Michel Castaldelli, Head of Connectivity Partnerships at Meta, has over twenty years’ entrepreneurial experience launching his own companies, intrapreneurial experience driving innovation into the culture of large global organizations, and supporting start-ups.
Being passionate about connecting the world, Michel has worked with the telecommunications industry practically from the beginning of his career, and presently drives partnerships and global business development activities with telecommunications vendors and system integrators for Meta Connectivity.
Prior to Meta he worked at Ericsson in different countries and roles as diverse as sales, business development, and strategy consulting; led start-ups (always telco-related) in Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, Mexico, and the US; headed the sales teams for Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) value-added services group; and delivered many strategy consulting projects at KPMG Consulting and Edgecom AB (a Swedish telco strategy consulting boutique).
Michel’s areas of expertise are business development, strategy, and financial modeling of telco-related business.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2014, during his free time, Michel enjoys hiking, biking, tennis, running multiple personal projects in home automation, IoT connectivity, data analysis using Python, stock trading and option hedging using technical analysis, cars and mechanics, photography, and playing the piano (poorly).