Board of Directors

Prof. Michele Costabile View Michele Costabile's LinkedIn profile

Board Chairman


He has been always committed on academic activities alongside of significant professional experiences, advising Italian middle companies and large global corporations, serving governmental institutions and non governmental organizations, as well as law firms as advisor or providing expert opinions on company and asset evalutation, performance measurement, marketing, entrrepreneurial ecosystems and innovation management.
He is a Management and Marketing Full Professor at LUISS University in Rome. He has been visiting scholar at Northwestern University – J.L.Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Evanston – Ill.) and Research Assistant at Harvard University – Graduate School of Business Administration (Boston – Mass.). He is author or co-author of almost 100 academic publications.
He is currently Board Director or Chairman of many high-tech companies; member of the Venture Capital committee at AIFI (Italian Association of Private Equity and Venture Capital) and non executive Vice-President at Principia SGR, the leading venture capital company in Italy, where he alse served as CEO for three years ( 2009 – 2012 ).

Raffaele Giordanelli View Raffaele Giordanelli's LinkedIn profile

Co-founder, CEO and CTO

GiordanelliRaffaele Giordanelli  was one of the Eco4Cloud’s founders and he managed the first growth of the company, working in particular on prototyping business solutions, raising capitals (DPixel, Principia II and Tim Ventures invested in Eco4Cloud) and securing important clients.
Researcher at the Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking of the Italian National Research Council (ICAR-CNR). His research interests include grid and cloud computing, P2P networks and bio-inspired computing. After his first publications, he grew passionate about startups, and he is well-known into the italian startup community.

Carlo Mastroianni View Carlo Mastroianni's LinkedIn profile

Co-founder and Chief Scientist

MastroianniComputer Engineer, Researcher at the Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking of the Italian National Research Council, ICAR-CNR, Cosenza, Italy. Previously, he worked at the Computer Department of the Italian Prime Minister Office. Internationally renowned research activity on Cloud and Grid computing, nature-inspired algorithms, multi-agent systems. Articles on some of the most prestigious journals, e.g. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems. Best Paper Awards at European Grid Conference 2005 and CCGrid 2009 (Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing).


Alessandro Damiano View Franco Regis' LinkedIn profile


Before joining Principia, Alessandro Damiano has been for about three years in the UBI Bank, where he managed and coordinated optimization of the investment portfolio, sale and acquisition of assets and the creation of strategic joint ventures.
He worked for ten years at Medinvest, financial boutique specializing in corporate finance transactions. He is a qualified accountant and auditor.

Enzo Bagnacani View Franco Regis' LinkedIn profile


Enzo Bagnacani, degree in Electronic Engineering (Telecommunications – Robotics ) “Politecnico di Milano”,  from 2009 leads the evolution of Cloud Computing services related to Telecom Italia project “La Nuvola Italiana”; drives also the evolution of IT traditional services and Managed Security Services. He enters in Telecom Italia Group in 2002 to organize Operations and Customer Services related to ICT offering, for Consumer and Business: from 2006 to 2009 he manages ICT Project Management and Competence Center Teams. Before Telecom Italia experience, between ’95 and ’97 in Uniautamation and Telena, he designs and develops  most important networking architectures related to main Internet/Intranet Italian projects. From ’97 to ’99 he works on the construction of first Web Farm european experiences, in AT&T and UUNET MCI WorldCom. From ’99 to 2002 joins the Ebiscom start-up, driving the engineering of ” ICT Broadband services” delivered by Fastweb for the Italian market and by Hansanet for the european market