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Our team of the decade

On 10 June we hit a record of 10 staff being with us for 10 years - alongside our Managing Director, Geoff Hunt. That's pretty special and we're very lucky to have such loyal human beings working for us. We thought you might like to know a little about what they do and what makes them tick.

 

 

Geoff Hunt

CO-FOUNDER + PRODUCT MANAGER

Geoff is our captain who is responsible for dreaming up Momento, our new products and processes. He can be found strategising, coding, printing and searching for chocolate.

What do you do at Momento?
I steer the good ship Momento and I love the team we have assembled

First music you bought?
I snuck out of basketball practice at school to buy Back in Black by AC/DC

Fave food?
Haloumi cheese

First pet’s name?
Snowy the fox terrier

Where would you go if you could go anywhere?
There aren’t many countries I wouldn’t like to visit. Iceland is next on the list.

 


James Whitwell

CO-FOUNDER + CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

James, Geoff and Libby worked together 20 years ago in the early days of interactive CD-ROMs. He has a very large brain that makes our software excellent and our network safe.

What do you do at Momento?
I look after all the technical things (IT and programming)

First music you bought?
Pass the Dutchie by Musical Youth

Fave food?
Hot chips

First pet’s name?
Papageno (he was a budgie)

Where would you go if you could go anywhere?
Antarctica

 

Libby Jeffery

CO-FOUNDER + MARKETING MANAGER

Libby enjoys meeting our customers and suppliers and sometimes hugs them too early in the piece! She is so committed to Momento that she talks to customers in her sleep.

What do you do at Momento?
Write all the communications, manage our social feeds, coordinate events, get to know the photo book publishing network and run the Photobook Of the Year Awards

First music you bought?
Soul II Soul Volume III – Just Right by Soul II Soul

Fave food?
Cheese and crackers, especially when teamed with red wine

First pet’s name?
Nelson (a ginger tabby)

Where would you go if you could go anywhere?
Outback Australia

 

Marbeen Felipe

WEBSITE TEAM LEADER

We have never seen Marbeen without a smile on his face in the whole 2,600 days he has worked for us. He is the kind of employee you want with you to bottle or duplicate.

What do you do at Momento?
Web developer, and I enjoy building new things

First music you bought?
The Fat Boys on vinyl from HMV

Fave food?
Spaghetti bolognese

First pet’s name?
Nate (a black labrador)

Where would you go if you could go anywhere?
Back to Japan

 

 

 

Joe Cai

SENIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Joe is our quietest biggest achiever. He keeps slightly different work hours but his output is extreme, as is his ability to deal with complex technical issues.

What do you do at Momento?
I am C++ software developer and write the code for Momento’s software

First music you bought?
Liangzhu (Butterfly Lovers), a violin concerto on cassette tape

Fave food?
Seafood

First pet’s name?
Maomi (a generic name for cat in Chinese, for my white cat with large black spots)

Where would you go if you could go anywhere?
Switzerland

 

Eddy Quinnell

WIDE FORMAT PRINTER

Eduardo came to work for us after Geoff’s mum drove him down the W.A. coast. He loves memes, flashing lights and handles paper like it’s the most precious object on earth.

What do you do at Momento?
Make your dust jackets and printed covers happen

First music you bought?
Aqua

Fave food?
Chicken feet

First pet’s name?
Frankie

Where would you go if you could go anywhere?
North of The Wall

 

Priya Hariharan

SOFTWARE TEAM LEADER

Priya is not only a spectacular coder, but her craft skills are second to none. She has been known to knit a scarf in a few hours while watching her husband and son play cricket.

What do you do at Momento?
Take care of the Momento software

First music you bought?
Tamil music

Fave food?
Tandoori Chicken

First pet’s name?
Enzo (a budgie)

Where would you go if you could go anywhere?
Japan

 

Aya Oyanagi

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Aya’s attention to detail is impeccable and her genuine concern for her staff is impressive. Our suppliers also love Aya because she is so organised, professional and thoughtful.

What do you do at Momento?
I look after production and stocks

First music you bought?
Sonatina album

Fave food?
Sashimi

First pet’s name?
Pucchi

Where would you go if you could go anywhere?
India

 

 

 

Martin Penny

BINDER

Marty has actually worked for Momento for 14 years because he used to bind our books before we established our own facility. All he wants is a shed with sawdust on the floor.

What do you do at Momento?
Manage the bindery

First music you bought?
Hot Summer Hits 78

Fave food?
Unfortunately anything fried!

First pet’s name
BB (a labrador cross red setter)

Where would you go if you could go anywhere?
Around Australia

 

Jessica McCombie

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Jessica is a working-mum-superwoman with an immense capacity to problem solve multiple issues at the same time, and at lightning speed. No wonder she wants a nap!

What do you do at Momento?
Anything from product development, to work health and safety and everything in between

First music you bought?
Too ashamed to admit, my colleagues would never let me live it down

Fave food?
New Zealand fish n chips

First pet’s name
The Cat

Where would you go if you could go anywhere?
For a long uninterrupted nap

 

Jackie Lentell

NZ CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER

Jax is our employee of the decade in New Zealand. She makes every customer feel like they’re number one rather than just another number. She also likes a wee chat!

What do you do at Momento?
I love helping people make beautiful books, and in the process I get to make lovely connections. I feel privileged to be a small part of preserving their special memories.

First music you bought?
Leif Garrett by Leif Garrett. I was in love with him but he couldn’t really sing.

Fave food?
Blue cheese quince paste and crackers, liquorice, mango … not all at once though.

First pet’s name
Whiskey, a big grumpy black cat.

Where would you go if you could go anywhere?
No question … ITALY.

 

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