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Inside Totem

Get to know how we work, who you’ll be working with and what it’s like to work here.

How we work

Our clients tell us it’s our personalised hands-on approach that makes the difference. With honesty, clarity and transparency at every step we will support you through every step of your journey. 

We hold ourselves to extremely high standards that are made possible with our tried and tested Magic 8 Methodology.

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Our people

Behind the fancy job titles are a team of amazing people – creatives, storytellers, event producers, streamers and big dreamers.

Giulia
Grasso

Operations Director

Giulia has been working in the Video Production industry for over 10 years. Thanks to her organisational skills her career evolved into Company Operations and ‘capacity’ has been her favourite word since. Giulia has a real passion for anything techy, has watched every single TV series ever made, loves pizza and deeply cares for animals and the planet. Even though she moved to the UK 8 years ago, she has never had a pint.

Favourite place
Terni, Italy
Your favourite book
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
Playing on repeat
Waiting in Vain
Favourite non-human
ALL ANIMALS
What's on the menu
Pizza
Survival essentials
Machete, Matches, Hope
Who or what inspires you
People's kindness
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Samantha
Roythorne

Managing Director

Sam has worked in the events sector for over a decade, co-ordinating and managing events in locations around the world including Singapore, Rome, New York and Birmingham. As Managing Director of Totem, she is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the business, delivering excellent services to our exceptional range of clients. In her spare time, Sam loves watching F1 and pretending Swindon’s ‘magic roundabout’ is in fact Eau Rouge.

Favourite place
Orlando
Your favourite book
Impossible to choose
Playing on repeat
Tears in Heaven
Favourite non-human
Pogo, Cosmo & Nate
What's on the menu
Spaghetti Bolognese
Survival essentials
Phone, Book, Pogo
Who or what inspires you
Strong women

Paige
Redfern

Operations Executive

Since graduating in media production in 2017 Paige has wanted to pursue a career in the media industry and to be able to develop skills within the creative sector. Totems Leap internship gave her that opportunity. Paige as worked in progression within the Totems success team. She is already filming, designing, building events on the platform and streaming. When Paige isn’t working she is pretending to be marvel characters to keep her crazy 4 year old son entertained.

Favourite place
Anywhere with my son
Your favourite book
Queenie
Playing on repeat
Go- Cat Burns
Favourite non-human
Benji- My Yorkie
What's on the menu
Sushi
Survival essentials
bed, boat, lighter
Who or what inspires you
My son

Gaby
Blazquez Bello

Platform Specialist

A traveller with a passion for learning and getting to know different cultures. Food is her second language and she is a time-traveller when it comes to music. Her environment is the Mediterranean Sea, offering a special connection with her creativity. Some of her favourite things about working at Totem are using her creative skills to offer support for all things platform, finding creative solutions to help clients, and being the bridge between teams to provide a better user experience.

Favourite place
Greece
Your favourite book
1984
Playing on repeat
Pink Rabbits
Favourite non-human
Dogs
What's on the menu
Tacos
Survival essentials
Book, lighter, knife
Who or what inspires you
New challenges

Jamie
Parsons

Sales Manager

Jamie has had a successful and entertaining career within the sports industry along with analytics and digital marketing, and working with incredibly innovative people along the way. At Totem, Jamie looks after our financial services and automotive sectors, assisting prospects in delivering unique insights into events. When Jamie isn’t charging with his children at home, he enjoys playing for and managing his local football team.

Favourite place
Southern Italy
Your favourite book
Shoe Dog
Playing on repeat
Forgot about Dre
Favourite non-human
Optimus Prime
What's on the menu
Curry
Survival essentials
Football,Beer,the family
Who or what inspires you
Amara and Cloughie

Peter
Quan

Motion Graphics Designer

Peter is a multimedia designer with experience in motion graphics, video editing and onsite filming. He has worked on freelance projects creating logos where his design is still proudly used today as a t-shirt print. Besides design work Peter is also a musician who studied the piano for 9 years and self-taught himself the guitar. He is now currently taking on his next challenge – learning the violin.

Favourite place
Sydney Australia
Your favourite book
Harry Potter
Playing on repeat
Take on Me - Aha
Favourite non-human
My dog Mabel
What's on the menu
Sourdough Pizza
Survival essentials
Flint, Knife, Bottle
Who or what inspires you
Classical Music

Rob
Prevett

Director of Growth

Rob brings a wealth of experience to Totem having scaled two successful events businesses over the last 20 years. He draws on that experience to help leading brands change the way they deliver events.

Rob’s big passions in life are food and skiing – a restaurant halfway up a mountain is about as good as it gets. When not skiing or eating he can be found enjoying the Yorkshire countryside with his daughter and Hector the dog.

Favourite place
The mountains
Your favourite book
East of Eden
Playing on repeat
Fleetwood Mac
Favourite non-human
Hector the Cockerpoo
What's on the menu
Tapas and Red Wine
Survival essentials
Tea, notebook, hammock
Who or what inspires you
My daughter

Matt
Jones

Release Manager

Matt has recently joined the Totem family having honed his QA skills working in a broad variety of industries and roles from International Retail Logistics, Head of Operations for a Soft Toy manufacturer as well as singing in “The Indie Westlife”! He is the proud father of 2 cats and also has 2 sons, enjoys good food and traveling and spends most weekends either out on his bike, or inside shouting at the TV.

Favourite place
The Mountains
Your favourite book
Fraction of a Whole
Playing on repeat
Hold on Hope - G.B.V
Favourite non-human
Data
What's on the menu
Japanese / Spatburgunder
Survival essentials
guitar, knife, sunscreen
Who or what inspires you
My wife

Charlotte
Wood

Success & Product Executive

With a background in commercial law, digital marketing and non-profits, Charlotte has a passion for all things media and business related. She has joined the Totem team as an Account Executive Intern forming part of the Success Team. In her free time, she can be found reading, scrolling through Twitter, binge-watching the latest drama or as a devout cinephile, unable to leave her local cinema.

Favourite place
Italy or Bath
Your favourite book
Harry Potter
Playing on repeat
ABBA
Favourite non-human
My cats, Luna & Charlie
What's on the menu
Chicken Ramen
Survival essentials
I simply wouldn't go
Who or what inspires you
My friends & family

Andrew
Walmsley

Account Director EMEA

A married father of 3 (and one furry dog child), Andy is passionate about working with, and partnering with, clients where he can make a difference.  He has been in the events and media industry for over 20 years. He has now moved on to the technology side of the industry, as he understands the value technology brings to solving some of the problems event organisers face. In his spare time Andy is a family man. He enjoys boxing (watching only!) and managing an under 7s football team.

Favourite place
Wales
Your favourite book
Shantaram
Playing on repeat
Any Oasis track
Favourite non-human
Dexter my dog
What's on the menu
Curry
Survival essentials
My family, Music, hammock
Who or what inspires you
Family

Veronica
Cortes

UX / UI Designer

With a long and lustrous career in event operations she has delivered events worldwide for multiple industries including financial services, social housing, creative and IT. As a UX/UI Designer, she continues her passion for creating memorable journeys and user experiences. Veronica loves the sun and hopes to one day settle on a sunny island with her 2 cats and better half.

Favourite place
Home sweet home!
Your favourite book
The Dirt: Confessions of
Playing on repeat
Everlong
Favourite non-human
Stewie Griffin
What's on the menu
Noodles
Survival essentials
Lip balm, 80s playlist, A
Who or what inspires you
The Queen

Sam
Prudence

Creative Lead - Video

After leaving university Sam worked as a producer/director for Fremantle’s digital sports channels before freelancing as an editor, creating content for brands such as Asos, Superdrug & Google. Alongside his freelance work, Sam produced a reality/drama for broadcast on London Live and directed several shorts before directing a feature film which was released in 2020 on Sky and Amazon. Sam has a passion for football – coaching and playing regularly and supporting West Ham United.

Favourite place
The Beach
Your favourite book
The Magician - R.E.F
Playing on repeat
Depends on the vibe.
Favourite non-human
N/A
What's on the menu
Beef Casserole
Survival essentials
Rod, Canoe, Tent
Who or what inspires you
Gordon Ramsey
Meet the whole team

Working at Totem

We are all about delivering exceptional experiences for our customers, and it’s our people that make it all possible.

Learn how we look after them, what it is they like about working at Totem and why a career here could be just what you’re looking for.

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Our team of specialists are ready to help you shape your perfect engagement ecosystem.

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8 Hornsey Street
London
N7 8EG

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