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ROLI

Truly multidisciplinary

ROLI is not just a company of specialists, but a community of polymaths creating new synergies between the professional and the personal.

Roland Lamb

Roland Lamb

Job Title
Founder & CEO

After high school, Roland moved to Japan to practise Zen Buddhism. He earned a degree in Classical Chinese and Sanskrit Philosophy from Harvard University. His diverse achievements led to a scholarship to pursue an MA in Design Products at the RCA. There he invented the award-winning Seaboard GRAND and ROLI was born.

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Andy Brown

Job Title
Director of Program Management & Sourcing

With over 20 years of experience working in the consumer electronics industry, Andy is committed to creating and making lasting products people both love and need. He is a keen cyclist and runner, but enjoys most walking in the countryside with his dog.

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Otis Vickers-Graver

Job Title
Full Stack Developer

Otis enjoys an adventure, whether that's reading a good book, playing an RPG or traveling to new places. He recently became a dad and spends a good amount of time chasing his 1 year old around the house.

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Hiva Forouzin

Job Title
Senior Finance Manager

Hiva has a degree in management and Accountancy. She challenges herself by learning new skills like making jewellery, pottery or learning sports like playing tennis and ice skating. Her favourite new hobby is making jigsaw puzzles.

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Conall McGinty

Job Title
Javascript Developer

After returning from living in Bahrain, Conall has mostly worked on systems that move crisps around. In his spare time, you can find him making music of questionable quality, teaching the next generation of creative coders, and injuring himself while making furniture

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Ryan Stables

Job Title
Senior Developer

With a degree in Sound Engineering and a PhD in Audio Signal Processing, Ryan has an extensive background in building tools to help people make music. He’s originally from the Lake District and spends most of his spare time walking the dog.

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Tara Reddy

Job Title
Chief Software Officer

Tara's passion is harnessing new technology to create useful and delightful consumer products. She previously co-founded a company called Loveshark that launched the world's first mobile dance game, built for Gen Z female players. Prior to this, she was a practicing veterinarian. She loves animals, golf and gaming.

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Laurent Clerc

Job Title
Lead Software Engineer

When Laurent began tinkering with sounds on the family computer in his teens, little did he know that this hobby would eventually turn into a career as an electronic music producer. After several albums and years of touring - Laurent decided to change tack and switched his focus to building the tools for fellow music makers. He still releases music today as ‘Little People'.

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Tom MacColl

Job Title
Senior Product Analyst

With a background working as an analyst at various tech startups, Tom learned the fundamentals of data analytics in his first role out of university, and haven’t looked back since. Tom is also a passionate drummer and percussionist, and has toured with various guitar bands around the UK and Europe over the years.

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Chesney Jefferson

Job Title
LUMI Creator Support Lead

With a BSc in Creative Music & Sound Technology and diverse professional experience, Chesney supports Luminary's creators. When not at work he can be found performing with his band, exploring hidden corners of London, or learning about nature and science.

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Mark Bridger

Job Title
QA Engineer

With a background in QA testing for brands like Sky and Land Rover, Mark combines his experience in software testing with his passion for sound and music technology. Outside of work, when he’s not producing or DJing, Mark enjoys travelling, nature, gigs and outdoor swimming.

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Tom Franks

Job Title
Senior Frontend Developer

Tom is an enthusiastic product engineer who draws on his experience in a diverse array of industries, including early-stage startups and major media companies. Apart from his work, Tom is an avid motorcyclist and enjoys spending quality time with his two young children.

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Zainab Hassan

Job Title
Marketing Communications Executive

Zainab’s background in copywriting for music zines, music tech and vintage interior design helps her bring together words and content in all manners of ways to inform and inspire anyone and everyone. In her spare time Zainab enjoys exploring rock music old and new from all over the globe, with a current strong interest in the Korean rock and indie music scene.

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Alberto García Roca

Job Title
Content Manager

A music composition and sound engineering graduate, Alberto is a multi-instrumentalist who has spent years making music under the Alien Tango alias and playing around the world. He is part of the QA team and outside of Luminary he rarely stops creating, producing music, or editing videos.

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Marcus Levy-Chance

Job Title
Sound Team Content Lead

With degrees in Philosophy and Music Production, Marcus draws upon his experience as a freelance producer and musician in order to produce high-quality and inspiring sound content for Luminary creators. He loves woodwork, making jewelry, playing with synthesizers, and hanging out with his dog, Lexi.

Jessica Lowrey

Job Title
People Operations & Office Manager

Jessica loves being outdoors (when the weather is nice), exploring new places, and is a keen festival goer. With a background in advertising production, she now puts her organizational skills to great use as part of the People Operations team at Luminary.

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Thomas Meaney

Job Title
Full Stack Developer

After spending his younger years teaching guitar at a music school in his native Wolverhampton, Tom graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with an MSc in Audio Programming. He joined the web team at Luminary after a role as a QA Engineer at FXpansion.

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JP Janvier

Job Title
Head of Digital Marketing & Growth

JP comes from a background of Digital Marketing, Data and Analytics. He recently became a father, and in the past has competed in televised Thai-boxing tournaments. When not reading up on the latest Digital Marketing trends, hobbies include current affairs, socialising, playing piano and chess.

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Anthony Linton

Job Title
Senior Developer

Anthony has many years of experience creating games for the web and mobile with a passion for user-centered design. He loves the outdoors and motorcycle trips into Wales in search of new twisty roads.

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Léa De Miras

Job Title
Senior Graphic Designer

After studying Product Design at the RCA, Léa gained experience in Product and Graphic design before joining the Luminary team as a Graphic designer. She has a weird thing with electrical switches and she is often spotted at art exhibitions or enjoying live music.

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David Phillips

Job Title
Director of Music Content & Licensing

As a multi-instrumentalist across several genres, David loves making music. He applies two decades of MI industry experience to expanding Luminary's international markets, feeding also his love of travel, languages and cultural diversity. He is also family-focused and enjoys exploring the Czech landscape, reading and practicing martial arts.

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Jack Holloway

Job Title
Senior Dev Ops Engineer

With two decades in the realm of DevOps engineering and consulting, Jack brings expertise in orchestrating seamless software development and deployment. Beyond the digital landscape, he immerses himself in the analogue world of board games and tabletop adventures.

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Joe Van Bohemen

Job Title
Full Stack Developer

Joe brings his experience as a web developer from Aotearoa, New Zealand. He is keen to make an impact at Luminary by combining technical know-how and collaborative problem solving. Joe loves cycling, skiing and music.

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Elena Garcia

Job Title
Creator Support Agent

Elena studied music in London for 3 years and now works as a Creator Support Agent at Luminary. A keen producer, she enjoys writing music for both herself and others. She makes a mean bowl of pesto pasta and loves dogs, Paris and live music.

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Donna Leia

Job Title
Personal Assistant to the CEO

A passion for organising and a love of music led to a career as a PA in the music industry, a role Donna thoroughly enjoys. Outside of work she can be found jogging, meditating, spending time in nature (and eating chocolate).

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Antonia Hughes

Job Title
People Manager

Antonia has always had a keen interest in people and human behaviour, reflected in her psychology degree. She has previous experience of working in operations at consultancies and healthcare tech start-ups. In her free time, she enjoys watching and playing sports, going to live music events and festivals and learning to DJ.

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Inayat Shariff

Job Title
Director of Platform

As a product-oriented engineer, Inayat has given form to innovative ideas at multiple early-stage startups, including heading the technology department. He uses this experience to balance the needs of Luminary's Platform resources. In his downtime, he strives to level up his bouldering and chess skills.

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Tom Ford

Job Title
Chief Product Officer (Platforms)

A dynamic executive product leader, Tom has spearheaded transformations for global enterprises and launched groundbreaking ventures. He's fueled by a fervor for assembling high-performing teams and crafting products that positively influence countless lives. Holder of a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence, he revels in design, indulges in chocolate, and finds solace in music.

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Matt Gelder

Job Title
Director of Brand and Design

With a wealth of experience across digital and graphic design, Matt has worked in a range of creative agencies on brands such as McLaren F1, Barclays, Umbro & Sky. He enjoys photography, reading and playing sports with his two kids.

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Faiza Halim

Job Title
VP of Finance

Faiza is a collaborative, passionate leader, who always strives to lead by example. Having grown up and lived in a few countries, Faiza enjoys travelling, as well as learning from new cultures and environments. She's actively learning to speak French and play the piano.

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Frankie Burrows

Job Title
Software QA Engineer

Frankie has gained experience performing and composing music across a wide range of genres including funk, ska, and contemporary classical. He is now excited to combine this with his technical knowledge to ensure Luminary's software runs as smoothly as possible. His other interests include photography and a love for sparrows.

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Federico Cicchi

Job Title
VP of Engineering

Federico’s passion for technology began at six when he received a Commodore 16 for Christmas. With a background in software engineering and AI, he has 20 years of experience in software development and management. He is a martial arts enthusiast, a piano player and an advocate of slow travel, enjoying the journey as much as the destination.

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Gordon Paul

Job Title
Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Gordon completed a PhD in screen-printed wearable electronics then spent a decade in the medical and automotive sectors before joining Luminary. In his free time he enjoys playing musical instruments, watching cartoons and spending time with family and friends.

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Xorge Castro

Job Title
Senior NPI and Mechanical Engineer

Xorge has fifteen years of experience in engineering. He is passionate about design, manufacturing and creating groundbreaking products. Xorge is also a salsa dancer and has a black belt in karate.

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Kyungmin Han

Job Title
Industrial Designer

A background in craft and an obsession with finishes contributed to producing the honorable Seaboard GRAND. After acquiring an MA degree and exploring the VR industry, Kyungmin joined the team for another opportunity to create a great product.

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David Molnar

Job Title
Senior Electronic Engineer

David has spent his entire career designing and developing products for the music and audio industry. It’s been his passion since he was a child. Originally from the United States, David and family moved to London in 2016 to experience this great city for all it has to offer. David also enjoys retro gaming, travel, cooking, and quality family time.

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Sam Price

Job Title
Product Manager

Sam has a background in composition, engraving, music tuition and project management. Since completing his undergrad and postgraduate degrees in music, Sam has worked on music projects for adverts, writing and recording with a string ensemble (for a Drum & Bass album) alongside scoring a puzzle app.

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Luke Phillips

Job Title
Senior Developer

Luke started out playing in electronic bands and scoring music for film. He learnt to code for fun and found himself making musical apps (check out Blokdust which he created alongside two other people). When Luke's not working, he's attempting to be a masterchef and planning road trips.

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Adam Pollard

Job Title
Product Manager

After studying Maths at the University of Cambridge, Adam released music and DJ'd as the artist "Multiplier". He then transitioned into sound design, video tutorials, and YouTube, building an audience of over 100k subscribers. When not in the studio, you'll find him rock climbing and mountain biking.

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Kaushik Sureshkumar

Job Title
Product Manager

Having a background in data science, Kaushik has spent the last few years building gaming and social apps for mobile. Outside of work, Kaushik likes to watch and play sports, particularly hockey, cricket and football.

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Aine O'Sullivan

Job Title
Talent Manager

Aine is passionate about helping people acknowledge their potential within themselves and be able to communicate that effectively with hiring managers. As the Talent Manager for Luminary ROLI, Aine brings cumulative experience in HR, recruitment and coaching. Outside of work Aine is passionate about travelling and meeting new people, having lived and worked in New Zealand and Australia. She also loves to pursue her passion for improv, singing and photography.

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Jon Beyer

Job Title
Head of Community & Content

With extensive experience heading up social for brands, most recently Etsy, Jon has a passion for finding new creative ways to engage and grow online communities. He's also a seasoned bassist who holds a degree in Popular Music Performance and a love for the UK's craft beer scene.

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Makiko Maruyama

Job Title
Director of Software QA & Release Management

With wide-ranging technical experience primarily in software QA and development, Makiko leads Luminary's Software QA team and is passionate about making continuous improvements for better quality. She is a classically trained pianist and loves playing the violin in a chamber music group as a learner.

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Olivier Carricart

Job Title
Senior E-Commerce Manager

Seasoned E-Com specialist, Olivier, is all about a smooth online experience. Passionate about music and all things tech, he is a former sound engineer who used to run his recording studio in North West London. Music, cinema, photography and going up and down the country are amongst his favourite hobbies.

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Tim Rowe

Job Title
Logistics & Procurement Coordinator

Tim recently moved to London from Bristol where he had been for the last 5 years after studying history at University and he is loving it so far. He is into cycling, running and hiking and the outdoors in general.

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Dewald De Jager

Job Title
Senior Commercial Director

Over the past thirteen years, Dewald has helped companies such as GoPro and Garmin grow their sales. A proud citizen of the Rainbow Nation (South Africa), you'll be sure to hear him talking about travel, music and tech.

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Dylan Delport

Job Title
Data Engineer

Originally from South Africa, Dylan brings four years of data engineering experience to Luminary with a passion for data movement and solution architecture. In his spare time, he can be found playing sports, travelling, enjoying photography and more recently, drone videography whilst also learning to DJ and play the guitar.

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Robert Field

Job Title
Innovation Design Engineer

Growing up in a very musical family, Robert learned to play the cello and loves to make things, be that developing games, doing woodwork, or baking cakes. He has recently graduated from Imperial College London, studying Design Engineering.

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Joe Hauke

Job Title
Creator Support Technical Lead

After demonstrating Luminary products around the world as part of the Field Sales team, Joe now specializes in providing technical support for Luminary creators. He is a lifelong piano player, musician, and producer who loves to cook spicy food and find hidden pubs in the countryside.

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Mike Toon

Job Title
Senior C++ Software Engineer

Mike is a software engineer and brings to Luminary his experience of developing video technologies and his academic background in music technology. He enjoys hiking in the mountains, particularly in his native Scotland where he has bagged 7 Munros in a single day.

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Harry Mackie

Job Title
Logistics & Returns Coordinator

Since moving to London, Harry set out to discover every corner of the city on foot which is a hobby he has kept up since. When he’s not exploring hidden London he enjoys going to the theatre, music festivals or planning his next adventure abroad