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.



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

CEO and Founder

Ali has over 25 years experience in the computer and technology industry. After many years of helping numerous organisations grow, he started Cielo Costa in 2016 as a technology consulting with the purpose of elevating human experience.

Emma Head

Director of Operations


Emma has more than 20 years experience of operational leadership and managing programmes and projects. Qualified in Agile, PRINCE2 and Waterfall methodologies, Emma enjoys promoting transparent communication with all stakeholders across the entire lifecycle of projects, from inception to delivery.

Charlie Lee

Director of Technology


As our Director of Technology, Charlie leads our dynamic team of over 20 professionals across multiple workstreams. With more than 18 years of experience, Charlie has honed his expertise over the years building robust business solutions using Microsoft technologies, Office 365, Azure and particularly SharePoint.

Nicki Greene

Head of Technology Solutions


As a Certified Microsoft 365 consultant, Nicki has over 16 years experience delivering guidance and solutions across Microsoft technologies such as SharePoint, Teams and the Power Platform. Nikki is organised, pro-active and capable in all aspects of business analysis and software development.

Adrian Gibbons

Head of Business Consulting


Adrian has over 20 years of Big 4 Management Consulting experience in the UK and Australia. He has worked on complex business and technology transformation projects in numerous sectors including government, health, education, police, built environment, and resources.

Karthika Baiju

Head of People Experience


With qualifications in HR and organisational psychology, Karthika has expertise in enhancing people experience and driving operational scalability. With a focus on talent development, team empowerment, and M&A strategy, she has successfully built operations for impressive unicorn businesses.
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