El Corte Italiano in Cartagena has been his home since 2007. Opened his grooming salon in Milano in 1980, after having been in breeding, showing and training. In 1985 he started giving formation and specialization courses in his Grooming School getting more than 190 students.

From 1985 to 2001, he won several gold and silver medals in USA, Europe and Canada in Poodle, Handstripping, Purebreeds Scissoring and Spaniels.

He was member of the Italiam Team that got the third place in the World Team Championship in Intergroom  U.S.A.1996
He was member of the European Team that got the second place in the 2001World Team Championship in Canada.
From 1989 to 2015 Umberto judged in more than 130 International Grooming Competitions, gave grooming demonstrations in more than 220 seminars in USA, all over Europe, Russia,Taiwan, Poland, India and Brasil 

He has received the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Award in 1987 as “International Groomer of the year”.
Umberto has been judging in the World Team Grooming Championship in England in 1999 as well as in Spain in 2003 as well in Belgium 2011
In France 2005 in Germany 2009in Spain 2013 he has been President of the Jury. He has also judged in four Oster Tournament of Champions, in 1997 in New York , in 1999 in France and 2005 in Germany.In 2008 in Las Vegas.
He’s Oster Ambassador for Europe.

President of the European Grooming Association (E.G.A.),

President of the Italian Grooming Association (A.T.I.),

 and organizer of “MilanGroom”. International Grooming Competition.and organizer of The Oster European Tournament of Champion.

European Grooming Association: Judge - All round
United Showmanagers Alliance: Judge - All round