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Stefano Corazza

CEO & Co-founder

The mastermind behind Mixamo’s advanced technology, Stefano Corazza applied his experience from the University of Padua Human Movement Lab and the Stanford University Biomotion Lab to develop the effective mathematical and machine learning solutions that support Mixamo.

Prior to Mixamo, Corazza was a research associate at the Stanford University Biomotion Lab until 2008 where he developed markerless motion capture technology and won the Stanford-Caltech-Berkeley Innovators’ Challenge in 2005. He additionally is the CTO and co-founder of dublit.com, a Web 2.0 site for short-form literature based in San Francisco and co-founded and served on the board for Memory SRL, an enterprise software company based in Italy.

A true Renaissance man active within the domain of large scale kinetic and new media art and with a past as a paragliding test-pilot, Corazza holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from University of Padua, a master of design from University of Florence, a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. in bioengineering and computer vision from University of Padua, part of which was completed at Stanford University.

Stefano is also very active in the Virtual Reality domain through investments, VR installations in Museums and by participating as a mentor in the world’s first VR accelerator at Rothenberg Ventures.

Jeremy Biddle

Director of Engineering

Jeremy’s first web application hurled random insults at visitors in Shakespearean prose. An ignominious introduction to the slings and arrows of web application development, perhaps, but his work at Mixamo provides the perfect balance between his love of art, games, graphics, and that most amazing part of the digital artist’s toolchest that ties them all together -- the computer.

Jeremy is responsible for the keeping the Mixamo technology stack running and under constant development by our team of elite engineers. The back end web application architecture, the front end UI, tying together the many amazing services that the R&D team cook up, and managing the myriad platforms it all runs on, Jeremy and his team thrive on the fast paced development and the small company culture that that makes up Mixamo.

He received his BA in Computer Science at Boston University. Aside from badgering computers to do his bidding, he likes to fuss around with pencils, engines, languages, as well as clambering around on mountain trails from time to time.

Emiliano Gambaretto

Director of Research & Development

Emiliano Gambaretto obtained a PhD degree in Bioengineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 2011 for his research on Markerless Motion Capture. Part of his research was carried out at Stanford where he first met Stefano in 2006. He also received a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and a Diplome d’Ingenieur from Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France) in 2006.

He was part of Mixamo’s founding team in 2008. He’s currently Director of Research at Mixamo. His job consists of designing and developing the technologies behind Mixamo’s services. That includes motion models, auto-rigging, real-time face animation, integration with 3rd-party software and industry standards.

Mike Walsh

Vice President of Sales

Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from St. Mary’s College and has over 20 years experience in the video game and technology industries. During his career, Mike has helped restructure and grow several sales organizations and offers a proven management record focused on building strong customer relationships. Prior to his position at Mixamo, Mike was the CEO of xaitment inc. where he handled the worldwide business, sales and growth of xaitment.

Before that he was the Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Havok where his duties included generating new business, renewing supporting contracts and managing sales operations in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. Mike has also served as North America and Australia Regional Sales Manager for Softimage, where he helped increase business for both the indirect and direct sales channels; Partner Sales Manager at Alias, where he assisted in the reorganization of the North American Northwest sales and oversaw sales to distribution channels; and spent 4 years at SGI, leading the rebuilding and growth of SGI’s Federal sales organization.

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