Some people are just different - they have contagious energy. It fills you with an excitement for the future akin to when you are on the first leg of a much anticipated road trip, or strapped into a jetliner on your way to a never-before-visited destination. They have a certain twinkle in their eye when they discuss beautiful things like inspiring others, or building community - it fills them with a palpable enthusiasm that swells their chests (and inevitably yours) with excitement…
Mauro Porcini is one of those people.
Since arriving in New York a few short years ago as the first-ever Chief Design Officer of Pepso-Co, Italian-born Porcini’s name has become synonymous among the New York business community with creativity, inspiration and leadership. Over the past six years, Mauro has led his team to winning 800 design and innovation awards as they have infused design thinking into PepsiCo’s culture and led a new approach to innovation by design that impacts the company’s product platforms and brands (Pepsi, Lay’s, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Tropicana, Doritos, Cheetos, Quaker, Aquafina, Lifewtr, Naked and SunChips, amongst many others).
We consider ourselves fortunate to count Mauro among our clients, and had the distinct pleasure of meeting him in his New York office to learn more about the innate energy that drives this creative executive.
Scroll down for some clips from our conversation.
What he’s wearing:
A wool/silk hopsack blazer with signature Denis Frison details: Peak lapels and Covered buttons!