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 sales@usb2u.co.uk 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 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 Longley
Natalie Longley

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

Finance Manager dean@usb2u.co.uk

Tel: +44 1604 685046

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 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!

 Eloise Wren
Eloise Wren

Marketing Executive eloise@usb2u.co.uk

Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Eloise is the latest addition to the Marketing Team and is a self confessed caffeine addict. In her spare time, Eloise enjoys playing squash (but hates losing!) and running. She has a passion for writing and can often be found reading fashion blogs with a brew, or socialising with friends, family and her cat Theodore.

 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.

 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.

 Ellitot Walker
Elliot Walker

Account Manager elliotw@usb2u.co.uk

DDI: +44 1604 685042
Tel: +44 1604 684814

Bio:   

Elliot is our latest addition to the USB2U Account Management team. He likes his new team already (he’s even getting used to Liam) because it’s a friendly, lively team – always busy – where everyone pulls their weight! In his spare time Elliot likes learning languages, studying marketing and counselling, and you won’t guess what else he loves to do. Building Lego!

 Liam Smith
Liam Smith

Trade Account Manager liam@usb2u.co.uk

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”. 

 Abbey Allen
Abbey Allen

Account Executive abbey@usb2u.co.uk

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.   

 Dawn Haffner
Dawn Haffner

Account Executive Dawn@usb2u.co.uk

Tel: +44 1604 684814

Bio:   

A new addition to the sales team, 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!

 Laura Smith
Laura Smith

Trade Account Executive laura@usb2u.co.uk

DDI: +44 1604 685040
Tel: +44 1604 684814

Bio:   

Laura is USB2U’s Yorkshire lass who has a passion for cricket. Not only does she like watching cricket, but she also loves to keep fit and healthy herself by working out and hanging out with friends. Her favourite thing about USB2U is the friendly and helpful nature of the team.

 Caroline Day
Caroline Day

Customer Care Manager caroline@usb2u.co.uk

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 jen@usb2u.co.uk

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 barbora@usb2u.co.uk

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. 

 Andreia Ticu
Andreia Ticu

Operations Assistant andreia@usb2u.co.uk

Tel+44 1604 684811

Bio

Originally from Romania, Andreia is the latest addition to the operations team. She’s a keen swimmer and loves spending time with her friends and family at the weekends – although she’s not so keen on snakes, horror movies, or anything supernatural!

 

Andreia is incredibly passionate about astronomy and in her spare time can be found watching a good documentary.


 Ashleigh King
Ashleigh King

Operations Assistant ashleigh@usb2u.co.uk

Tel+44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Known as Ash to her friends and colleagues, Ashleigh is a Northampton girl who loves the great outdoors. She has a passion for understanding the natural world (although she does have a fear of seagulls which didn’t work too well whilst studying for a wildlife conservation degree!). In her spare time she loves to spend quality time with her two young nieces and enjoying good food with friends. 

 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! 

 Dan Cassidy
Dan Cassidy

Production Team Leader dan@usb2u.co.uk

Tel+44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Dan is a member of USB2U's hard working print team who loves to play football with friends and go to the cinema in his spare time. You can often catch him working out at the gym.

 Marcus Ryan
Marcus Ryan

Production Assistant marcus@usb2u.co.uk

Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Marcus loves working for USB2U as he finds it a friendly place to work. He likes to visit galleries in his spare time and has a creative eye and a passion for photography. His creative vision comes in handy when we have exhibitions to prepare for as he knows exactly what looks good!

 Sophie Higginson
Sophie Higginson

Production Assistant sophie@usb2u.co.uk

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.

 Jacqui Wong
Jacqui Wong

Junior Artworker jacquiw@usb2u.co.uk

Tel: +44 1604 684811

Bio:   

Jacqui is a Loughborough Graphic Communication and Illustration student originally from Northamptonshire and is our studio intern. She’s quite a pro at rock climbing, mountaineering & keeping fit in general. She is passionate about exploring and travelling, and being a typical tourist around the world. One thing she can’t stand is spiders.

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