There is an army of more than 100 Contributors behind the OrientDB open source project, directed by OrientDB LTD. The Leadership Team below is a dedicated group consisting of experienced executives and highly skilled engineers.

Luca Garulli

Luca Garulli

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Luca is the original author of the OrientDB product. He started working with storage algorithms in 1998 and created the first production-ready version of multi-model OrientDB in early 2010 after 17 years of experience creating DBMSs. Luca is a member of the Sun Microsystems JDO 1.0 and 2.0 Expert Groups that wrote the JDO standard

Jill Ray

Jill Ray

Partner, Business Development

Jill joined the OrientDB team in 2013 as a partner, handling business development and operations. She has been in the Business Intelligence/Analytics & Reporting world for 15 years, working mostly with relational databases. She has 16 years of experience working as a liaison between software development teams and worldwide clients.



Andrey Lomakin
Luigi Dell'Aquila
Emanuele Tagliaferri
Enrico Risa

Andrey Lomakin

Lead Research & Development Engineer

OrientDB Contributor since 2011 and Committer since 2012, Andrey designed the new PLOCAL storage engine, SB-Tree and Hash-Tree indexes. He now leads Research & Development.

Luigi Dell'Aquila

Director of Consulting

10 years experience as an ICT consultant, passionate software developer and Open Source enthusiast. Luigi managed OrientDB Academy since 2013, and since 2014 he manages Orient Technologies consulting services. He is also one of the main OrientDB core committers, mainly focused on OrientSQL, query execution and optimization.

Emanuele Tagliaferri

Lead Protocol and Driver Engineer

Emanuele started to contribute to the OrientDB project in 2010 with the implementation of orientdb-c, the first C language driver. Now he manages the protocol and driver development team.

Enrico Risa

Lead Enterprise Engineer

OrientDB Contributor since 2013 and Committer since 2014, Enrico leads the development teams behind OrientDB Studio, OrientDB Enterprise Edition and the OrientDB-Lucene plugin.