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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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Adam Narimatsu

Job Title
Creator Support Specialist

When he's not playing jazz piano gigs, Adam assists Creators as a part of the ROLI Support team. His musical endeavors have taken him across the country, playing a variety of venues including a charity event for the Kevin Spacey Foundation. He is an avid martial artist, writer, and eater of pizza.

Dimitri Sudell

Dimitri Sudell

Job Title
QA Engineer and Jr. Developer

With a background fluctuating between music performance and software development, Dimitri now works as a Software Tester for ROLI. He likes playing the drums and baking sourdough bread.

Lewis Gunson

Lewis Gunson

Job Title
Software QA Engineer

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

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Barry Rogers

Job Title
Product Owner

Born and raised in London, Barry is a multi-instrumentalist with a degree in Software Engineering. As Product Owner, he's excited to help transform embryonic ideas into fully fledged products which revolutionize the experience of creating music.

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Jim Veevaert

Job Title
VP Product

For over 20 years, Jim has brought legendary gaming franchises to market including Halo 3, Half-Life, and Counter-Strike. He co-founded Jerry Bruckheimer’s games division, and was the founding GM for Zynga’s Seattle studio. He is excited to bring the art of gaming to the world of music as the VP of Product.

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James Hurst

Job Title
C++ Software Engineer

James is an experienced software engineer, multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer. His spare time is devoured by recording sessions at his nearby studio, learning how to fix esoteric analogue equipment and performing in the band Lola Colt.

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Sheldon Gabriel

Job Title
Internal Operations Manager

A background in civil engineering and a BSc and MA in musical instruments makes Sheldon uniquely suited to manage ROLI's internal operations systems. Sheldon likes to make acoustic instruments in his free time.

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Anthony Everest

Job Title
International Sales Manager (APAC)

Following a career as a professional footballer, Anthony remains enthusiastic about sport and wellbeing. Now with 20 years of sales experience, holding senior roles for various Sony divisions, he’s helping to build ROLI's success in to new international markets.

Ian Larter

Ian Larter

Job Title
Operations Project Manager

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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Sherene Perrier

Job Title
Global E-Commerce Manager

A music and tech enthusiast, Sherene leads the strategy for ROLI.COM and maintaining an exceptional customer experience for the brand’s online presence. You can often find her at concerts or dancing with friends around London.

David Rumball

David Rumball

Job Title
Principal Electronic Engineer

An experienced Electronic Engineer with award winning products under his belt, David strives to reach that perfect fusion of hardware and software for new ROLI designs. Still a Physicist at heart, he is driven by an insatiable curiosity and a desire to know what makes things tick.

Yu Kyung Lee

Yu Kyung Lee

Job Title
Senior Product Designer

A recent RCA Product Design graduate, Yu Kyung works with ROLI'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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Tim Gallagher

Job Title
Chief Finance Officer

Tim grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and brings an extensive background in consumer electronics and supply chain to his role as CFO at ROLI. When not working with innovative technology companies, he can usually be found traveling the world playing golf.

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Heen-Wah Wai

Job Title
Content Production Executive

After studying Computing at Imperial College, Heen became ROLI'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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Chesney Jefferson

Job Title
Personal Assistant to the CEO

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

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Matt Fish

Job Title
Carpenter & Facilities Assistant

Before completing his masters and PhD in anthropology, Matt studied sound engineering. He's traveled all over, including building a log cabin in an Alaskan forest. When not building or fixing things for ROLI he is probably riding his motorbike, pointing a camera at something or tattooing someone.

Danny Siger

Danny Siger

Job Title
National Account Sales Manager

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 ROLI's sales process. He once paddled alone down the length of the Grand Canyon.

Damian Woodward

Job Title
VP Sales

Damian has over 20 years in B2B and B2C sales, marketing, and retail. He played a key role in expanding the Portable Navigation Device (PND) market in the UK, building and driving TomTom to clear and sustained market leadership. He also helped set up AFC Wimbledon, of whom he remains a lifelong supporter.

John Griffin

John Griffin

Job Title
Senior Servicing & Prototyping Engineer

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

Rafael Szaban

Rafael Szaban

Job Title
Principal Sound Designer

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

Tahmima Anam

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 ROLI, coordinates senior recruitment, and heads woman-forward initiatives to the ROLI team and beyond.

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Mike Toon

Job Title
C++ Software Engineer

Mike is a software engineer and brings to ROLI 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.

Alex Volmer

Alex Volmer

Job Title
Tech Support

When not answering support requests from his dog-filled office in Germany, Alex is writing and recording songs with Fallow Deer Fawn. He graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf with a diploma in social education and an MA in Culture, Aesthetics & Media.

Murtaza Panju

Murtaza Panju

Job Title
Senior Engineering Consultant

A highly experienced embedded engineer who has designed over 60 instruments including award winning medical equipment, Murtaza brings a wealth of knowledge to the development of new products for ROLI. He enjoys playing bridge and badminton.

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Catriona Reader

Job Title
Executive Assistant to the CEO

A classically trained violinist, Catriona grew up in the Winelands of South Africa. After completing a master's in Sociology at Goldsmiths, she jumped into the world of start-ups at a 3D printing company. She is an avid hiker and an enthusiastic cook.

Jared Fountain

Job Title
Software QA Engineer

A multi-instrumentalist and composer, Jared uses his musical and technical background to ensure ROLI’s creators have a seamless software experience. He loves exploring musical styles from across the world and learning new instruments.

Corey Harrower

Corey Harrower

Job Title
Chief People Officer

Formerly a professional contemporary dancer, Corey works to comprehensively cohere the ROLI 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.

Elizabeth Frascoia

Elizabeth Frascoia

Job Title
Education Program Manager (USA)

A professional trombonist and singer, Elizabeth has performed globally and on TV shows like American Idol. She now creates opportunities to unite the US music and technology communities and loves learning about food and culture.

Lawrence King

Lawrence King

Job Title
Sound Designer & QA Engineer

With years of experience in electronic music production and music technology, Lawrence now works to ensure ROLI and FXpansion products reach the highest possible standards. He enjoys composing, cycling long distances, and spending more time than perhaps necessary to make the perfect cup of coffee.

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Hong-Yeul Eom

Job Title
Lead Industrial Designer

An RCA graduate, Hong designed the podium for the 2012 London Olympics and joined ROLI to oversee the manufacturing and realization of the product vision. He loves 80s music, Matsuda Seiko and trying new things.

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Nicolas Barrois

Job Title
Logistics Coordinator

With two degrees in logistics acquired in Paris, Nicolas contributes to the smooth running of the full end to end supply-chain operations at ROLI. You might also find him running through London or digging for some records to fill his collection.

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Jon Beyer

Job Title
Social Media Manager

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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Douglas Stevens

Job Title
Director of Manufacturing

With over twenty years experience in global manufacturing, supply chain and logistics in consumer electronics, Doug leads the ROLI Manufacturing Team. He spends any spare time he can find playing with his Great Pyrenees dogs, blowing glass and recreating the fighting arts of the Middle Ages.

Jessica Lowrey

Job Title
Office Coordinator

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 organisational skills to great use as part of the Operations team at ROLI.

Santiago Ortega

Santiago Ortega

Job Title
Design & Development Engineer - Products & Spaces

An Ecuadorian designer/engineer now designing ROLI's spaces, Santiago helped perfect the production of the Seaboard's elastomer keywave. His designs use the physical and the digital to create playful, unexpected interactions and experiences.

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Jemilla Olufeko

Job Title
Legal Counsel

With a degree in French that took her to the island of Martinique for a year, Jemilla pursued a career in law where she has worked with many global startups and VC funds. When she is not being the legal eagle of the business, she loves to discover new restaurants, play football and travel.

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Tim Molyneux

Job Title
Executive Associate

With a BA in Japanese and an MA in international affairs, Tim worked as a human rights advocate before his passion for music technology led him to ROLI. Tim works with the CEO and Executive Office team, and he loves hiking, climbing and playing an analog modular synth.

Jack Dove

Jack Dove

Job Title
Electronic Engineering Technican & Carpenter

As an experienced carpenter and electronics enthusiast, with early works that include building The XX their interactive stage light-boxes, Jack divides his time improving ROLIs’ dynamic spaces and helping to build, test and develop ROLI’s ground - breaking products. He has a lifelong obsession with rhythm and aims to be as ambidextrous at ROLI as he is with the drums.

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Makiko Maruyama

Job Title
Software QA Team Lead

With wide-ranging technical experience primarily in software QA and development, Makiko leads ROLI’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.

Purvi Trivedi

Job Title
Community Manager

As a sound designer, recording artist and recent graduate from The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Purvi shares her knowledge and enthusiasm of technology with ROLI creators. She enjoys cultural diversity having lived in many cities, is always up for a challenging trek and can be found singing non-stop.

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 ROLI customer support team. He still tinkers with modular synthesisers and loves physics and cosmology.

Barnaby Sellers

Job Title
Regional Sales Manager (CEE)

Barnaby’s career has focused on launching and developing brands within international markets, having worked both in the Connected and Luxury industries. A fan of watching and playing sports, outside of work he is likely to be found watching rugby or jogging.

Tom Poole

Tom Poole

Job Title
Senior Software Engineer

With a diverse background in software development, encompassing a PhD in computational quantum mechanics, big data collection frameworks and audio processing algorithms, Tom brings multifaceted expertise to the JUCE team. Before joining ROLI he was developing audio plug-ins at Fielding DSP and creating atomistic simulations of materials. Outside of work you can find Tom up a mountain or in the sea.

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Noora Husseini

Job Title
Data Scientist

After obtaining a Masters from Imperial College, Noora worked as an engineer, estimator, and entrepreneur in different parts of the world. Her diverse background led her to the intersection of data and product at ROLI. When she’s not teaching machines to learn, she designs hand-embroidered clothing for her social enterprise, Taita Leila.

Yuta Sugawara

Yuta Sugawara

Job Title
Staff Multimedia Designer

With experience in everything from global branding to product design, Yuta works on design engineering, bringing innovative ideas to life. His philosophy is to always try to strike a balance between rigour and creativity.

Amandine Chieux

Amandine Chieux

Job Title
Channel Marketing Manager (EMEA/APAC)

A tech and start-up enthusiast, and music lover since she can remember, Amandine uses her Business Administration background as ROLI's Channel Marketing Manager. When she's not running along the canal training for her next marathon, you might catch her at a restaurant with friends or a gig in East London.

Niko Paterakis

Niko Paterakis

Job Title
Direct Sales Coordinator

Originally from Greece, Niko's lived, studied and worked as a singer, percussionist and film composer in 4 different countries and speaks 4 languages. He now applies his skills to support and in his free time, practices Wing Chun with friends and writes music and reads alone.

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Mimi Smith

Job Title
Talent Acquisition Coordinator

With a degree in Sociology, Mimi is passionate about the study of culture, society and the power of human beings. She uses her knowledge to assist in the important task of growing the ROLI team. She also enjoys listening to R&B, crocheting and competing in dance-off competitions.

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Thomas Meaney

Job Title
Web 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 ROLI after a role as a QA Engineer at FXpansion.

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Sarah-Jane Lee

Job Title
Sales Order Coordinator

After many years of applying herself to studies, and with degrees in both History of Art and Molecular Biology, Sarah-Jane has spent a large part of her working years in wholesale logistics. When she's not at work, you can find her practising in her band, learning how to skateboard, or taking her dog for a walk.