Our consultants are our strongest selling point. Our management team administers a database filled with highly experienced consultants built upon former European Commission experts, industry and civil society professionals with backgrounds as diverse as research, engineering, technology, policy, impact assessment, project management, financial control, communication etc.
We are richly diverse in education, qualifications, skills and experience, and culturally diverse from a geographic perspective. But we are united in our philosophical approach to satisfy the client and deliver excellent services.
Among others, we include in our team scientific experts, EU project managers, legal advisors, communication, IT and administrative support professionals. In addition, we partner with a network of experts and select leaders in their respective fields on a project basis to ensure exactly the right combination of knowledge and unique capabilities for every client engagement.
How Our Consultants Work
We are not a traditional agency, instead we tap into our pan European network of multi-disciplinary experts on a project basis, ensuring you get the right talent for your specific challenges from an array of fields, including EU advocacy, public funding, investors seeking and sustainability.
We set up a team made of independent consultants in our network for each organisation contracting us. This team is responsible for carrying out the assignment and reports to one of our senior consultant, who may act as a client relations manager reporting to our managing director or may also be involved in actually carrying out the assignment.
Once you send us your requirements and the expertise you seek, we will do the rest for you. You will receive a detailed proposal and a quote from one of our consultants as to how they will accomplish your assignment. The quote will not include any service fee to Euro Freelancers.
We believe distributed talent models are the future. We are committed to work on performance based contracts. All consultants in our network agreed their compensation is linked directly to results delivered to the client.
We love what we do, and who we do it with!
The 35 consultants of Euro Freelancers are led by a senior management team of 6 consultants:
Marco Torregrossa (BA, MSc, MBA)
Founder and Managing Director
Formerly policy officer at the EU Commission and a lawyer by training, Marco is specialised in collaborative self-employment, co-operative solo-entrepreneurship, digital work on platforms and the impacts of flexible labour regulations on the future of work. His expertise lays in impact assessments, funding for innovation, and in providing advice on technical and financial implementation of EU legislation.
For the past 10 years, Marco led government relations and advocacy efforts, advising policymakers on the issues that entrepreneurs face. He works alongside large companies helping them to switch to distributed business models, adopt crowdsourcing, embrace open innovation and ultimately anticipate disruptions. He acts as facilitator of numerous physical and virtual platforms, contributing to create strategic alliances, advocate policy change and build capacity of community leaders to scale innovations into various markets. More about Marco here.
Francisco Flores (BA, MBA)
Francisco is an independent consultant with more than 10 years experience providing advice with respect to funding applications, generating funding applications to local government and to the EU on behalf of commercial clients. For the past few years, he has been working on EU transnational cooperation programmes such as STC MED, Interreg IV-C among others.
Francisco has an extensive experience in developing strategic plans, identifying research opportunities, stakeholder management and technical and financial reporting combined with consistent flexibility in addressing organisational needs.
Richard is an independent EU funding consultant with extensive experience in the fields of funding applications, feasibility studies and trans–european projects. A key element of Richard’s work over many years has been developing and coordinating effective public/private sector partnerships for project funding. Richard has spent the greater part of the last fourteen years meeting with local authorities and other regional stakeholders across private, public and voluntary sectors, raising awareness, identifying joint ventures and co-funding opportunities.
Richard has had more than twenty years senior management experience of building effective regional partnerships involving universities, government departments, regional agencies, local authorities, business links, chambers of commerce, SMEs and NGfL funded projects.
Karen Wessinger (BA, MA)
Karen is an independent European affairs consultant who has been providing strategic advice and communications support to associations and companies in a variety of sectors. She has over 10 years experience in advisory services and advocacy projects particularly in the internal market, health, food, consumer affairs and financial services sectors. Throughout her career, Karen managed media relations campaigns and specialized in viral communication techniques.
She also gained vast expertise in EU funds management and accomplished several successful funding applications in the field of transport at regional level.
Maxim Komarov (BA, MBA)
Maxim is an independent consultant and qualified lawyer representing Euro Freelancers at its Russian branch office in Moscow. He is an experienced government affairs practitioner with proven track record in regulatory advocacy and communications support within Russian federal government bodies and agencies.
He works primarily in the area of ICT, transport, mining, construction, international trade and serves a broad range of clients from multinational companies to trade associations both in the EU and Russian Federation.
Jerri Laine (BA, MBA)
Jerri has more than 15 years of experience in public funding programs and applications. Before establishing his private enterprise in 2009, Jerri has been a Senior Technology Adviser in the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, a Technology Attaché in the Finnish Embassy in the United States and an Innovation Manager in Wartsila Corporation.
Jerri has an extensive experience in project management, EU proposal writing and project evaluation. He has been managing large funding projects, writing and being involved in more than one hundred project applications. Jerri is also an evaluator in several EU programs.