Sherif Rizkalla was appointed CEO of SUPERNAP Italia in 2019 after having served as Marketing senior Vice President for the enterprise business unit in Du, the leading Emirates mobile & fixed Telephony operator. He was responsible for developing the Telco and ICT business of Du in the UAE enterprise market, and growing Du’s share both horizontally in the segment, and vertically developing new services.
Previously he was Marketing director for the B2B market in WIND|3 SpA, following the merger of Wind Telecomunicazioni and H3G Italy. He joined WIND in January 2009, where he has held several earlier leadership roles as procurement director, marketing director for the large enterprise, and head of Sales and Marketing for the Large Enterprise Business.
Before joining WIND, Sherif spent 12 years in Alcatel-Lucent, where he held a number of positions in sales, marketing and solution architecture, in Italy and the Middle East region. He has extensive knowledge and experience in Enterprise business, telecommunication networks with special emphasis on Broadband Internet Access Technologies.
During his career with Alcatel, he spent a number of years in France where he managed and lead the Broadband Division client projects. Sherif started his career with Alcatel in the United Stares as a Network Engineer.
Sherif studied Computer Engineering in George Mason University in the United States. He also has a Master’s Degree from George Mason in Data and Mobile Communications Networks analysis and design.
Lorenzo Rossi joined SUPERNAP Italia in December 2015 as Head of Procurement and Contract Management and in 2018, his role evolved to Commercial Coordinator. He leads the sales team in customer acquisition and retention, ensuring client satisfaction and enabling the sustainable growth of the SUPERNAP ecosystem. He also manages the company’s purchase requirements and oversees supplier and customer agreements, negotiating professionally and effectively to secure fair terms and conditions.
Prior to joining SUPERNAP, Lorenzo served as a contract and tender coordinator at Rizzani de Eccher, an international construction firm. He graduated from the Università degli Studi in Florence with a degree in civil engineering & transportation.
Riccardo Caliendo was appointed Chief Financial Officer of SUPERNAP Italia in March 2015. Prior to this position, he was Director of Corporate Finance at VimpelCom where he was responsible for formulating the overall financing strategy and capital structure of the group and its subsidiaries and for the structuring, the negotiation and execution of financing, refinancing and liability management transactions at the group and subsidiaries levels.
Riccardo held various positions from 2005 to 2011 within the Wind Telecom Group including board member positions, Finance Director and Financial Risk Manager of local subsidiaries in different locations.
Luca Corengia joined SUPERNAP Italia in 2018 as Finance Manager. Luca manages the finance team and is responsible for accounting, reporting, budgeting, analysis and compliance. Previously, Luca served as Head of Finance for Hyundai Motor Company Italy after being promoted from General Accounting Manager. He has also held auditing and controlling positions at Sorgenia and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Luca holds a degree in economics from the Università Cattolica and a Master of Business Management and Organizational Development from Politecnico di Milano.
Cristina Lumina joined SUPERNAP Italia as Sales Account Manager in late 2017. With more than 20 years of experience in sales, Cristina boasts a broad knowledge of consultative methodologies. She is creative and customer-focused, with expertise in account management and business development. She has worked previously in sales roles for HP, Verizon, Lexmark and Cable&Wireless and holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from Milan Polytechnic.
Andrea Bertoldo joined SUPERNAP Italia in February 2019 as Sales Account Manager. For more than 20 years Andrea has been working for leading global ICT companies, including Sales and Product roles in international companies Wolters Kluwer, British Telecom and IBM. Andrea has proven experience in managing complex IT transformation projects and a deep knowledge of the ICT market, data centers and hybrid cloud services.
Andrea holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Turin University.
Massimo (Max) Mattioli was appointed Pre-Sales Manager in September 2019 after having served as the Critical Systems Manager of SUPERNAP Italia for four years. He has a degree in telecommunications and brings 37 years of valuable experience, gained in several roles in and around the data center and supporting infrastructure.
Massimo started his telecommunications career in Italcable, an Italian overseas telephone company, as a Switch and Transmission Engineer. After a few years, he had the opportunity to join the international business as part of the Complex Solutions department. Massimo’s responsibilities included implementing the latest new technologies such as video conferencing systems, TDM solutions and routing and bridging equipment for key customers like FIAT, Iveco, Pirelli Tires and Cable, Merloni and Banca di Roma.
In 1998, Massimo moved to Worldcom early in the company’s start-up phase, where he created, developed and grew the Operations team. During this rapid period of growth, he was responsible for three data centers, the voice and switch infrastructure, and FO networks in a 24x7 high-availability environment. In 2007 Massimo joined Verizon, where he spent eight years as the Data Center and Facility Manager for Italy and Greece, managing the second largest Verizon data center in Europe.
Gian Paolo joined SUPERNAP Italia in April 2015 to manage HR & facilities planning with the aim of recruiting and developing experts who fit the organization and supporting the company in achieving its goals.
He has held various positions in apparel, pharmaceutical, luxury, retail and fast fashion industries within several companies as HR & Organization Manager and then Director over the last 15 years, after working as a Consultant for Accenture early in his career.
Gian Paolo has a proven track record in organizational development, performance management, training, people development and project management, achieved through continuous partnerships with industry leaders. He has also been engaged in international projects, managing industrial relations for restructuring companies
Gian Paolo holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Bocconi University in Milan.
Andrea Castano joined SUPERNAP Italia as a Network Operations Manager in February 2016.
Andrea has a remarkable experience in the TLC sector gained working for several ISPs as a network engineer dealing with both extensive equipment testing and live network operations. Andrea started his telecommunications career in 2001 with Vodafone Italia, one of the most important telecommunications companies in Europe, as a consultant network testing engineer. He developed the skills necessary to work with customers, vendors and global facing projects.
Andrea Muggiani joined SUPERNAP Italia in April 2016 as Data Center Services Manager, responsible for the setup process and for defining the delivery plan in accordance with customers’ needs. His main tasks include solution design (space, power, network and access policies), change management requests and acting as the primary point of contact between customers and the SUPERNAP Italia team.
Before joining SUPERNAP Italia, Andrea spent 16 years in multinational and high tech environments in various roles with Colt Technology, delivering colocation and hosting services across Italy and Europe. He also supported the opening of call centers in L’Aquila (Italy) and Leon (Spain) for Transcom Worldwide.
Lorenzo Di Mariano joined SUPERNAP Italia in October 2016 as Security Supervisor and was promoted to Security Manager in May 2017. He manages an elite team of security officers and engages professionally with customers, vendors and staff to protect the entire facility.
Lorenzo’s career in security and risk management spans several years, beginning as a Security Expert at Fiera Milano where he was responsible for corporate security management, emergency coordination and risk planning and assessment. He later moved to the Risk Management, Analysis and Compliance department of Carrefour Italia where he served as Security Specialist for the Lazio region.
Lorenzo holds a Bachelor of Science in Investigations from l’Università degli Studi dell’Aquila.
Alison Gutman is the Communication Manager for SUPERNAP Italia where she oversees all aspects of the brand, marketing and communications. Her responsibilities include materials production, media relations, event coordination and content development. She interacts frequently with all members of the management team in organizing internal communication and information. Alison joined SUPERNAP Italia in 2016 after serving as Content Developer on the branding team of Switch SUPERNAP in the US.
Alison holds a Bachelor of Art in English and a Master of Science from the University at Albany in NY. She graduated summa cum laude and was honored with the President’s Award for Leadership.