What can bring a person who has spent half their life between Australia and London, back to Italy? Good food, family ... and Oval! In short, this is Camilla's story: meet our Marketing Manager!
If you've joined the Oval community this last year then it will definitely be thanks to her and her hard work. Digital marketing holds no secrets for Cami!
Equipped with a volcanic energy, she always seems able to have an eye on the budget, an ear on the phone, and a free hand to lend to colleagues! She also has some interesting interpretations on a few famous Italian expressions, giving us small pearls of Italenglish wisdom :)
Furthermore Camilla doesn't forget a birthday: maybe when she was in England, she took the chance to attend a magic course at Hogwarts?!
One year of Camilla, in numbers:
🥩 30 meat orders from Timanzo
🏃🏽♀️ 960,000 steps using the Oval Fitness Step
🏘 4 house moves and 43 boxes
🌍 14 trips around Europe with 760€ saved using the Travel Step
1. What was your idea of Oval before you started?
I had worked in the startup world before joining Oval, and therefore I was pretty excited to go back to that kind of work reality. Working in a startup provides people with an experience that is truly unique; from multi tasking to developing self-taught skills. It teaches you to trust your instincts more, to learn to fall down and get back up as fast as you can. Opportunities for learning and growth abound and founders and employees work together. There's no middle management, so you can learn directly from the best.
2. After a year working with us, would you say it was everything you expected it to be?
Even better, as I didn’t know that almost every day we would eat the most amazing things, from freshly baked croissants to arancini! Oh yes, I love food in Italy after such a long time away.
3. Given you had the chance again, would you take the opportunity to work with Oval?
Totally, feeling part of a team that is building a new product, learning to be independent, flexible, and to make the most out of your day; all whilst having a great time because you love what you do, and you have a great relationship with the people you work with, what else could I want?
4. What is your degree in?
International Business and Marketing
5. What did you do before you started with Oval?
I worked for Fisher Investments, an independent investment adviser, leading the expansion in Southern Europe.
6. What is your favourite thing to do outside of work?
Traveling! We tend to be caught up in our daily lives and travelling helps to disconnect, understand different cultures, create lifelong memories, and is a time to try amazing food :)
7. If you could go on holiday anywhere in the world, where would it be?
As I was saying, I'd go to a place where I could disconnect completely, such as Komodo, one of the 17,508 islands that compose the Republic of Indonesia. Its National Park is particularly notable as the habitat of the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard on Earth. On top of all that, it is also a prefect blend of striking landscapes, turquoise waters teeming with life, and some of the best diving in the world.
8. What’s your biggest weakness?
I talk too much. Even these answers are not exactly short :)
9. What did you want to be growing up?
A lawyer, to turn my talkativeness into a strength.
10. What’s your dream job now?
It would be a dream to be working with my brother on a project that improves people's lives!
11. What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?
My family and friends!
12. What’s your favourite quote/line from a movie?
“The grass always looks greener on the other side... till you get to the other side”