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.
Events & Product Specialist Demonstrator Manager
Josh has always been surrounded by music, from recording and touring in his band, to operating his own record label through college and university. A business grad, he is ROLI's Events & Product Specialist Demonstrator Manager, helping promote ROLI products to a global audience.
Matt focuses on digital and web design for ROLI. He once canoed from one side of Scotland to the other in 5 days, is a huge electronic music fan and works throughout the summer at music festivals all over Europe.
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.
Lead Technical Programme Manager
A hardware engineer, software developer, researcher and lecturer with a PhD, Ben identifies where research flourishes into viable IP and then to manufacturable designs. He attempts to learn the complete piano works of Maurice Ravel faster than he is forgetting them.
Senior Software Engineer
As a music producer, DJ, and vinyl collector, Lukasz is fascinated by the way people interact with music software and hardware. Inspired by authors like Robert C. Martin, Scott Meyers or GOF, Lukasz strives for writing clean code, that is easy to use, maintain, and enjoyable to work with.
Quality, Support & Sound Engineer
With nearly ten years audio engineering experience, Michael has been developing expansion packs for FXpansion's BFD software, carrying out Quality Assurance testing, and creating product audio demos. When not bringing these skills to bear at ROLI, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, playing the guitar and cricket.
With a degree in Information Systems Engineering from Imperial College, Chris has a comprehensive passion for all things technology. He develops software at ROLI and identifies as an enthusiastic, highly experimental cook.
Junior Graphic Designer
Originally from Hong Kong, Jenny studied graphic design in Edinburgh, Scotland before moving to London. After gaining experience with branding and experiential agencies, Jenny is now part of the ROLI design team. Besides her passion for design, she has been studying and performing belly dance for six years.
Hailing from New Zealand, where she managed the country’s largest independent record label, Sharina now assists ROLI’s CEO. She is obsessed with the making and sharing of food and loves music that makes her want to dance.
A former technical writer with a literary background, Mayur has always been fascinated by the immersive power of music. He now creates compelling sounds for ROLI's instruments, using skills honed during years spent in dimly-lit studios.
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.
Operations and Community Manager
A visual artist who loves to-do-lists, creating efficient systems and inspiring pep around the office, Malina is the Operations and Community Manager for the NY Office. Before ROLI, she worked for cartoonist Alison Bechdel on her book Are You My Mother.
Danielle is a multidisciplinary designer who loves designing beautiful, clean and user-friendly interfaces for all devices. She gets excited about new typography, colour fascinates her and she is always inspired by beautiful photography. She enjoys travelling, baking and crocheting.
Yu Kyung Lee
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.
Data & Analytics Manager
A French-born innovator of Indian descent, Mihir manages ROLI's software ecosystem and data strategy. He earned his PhD at the MIT Media Lab investigating how culture ought to shape music technology. He is passionate about creating opportunities for people to design solutions to solve real-world problems—especially their own. Besides continent-hopping with his family, Mihir loves whizzing down snowy slopes.
Lead Software Engineer
Paul joined ROLI from FXpansion where he built many step sequencers. He is now involved with the development of ROLI's innovative projects as well as supporting previous FXpansion projects. He is passionate about Formula 1 and model trains.
Principal Engineer and Sr. Director of Platform Products
Passionate about tech, music and design, Alex saw the web as the perfect medium for evolving all three. After leading engineering teams at companies including Google, Meebo and Razorfish, Alex founded Blend, the collaboration network for music makers, acquired by ROLI in 2015.
Senior Product Owner
A musician and recent graduate from the Tonmeister course at the University of Surrey, Elliot works with ROLI's software developers and ROLI customer support team to ensure a superlative customer experience. He loves music and music production.
Lead Development Operations Engineer
Dorian McFarland is one of our Senior Web Developers. Coming from a fine art background, in 1998 he built a realtime VRML trip to the moon and back. He lives in Norway halfway up a mountain, takes pictures of the floor and things apart, likes connections, and bakes a lot of bread.
Staff Software Engineer
With a masters in Physics and experience conducting research in particle accelerators, Fabian now works closely with Jules, further developing the newly acquired JUCE framework. He also is a founding member of Fielding DSP.
Head of Special Projects
After growing up in the Middle East, Africa and Europe, and earning degrees in law and public policy, Charles now assists ROLI's CEO. He loves autodidactism, minimalism and beautifully crafted sandwiches.
After graduating with a degree in Politics and Economics, Tiffany became a Yachtmaster and competed in the offshore Giraglia Rolex race. She's now part of the finance team and studying to become a chartered accountant. In her spare time she likes cooking for friends, going to gigs and 'dad' dancing.
UX Design Researcher
After graduating from the RCA, Federico joined ROLI's design team looking at future product development. He prides himself on being able to travel anywhere with just a backpack and is obsessed with anything with two wheels.
Senior Software, Developer, & Sound Program Manager
With a degree in Musical Instrument Technology, she co-founded FXpansion with Angus Hewlett and SKoT McDonald. She brings a passion for innovative music technology to the ROLI team and extensive experience of managing cross-functional product delivery. She loves to free-motion quilt in her spare time.
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.
A graduate of the RCA and Imperial College’s MA/MSc Innovation Design Engineering, Sol works with ROLI’s designers to create beautifully crafted products. In her spare time, Sol loves travelling to Korea and Germany, her beloved home countries.
Lead 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.
With vast experience in commercial and strategic finance, Penelope has enjoyed a varied life with roles taking her across the world, including Hong Kong and other parts of Asia. A qualified Chartered Management Accountant, Penelope enhances ROLI's financial controls. She enjoys hiking and military fitness.
Junior 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.
Director of Manufacturing & Business Operations
With deep experience in manufacturing and engineering operations at all levels, Gareth now focuses on the development and scalability of ROLI's technical systems and processes. He represented Great Britain in Taekwondo for two years, winning two gold medals in the World Championships.
With fervent interests in both mathematics and art, Charlotte finds the web a perfect playground. She balances her study of Computational Arts with the development of ROLI’s web applications. Her hobbies include jewellery design and running a YouTube channel for book reviews and discussions.
Senior Web Developer
In a past life, Alan co-founded "America's Got Talent" finalists iLuminate, worked on early Augmented Reality systems, and wrote parts of Windows. He now works on Blend.io's social graph algorithms and distributed storage tech. Alan loves coffee, Bach, and exploring desert canyons.
Dividing his allegiances between music and programming over the years, Oscar is finding a stable middle ground at ROLI, where he maintains NOISE.fm and builds prototypes using his open source toolkit mpe.js. He enjoys detailed interaction design and poppyseed cake.
Raeann Forbes Campbell
Previously a chef in locations ranging from hotels to restaurants and even street food, Raeann now helps keep us fed and happy at ROLI. Raeann also has had great experience as a pastry chef and enjoys baking at home for family and friends.
Senior Director of Engagement
A graduate of Oxford University & LSE, Sophie builds ROLI’s community of Creators, leading ROLI's global team on Artist Relations, Engagement, Education & Events. She is also a Founder of Hackney New School and a violinist and composer, performing with artists as diverse as Paul Weller, Rufus Wainwright and the LSO.
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.
Café ROLI Manager & Head Chef
Cooking up delicious lunches each day, Mary's wit and creativity literally feed our team. With a background in location sound recording, film foley and funk-soul DJing, her stereo provides the soundtrack to ROLI life.
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.
Director of Sound & Content
Formerly Product Manager of Native Instruments' Maschine, Manon oversees software and hardware product development. He's a keen music producer, film maker and die-hard Manchester United fan who loves chocolate-y cereals, and okra.
Head of Media Production
As a filmmaker Lily tells the stories of ROLI, from our creators to our products. She loves the feeling of the collaboration across many teams coming together, making the moment on camera happen. She has a background in projection design and choreography, and enjoys hiking in Los Angeles.
Senior Web 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 ROLI as part of the web team. Chris is a lifelong video gamer, and is partial to good food and good sleep.
Product Specialist Demonstrator
After studying music engineering and composition at Tufts University, Ruben began recording and performing his original music, working in live sound, and designing new musical instruments. Ruben now uses his knowledge and passion to showcase ROLI’s products all over the world. He also loves carpentry, spicy food, and street percussion.
Staff Embedded Linux Engineer
Originally from Brazil, Felipe has lived in four different countries and loves to move around. He makes sure that ROLI's products run at their best. Linux and Open Source are his passion, so for years he has been contributing to it in his spare time.
Senior Quality Engineer
A background in civil engineering and a BSc and MA in musical instruments makes Sheldon uniquely suited to produce the Seaboard GRAND elastomer keywaves. Sheldon also loves to noodle away on his guitar late into the night.
Staff Algorithm Engineer
Previously, Zsolt worked on digital guitar amplifiers at Blackstar Amplification and he now develops ROLI's audio DSP algorithms for the Seaboard and future products. His interests range from guitars to the philosophy of consciousness.
Director of Leadership Development
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.
Head of Digital Marketing
A marketing background enables Luke to look after the ROLI community on social media, managing and creating content for ROLI's online presence and events. He has cycled from Brick Lane to Bangladesh and loves playing noisy guitar.
After working in publishing and music royalties, Marissa is now part of ROLI’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.
Senior Director of Hardware Products
With two engineering degrees, two passports and having circumnavigated the globe twice in two months this year, Stephen isn't one for doing things halfway. He currently manages the development of the Seaboard GRAND product family.
Staff Software Engineer
Formerly developing Kontakt at Native Instruments, Timur now works closely with Jules and the rest of the JUCE team to further develop the JUCE framework. Timur holds a PhD in Astrophysics and loves learning languages, progressive rock, and science fiction.
Head of Music Experience
Famed for his work with Dream Theater, Jordan is an avid music technologist who pioneers the development of innovative music hardware. He was recently voted the greatest keyboard player of all time in a poll conducted by MusicRadar.
Junior 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.
Lead 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.
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.
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.
Product Specialist Demonstrator
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.
Product Support Agent
With a degree in Music Business, and a strong music recording background, Michelle is now bringing her passion for music to the ROLI Support Team. As a vocalist, she's performed in various locations including many across Europe. In her spare time, you'll find her practicing different disciplines of aerial arts.
Formerly the CEO of FXpansion, a leading company in virtual instruments which he founded at the tender age of twenty-three, Angus’s background is in software engineering and music production. He can usually be found riding his bike, digging his allotment or attempting to coordinate a jam session with his family.
An Ecuadorian designer/engineer now designing ROLI's spaces, Santi 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.
Junior Software Developer
A keen maker, Aga likes to create stuff with her own hands and take on various DIY projects. She sings more than what's considered appropriate (especially while walking down the street) and has a collection of 14 pairs of sunglasses, 3 of which are heart-shaped.
Julien De Mori
With a background in theoretical physics and machine learning, Julien captures and analyses data to feed both people and products within ROLI. He is a curious learner with a passionate appetite for pasta.
Creator Support Manager
From tinkering with synths as a kid to composing music for film and producing electronic music as an adult, Jared directs his love for music production and technology toward his role in support at ROLI. He loves creating delish dishes in the kitchen and hiking the beautiful trails of Southern California.
Senior UX Designer
An experienced UX designer with a background in front-end web development and UI design, Juan mixes human-centered design with software development practices to build products that people love. He enjoys travelling, food and making music with his friends.
Having completed a degree in computer science and music, Rachel now tests software for ROLI while simultaneously pursuing an MMus in flute at the Royal Academy of Music. She has studied folk music in Peru, Bulgaria and Romania and is a feminist activist, a Lindy hopper and a voracious reader.
Creator Support Manager
An improviser, composer, pianist, accordionist, instrument designer, and lecturer, Red draws upon his many passions to help creators reach their artistic potential with ROLI instruments. His PhD dissertation examines human-instrument relationships in electroacoustic improvisation.
Chief Operating Officer
After attaining a PhD in theoretical physics, Henrik held strategic and operational roles at McKinsey and LEGO as well as B&O PLAY. With skills that range from hard mathematics to creative marketing of LEGO building tools, Henrik is a natural leader of ROLI’s multidisciplinary team of engineers, designers, coders, marketers, and musicians.
With degrees in Accounting and Finance, Andy helps with the smooth operation of ROLI’s accounting and transactional functions. He enjoys playing tennis and football and has a severe case of wanderlust. Having a keen interest in mobile application development, Andy enjoys working on his own projects in his spare time.
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.
Head of Program Management
Joining ROLI from the travel industry, Charles brings with him not only sales experience but a passion for building systems and a sales infrastructure. He also plays bass in a 10-piece funk band and is a skilled snowboarder.
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.
Staff Mechanical Engineer & NPI Manager
An international background and experience in numerous engineering processes allows Laura to fully immerse in the engineering development of ROLI's products. She is also a passionate traveller.
Creator Support 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.
Financial Planning and Analysis Manager
Since the days when ROLI'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.
Senior Software Engineer
Before he was old enough to enter a club, Vlad was DJing. He now relies on this passion for music as he works with ROLI's software development team on anything from user interfaces to digital audio algorithms. He loves deep house music.
Order Fulfilment Manager
Hailing from Sydney, Australia and currently completing his Masters in Business Administration in Technology, Jimmy works with our logistics team to ensure the safe travel of all our products worldwide. An avid music producer, he enjoys searching and sampling old records and is also a big Los Angeles Lakers fan.
Social Media Executive
Jan has dabbled with film, writing, podcasts, graphic design and photography. He's worked for the likes of The Big Draw, Vinspired and The Whitechapel Gallery to create record marketing and social media campaigns. He enjoys working for ROLI in order to tell stories and bring more creativity to the world.
Logistics and Procurement Manager
With a BA in Philosophy and Contemporary Music, an interest in electronic music production, and music industry experience, Andrew takes responsibility for ensuring the safe travel of ROLI products to customers across the globe.
Channel Marketing Manager
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.
US 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.
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.
Senior Director of Developer Products
Formerly Innovation Manager at Focusrite, Jean-Baptiste has extensive industry experience, now being relied upon as he develops the recently acquired JUCE framework. His PhD was on the process of musical composition.
Carpenter & Facilities Assistant
Bekah is a keen carpenter, particularly enjoying large-scale timber-frame building projects. She helped build an award-winning, elements-battling studio on the Isle of Skye, but is also experienced in joinery, and does whatever it takes to make the ROLI spaces as slick as can be. When away from ROLI, Bekah is studying for an MA in Law.
Originally from Texas, Jordan grew up playing in local bands before studying Computer Science and becoming interested in web development. After graduating, he moved to New York City where he is now working with ROLI's web team to unify his passion for the web with his love for music.
Junior Software Engineer
Ed is delighted to have ended up as a software engineer on the JUCE team. When not at work, Ed can be found reading, playing video games or cycling indecisively through Netflix's catalogue.
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.
Creator Support Operations Manager
A member of ROLI customer support, Dave ensures every Seaboard owner loves their instrument. He once wrote music for 36 short films in 7 days and he cycles everywhere, including over a mountain range in Thailand, alone.
Senior Electronic Engineer
Having broad previous experience, Angus now focusses on looking after ROLI projects and the electronic design of ROLI's products. All his other hobbies have been gladly paused so he can focus on looking after his new son, Oliver.
Lead Software Engineer & Head of Sound R&D
An avid technologist, SKoT was FXpansion's CTO and the developer of the BFD drum software. At ROLI he continues his lifelong quest to harness computing power for furthering synthesis, audio analysis, AI composition and performance technologies. He's a keen advocate of Space exploration and enjoys experimental theatre.
An international upbringing, a Central St. Martins' Product Design degree, and an electronic music production hobby situate Rami well as a product designer at ROLI. He also loves to disassemble/reassemble bits of tech and fixed-gear bikes.
Head of Communications
With experience as a finance journalist in the UK, China and South Africa, Will now handles internal and external communications for ROLI. He is also currently the sole member of ROLI's Pre-Morning Meeting Running Club.
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.
Manufacturing Process Engineer
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.
Senior Quality, Support & Sound Engineer
A software designer with a keen eye for usability and workflow, Drew comes to ROLI from FXpansion, where he became a multi-hat wearing hydra involved in QA, tech support, sound design, audio recording, and management of several teams. Drew is also a passionate audio engineer, guitarist, songwriter, and beer lover.
Always a technological tinkerer, Kevin now helps design, build, test and debug ROLI’s innovative products. He is passionate about photography, music production and may or may not think that aliens exist.
Digital Marketing Executive
With experience in music tech start-ups, Jack helps to make engaging content and promote ROLI’s online presence. Out of the office you’ll find him on a quiet hike or at a very loud gig.
Artist Relations Manager
A musician and performer who has played festivals ranging from Coachella to Lollapalooza, Brian now develops ROLI and Blend's artist communities. When he is home he loves to make films with his friends, and cook food for his family.
Originally from New Zealand, Stephen realized his dream to move to London and is now busy developing new features for ROLI.com. An avid fan of heavy metal, his wardrobe consists almost entirely of band t-shirts.
Senior DFM Manager
Holding a degree in mechanical engineering and design from the RCA, Heegun was one of the designers of the 2012 London Olympic podium. At ROLI, he focuses on design, physical production and supplier partnerships.
Senior Community Manager
After completing an MPhys at the University of Leeds, Harry trained as a chef at a seasonal UK restaurant in Covent Garden before joining Mary in ROLI's kitchen, preparing amazing lunches daily. He also initiated the inaugural ROLI Records.
Talent Administrative Assistant
Karian is a recent Business Management Graduate, and is helping to grow the ROLI team. With an extensive background in Musical Theatre and professionally trained in 5 disciplines in dance, she is looking forward to never wearing a pointe shoe again.
Principal Software Architecture Engineer
An experienced C++ developer and consultant, Jules is the author of the JUCE framework, which powers the apps and plugins made by hundreds of audio tech companies. He also created the Tracktion DAW, used by thousands of musicians for over a decade.
Embedded Design Engineer
Previously at Cadac working on the CDC8 audio mixing console, Tom is now part of ROLI’s hardware design team, taking care of circuits, PCBs, firmware and software. He's been a musician for years, playing bass in his band, Chroma.
Having studied Music, Music Therapy, and Audio Engineering, Brian puts this knowledge to good use. His sound design has been featured on The Discovery Channel, and he has spent seventeen years in sales, marketing and product management with MI and Pro AV companies such as Yamaha/Steinberg.
Staff Materials Scientist
With a PhD degree in Materials Science from Imperial College London, Ning researches new sensor technologies and elastomers. He's also an expert photographer, often leading Intro to Photography workshops on Fridays.
Director of Channel Sales
After 15 years experience in International sales and marketing, Sarah leads ROLI's International sales and partnerships. She is also a published writer, released mix engineer, and award-winning product designer. Any spare time is spent with her family or reading a book on quantum physics, philosophy, psychology or ancient history.
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.
Creator Support Specialist
With a classical and jazz education in Vienna, Ester is a multi-genre instrumentalist. She recently graduated from Berklee College Of Music in Contemporary Writing and Production and loves to perform and produce music. In her spare time, she enjoys biking along the beach, discovering good food and creating music.
Former pit master at some of London’s leading BBQ restaurants, Sam can now be found making innovative vegetarian cuisine in our kitchen. A lifelong collector of records, Sam has been lucky enough to share his love of electronic music at a number of highly acclaimed international parties and festivals.
Lead Software Engineer
Formerly VP Products & Technologies at FXpansion, Steve has been building software professionally since 1991. He now architects powerful, simple and beautiful software for ROLI. He’s released music as Unlinked and is the creator of Collidatron, a super-hard retro arcade game for mobile (built with JUCE of course).
Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Already listed as an inventor on a patent in the EU and the US, Chris’ work focusses on the development of software and electronics for ROLI's next products. He has been DJing on vinyl turntables since he was a teenager.
Staff 3D Product Designer
With years of design experience, Tien cares about how a product looks and feels, bringing his beautiful and thoughtful perspective to bear every single detail of his work at ROLI. He is always seeking new experiences and loves to travel.
Visual Brand Manager
With considerable technical skill and a refined aesthetic judgement, Julian is the guardian of ROLI’s visual identity. He is also obsessed with the documentaries of Jacques Cousteau.
Building music apps whilst sitting next to the JUCE team is a dream come true for Tom, as he has used JUCE since the first day he started learning C++! Tom studied ancient history and enjoys making field recordings and hiking in wild places.
A graduate of Harvard University, having previously worked as a design fellow for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Lauren helps grow the new product development programs. Inspired by the Kinoks and Interrogative Design Group, she makes experimental video and plays midi for the Wapping Hockey Club.
Head of Education & Learning
Having extensive experience in education, science marketing, and as a brand manager in music technology, Konstantin is now the driving force behind ROLI’s education initiatives and user learning experience. He loves his dog Hugo, produces techno music in his spare time and runs his own record label.
A placement student from the Tonmeister course at the University of Surrey, Craig focuses mainly on R&D and developing test procedures for future products. When not at work he spends time playing guitar and enjoys hiking and camping.
Orientation & Learning Coordinator
Coming from a teaching background, Ellie handles many tasks adeptly to ensure the smooth functioning of ROLI's practices and processes. She draws illustrations and also won the 50m Backstroke at the Junior Six Nations Championship.
Through years of specialised study in Fine Art, Visual and product design, Na Young has extensive experience harmonising her artistic sense with design strategies. She utilizes this daily in ROLI's Design team.
Head of Business Operations
After years spent as a musician, student and professional figure skater, Anthony is a music connoisseur and business enthusiast who implements systems and processes to facilitate ROLI’s quickly growing sales operations. When away from his computer he’s likely found enjoying the outdoors on his road bike.
Past work as a photojournalist in Belgium, Japan, and China has given Jim a keen eye for finding order and beauty in the complex. He helps to define and create the visual language of ROLI's digital and print products. He loves the process of preparing beautiful food and drinks.
Senior Talent Manager
With a background in discovering talent for the West End as well as a start-up in Shoreditch, Sarah now helps grow the ROLI team. She is a produced and published playwright and the producer/host of the iTunes New & Noteworthy podcast, Kin. With an image of farfalle tattooed on her wrist, Sarah is never one to say no to a bowl or three of pasta.
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.
Senior Servicing & Prototyping Engineer
Part of ROLI's production team with experience in the lighting and furniture design industry, John's responsible for spraying and casting the Seaboard’s unique elastomer keywave. He loves the outdoors and multi-day hikes.
With 10 years experience at various tech start-ups, Donna now keeps our London office humming. When not in the office, she is usually hunting for the best cupcakes London has to offer.
Product Specialist and Tester Intern
Coming from a diverse musical background, Teerath explores the possibilities that instruments provide. Other than composing, scoring and arranging for movies, and playing the piano, he likes reading popular science articles and trolley problem memes.
Vice President of Finance and Business Analytics
After almost a decade in investment banking covering the media and technology space at Citigroup and Allen & Company, Edvar now leads ROLI's finance and business analytics team. He loves to study history and explore new roads on his bike.