Meet Our Team
Starting as a handful of passionate employees and co-founders, our team has grown significantly over the years. Today, we are a large and diverse group of experts, united in our mission to transform the cybersecurity industry. Learn more about us and our roles at the company below.
With deep knowledge of the IT security landscape (including a PhD), Stefan’s experience of data centres and backend infrastructures at global companies such as Amaya Inc (gaming), Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and AWS set him on the path to co-founding Dectar. He also founded Hacklab Italy and co-founded BackBox.org (today the second largest pen testing Linux distribution in the world) and Muscope. An experienced team builder, Stefan has a talent for recruiting and training.
Carlo is a highly experienced senior manager with deep knowledge of international business operations and commercial strategies. Spanning four decades, his career has sent him across Europe, the Americas, and Asia, working at companies in the entertainment, media, and advertising industries. It should come as no surprise that Carlo’s professional network is as rich and extensive as his track record.
Carlo’s motto is “What is important is how much you understand, not what you know”
A self-professed geek, Claudio has two decades of experience in IT and has clocked up a wide range of hardware and software certifications (including the highest possible CompTIA certificate, Security Infrastructure Expert CSIE). Having honed his skills in Italy and abroad, Claudio worked at Nestlé prior to joining the team. He is putting his passion for cybersecurity and innovation into developing the customer experience at Dectar.
Claudio’s motto is “You may fail but at least try…”
Having honed his accounting skills at a Big Four firm (PwC), Francesco has enjoyed a broad and varied career in finance, working in senior roles at companies such as Corcym (healthcare), Primo Group (retail and manufacturing), FMC Corporation (food), Eli Lilly and Company (pharmaceutical), and BGR Tax and Legal. He has been a member of the Ordine dei Dottori Commercialisti (Turin) and the Revisori dei Conti at Italy’s Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Francesco’s motto is “Live to follow your inspirations!”
Daniela has been in charge of our communications since day one. With almost 15 years of experience in PR & Communication, Daniela has been in charge of communications, events and external relations of Dectar from the beginning. In her career, she has worked for brands in the tourism sector such as eDreams and Vueling, and others active in the field of web reputation, data analysis, and the right to be forgotten. Passionate about teaching and sharing knowledge, for some years she has been a Contract Professor at the University of Milan-Bicocca. During her free time, Daniela enjoys doing yoga, walking with her dog, and studying to become a Counselor.
Daniela’s motto is “It ain’t over till it’s over”
Claudio brings over 40 years’ experience in the IT industry to his role as Country Manager for Italy. Before joining the team, he spent two decades as Head of Information Technology at Juventus Football Club, where he designed and implemented large-scale IT projects. Claudio was a key member of the team that delivered the Allianz Stadium, Juventus Headquarters, Juventus Training Center, J|Medical, and J|Hotel.
Claudio’s motto is “Defending is not important, it’s the only thing that matters”
Andrea is a technology enthusiast with 20 years’ hands-on experience in cybersecurity, operating systems, and cloud architectures. Before joining Dectar, Andrea worked for major Italian telecom companies Fastweb and TIM, Amazon Ireland, and US tech startup FieldAware. Andrea’s international experience also includes roles in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), working from Rome, Milan, Paris, Berlin, and Dublin.
Andrea’s motto is “Fixing stuff that wasn’t broken”.
Domenico is a senior full stack software developer with over 15 years experience working on large complex projects in a number of Italian government departments. Domenico has vast IT security expertise and has worked in Dectar since our foundation. Domenico’s technical rigor and expertise have been fundamental in shaping Dectar’s mission and philosophy.
Domenico’s motto is “Let’s get stuff done”.
Nadia started her journey with diverse experiences in languages and marketing, living across continents and immersing herself in different cultures. Her passion for understanding systems led her to pursue a career shift, embracing IT with open arms. Since then, she’s constantly learned, acquiring new skills and certifications, all while honing her problem-solving abilities. In her free time, she loves to explore the underwater world through scuba diving. This passion for problem-solving under pressure translates perfectly into her approach to customer service, where calmness and focus are always present even in the most challenging situations.
Nadia’s motto is “Problem-solving with a smile, in any language, from any depth”.
Christian is a security professional with over 20 years of hands-on experience in the field, and in the hacking scene since the early 90s. An electronic music producer, with a deep passion for synthesizers, Christian has worked across various industries, including large and small corporations, telecom companies, banks and system integrators, delving into diverse domains of cybersecurity and achieving a well-rounded expertise and knowledge. His primary goal at Dectar is to develop an innovative cybersecurity solution that can make a difference.
Christian’s motto is:“It’s simple: overspecialize, and you breed in weakness. It’s slow death”.
Francesco is a multilingual professional with over a decade of experience in International Recruitment (IT and Engineering), Sales, and Customer Service. Francesco is passionate about building trusted relations with Clients, Candidates, and teams across the globe and delivers excellent services.
Francesco’s motto is “Don’t be afraid to fight for what you believe in, even if it means fighting alone.”
Anton has an entrepreneurial and cultural vision that leverages digital potential whilst bridging traditional industries with our evolving digital economy. A visionary advocate of blockchain technology and digital change, Anton develops commercially credible solutions that consistently achieve business growth and ROI. Anton specializes in Blockchain Technology, Strategic Defence, Information Security, Threat Intelligence, Information Security, and Artificial Intelligence solutions. He has worked closely with global financial institutions, with experience advising at both national and international government levels.
Anton’s motto is “In cryptography I trust.”
Work and Organizational Psychologist, Silvia joined our team as HR Coordinator. She worked as a career coach and HR Recruiter, specializing in job orientation interviews, skill assessment, and individual coaching. Silvia strongly believes in professional exchange, collaboration among teams, and the strategic importance that enhancing human resources can have in achieving the company’s mission.
Silvia’s motto is “Cultivating cyber strength through human potential: nurturing talent, securing futures”.
Annalisa De Martino
Head of Development
Back End Developer
Giuseppe De Marco
Full Stack Developer
Technical Account Mgr
Back End Developer
Senior Support Analyst
Channel Sales Manager Italy
PM & SCRUM Master