Sandro (Gianni) Scovenna

Co-Founder and CEO

Michael Nasco

Co-Founder and COO

Co-Founder and CEO – Gianni Scovenna

 

Gianni Sandro Scovenna was born in Voghera, Italy, a town located in the Oltrepò Pavese, near Milan in the province of Pavia.  Gianni attending schooling in South Africa, England and Italy. 

 

He is previously the owner and CEO of G Holding Group, based in Milan, Italy, and an ardent promoter of the “Made in Italy” initiative, which aims to raise awareness of authentic Italian products, including the D.O.G and D.O.C.G. (Controlled Destination of Origin) designation, a quality assurance label for fine Italian products including wines, cheeses and meats.   In addition to the above and other experience below for more than 30 years in Italy and the US:

Montescano Hotel - General Manager  Pavia, Italy

Hotel Milano - Owner/President - Voghera, Italy

Superstition Mountain Properties, Inc. – Food and Beverage Director - Phoenix, Arizona

COFCO Corporation - Hospitality Consultant - Phoenix, Arizona

Gianni Restaurants - Owner - Los Angeles, California

Co-Founder and COO – Michael Nasco

Mr. Nasco entered the wireless (cellular) industry in 1984 as the founder of Cellular Communications Corporation (CCC). From the inception of CCC, Mr. Nasco devoted resources to the creation of new products and applications of cellular technology. 

 

For much of the 1970s and 1980s Mr. Nasco travelled extensively and during early 1990s Mr. Nasco decided to expand his cellular activities and products (like pioneering voice recognition in cell phones) to distributing these products in Europe, selecting Italy as a point of entry, since it was clear that wireless would be a booming market in Italy.  

 

While he was fascinated with the exploding market in Europe, he became even more fascinated with the culture, history and food of Europe and especially of Italy from where his family emigrated in the early 1900s.  While driving from Rome to the Adriatic coast in the 1990s Mr. Nasco stopped to purchase some freshly pressed olive oil and became fascinated with the process by which the oil is produced. 

 

Thus began his 2nd passion – the creation of products in the US in the same style and with the same quality as are produced in Europe (and in particular, Italy).  In the mid-1990s and continuing today, he and a team of associates have pioneered growing and processing agricultural products in the Southwest – primarily olive oil and artichokes - and in particular in Arizona.  Together they have cultivated and produced/processed extremely high quality, natural, products – especially artichokes – for almost 20 years.