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We are a team of 30 between Bologna, London and NY.
Disruptors, hackers and passionate. That's our live. Making people happy is our goal.

Meet the founding team


Massimo Ciociola

President & CEO / Founder

In a prior life he founded Wireless Solutions SpA in 2000, which was then acquired by the Dada Group in Florence, Italy. He became the CEO of Dada’s Iberia & LATAM units as well as the VP of mobile services for the entire group. Max is music and snowboard addicted. His wife says that he never pays attention to lyrics when he listen to music! She is wrong.



Jonny Delli Carri

COO / Founder

COO – Founder Most often referred to as “Fabio’s brother”, his real name is Jonny. He joined mXm and finally decided to ditch his suit and tie for a comfortable pair of sneakers and jeans. A veteran of KPMG and Accenture, with an MBA from Bocconi University, he’s our financial wizard and also handles operations and investor relations. We trust the guy. And so should you.



Giuseppe Costantino

API & Front end - Co-founder

Giuseppe spent the last 10 years engineering music and mobile apps for Dada. He is the most upbeat person in mXm and when he really likes something he makes sure that everyone knows about it. Passionate about photography, you can find him having fun taking pictures all over Bologna.



Francesco Delfino

Cool things Evangelist – Co-founder

If you’ve seen the movie Gomorra, you know about Francesco’s roots. If you get him started talking about Android, Apple or anything geeky, stand clear! He co-founded Splinder.com, Italy’s largest independent community of bloggers.



Valerio “valdez” Paolini

Metadata & Architecture – Co-founder

Valdez’s secret identity is Metaman, he’s got a “meta-explanation” for everything! He spent the last 10 years working on huge content and metadata management systems, but now he’s got a harder challenge, the redesign of the entire metadata ecosystem for music.



Loreto Parisi

Head of Application Development

Loreto is another guy from Francesco’s neck of the woods, yep, and just as dangerous. Bachelor of Engineering in Naples, he comes from Splinder and later he joined Dada as software engineer. Loreto designs Musixmatch amazing mobile and desktop applications.



Stefano Rodighiero

Analytics & Metadata

When he's not busy building Musixmatch's analytics and reporting infrastructure, Stefano can be easily found playing invisible drums at his desk. He's also a passable guitarist and a bookworm.



Susan Sabatini

Content & Licensing

Susan has strong roots in digital and mobile platforms mixed with passion for music. Plus she is unflappable even in the face of the thorniest issues. She's also a movie junkie. Well, nobody's perfect!



Antonia Gilham

Director of Business Affairs

Having amassed almost a decade of experience on both the publishing and label side of the music industry, most recently managing digital for Sony Music, Antonia is all things Business Affairs. Hot yoga addict, snow sports enthusiast, music fan.


Meet our advisory board

  • ChristopherMoser

    Christopher Moser

    Christopher worked at Sony Music Entertainment for 10 years based in New York, Madrid and London. He went on to run Myspace in UK, Ireland & Southern Europe. Today, he is a Director at iTunes.
    Linked profile

  • DenzylFeigleson

    Denzyl Feigelson

    35 years of music industry and digital media expertise. Advisor to iTunes since its inception and consultant for Coca-Cola on global music projects. Founder of AWAL (Artists Without A Label).
    Linkedin profile

  • nicholas

    Nicholas Firth

    Former Chairman & CEO of BMG Publishing. He served on the Boards of the American Society of Composers, ASCAP,NMPA,and International Music Publishers Association (IMPA).
    Linkedin profile

  • stefanhesse

    Stefano Hesse

    iBazar first, then eBay, Google, and now Facebook where he is Head of Corporate Communications Europe, Middle East and Africa. Snowboarder for passion. Father and one of The Top italian in the world
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