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.

Rami Naayem

Rami Naayem

Job Title
Senior Product Designer

An international upbringing, a Central St. Martins' Product Design degree, and an electronic music production hobby situate Rami well as a senior product designer at Luminary. He also loves to disassemble/reassemble bits of tech and fixed-gear bikes.

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.

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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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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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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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.

Luke Barton

Luke Barton

Job Title
Director of Digital

Luke is responsible for driving growth by building consumer-insight driven marketing campaigns that inspire, engage, and resonate with Luminary's audiences across all channels. He also oversees ROLI.com, digital marketing, and e-commerce. He is an avid musician, playing experimental guitar in a number of projects – and once cycled from Brick Lane in London to Bangladesh for fun.

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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.

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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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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Daniel Siden

Job Title
Director of Product Management - Consumer Hardware

Daniel’s years of professional experience cover mechanical engineering, industrial design and entrepreneurship. Originally from San Francisco, he moved to London to attend the RCA and went on to start two design and technology companies in the UK. When time allows though, he loves time with the family, music and board sports.

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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.

Sophie Solomon

Job Title
Chief Marketing Officer

A graduate of Oxford University & London School of Economics, Sophie builds Luminary's community of Creators, leading Luminary's global marketing team. She is also a Founder Governor of Hackney New School and a violinist and composer, performing as a soloist with artists as diverse as Paul Weller, Rufus Wainwright and the LSO.

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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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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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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.

Yu Kyung Lee

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.

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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David Phillips

Job Title
Head of Sales (MI - RoW)

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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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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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'.

Chris Bews

Chris Bews

Job Title
Senior Developer

After gaining a BSc in Design for Digital Media in Aberdeen, Chris moved to London and spent the next ten years building a career in web development with some of London's leading design agencies, before joining Luminary as part of the web team. Chris is a lifelong video gamer, and is partial to good food and good sleep.

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.

Chris Slater

Chris Slater

Job Title
Director of Hardware Engineering & Staff Embedded Engineer

Already listed as an inventor on a patent in the EU and the US, Chris’ work focuses on the development of software and electronics for Luminary's next products. He has been DJing on vinyl turntables since he was a teenager.

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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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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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Jon Beyer

Job Title
Head of Social Media

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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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.

Jack Sutton

Jack Sutton

Job Title
Head of Communications

With experience in music tech start-ups, Jack helps to make engaging content and promote Luminary's online presence. Out of the office you’ll find him on a quiet hike or at a very loud gig.

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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.

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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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Massimo Bottaro

Job Title
Junior QA Software Engineer

After graduating from the Tonmeister course, Massimo is back to pick up where he left off from his placement year! He loves experimenting with unusual instruments and watching old movies.

Marissa Frampton

Marissa Frampton

Job Title
Business Analyst

After working in publishing and music royalties, Marissa is now part of Luminary's finance team. She has an interest in biology and history, and is a voracious reader of both fiction and non-fiction, priding herself on being able to read a book a day.

Jared Fountain

Job Title
Senior Software QA Engineer & Product Owner

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.

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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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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.

Santiago Ortega

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.

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.

Zain Qazi

Zain Qazi

Job Title
Director Financial Planning & Analysis

Since the days when Luminary's offices were too small to fit a Seaboard, Zain helped the company to develop and grow financially. He likes to dabble in social media and marketing and loves travelling, photography, music and cooking.

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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.

Ian Larter

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

Malina Leslie

Malina Leslie

Job Title
Director of People

A visual artist who loves to-do-lists, creating efficient systems and inspiring pep around the office, Malina is the Director of People. Before Luminary, she worked for cartoonist Alison Bechdel on her book Are You My Mother.

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Sam Price

Job Title
Insight & Curriculum Delivery Manager

Sam joins Luminary as Music Education Designer. He 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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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.