Matteo Merola(he/him)

Engineering Manager

I create software that helps people and businesses succeed.

I run ZenLeadr, the toolkit designed for engineering managers and leaders.

Previously, I was an Engineering Manager at Shell, where I was leading 40+ engineers building the operating system for the trade and supply business. I was also a tech lead at KLM, working on turning airline operations into a competitive advantage (watch ↗).

In my 7+ years of experience I've started a digital company, led the development team in an edutech startup (, collaborated with many companies in areas such as fintech (bunq) and greentech (cleopa).

I write Open Source software at and I blog every once in a while.