Meet the Team

Why team USB2U is the best team that ever existed

You might think we’re biased (well maybe we are) but our team really are the best in the business. All of our staff are 110% committed to delivering unparalleled customer service and superior quality branded products, so how could they not be?

Team USB2U go out of their way to exceed expectations, deliver on time and make sure your brand is looking its best on our products. You can trust us with your project and know you are in safe hands.

Don’t take our word for it – drop us a line [email protected] and see for yourself.

Want to learn more about who is looking after your order? Click on ‘show bio’ underneath a photograph to find out more about our wonderful, dedicated staff:

 

Sebastian La Porta
Sebastian La Porta

Managing Director [email protected]

DDI: +44 1604 684812
Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Originally from Sicily, Sebastian is USB2U’s very own Godfather who recently became a proud Grandfather himself. Known as Seb to his colleagues, Sebastian is a hardcore Northampton Saints fan who likes to spend his free time with family watching all things sport.  

After many trips to our Far East factories, Seb has taken a strong dislike to Tofu but is a self-confessed green tea addict. 

Anne-Marie Cook
Anne-Marie Cook

Group Marketing Director [email protected]

Tel: +44 1604 685040

Bio:   

Anne-Marie is originally from Devon where the cream teas are arguably much better than the cakes on offer at USB2U HQ. As well as working full time, Anne-Marie is also a part time chauffer for her children and can often be found cheering them on at the weekends at various sporting events. She recently received a Fitbit as a gift and now spends her lunchtimes walking around the warehouse to try and chalk up 10k steps a day!

 Natalie Sharpe
Natalie Sharpe

Head of Sales & Commercial Development [email protected]

DDI: +44 1604 685044

Bio:   

Nat is your typical, English tea addict who strongly believes that her team’s “can do” attitude is what gives USB2U the edge.

In her free time Nat loves walking her westie Poppy, riding her road bike and baking cakes for the USB2U team to enjoy. Oh, and we mustn't forget to mention that she is a Beyoncé superfan!

 Dean Horton
Dean Horton

Finance Manager [email protected]

Tel: +44 1604 684816

Bio:  

Dean is most definitely a numbers man, but he is also partial to a spot of coaching. When he's not sorting out USB2U's finances, Dean can be found at the local football club coaching the next generation of football superstars to achieve their potential. A devoted father of three, he also works part time for "Dad's Cabs". 

 Neringa Paulauskaite
Neringa Paulauskaite

Trainee Accountant [email protected]

Tel: +44 1604 685046

Bio:  

Neringa comes from a seaside town in Lithuania and absolutely loves swimming – although not in the sea, rather in the lakes where the water is much warmer! In her spare time Neringa loves watching comedy films on a big screen, but you won’t find her shopping or cooking… They are her pet hates!

 Ryan Reed
Ryan Reed

Marketing Executive [email protected]

Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Ryan is our Marketing Executive here at USB2U. In his spare time, he likes to regularly go to the gym and play six-a-side football, while adhering to a strict-ish regime made up of protein shakes, bagels and chicken based meals. Ryan’s dislikes include the British weather, waiting more than a year for new Game of Thrones episodes to come out and writing about himself in the third person.

 Tom Longley
Tom Longley

Designer [email protected]

Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Tom is a creative at heart who loves nothing more than spending time taking photographs and creating new designs on his MacBook. In his spare time, he can be found on the cricket pitch bowling a bouncer or spending time with family and friends.

 Karen Eede
Karen Eede

Senior Account Manager [email protected]

DDI: +44 1604 685043
Tel: +44 1604 685046

Bio:   

Affectionately known as Honey Badger to her colleagues, Karen is a shopping addict who makes sure she surprises herself with a new purchase delivered to the office every day. Canal boating and sight-seeing is what she loves to do in her spare time, as well as spending time with her partner, daughters and puppy. 

 Jeremy Caspall
Jeremy Caspall

Senior Account Manager [email protected]

DDI: +44 1604 685041
Tel: +44 1604 685046

Bio:   

Known to his colleagues as Jez, Jeremy is one of our longest serving employees. A devoted Dad, he loves to spend time with his kids outside of work exploring the great outdoors. A keen cyclist, he can also be found speeding along the cycle paths of Northampton at the weekend.

 Mohammed Rahman
Mohammed Rahman

Account Manager [email protected]

Tel: +44 1604 685046

Bio:   

Mohammed is a recent addition to the USB2U sales team and is enjoying every moment of it. Born and raised in Northampton, he has a passion for all things health and fitness and anything food related! Outside of work he is a part-time Personal Trainer and full-time dad to his new born son Musa.

 Gordon Murphy
Gordon Murphy

Account Manager [email protected]

Tel: +44 1604 685046

Bio:   

Coming soon!

 Darren Taylor
Darren Taylor

Account Executive [email protected]

Tel: +44 1604 685046

Bio:   

Darren is our Sales Account Executive who has just a slight addiction to Coca Cola. Based in Northampton he enjoys working in our friendly sales and also loves to do a bit of 3D printing in his past time, as he owns his own printer. Another passion of his are Musical Theatre Groups of which he has been a part of growing up.

 Abbey Allen
Abbey Allen

Photography Account Manager [email protected]

DDI: +44 1604 684813
Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Abbey is USB2U’s real life mermaid, who loves to match her hair colour to our branding whenever she can. She’s testing out shades of purple and teal as you read this! When she’s not making her colleagues laugh with her quick wit, she can be found playing video games at home or eating Chinese food. She also loves a good day trip to the seaside or to a European city to explore.   

 Andy Gossage
Andy Gossage

Trade Development Manager [email protected]

DDI: +44 1604 685045
Tel: +44 1604 685046

Bio:   

Born in Northampton, Andy brings more than 20 years’ management experience to the USB2U team. He has three little ones that he loves spending time with, and with any free time left over he’s an avid follower of F1, movies, and has a guilty pleasure in watching anything superhero related! He also has a passion for new technology and fast cars, and his one and only dislike?... Carrots!

 Liam Smith
Liam Smith

Senior Trade Account Manager [email protected]

DDI: +44 1604 685042
Tel: +44 1604 685046

Bio:   

Liam is USB2U’s resident Leicester football fan, who for some reason has had a very smug look on his face for most of 2016. He loves to spend time with his son when he’s not in the office and can be found dressing him in matching outfits so he looks like a “mini me”. 

 Liz Edwards
Liz Edwards

Trade Account Executive [email protected]

Tel: +44 1604 684814

Bio:   

Liz is another resident Northampton girl who loves to bake and decorate cakes in her spare time. She also considers herself to be quite the book worm and comic book fan having made the pilgrimage on multiple occasions to Comic Con. Bizarrely she has a phobia of bananas but it’s very doubtful she’ll find any fruit or veg in the USB2U office, so no worries there!

 Dawn Haffner
Dawn Haffner

Junior Trade Account Manager [email protected]

Tel: +44 1604 684814

Bio:   

Dawn (also known as Dawny) is originally from Nuneaton and moved to Northampton in January after 3 years of working abroad. She loves walking her beautiful dog Otis and spends her weekends enjoying family time. She also loves to Ski when she gets the chance and is partial to a bit of Justin Bieber, just don’t mention snakes around her as she’s terrified of them!

 Caroline Day
Caroline Day

Customer Care Manager [email protected]

DDI: +44 1604 685047
Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:

Caroline is USB2U's longest serving employee who remembers selling our first 32MB USB stick over a decade ago! A devoted mother of two, Caroline also has an extended family by way of her colleagues at USB2U who think of her as their second mum. At the weekend she can be found spending quality time with her girls and naughty puppy Charlie and is partial to an apple turnover (with cream of course) whenever we have a birthday celebration. 

 Jen Chung
Jen Chung

Operations Team Leader [email protected]

DDI: +44 1604 684813
Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Born and bred in Northampton, Jen is a local girl who loves working with everyone at USB2U HQ (and not just because they supply her with a constant flow of treats and tea!).  In her spare time, Jen loves to meet up with friends to go shopping. She also has a passion for Harry Potter and collecting Funko Pop! figurines which can be found all around her desk. 

 Barbora Kolhankova
Barbora Kolhankova

Operations Assistant [email protected]

DDI: +44 1604 684813
Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Otherwise known as 'B', Barbora is arguably USB2U's most active employee. In her spare time, she loves to throw herself into sport, including badminton, volleyball and swimming to name but a few of her hobbies! For Barbora, one of the best things about working for USB2U is the endless supply of sweet treats, namely chocolate and cakes which seem to be a daily occurance in the Operations Team office. 

 Kitija Geistere
Kitija Geistere

Operations Assistant [email protected]

Tel+44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Originally from Latvia, Kitija, or Kitty to her friends, has lived in the UK for five years and has recently joined the operations team. She’s into fitness and can be found doing Zumba on the weekends, as well as spending time with her sister and her son, who are her biggest passions in life. She only has one fear – she’s absolutely terrified of snakes! 

 Greta Klingaite
Greta Klingaite

Operations Assistant [email protected]

Tel+44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Greta is part of our operations team. She loves to travel and is always exploring when she gets the chance as well as visiting her home town in Lithuania from time to time as well. Whilst she loves dogs, she does admits she can sometimes be scared of them too. For Greta, the best thing about working for USB2U are her wonderful colleagues; she feels relaxed working with everyone here. 

 Modesta Mazeikiene
Modesta Mazeikiene

Operations Assistant [email protected]

Tel+44 1604 684811

Bio:   

From Lithuania and working as part of our busy operations team, Modesta has sweet tooth like most people in the office, which isn’t always ideal as packs of Haribo’s are always on display in the packaging area! She considers herself to be a part time make-up artist owning quite a lot of her own equipment, so anyone wanting a makeover knows who to ask. 

 Edita Puzauskiene
Edita Puzauskiene

Operations Assistant [email protected]

Tel+44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Coming soon! 

 Sophie Higginson
Sophie Higginson

Production Assistant [email protected]

Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Sophie, or Soph to her friends, is a Northampton girl who loves spending time with friends and family (including her cats!), reading fashion magazines and baking cakes. She’s passionate about anything creative & design related and makes sure she dedicates some time to develop her drawing skills.

 Chanel Insaidoo
Chanel Insaidoo

Junior Artworker [email protected]

Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Chanel is part of our growing print team. Working as a Junior Artworker , she likes everything to do with creative design and fashion, with a weakness for a decent pair of trainers. In her spare time, Chanel likes to catch up with friends, keep fit and stay up to date with the goings on in Hollyoaks. She has a sweet tooth which is either a gift or a curse when working here, as there is never a shortage of cakes and snacks floating around the office.

 Leah Simpson
Leah Simpson

Production Assistant [email protected]

Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Coming Soon!

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