, holding similar tasks overall. During that time the core business was represented by the construction sector, but even in that circumstance I was involved in other types of activities too. Therefore, it wasn’t hard for me to adapt to the company’s versatility in AZ InfoCollection, which branches out its activities following different business.
Strict and easy-going at the same time, Antonio Orefice is seen as a true leader by his team, whom he cares of with painstaking devotion.
I can say that much of my current team has grown up with me, and today I feel happy that they manage to literally embody the concept of team.
But Orefice does not restrict himself to the role of CFO …
It’s more a matter of needs. I’ve tried to broaden my views to general affairs too, and I try to understand the different needs that arise in the company. This is something I do with pleasure, indeed because it’s one of my operative skills.
Over time, AZ InfoCollection has changed again, and now is living a period of great growth.
Towards the end of 2015 there was the act of purchase of the new headquarters; on that occasion I was well aware of the important implications that were arising. At the end of 2016 we completed the renovations here at Naples’ Centro Direzionale, increasing the number of spaces that we had dedicated to work until then. Today we have larger rooms and, given the current projects, we’ve necessarily begun a massive recruitment activity too.
In my opinion AZ InfoCollection is real showpiece within the context of Naples. Year after year we manage to improve balance performances, always getting positive results. We are having a remarkable growth in terms of both turnover and profits, so we look at the future with a healthy and justified optimism.