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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.

Danny Siger

Danny Siger

Job Title
Head of PR & Brand Partnerships

An avid outdoorsman, Danny has taught whitewater kayaking and guided wilderness trips in the Northeast and Alaska and is now dedicated to maintaining the smooth flow of Luminary's sales process. He once paddled alone down the length of the Grand Canyon.

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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.

Rafael Szaban

Rafael Szaban

Job Title
Principal Sound Designer

Making music and creating new sounds has always been Rafael’s passion. Encouraging the Luminary software development team for yet more features? If it means a better sound, it’s a must for Rafael.

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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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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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Faiza Halim

Job Title
Finance Director

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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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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Heen-Wah Wai

Job Title
Head of Film and Music Production

After studying Computing at Imperial College, Heen became Luminary's first Product Demonstrator having now performed at The Royal Albert Hall and Abbey Road. He loves jamming, travelling and eating fried chicken.

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Sheela Galagnara

Job Title
Management Accountant

As a self-described naturally impatient person, Sheela believes in working smarter! She uses this to her advantage in finding ways to increase productivity and efficiency at work. In her personal time, she used to sketch and design dresses as a hobby, but now she is into makeup as an outlet for her creativity.

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Sam Price

Job Title
Project Manager (Music Education, Curricular Design & Development)

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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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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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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Marcus Levy-Chance

Job Title
Sound & QA Engineer and Sound Team Coordinator

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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Léa De Miras

Job Title
Mid-Weight 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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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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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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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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Santiago Ortega

Job Title
UX/UI Designer

An Ecuadorian designer now working on the UX and UI of the LUMI app, Santiago has contributed to many areas over the years, from perfecting the first silicone keywaves on the Seaboard GRAND, to designing spatial projects including international events and the in-store experience.

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Adam Pollard

Job Title
Product Owner

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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Ian Larter

Job Title
Head of Manufacturing Operations & Supply Chain

Ian was selected to exhibit at the New Designers exhibition in London in 2015 with a new product and service proposal for sterilising baby feeding bottles. He can be found creating a touch of sustain on his guitar and has performed at the likes of Latitude and the Great Escape Festivals.

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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.

Corey Harrower

Corey Harrower

Job Title
Founder & CPO

Formerly a professional contemporary dancer, Corey works to comprehensively cohere the Luminary community. He co-directs VT's Governor’s Institute on the Arts and is passionate about activism and the discourse related to issues of gender, race, non-human animals and social justice.

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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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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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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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Dewald De Jager

Job Title
Director of Growth

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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Matt Gelder

Job Title
Head of Communications Design & LUMI Brand

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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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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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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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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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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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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John Metcalfe

Job Title
Chief Technology Officer

John studied Electronics at Manchester and has worked in the consumer electronics industry in a variety of hardware, software and management roles for over 30 years. He enjoys cycling and hiking and is learning to play the piano.

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Anthony Linton

Job Title
Fullstack Developer - LUMI

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.

Lewis Gunson

Lewis Gunson

Job Title
Software QA Lead

With a creative and technical background in the games industry, Lewis now puts that to use while testing Luminary software. He’s a composer with a passion for exploring how people can experience and interact with music.

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Inayat Shariff

Job Title
Senior Platform Lead

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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Rory Bett

Job Title
Sound Content QA Lead

As a recent Tonmeister graduate, Rory has had a variety of experience in post production and studios. He is excited to be on the Luminary team as a Sound Content QA Engineer. Outside of work, Rory can be found at the local quiz night or at home testing new recipes.

John Griffin

John Griffin

Job Title
Internal Hardware Testing & Prototyping Manager

With past industry experience in Lighting and Furniture design, John oversees the repair and refurbishment of Luminary products whilst also aiding with in-house prototyping and proof of concept hardware. A veteran of the Hackney half marathon, he’s also a keen hiker having visited both Tasmania and New Zealand.

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Intae Lall

Job Title
Platform Developer

Intae has been a software engineer for the last 4 years. In his spare time he enjoys live music, and playing guitar and bass and writing new material for his personal projects and band as well as attempting to improve his culinary skills!

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Yu Kyung Lee

Job Title
Senior Product Designer

A recent RCA Product Design graduate, Yu Kyung works with Luminary's product designers. For six years, she taught kids to sing and dance at a Sunday school, and she loves exploring London, cooking and making beautiful leather things.

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Alberto García Roca

Job Title
Sound Content QA Engineer

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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Laurent Clerc

Job Title
C++ 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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Tahmima Anam

Job Title
Executive Director

Trained as an anthropologist, Tahmima is an award-winning writer. She also writes a column for the International New York Times. She sits on the board of Luminary, coordinates senior recruitment, and heads woman-forward initiatives to the Luminary team and beyond.

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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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Ollie James

Job Title
Platform Developer

Having recently moved to London from Bristol, Ollie has always loved creating things, though, over the years, the category of "things" he creates has varied widely, but the two that have stuck are both software and music.

Dan Weingartner

Dan Weingartner

Job Title
Head of Creator Support

After 15 years touring the world as Keyboard Technician for artists such as Britney Spears, Lionel Richie and Leonard Cohen, Dan now leads the Luminary creator support team. He still tinkers with modular synthesisers and loves physics and cosmology.

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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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JP Janvier

Job Title
Paid Media Manager

JP looks after Paid Media, and 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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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.