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Oliver – Director of Operations

Team Spotlight

Oliver – Director of Operations

Team Spotlight
Oliver joined us in August 2017 to help with technical on-site issues and logistics but he’s done much more than that, really taking the opportunity to drive us forward with even better processes and procedures and is now Director of Operations.

When did you join JET?

August 2017

Where are you based?

Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

What’s your career history?

Experienced in various industries including the military. I started off in retail management and then moved to business services for a global legal firm. I’ve spent time in the financial sector account managing and underwriting payment solutions for merchants. I joined the Royal Air Force, graduated from their military training programme, and have offered support to HMS since. I have specialised in project management for companies like RM Plc and Bicester Village, before then starting with Jonas Event Technology on temporary engagement.

I started at JET to support operationally through a busy period, I very quickly became an integral part of the team due to the enthusiasm I had for the business and industry. Over my five years in the industry, I have supported countless events end-to-end, led vast business and service improvements, and now I am the company’s Director of Operations.

What have been your impressions of the events industry?

Fast-moving, quick thinking, passionate people.

If you were going to run an event, what would it be?

An event which is bringing together life-saving technologies and solutions to multi-disciplined emergency sectors.

The song you’d sing at karaoke?

Nickelback – Rockstar, or perhaps the Andrea Bocelli part of perfect by Ed Sheeran.

Worst job you’ve had (hopefully not this one 😉)?

I have not had one, maybe I’m just fortunate. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do” – Steve Jobs

Favourite Film?

Legend – The true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters.

Who would play you in a movie?

Iron Man, Tony Edward Stark.

Favourite Food?

Homemade Nachos, this is one of my few cooking specialities.

Favourite Drink?

Whiskey, Port, Gin – An old fashion is always a good choice.

Favourite Holiday/Place to go on holiday?

Cyprus has been my go-to option for a while. Now it would be any sunny coastal country touring via motorbike.

If you could travel anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go?

Egypt, I have always wanted to visit the pyramids.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Extreme sports are my type of fun. Rock Climbing, Motorsports, Skydiving, Shooting, etc.

What one thing could you never give up?

An adventurous life and enjoying extreme sports.

Your biggest achievement?

Originally it was my Royal Air Force graduation. Now my biggest achievement is leading JET to resurrect after the pandemic smack-down the industry and managing a substantial business service in the events industry.

Tell us something we don’t know about you.

I’m a decent shooter with various rifles and handguns. Whenever I get the opportunity to, I’ll do some target practice at a club.

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