What makes us who we are

We’re passionate about helping clients & colleagues with empathy. Constantly empowering ourselves and one another with the required knowledge, tools and abilities.

About us


Cielo Costa fondly originates from Spanish and Italian translations of sea, sun, sky and coast. We like to interpret this as bringing a bit of sunshine, blue sky, cloud-based technology and a sense of warmth, security and pleasure to all your software development needs.


Our story

We’re a unique group of people at Cielo Costa and we only say that because we do things differently, and that difference comes from the way we were founded. 

At the age of 13 years old Ali Sanaei (our Founder) knew his purpose in life was to serve people, make people happy and to add value to people’s experiences. In his early years he fulfilled these ambitions through a waiting job and then set his sights on owning a hotel and delivering tailor-made experiences. However, the inner ‘tech’ (he calls it geek!) in him was crying to be released and at 17 years old he started on his career in IT. 

After many years of experience working for others, partnering in other businesses and helping businesses grow and extend through the power of technology, in early 2016 Cielo Costa was born. 

Born on a promise to be customer orientated, a value driven business that empowers its people to be brave, passionate, empathetic and work together to serve and please people and to be at the forefront of developments, enhancements and executions. 

We’re a global based business with members of the team located all around the world, we’ve fostered a culture of encouragement and support, working together to solve challenges and deliver the best solutions for our clients and their employees, customers and partners. 

We nurture and reward our employee’s well, we value them immensely. Our people and their skills and strengths are our assets, and we hugely respect them.


We’re technology agnostic and we tailor the solution to the challenge. We address each project from a technology understanding but pair that with our vast understanding of businesses, processes, people and the issues and solutions businesses face in their everyday requirements. 

Our reward comes when we see a solution we’ve built being adopted and the value realised within our client’s business. 

We work with our clients on long-standing relationships, the clients that helped us realise our vision at the beginning of our journey in 2016 are still clients now, you’ll see them featured in our recent client stories and that to us is a total testament of what we set out to achieve at the very beginning.  

Cielo Costa – Problems solved


Meet our leadership team

A diverse and international group of technology enthusiasts, the Cielo Costa team of people have always been accountable in delivering quality, technologically advanced products and services. 

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Ali Sanaei

“Solving real business and social problems creates real business value, and the benefits improve the lives of those involved.”

At Cielo Costa, we are becoming the world’s most desired technology consultancy. When our clients seek a partner to help them overcome their business challenges by building a software solution, we are the first they think of.

We are passionate about helping our clients and colleagues with empathy. Constantly empowering ourselves and one another with the needed knowledge, tools and abilities. Every step of the way, our brave decisions and actions showcase our sense of transparency and responsibility, building confidence and trust within ourselves and our clients.

Ali has over 20 years of experience in the computer and technology industry.

director of operations

Emma Head

“Our trusted relationship with our clients to work as one single and coherent team helps us deliver valuable results, on time and within budget. This is a testament to the attitude and skills of our amazing team members, supported by our outstanding project approach, all aligned with our vision, mission and values.”

Emma has over 20 years of experience managing programmes and projects across various industries. She is qualified in Agile, PRINCE2 and Waterfall methodologies, and comes from a strong background in finance and operations. 

Em enjoys promoting transparent and clear communication with all stakeholders in the entire lifecycle of our projects, from inception to delivery, and ensuring the adoption of these solutions. 

director of technology

Charlie Lee

“At Cielo Costa our priority is to provide the right solutions for our customers. That can be a complex technical solution or it can be something really straightforward – but the key element is providing the right solution for the customer, solving their business problems and enabling them to be more efficient and effective.”

Charlie is a skilled and highly proficient Consultant, Architect and Developer with many years of experience building business solutions for major clients using Microsoft technologies, particularly Office 365 and SharePoint. He has experience of a variety of industry sectors delivering projects with their entire lifecycle; from design through to delivery and transition into live service. He has been developing solutions with Microsoft technologies for over 18 years and has specialised in SharePoint since 2007.

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