Pace University's Entrepreneurship Lab
Michael Bonavita, Cone Cibo
Michael Bonavita is a recent MBA grad in Marketing/Management from Pace University. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. Having studied language and culture in Italy at Universita' d'Urbino he is fluent in Italian. Michael's background is in sales, marketing, management, and customer service. As a marketing manager for US Marketing & Promotions he executed promotional campaigns aimed at increasing product trials and brand awareness for accounts such as Godiva, Washington Mutual, Wicked (Broadway show), and Firefly Cellular. Recently, Michael worked for Anheuser-Busch, Inc. where he excelled in on-premise marketing/sales for the Monster Energy, Michelob Ultra, Bud Light Lime, Bass Ale, and Stella Artois brands. Prior to pursuing an MBA, Michael successfully managed Il Mattone Restaurant in TriBeCa, NYC. He is passionate about cooking and has trained under renowned eclectic chef Carol Frazzetta, a member of the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Cooking Professionals.