About The Team

Stefano Bellasio

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Entrepreneur and Engineer. Stefano started his first company 10 years ago in the web hosting industry. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, education and product development, and is now reimagining the intersection of e-learning, cloud skills and technology at Cloud Academy.

Giacomo Marinangeli

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

With a Computer Science background, Giacomo has a long experience as a Sr. Software Engineer and Project Manager on several IT Projects for small and big companies. He loves creating products with Python, Django, Linux, PostgreSQL and Javascript.

Anthony Russell


Anthony has 20 years of experience in the IT sector with eight years focused on Cloud Computing and a further 10 years focused on mobility, new media and telecommunications. Anthony helped found the AWS business in Asia starting their regional Technology Partner ecosystem, he has also held program and product management, architectural, development and directorship roles at IBM, Fujitsu, News International, C-Bridge, Whispir and Telstra.

Alex Casalboni

Sr. Software Engineer

Officially a Sound Engineer and a Musician, Alex has a solid Computer Science background and a deep love for Web Technologies and Data Science. He was recently embarrassed to discover a passion for Javascript, in spite of his long-term experience on server-side development.

Marco Galletti

Product Manager

Sr. Software Architect with experience working for many IT Companies. Marco is passionate about modern technologies and loves developing and experimenting with the emerging tech tools. He's interested in swimming, Bitcoin, wearable devices and math.

Marco Zani

UI/UX Designer

Marco is a product designer with a strong passion for motion graphics and iOS development. When he's not busy prototyping interfaces, he's probably spending his sleeping hours on Xcode, After Effects or whatever it takes to bring his ideas to life.

Alessandro Fasan

Head of Global Sales

Alessandro's career started in Engineering, but his passion had to do with growing business. After acquiring relevant Technical and Product Marketing skills, he completed his MBA and started his Sales career in High Tech. Alessandro was one of the first Angel Investors at Cloud Academy and was a Business Advisor to the CEO. He is now at Cloud Academy full time to assist the Company to grow faster.

Bessie Weiss

Head of Content

Bessie lives at the intersection of content, technology, and education. She is passionate about helping people achieve their goals through learning, using Excel to solve any challenge, the Warriors, food, and her family.

Luca Faverio

iOS Developer

Luca is a Computer Engineer who recently discovered a passion for mobile technologies and apps development - especially on iOS - after working as web developer for many years. He is passionate about programming and technologies and loves traveling around the world.

Roberto Turrin

Head of Technology

Roberto has spent several years working on recommender systems and data-driven solutions. He received his PhD in Computer Engineering in 2008 and, after a two-year experience at Politecnico di Milano as post-doc, he led the research activities of ContentWise to support the development of a B2B recommender system. He is passionate about large-scale data processing technologies and machine learning. He loves practicing sports in his spare time: running, cycling, hiking, skiing, sailing, and windsurfing.

Andrew Larkin

AWS Content Lead

Andrew is an AWS certified professional who is passionate about helping others learn how to use and gain benefit from AWS technologies. Andrew has worked for AWS and for AWS technology partners Ooyala and Adobe. His favorite Amazon leadership principle is "Customer Obsession" as everything AWS starts with the customer. Passions around work are cycling and surfing, and having a laugh about the lessons learnt trying to launch two daughters and a few start ups.

Ben Lambert

Director of Engineering

Ben is a software engineer with years of experience building web and mobile apps. He learned about DevOps some time ago and hasn't stopped talking about it since. In addition to DevOps, he's passionate about information security, as well as virtual and augmented reality systems. When he's not working he's hiking, camping, or creating video games.

Mattia Sasso

Software Engineer

Mattia is a Computer Engineer, passionate about new technologies, software and web development. He loves creating new things, solving technical problems and he always looks for new challenges. He's passionate about snowboarding, online games and motorsports.

Stuart Scott

AWS Trainer

Stuart has a long background within the IT industry covering a range of technologies. His most recent passion and interest is that of the cloud, specifically AWS. He enjoys writing and teaching, which enables him to share his knowledge with the wider community. Stuart holds the AWS SA Certification as well being accredited as an AWS Business and Technical Professional and within TCO and Cloud Economics.

Luca Zacchetti

Product Owner

Luca has several years of experience as developer working for different IT companies with a strong focus in Python, Linux and PostgreSQL. He loves writing simple, clean and pragmatic code which solves complex problems and has a deep passion for DevOps tools and strategies.Cats lover, he spends his free time riding his motorbike, playing the guitar and cooking good italian food.

Mattia Natali

Full Stack Developer

He is a young high skilled full stack and mobile developer. He loves learning and improving himself to achieve the best result in every challenge. He also love IT because it is constantly evolving, thus there's always something new to learn.

John Chell

Cloud Technology Assessment Manager

John enjoys the mixture of creativity and learning science in educational publishing, with a focus on building and organizing assessment. Outside of work, he is an audiophile who loves exploring new music, teaching his daughter new songs and attending and performing in live music shows.

David Santucci

Data Scientist

David is a computer science engineer who enjoys coding Python and R and is passionate about machine learning and algorithms. He has a fascination for logic puzzles, board games, and Lego, and he is always looking for new technology challenges to improve his skills and satisfy his passion for startups and innovation. He enjoys all team sports, XC skiing, and mountain biking.

Giacomo Consonni

Computer Engineer

Giacomo is a Computer Engineer who is really passionate about AWS and all Cloud Technologies. He spends most of his weekends "in the clouds" hiking and climbing. Curious about everything, Giacomo loves traveling, learning new things and photography.


Guy Hummel

Research Lead

Guy launched his first training website in 1995 and he's been helping people learn IT technologies ever since. He has been a sysadmin, instructor, sales engineer, IT manager, and entrepreneur. In his most recent venture, he founded and led a cloud-based training infrastructure company that provided virtual labs for some of the largest software vendors in the world. Guy's passion is making complex technology easy to understand. His activities outside of work have included riding an elephant and skydiving (although not at the same time).

Logan Rakai

Lab Researcher and Developer

Logan has been involved in software development and research for over ten years, including four years in the cloud. He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.

Paola Di Pietro

Senior Digital Marketing Specialist

Paola's passion lies in all things digital. She gained experience in the UK and is now applying everything she learned about digital marketing to the cloud computing world, including email marketing, SEO, conversion optimization, and analytics. In her spare time Paola enjoys watching independent movies, going for long walks in the mountains and reading classics.

Fabio Besana

QA Analyst

Fabio loves everything related to the digital world, and he spends much time reading about new technologies. He loves digital photography, sports, chess and PC tuning.


Luca Casartelli

Full Stack Developer

Luca is a Software Engineer who is passionate about cloud technologies and serverless computing. He spent over 5 years as an entrepreneur and backend developer for his own company. He is addicted to the mountains and loves hiking, climbing and kayaking.


Massimo Luraschi

Full Stack Developer

Massimo has a Master's Degree in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano. He has a strong passion for science, having worked as an Avionic System Engineer at AgustaWestland. He then moved to London and lived there for three years working as a developer both in Java and Python, while also obtaining some experience in Data Warehousing. He is interested in automotive and home automation, loves playing and watching basketball and would love to learn surfing.


Andrea Cappelli

Data Scientist

Andrea has a passion for data and algorithms. With a background in Physics, he employed his love for math and models to Natural Language Processing and Data Science. He is fascinated by both human and machine intelligence, and the ways they can interact to improve each other. He loves sci-fi books, basketball and traveling to beautiful places.


Emanuele Brivio

Front End Developer

Emanuele is a passionate Media Designer, Crypto investor, and a former Entrepreneur. He acts at the sweet spot between minimalism and function to create stunning user interfaces. He dreams to become a point of reference in the Blockchain world.


Alessio Zappa

Front End Developer

After obtaining an academic diploma in Media Design from IED Milano, Alessio spent five years as entrepreneur (and cofounder) at Plasticpanda. With ten years of experience in web development, he likes to create tools using mostly Javascript and NodeJS. Passionate about videogames and mangas he also likes movies, TV series and music.


Giacomo Sortino

Android Developer

Giacomo is a passionate mobile developer. He started hacking in the "mobile world" from childhood ... if other children were asking their parents for a new game, he dreamed of receiving a Nokia communicator for his birthday! After a few years as Backend developer, he found the opportunity to work on B2B tailored projects for BlackBerry Devices. Now he builds Android apps focusing on architecture. Giacomo loves food, TV series, anime and a lot of other geeky stuff.