Our Team

Meet our Neo4j experts

Michal Bachman

Michal Bachman

Managing Director
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Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Michal

Michal Bachman is the Founder and Managing Director at GraphAware. He holds an MSc degree in Computing from Imperial College London, where he wrote a distinguished thesis on graph databases. Prior to founding GraphAware, Michal worked in the software industry as a developer, architect, consultant, and trainer for over 10 years. He has developed software for large organisations (Kohl’s, SFR, Kuehne+Nagel) as well as small ones, published numerous technical articles online, and presented at conferences around the world.

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Kateřina Kubalíková

Kateřina Kubalíková

Operations Director
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About Kateřina

Kateřina Kubalíková (also known as KK) is the Operations Director at GraphAware. She holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from University of Economics in Prague and has 9 years of experience in project management, operations, sales, marketing, and customer relationship management. She runs the day to day operations of the company.

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Alessandro Negro at GraphAware

Alessandro Negro

Chief Scientist
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Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Alessandro

Dr. Alessandro Negro is the Chief Scientist at GraphAware. He has been a long-time member of the graph community and he is the main author of the first-ever recommendation engine based on Neo4j. At GraphAware, he specialises in natural language processing, recommendation engines and graph-aided search. Before joining the team, Alessandro has gained over 10 years of experience in software development and spoke at many prominent conferences, such as JavaOne. Alessandro holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Salento. He is based in Southern Italy (lucky him!) but travels to clients around the world.

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Luanne Misquitta

Luanne Misquitta

Principal Consultant (UAE)
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Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Luanne

Luanne Misquitta is a Principal Consultant at GraphAware. She holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from St. Xavier’s College. Luanne is a developer, consultant, and trainer with over 17 years of experience. She is a valued member of the Neo4j community, an active open-source contributor, and one of the main committers to Spring Data Neo4j. Luanne is based in Abu Dhabi.

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Christophe Willemsen

Christophe Willemsen

Principal Consultant (EU)
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Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Christophe

Christophe Willemsen is a Principal Consultant at GraphAware. Before joining the team, Christophe worked as communication systems engineer for the Belgian Navy for almost 15 years and taught courses about maritime distress and emergency communication systems. He is a skilled software engineer who has led many big projects in HR and Operations Departments. Christophe is the author of Graphgen, an online graph generation engine for Neo4j, which received a Graphie Award during GraphConnect San Francisco 2014, and an active member of the Neo4j community.

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Lorenzo Speranzoni

Lorenzo Speranzoni

Principal Consultant (EU)
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Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Lorenzo

Lorenzo is a pragmatic and passionate expert in software architectures and Agile methodologies. He has significant experience in running business critical projects as well as his own consulting company, which he founded back in 2004. Ever since, he has maintained his passion for software development by supporting R&D teams and actively contributing to software projects. Since 2013, Lorenzo has been focusing on NoSQL & BigData technologies with a special interest for Graph Databases, which led him to become the first "Neo4j Ambassador" for Italy. He loves mentoring and collaborating with people in order to build enthusiastic teams. In his spare time, he likes to cultivate his passion for art and cycling.

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Jan Žák

Jan Žák

Senior Consultant
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About Jan

Jan is a Senior Consultant at GraphAware with more than 10 years of experience in developing web applications. He specialises in front-end technologies, graph and geospatial libraries, computer security, continuous delivery and DevOps. Jan holds an MSc degree in Computer Security and a BSc degree in Software Engineering from Czech Technical University in Prague. He is based in Prague but frequently travels to clients around the world.

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Aldrin Misquitta

Aldrin Misquitta

Senior Consultant
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About Aldrin

Aldrin Misquitta is a Senior Consultant at GraphAware based in Abu Dhabi. Aldrin has 17+ years of experience in software development with specialisation in front end and middle tier technologies. He has strong focus on processes, automated testing and continuous development. He has spent his career working with services, startups and product companies. He loves challenges and can quickly ramp up on any new technology. Aldrin has a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from Mumbai University.

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Jan Peša

Jan Peša

Senior Consultant
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About Jan

Jan Peša is a Senior Consultant at GraphAware. He has profound experience with modern web development and frameworks like Angular (since early versions from 2013), Aurelia and Backbone. Jan has over 10 years of experience as a front-end developer and web designer – from small web presentations and single-purpose applications to vast corporate intranet systems. He is passionate about clean UI and maintainable code. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Master’s degree in Computer Graphics and Multimedia from Brno University of Technology.

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Nicolas Mervaillie

Nicolas Mervaillie

Senior Consultant
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Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Nicolas

Nicolas is a Senior Consultant at GraphAware and a software engineer with extensive experience in various industries. He has been developing, architecting, coaching, and performance tuning software for over 18 years in the Java and Spring framework fields. He likes challenges and working with other people in order to deliver good quality projects on time. Nicolas holds an MSc degree in Maths and Computer Science from the University of Lille.

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Eric Spiegelberg

Eric Spiegelberg

Senior Consultant
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Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Eric

Eric Spiegelberg is a Senior Consultant at GraphAware. With over 16 years of experience with the Java platform, Eric holds a BS in Computer Science and a MS in Software Engineering, is an avid technologist, a published technical author, and life long learner. Outside of technology Eric is a high performance and instrument rated private pilot, has run the Paris Marathon in France, and enjoys an interest in travel.

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Janos Szendi-Varga

Janos Szendi-Varga

Senior Consultant
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Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Janos

Janos Szendi-Varga is a Senior Consultant at GraphAware. Janos has gained 17 years of experience in IT projects for companies such as Nokia, T-Mobile, Erste Bank, Hungarian Telekom, Makedonski Telekom, Ericsson, and many more. He was involved in many areas of IT, like testing, developing, architecting, project managing, strategy planning, innovating, and mobile development. In addition to his professional background, he is committed to spreading his experience and is the main organizer of the Neo4j Budapest meetup. Janos holds an MSc in Information Technologies and an MSc in Economics.

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Omar Rampado

Omar Rampado

Senior Consultant
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Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Omar

Omar is an expert and consultant in the areas of software development and architecture. Since 2006, he has worked on a number of mission critical applications as the CTO of a leading Italian NoSQL consultancy. Backend systems and integration architectures have always been Omar's main fields of interest. As a consultant, he's constantly working to break free from technical debt, improve code coverage, clean code, and automate release processes. He is responsible for many R&D activities and currently supports large organisations in defining their integration architectures. He loves to collaborate with people in order to build the best team spirit. In his spare time, he likes to cultivate his passion for Kung Fu and playing the trumpet.

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Alberto De Lazzari

Alberto De Lazzari

Senior Consultant
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Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Alberto

Alberto is a passionate technologist who always keeps up with the latest patterns, methodologies, and frameworks. In the past 10 years, he has worked in very different industries, from automotive and fleet management to insurance and banking. Since 2007, Alberto he has been working on legacy as well as cutting-edge systems and a wide range of internalization and integration IT projects. Graphs have been Alberto's passion since the university, where he wrote a thesis on clustering algorithms and neural networks. He is a contributor to official Neo4j projects like, such as APOC and ETL. He likes photography, cooking, and cinema.

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Aleš Havlík

Aleš Havlík

Senior Consultant
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About Aleš

Ales Havlik is a Senior Consultant at GraphAware. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Masaryk University, Czechia and an MSc. in Software Development from Open University, UK, where he wrote a thesis on Temporal Queries in Graph Database Management Systems. Ales has over 15 years of experience with software development for large organizations as well as startups. He is experienced with back end and front end development, server administration, and TCP/IP networks. Ales is currently based in Prague.

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František Hartman

František Hartman

Senior Consultant
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About František

Frantisek Hartman is a software developer and coding architect with 7 years of experience, mainly in Java, devoted to writing well readable and maintainable code. Keeping up to date with current technologies and always expanding horizons and willing to learn. With passion for understanding all aspects of a problem at hand. Helping colleagues and sharing knowledge. TDD and CI evangelist with keen interest in agile development process. Graph databases and distributed systems enthusiast.

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Vlastimil Kůs

Vlastimil Kůs

Data Scientist
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About Vlastimil

Dr. Vlastimil Kůs is a Data Scientist at GraphAware. With a solid background in maths and research in subnuclear physics and several years of experience in the field of data analytics, he has gained a wide range of skills in software development, distributed computing, data processing and visualization, and machine learning. He is dedicated to expanding his knowledge base as well as pursuing his interest in figuring out the meaning of life and the universe.

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Miro Marchi

Miro Marchi

Consultant
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Neo4j Certified Professional

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About Miro

Dr. Miro Marchi is a Consultant at GraphAware. He holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from University of Verona, where he studied the consumption of graph visualisations by members of communities of practice. Miro's skills and interests lie between social and computer sciences. He combines experience in ethnographic analysis (deep immersion in the field to understand stakeholders practices), in graph data modelling with Neo4j, and in JavaScript data visualisation. He is passionate about the game-changing effect of network thinking and graph technology on organisations and processes.

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Jitka Svedova

Jitka Svedova

Operations Manager
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About Jitka

Jitka Svedova is the Operations Manager at GraphAware. After completing her business education in Czech Republic, she gained over 12 years of working experience as an executive assistant, PA and a conference host in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is now responsible for the smooth and effective running of the company in the UAE.

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Martin Macke

Martin Macke

Designer
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About Martin

Martin Macke is a designer at GraphAware. He is responsible for the GraphAware logo and visual identity, the look and feel of the GraphAware website and all online and offline materials. He studied media and communication at the University of New York in Prague. He has more than 10 years of experience with design and website development.

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Daniela Merglova

Daniela Merglova

Non-Executive Director
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About Daniela

Daniela Merglova is a Non-Executive Director at GraphAware. She was Operations Director for the initial three years of GraphAware's operation, having grown the company from zero to £1M revenue and 14 staff. She holds a BSc degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York and has 8 years of experience in accounting and tax from SAP and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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