Michele Trusolino, co-founder, Debut
Michele Trusolino is co-founder and chief operating officer of Debut, the student careers app that is revolutionising the recruitment sector.
Trusolino is an Italian-born business ‘professionista’ and risk-taker who has channelled his business background and front-line international experience in finance into helping start-ups to flourish and succeed.
Michele started his career with Goldman Sachs in 2004 in London and four years later moved to their New York offices as a trading strategist, not realising he was about to found himself at the epicentre of one of the largest financial crisis in history.
Building on this unique experience, Michele decided to leave the big corporations behind and apply his knowledge to start-ups, initially within the same sector. Michele was in fact part of the founding team of credit asset manager Hayfin, which he helped grow to become a household name in direct lending in Europe, with over €7bn of assets under management.
After hearing about the idea of Debut and meeting the man behind it, Charlie Taylor, Michele was immediately interested in becoming the second member of the team.
It was at the point when Charles described the gruelling and painful graduate recruitment process that Michele realised nothing had changed in over a decade – since he was applying for jobs.
There was a clear opportunity to apply technology to disrupt the sector, and he hasn’t looked back since.