Raman moved over from India as a teen and worked his way up the proverbial ladder whilst dreaming of running his own company, accruing amusing anecdotes along the way. It paid off (ha) with a start in Paid Media, and eleven years later, he's living the dream, relishing the risks and responsibilities of running a growing start-up. More like a dad than a boss, and Kandidly's only actual dad, he's always cracking cheesy jokes, investigating the latest gadget or helping staff decipher eye-watering Excel formulae.
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After ten years writing everything from articles on STIs to listicles like '10 Places To Eat Local In Oman' Raman (our Founder) persuaded Andrea to join the dark side, and though she still loves copy, she's now as into graphs as she was into adjectives. Refusing to live in the 2020s, she's still listening to 80s music, watching old films and calling everyone under 30 'kids'. Frequently told off for discussing politics and mocked for having too many cats.
Kandidly's 1st employee back in 2019, James is the company's unwitting historian and manages some of our longest-standing clients. Everyone's go-to for advice, we've yet to find a work-related question he can't answer in the office (at least according to him); he's also pretty solid in dishing out life advice outside the office, particularly after a bottle of red wine. Loves travel, skiing and West Ham, sports a diverse collection of tattoos.
Nowhere near as Italian as his name would suggest, Paolo is a chilled South Londoner who keeps his head when all those around him are losing theirs. He started his career working on the railways - wasted years, as it turns out, as he's now found his forte in paid media management. Likes long walks in the park & coffees with hipster oat milk.
Caitlin is a true Brightonian, who likes nothing better than sun, sea, parties and parades, and thinks -5 degrees is appropriate beach weather. A former M&S employee, she far prefers data analysis to sorting arguments in the dairy aisle and has shown an amazing aptitude for it. Make her your friend forever by introducing her to puppies, kittens or other small squishy animals.
A real football fanatic (though the entire office strongly disapproves of his choice of team) Oli was hired fresh from his final uni exams and has become our resident TikTok guru (he's got over a million views!). Laid-back and chilled, he's hard to fluster & very versatile, working across varied & amazing clients. He loves to travel, explore & can't miss his morning latte & croissant.