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.

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:

For urgent enquiries please call us on
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Sebastian La Porta
Sebastian La Porta

Managing Director sebastian@usb2u.co.uk

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 anne-marie@usb2u.co.uk

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 natalie@usb2u.co.uk

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

Head of Finance, HR and Procurement dean@usb2u.co.uk

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". 

 Andy Gossage
Andy Gossage

Trade Development Manager andy@usb2u.co.uk

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!

 Karen Eede
Karen Eede

Senior Account Manager karen@usb2u.co.uk

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 jeremy@usb2u.co.uk

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.

 Liam Smith
Liam Smith

Senior Trade Account Manager liam@usb2u.co.uk

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

Bio:   

Local lad Liam is one of the most vibrant personalities in the USB2U office, and is always up for a laugh. He says the biggest thing in his life is definitely his family and enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. A big Leicester City FC fan, Liam also has a passion for PC gaming. He says his favourite part of the week is when Karen brings in treats every Wednesday.

 Sam Gardner
Sam Gardner

Trade Account Manager sam@usb2u.co.uk

Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Sam is a recent addition to our sales team working as an account executive. He has a passion for sport and enjoys nothing more than watching the mighty Northampton Town FC. As well as playing and watching sport he also holds a degree in Sports Development!

 Liz Edwards
Liz Edwards

Photography Account Manager liz@usb2u.co.uk

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!

 Tristan Heard
Tristan Heard

Account Manager tristan@usb2u.co.uk

DDI: +44 1604 684815
Tel: +44 1604 685040

Bio:   

Known as Big T, Tristan is a massive football fan. He supports Spurs, helps run his son’s under 8’s team and is also assistant manager for Sunday League team Sands United which aims to provide support for families who have suffered the loss of a child. He is also a keen music fan, and taught himself to play guitar, saying his biggest inspirations are the Madchester scene or 80’s - 2000’s indie in general.

 Catherine Harris
Catherine Harris

Sales Executive catherine@usb2u.co.uk

DDI: +44 1604 684813
Tel: +44 1604 685040

Bio:   

Catherine, known around the office simply as Cat, is from the small nearby village of Walgrave. Cat enjoys cooking and cleaning, and even volunteers at the Rothwell Heritage Centre on Saturday mornings. She’s a very social person enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and has a phobia of spiders and snakes.

 Darren Taylor
Darren Taylor

Account Executive darren@usb2u.co.uk

Tel: +44 1604 685046

Bio:   

Darren is our Sales Account Executive. 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.

 Sam Cowen
Sam Cowen

Marketing Executive samc@usb2u.co.uk

Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Sam comes from Kettering, but has also lived in Birmingham and Barcelona. Outside of work, his life revolves around music, attending festivals and concerts and playing bass guitar in a pop punk band. An animal lover, Sam has a border collie named Echo and says one of his favourite experiences was meeting and feeding a group of penguins.

 Tom Longley
Tom Longley

Designer tom@usb2u.co.uk

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.

 Neringa Paulauskaite
Neringa Paulauskaite

Finance, HR and Procurement Manager neringa@usb2u.co.uk

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!

 Sonata Paulauskaite
Sonata Paulauskaite

Stock Procurement & Controller sonata@usb2u.co.uk

Tel: +44 1604 685046

Bio:  

 Jen Chung
Jen Chung

Operations Team Leader jen@usb2u.co.uk

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

Bio:   

Hailing from Northampton itself, Jen has worked her way up in the Ops team, to now lead the whole team! She loves being outdoors and regularly visits zoos, wildlife parks, castles and country parks. When the weather is a bit wetter, she loves binge watching TV shows or building lego sets. Her biggest obsession is Harry Potter, having visited the Harry Potter Studio Tour a total of six times!

 Edita Puzauskiene
Edita Puzauskiene

Operations Supervisor edita@usb2u.co.uk

Tel+44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Coming soon! 

 Roxana Pojoni
Roxi Pojoni

Operations Supervisor roxi@usb2u.co.uk

Tel+44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Roxi is a self-confessed video game addict, who says it is her favourite way to spend her spare time. Apart from video games, she loves spending time on her bike or spending time with her cat. Originally coming from Romania, Roxi has settled in well at USB2U well and is a valuable part of the Operations team.  

 Ilona Zubkaite
Ilona Zubkaite

Operations Assistant

Tel+44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Ilona is from Lithuania, and says what she enjoys most about working at USB2U is the friendly people and cosy environment. In her spare time she has a number of hobbies, including being both a skilled guitar player and a keen basketball player. Her other hobbies include reading and going for long walks.  

 Liudmila Semionova
Liudmila Semionova

Operations Assistant

Tel+44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Liudmila, or Liuda around the office, says her favourite way to spend her time is with her friends, and admits that as a very social person, she prefers the company of others to being alone. Originally from a very small Lithuanian town, she says her favourite things to do when she has spare time are cooking and playing the piano.  

 Kitija Geistere
Kitija Geistere

Operations Assistant kitija@usb2u.co.uk

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! 

 Modesta Mazeikiene
Modesta Mazeikiene

Operations Assistant Modesta@usb2u.co.uk

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. 

 Greta Klingaite
Greta Klingaite

Operations Assistant Greta@usb2u.co.uk

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. 

 Aaron Kennedy
Aaron Kennedy

Head of Production & Operations aaron@usb2u.co.uk

Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Coming Soon!

 Leah Simpson
Lee Simpson

Print Team Leader

Lee@usb2u.co.uk

Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Whilst Sheffield-native Lee works at USB2U as the Print Team Leader, outside of the office she is very artistic, with a passion for illustrating, as well as also being an apprentice tattoo artist! She says what she likes most about her role at USB2U is the freedom she feels to be creative. She enjoys spending time with her three cats, but says her biggest dislike is avocado.

 Szymon Krap
Szymon Krap

Production Assistant

Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Coming Soon!

 Chanel Insaidoo
Chanel Insaidoo

Junior Artworker chanel@usb2u.co.uk

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.

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