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Francesco Ricigliano

Senior Associate, Business Development

Department: Staff

Francesco Ricigliano is a Senior Associate, Technology Sector Lead on the Business Development team. As such, he is responsible for the attraction of growing, innovative, and relevant technology companies to Connecticut.

Additionally, Francesco focuses on lead generation in all sectors of Business Attraction and Business Retention & Expansion; targeted business and market research on specific companies or industries; and supports AdvanceCT's real estate efforts, including SiteFinder, Certified Sites, as well as the planning and execution of Site Consultant Familiarization Tours. 

Francesco is native to both Connecticut and Italy. He was born in Italy and grew up living between both places. His travel experience, combined with genuine curiosity, make him a natural problem-solver and a creative critical thinker. Additionally, Francesco has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and has been involved with several startup and small business projects over the years.

Francesco holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science, with minors in Math and Computer Science, from Eastern Connecticut State University. Francesco was also an Honors Scholar and served as President of Student Government during his time at Eastern.