The Ovatu Team

Ovatu is a passionate team of real people who believe that helping your business is not business to us... it’s personal.

All of our team members are experienced product experts who believe that your success is our success! When you choose to use Ovatu, you put a smile on a real persons face :)

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Gareth Quick

Customer Success Manager

What would be your spirit animal?
Eeyore is my spirit animal. Not that it matters...
What’s your favourite piece of clothing you own / owned?
I have an old and faded baseball cap (New York Mets), which has travelled around the world with me for around 15 years. I pack it every time I travel, even if I have no intention of wearing it, and cart it around for the entire trip.
If your childhood had a smell, what would it be?
My childhood has no smell, nor does my adulthood. My life is without aroma. But, at a guess... musty? (Seriously though, I have no sense of smell)
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Rachel Meikle

Customer Success Specialist

When was the last time you climbed a tree?
I climb trees on a weekly basis... mostly rescuing children, shoes or soccer balls.
What is the most annoying habit that some people have?
Eating bananas in public. Eat your bananas privately please!
What is your Favourite drink?
The first sip of a gin and tonic on a warm summer evening. The second, third and fourth sips are great too :).
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Richard Graham

Head of Marketing

What's your go-to drink/food/activity when you're sick and in bed?
Nothing cures a case of the man flu like homemade honey, lemon and ginger tea.
If you could only wear comfortable or fashionable clothing for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
In the words of the great George Costanza... I would drape myself in a velvet jumpsuit.
Morning person or night owl?
I definitely tell myself I’m going to bed at a reasonable hour and find myself watching pointless fail videos at 3AM.
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Ula Hole

Operations Director

What's the weirdest thing about modern life that people just accept as normal?
Traffic jams. Soft drinks. High heels.
Would you rather have an extra $200 a day, or an extra 2 hours a day?
Absolutely 2 extra hours. Could I have 4 please actually? Will the children be asleep during this time? Because otherwise, I’ll take the money...
Do you have any hidden talents?
I’m excellent at climbing mountains with small children strapped to my back.
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Ben Sweet

Head of Customer Success

What's your biggest screw up in the kitchen?
The first week I moved out of home as a teenager, I tried to cook spaghetti bolognaise. I had no idea that you had to add sauce to the mince (I had no idea about anything really). I cooked the mince and wondered why it didn’t 'look like mums'. Now my spag bol is legendary.
What's the most useless talent you have?
Crappy dad jokes. How do camels hide in the desert? Camelflage. Sorry, not sorry.
What reality TV show would you most like to see made?
Really?? We don’t need any more reality shows please. Stop, just stop.
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Sue Hudson

Customer Success Specialist

What’s something that people think makes them look cool but actually has the opposite effect?
Man buns! Is it wrong to want to carry a pair of scissors around so I can cut off the offending item on their heads? And don’t get me started with men who wear socks with sandals….
Whose advice do you always listen to?
My own – sometimes I think I'm only one that makes any sense!
What movie quotes do you use on a regular basis?
You can’t handle the truth – usually say this to my boys when they ask a question and they respond with a roll of the eyes! They now avoid asking questions...
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Dave Anderson

Senior Developer

What weird or useless talent do you have?
Drinking more coffee than anyone else.
What is the silliest fear you have?
I fear clowns with a passion.They can be frightening.
Favourite Movie?
Aliens - It has 3 endings - The alien just won't die. Great suspense. One of the few movies where the sequel is better.
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Amy Patterson

Customer Success Specialist

What is your most useless talent?
I can rap every single word to The Bad Touch by the Bloodhound Gang, and I can tie a liquorice lace in a knot using just my tongue.
Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
Occasionally, when he lets me, into my son's beautiful mind.
What incredibly strong opinion or belief do you have that is completely unimportant in the grand scheme of things?
Eating in bed. I genuinely think it should be made illegal. It makes me so angry, just thinking about it. Why? Why would you eat where you sleep?!
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Dave Hole

Managing Director

If your life had a theme song, what would it be?
"This Year" by The Mountain Goats (I'm gonna make it through this year if it kills me...)
What are you freakishly good at?
Whistling. Any tune. Seriously, I’m so good.
What is the most annoying question you’ve been asked?
So, do you have any other app ideas?
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Ovatu Bot

What makes you really angry?
When people push my buttons....
What is your favourite type of music?
Heavy metal.
What do you think of Ovatu?
I'm nuts and bolts about Ovatu!

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