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Meet the Speakers Corner Finance Team

World Pi Day, not to be confused with actual pie (which we also love), but to celebrate the mathematical constant 3.14...

We thought a day dedicated to celebrating numbers is the perfect day to celebrate the people in our office whose lives revolve around numbers: our wonderful Finance Team!

We caught up with Dani, Moe, Adaeze and Paula to ask some quick-fire questions.

Dani

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If you have dealt with our lovely finance department, it may have been Dani on the end of the phone of email. Coming from a multicultural background being half Ecuadorian and half Chinese, attending a German school and fluent in many languages, she recently relocated from Ecuador to the hustle and bustle of London. Passions of hers include travelling and experiencing other cultures, cooking, music, Pilates and exploring new places, one of which is London!

What’s your favourite thing about your role at Speakers Corner?

I love working in the Finance team! I really enjoy working with numbers, budgets, invoices and payments. But not only do we make sure that all of our clients receive invoices and artists get paid, we also take care of the financial position of the company. One of the great things about working here is the flexibility - you can implement new things, try them out to see if they work and if they don’t, just go back.

What is a little fun fact that people might not know about you?

I love to do sudokus and dance salsa, or anything Latin!

Who are your 3 favourite speakers?

David Meade, Maggie Alphonsi and Rene Carayol

Favourite Quote:There isn't a way things should be. There's just what happens, and what we do.” - Terry Pratchett

Moe

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The next member of our finance team is number crunching and inquisitive, Moe. Living most of his life close to close to Arsenal FC, he is surprisingly a big Manchester United fan and equally loves playing and watch football. Recently being introduced to the world of gym and fitness, he has spent the better half of the year (outside of work) working towards fitness goals.

What do you love about Finance?

As a youngster I use to love math and money and ever since I got job my first internship working in the accounts department, I never looked back. While some people might find staring at a spreadsheet all day to be tedious, there is nothing I love more. 

What is a little fun fact that people might not know about you?

I lived in Dubai for a year where I learned to speak Arabic to a very good standard. 

Who are your 3 favourite speakers?

Ann Marie-Imafidon, John Amaechi, Pritpal Tamber

Favourite Quote: "Don’t take the free ride in your own life" - Nickelback

Adaeze

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Next up is the delightful Adaeze. Similar to Moe, Adaeze has lived in North London her entire life! She has a bit of a wild flare, or as she says, ‘adrenaline junkie at heart’. Roller coasters, rock climbing and mountain biking are some of her favourite outdoor pursuits. Other passions include walking around the concrete jungle of London, with her trusty camera in tow, and snapping some pics of the unusual architecture. Amazing!

What’s your favourite thing about your role at Speakers Corner?

Getting to hear different speakers regularly and being able to come up with & experiment different ways to track expenses and invoices.

What is a little fun fact that people might not know about you?

I really enjoy the performing arts, I did LAMDA for 8 years & musical theatre for 2 years

Who are your 3 favourite speakers?

Farrah Storr, Ash Dykes, Matt Parker

Favourite Quote:Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” ― John C. Maxwell

Paula

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The final member of our fab finance team is the first and only resident at Speakers Corner who hails from Glasgow, Paula. Growing up mad about Johnny Depp, Busted and rescuing as many stray animals as possible, she had an incredible 7 hamsters, 2 dogs, 2 cats and 4 beautiful goldfish at the peak of her craze. In addition to her love of animals, you can find her baking, at the cinema, or catching up on her favourite TV shows!

What’s your favourite thing about your role at Speakers Corner?

My favourite thing about finance is getting to work with such a fantastic team - Dani, Moe and Adaeze! I also love numbers...obviously. Nothing is open to interpretation, its either right or wrong and I love that!

What is a little fun fact that people might not know about you?

In my spare time I love cake making and entering the odd competition!

Who are your 3 favourite speakers?

Julie Deane, Leonard Brody and Liz Bonnin

Favourite Quote:My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am.” - Anonymous

We love our Finance Team and can’t appreciate what they do enough! Crunching numbers, being spreadsheet gods and most importantly making sure the company’s finances are all taken care of. On a day that the world celebrates the mathematical constant Pi, we celebrate the constant dedication of our incredible finance department.

For further information or to book one of our speakers, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk.

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