Management Team

Management-Euro-FreelancersOur Consultants

Our consultants are our strongest selling point. Our management team administers a database filled with highly experienced consultants and lawyers built upon former European Commission experts, industry and civil society professionals.

They all have a minimum of 10 years experience in the respective industry as to ensure exactly the right combination of knowledge and unique capabilities for every client engagement.

Their backgrounds are 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 approach to deliver excellent services.

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.

Our Philosophy

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!

Management Team

Euro Freelancers is led by a senior management team of 9 consultants:

Marco-Management-Team-Euro-FreelancersMARCO TORREGROSSA 
CEO and Chairman of the Board

Formerly policy officer in the EU Commission and an employment lawyer by training, Marco is specialised in new forms of solo-entrepreneurship, management of distributed workforce, digital work on platforms and the impacts of flexible labor 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 15 years, Marco led government relations and advocacy efforts, advising policymakers on the issues that one-person businesses and their ecosystem face. 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-Management-Team-Euro-FreelancersFRANCISCO FLORES
Director EU Advisory

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. ​

Karen-Management-Team-Euro-FreelancersKAREN WESSINGER 
Director EU Funding

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-Management-Euro-FreelancersMAXIM KOMAROV 
Director Russia and CIS

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-Management-Team-Euro-FreelancersJERRI LAINE
Director Nordic Funding

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.


Director UK Funding 

Paul has been assisting all types of organisations throughout the world to secure European Union funding for over 40 years.

This has included identification; negotiation and submission of grant aid applications; assistance in lobbying and “contact building” with European Commission officials; the preparation of “European Strategic Review Reports”; and general help and advice on EU matters that affect a particular organisation. 


Director Marketing 

Mari is a seasoned marketing professional with over 10 years of international experience. She is specialized in healthcare markets together with adult learning and higher education services.

Mari is also a lecturer on international business at South-East Finland University of Applied Sciences. Previously she has worked in multinational companies such as Ansell Healthcare as well as in SMEs.


Director Grant Writing

Joel is an experienced freelance grant writer for EU funding programmes including Horizon 2020 SME Instrument and Creative Europe. He combines his experience in journalism and business founding to write engaging and effective grant applications.

Joel entered grant writing after successfully applying for Horizon 2020 funding for his own company. He now helps other organizations to structure their ideas, share their stories and win funding.


Director Investments 

With a background in the financial services industry and a portfolio of high-level contacts among equity investors, Alessia helps our clients manage the process of raising the capital they need.

Alessia handles the entire private investments fundraising process from the initial assessment of the business, financial modelling, identifying the capital/debt requirements, writing the investor deck, identifying the correct investor group, contacting the investors, negotiating the deal, closing the deal and managing the post investment process.