Born in Piemonte in 1975, Stefano studied Science of Materials at the University of Turin (Italy). In 1999 he founded QI Composites which soon became a leader in non-destructive nautical controls. In 2002 the business expanded to the field of wind energy and the company was entrusted with the responsibility of developing methods and procedures for the control of 50-meter wind turbines produced in Spain; Since 2012, QI Composites collaborates systematically with the Ferrari team. Stefano has participated in four America's Cup campaigns: in 2003 with Luna Rossa, in 2007 as a consultant for nine teams, in 2010 with Alinghi and in 2013 with Artemis Racing. This is his third America's Cup with Luna Rossa.