About

Born and raised in Italy, I have lived in five countries and settled 10 years ago in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love pickup basketball, skiing in the Alps and making pizza. When I need to recharge, I go solo backpacking. I am an INTP, just like Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, and Thomas Jefferson ;)

You can contact me at contact@matteofabiano.com. or on     

Business Bio

I love technology and business. I founded FireMatter to help international tech companies grow and to match corporations with impactful emerging technologies.

For the past 15 years I have worked with enterprise software, digital media and mobile businesses and founded FireMatter in 2009.

In 2007-08 I was COO at YTS, Inc. and managed product marketing, planning and operations. During that time we launched three online video products in 15 months, including TagLift, an innovative technology for video metadata validation and ad matching. In 2006, As Head of Marketing and Business Development for P2P collaboration software maker Collanos, I led the company’s US market entry. Previously at Centrata, a KPCB portfolio company, I managed deployments for clients such as British Petroleum and DHL.

Based in Europe from 1997 to 2004, I held international service management roles at Hewlett-Packard, Procter & Gamble and IBM. While at HP, I helped turn around the multi-million dollar business serving P&G global web infrastructure, ending a 3-year loss-making record. At P&G, I launched the company’s eCommerce operations team in Europe, covering 40 countries. Prior to that, as Project Manager in IBM Global Services, I managed a portfolio of software deployment, infrastructure and re-engineering projects. Before being recruited by IBM, I served in the Italian Air Force as platoon commander and training officer.

I sit on the board of BAIA, Business Association Italy America and the IMD Northern California Alumni Committee. I am a volunteer account director for the Taproot Foundation, “the non-profit marketing agency”.

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