Born in Cuneo on 25 September 1963, Spada graduated from the University of Turin in Economics and Commerce in 1986 before going on to gain a Law degree from the University of Milan in 1993.
Spada is a Managing Partner of Spada Partners, a chartered accountancy firm in Milan, where he works across administrative, fiscal and corporate consultancy services and corporate restructuring. He also provides assistance in private equity operations and works with financial advisors on acquisitions, sales, merges and extraordinary finance operations.
Spada is a member of the Milan Order of Chartered Accountants and of the Register of Chartered Accountants.
He sits on the Boards of Directors and Boards of Statutory Auditors at a number of companies in the industrial and service sectors.