Serena Saitto

Managing Director at TrailRunner International

Serena Saitto is a Managing Director based in New York for TrailRunner International where she brings more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications and financial journalism to counsel clients in financial communications, crisis communications and special situations such as M&A, IPOs, leveraged buyouts and corporate activism.

Most recently, Serena was a Senior Vice President at Edelman Smithfield, where she advised public and private companies on financial communications and special situations. Before Edelman Smithfield, Serena worked for more than 15 years as an award-winning financial journalist, reporting from Europe, Latin America and the U.S. for leading financial publications including Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal. She won a Sabew (Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing) award as part of a Bloomberg team for best in enterprise reporting on the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. Her coverage for Bloomberg of the 2008 financial crisis received a “Best in Business Reporting” award from the Society of Silurians, one of the oldest press clubs in the country. At Bloomberg, she led coverage of M&A and IPOs in the Americas as a Senior Reporter. As a Senior Tech Reporter, she also covered venture capital and VC-backed startups. In these positions, she often contributed to Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg TV. She also moderated Bloomberg conferences globally.

Before joining Bloomberg, Serena was a correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires in Buenos Aires and Milan contributing to The Wall Street Journal and CNBC. Her most recent journalism post was working as a reporter in San Francisco covering Silicon Valley for The Information.

Serena holds a Master of Science in political economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor of Science in political sciences from La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.


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