'Martina was my VA between July 2007 and June 2014. I asked her to take care of all the administrative aspects of my Company and I certainly could not have made a better choice.
She put in place a highly efficient admin system which allowed her to take care of my clients, suppliers and service providers in a very competent way, as well as offering great support to me as Personal Assistant. During the time she worked with me, my Company reached far more credibility and my sales increased dramatically. I had never come across such spirit of initiative, honesty and dedication from a collaborator. I could ask Martina to handle complex problems even in my absence, and I was always confident that she would find the best solution.
I came to consider Martina not just as my Personal Assistant but as a real business partner.'
(Franco Gren, Director, Tuscany Italy Ltd)
'Martina is a wonderful PA. She is efficient,
capable and understands what is important and needs attention. This
is perhaps the most important talent for a PA. She has a broad experience
of modern technology and can easily handle the demands placed on a modern secretary. As well as serving a
PA role, she also was responsible for organizing many meetings.
She did this apparently without effort, also providing a warm welcome
for visitors to our Institute. In addition she coordinated international
travel for a large number of staff (over 100), which again she organized
with consummate ease.
In summary Martina is an excellent secretary and PA. She looks after
the needs of the person she supports and is reliable and efficient.
She is one of the best.'
(Professor Dame Janet Thornton CBE FRS, Former Director, The European Bioinformatics
'Martina has been organizing our industry meetings
for many years. The delegates came from all over Europe and travelled
to the UK several times a year. Martina has always done an excellent
job in handling registrations, ground transportation, accommodation,
meeting logistics, etc. We've always felt very welcome, her professionalism
and her kind personality, coupled with her sense of humour, made
our visits to England a very pleasant experience. And I know, from
talking to my other European colleagues, that they too felt that
she was doing a wonderful job.'
(Nicolas Chalwatzis, Head of Bioinformatics Germany, Sanofi-Aventis,
'When you are the Director of an Institute
or Research Centre, you tend to be concerned with the big picture:
funding, cutting edge research, growth, strategic issues. Your mind
is always on the go and you never seem to have a minute to yourself.
That’s why having an excellent PA is of extreme importance.
Martina was my PA for six years and her help was invaluable. She
made sure that all the admin in the Director’s office ran
smoothly, I didn’t have to worry about anything, as I knew
all was taken care of, sometimes before I even thought about it.
I can honestly say that whoever will make use of her services, is
a very lucky individual.'
(Professor Paolo Zanella, President, CRS4 - Centre for Advanced
Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia)
'I have had the pleasure of knowing Martina
Munzittu for 8 years. During this time I have always been very impressed
with her capabilities. She has demonstrated herself to be an excellent
organizer of a variety of meetings, from small, hands-on workshops
to international conferences with hundreds of delegates. These have
always, from an attendee perspective, run extremely smoothly, even
when there were, in actuality, crises behind the scenes; Martina
can be relied upon to deal effectively and efficiently with difficulties,
and works well under pressure. That she manages to achieve all this,
whilst showing a happy personality to those she interacts with,
is to be commended. I would not hesitate to recommend Martina to
anyone looking for an assistant in any capacity.'
(Wendy Filsell, Senior Informatician, Unilever Information
'I have ten years of experience with Martina
- for most of them she worked as my PA.
Don't waste your time looking for better. You'll fail. Martina is
professionally superb. She read and understood everything that passed
through her hands sometimes kept the whole Organization on the rails.
She handled all communications with immense charm. It was common-place
when travelling to have people who'd only spoken to her once on
the phone tell me how lucky I was to have her. Don't let her delightful
Italian accent fool you into underestimating her English. The English
language is a hobby and a passion for her. Her written English is
perfect. If the complicated rules in our International Organization
had allowed us to keep her, I can assure you she wouldn't be available
to you now!'
(Graham Cameron, Former Associate Director, The European Bioinformatics
'I have travelled to England many times over
the last 8 years, for our industry meetings. It was great to know
that everything was taken care of, and all we needed to be concerned
about were the actual work discussions. Martina made everything
so easy and simple for us, we just had to turn up, the rest was
taken care of. We could not have wished for a better admin support:
efficiency and a smile to welcome us.'
(Bertram Weiss, Senior Scientist, Bayer Schering Pharma,
'Need a multilingual PA? Need a superbly efficient
assistant? Cannot cope and need help? Think Martina Munzittu. I
have worked with Martina for over ten years and can attest to her
abilities and efficiency. And there is a plus - she is very pleasant
to work with.'
(Michael Ashburner, Professor of Biology, University of Cambridge)
'Imagine having an admin assistant that not
only is extremely efficient, but she actually enjoys what she does.
This is a winning combination in Martina, and it produces a fantastic
end-result. Her enthusiasm is contagious and she always gets the
job done. What more could you possibly want?'
(Chris Jones, Scientific Manager at CERN, Geneva)