At Uccello Designs, my primary role is Sales Administrator, but I also assist wherever I am needed. Most of my work is in the B2C part of our business which has a lot of admin, reconciling all online orders, following up with aftersales customer care and other general office duties. I am also the Junior Marketing Administrator which means I help manage our social media, B2C marketing and other tasks.
I started at Uccello in 2019 and worked full time on my school holidays and part-time during the year, now that I have graduated from secondary school, I have started working full time again in our primary office in Ireland. Computer Science has always been a favourite subject and passion of mine, so I have been able to apply my knowledge to my work to create digital workflows and tracking systems for our ordering processes.
In my free time, you can find me either playing video games with my friends, in the cinema, hanging out with my cat, or eating my favourite food – pasta. Now that I am finished school I am trying to travel as much as possible, so I tend to spend a lot of time planning that too!
Customer Care Manager
My current role in Uccello is leading Customer Care. This includes all queries from our valued customers which can relate to sales, warranty, delivery, or payment issues. It also includes all questions and other requests for information from Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Carers and other medical professionals, resellers, disability organisations and all other people and organisations wishing to partner with Uccello Designs.
Before this role in Uccello, I was also the Digital Marketer for Ireland and the Operations Admin. I have worked as a marketer for several other companies and enjoyed every minute of it but helping people is where my passion is. I also have 23 years’ experience in the Irish Defense Forces; this has nurtured this passion, and which also gave me the experience needed to take on the Operations Administrator role.
Outside of the office, I love playing musical instruments, singing, forest walks and hiking & swimming. I have played in bands most of my life and love it. Did I mention chocolate???
Head of Finance
My current role in Uccello is Head of Finance. This includes supporting the management team in making good decisions. A big component of making people’s lives easier is making sure that business itself is managed as well as we design our products.
This means I spend a lot of time measuring and planning and thinking about what Uccello needs to make big stuff happen from a financial aspect. I also make sure we pay our bills on time!
I’m a qualified accountant with 15 years’ experience working in the small business environment.
During this time, I have done a lot of work with state bodies mentoring and supporting small business owners who are trying to achieve big goals.
I also own and operate an accounting practice with a team of five people supporting a wide range of clients.
I like to get outdoors focused as much as possible. I swim in the Atlantic Ocean almost daily. I like to get into the mountains in Connemara as much as possible.
I’ve done some multi-day hikes in Europe and Africa in recent years. I’m always planning the next big trip. I’m also a bit of a book worm and cook a decent chilli!
Integrator, Innovation & Sales
My current role in Uccello is what we call the Integrator, which can involve wearing many different hats. We have a few different Teams such as Social Impact, People, Innovation, Sales, Marketing, Finance and Operations and I am honoured to be able to participate in each of these Teams with the best colleagues I’ve ever had. In a nutshell, I see my role as trying to solve bottlenecks and issues as quickly as possible, or ideally before they have an impact, so the Teams can get on with what they do best.
I’ve worked on every continent except Antarctica and swam in every ocean except the Arctic…… I guess I don’t like the cold very much. Went to University for the first time when I was 35; to get an MBA – better late than never.
When I’m not in the office, I love the outdoors, hiking or country walks in forests. I also love listening to and playing music; I play a few different instruments, and I also love reading and poetry. I think spicy food must get mentioned here too!!!
Finance and Operations
At Uccello my role is oversight of the bookkeeping for Ireland and Australia working in conjunction with the Head of Finance. On the operations side I am responsible for B2B and B2C orders from manufacture to delivery to customer. I am still settling into this role and I am looking forward to making the position my own.
I’m a part-qualified accountant with many years working in industry and practice. I have worked with a variety of different software systems which enables me to be versatile in my roles. I have lived in New Zealand for 6 years which gave me exposure to a different tax system and accounting procedures. I went back into education later in life after my family and I have chipped away at my exams and hope to finish my remaining exams in the near future.
I like to spend time with my family and bring our dogs on walks. I am an amateur artist leaning towards charcoal portraits. I’ve been vegan for the last two years and enjoy researching new recipes to try.
Sales & Innovation Support
My role at Uccello Designs is ever evolving and changing depending on what the business needs at any given point. I’m involved in sales and innovation conversations, as well as assisting the team on developing new markets and growing existing ones. At Uccello we’re all about making people’s lives easier, and my focus is on both improving our current product offering and creating new products that embody this mission
I have an extensive sales and business development background, working in the telecommunications and online sectors. I’ve taken over the family business in Perth, as well as assisting with the development and launch of the Uccello Kettle with its inventor, my father-in-law, Andy De Petra.
When I’m not in the office juggling the demands of two businesses, I love relaxing with my partner, three beautiful children, and extended family. Staying active is a big part of my life, whether it’s playing touch football, competing in obstacle challenges or working out at the gym. In the spare time I have, I’m also rebuilding a project car from scratch with my son.
Marketing Coordinator – Ireland & UK
Here in Uccello Designs, in my role as the Marketing Coordinator for Ireland & UK, I am responsible for all B2B and B2C marketing, including content creation, SEO, social media, PPC and success measurement of all marketing and sales activities both on and offline.
Before Uccello. I grew into the role of Marketing Manager for a fast pace international recruitment agency. After 5 years there I had honed my skills and learned tricks of the trade, met and befriended people from across the globe and really found a passion for my field.
Outside of the office, I enjoy baking for cheat day on Saturday, painting, and designing my future home with my Fiancé on Pinterest!
Social Impact, People Capital
My role in Uccello Designs is people capital and this involves company culture, recruitment, onboarding, people experience and satisfaction. I work on social impact, the ongoing investigation as to how we can ‘Make People’s Lives Easier’ whether a customer, distributor, reseller, manufacturer, supply chain partner or colleague.
I have a professional involvement of over 30 years in the administration and delivery of human services, inclusive of residential & outpatient AOD rehabilitation, mental health and disabilities communities. I am a carer and advocate for my youngest son, Cameron who has lived with an acute Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) for more than 28 years.
Out of the office, I have keen interest in men’s health and wellbeing conversations, nature-based rites of passage work, music and growing things in our garden.
Marketing Coordinator- Australia/NZ
Here in Uccello Designs, in my role as Marketing Coordinator for Australia & New Zealand, I am responsible for all B2B and B2C marketing, including content creation, social media, PPC and success measurement of all marketing and sales activities.
Before Uccello, I worked as an adverting executive for a newspaper, a youth worker, and a portrait artist. I found Marketing to be the perfect blend of these industries, and eventually fell in love with digital marketing.
Outside of the office, I enjoy playing disc (frisbee) golf, basketball, and working on my latest charcoal portraits. Oh, I also loves nachos!
My role at Uccello Designs is IT/UX Leader. My responsibilities are ensuring that the website and eCommerce are running safely and smoothly, designing interfaces with a focus on our website visitors and their needs, improving accessibility, developing a better user experience for our customers while they visit our website, and being alert in case any technical problems occur within our systems.
I am passionate about marketing and technology; my BA in Marketing and Advertising boosted my love for technology. Developing websites, news portals and advertising campaigns for different types of companies and purposes, small and large, it has been 15 years developing, caring for, and promoting brand images on the web planet.
Outside of the office, I love to spend time with my little family, take courses to consistently expand my knowledge, and explore new technologies and trends in the market. I feel energized playing football outside on a sunny day, and did I mention coffee?