Natacha aka Natacha Nectarine
French-born Natacha has always been a real food-lover. Her childhood dream was to be a detective. The youngest of four children, she travelled extensively with her family at an early age. After finishing high school in England she studied Management in London where she met Alex who is now her husband. After her studies Natacha worked in marketing for GlaxoSmithKline in Dublin and Mexico City. Yet she’s still a little detective at heart. Today, she loves tracking down new product innovations.
Natacha focuses on Googly Fruit’s design, product development and finance.
Natacha’s hobbies: Cooking, swimming and reading
Natacha’s Googly Fruit: Natacha Nectarine
Natacha’s favourite fruit: Raspberries
Natacha’s favourite vegetable: Aubergine
Alex aka Alex Artichoke
As a child, Alex wanted to be a professional footballer. Then over the years the world of business sparked his interest and he opted to study management in England. Whilst at university he met Natacha, who is now his wife. Alex worked in marketing management for Nestlé in Switzerland and for five years in Mexico City before launching Googly Fruit. And Natacha was always with him! Alex’s love of travel means he and Natacha have almost explored the whole world – despite his mild fear of flying!
Alex heads up Googly Fruit’s new product development & coordination and sales.
Alex’s hobbies: Football, jogging and golf
Alex’s Googly Fruit: Alex Artichoke
Alex’s favourite fruit: Mangos
Alex’s favourite vegetable: Spinach
Patrick aka Patrick Pomegranate
Patrick has had a head for business from as early as he can remember. He never made it as a cricketer so on leaving school, he went to Spain to learn Spanish for a year and then studied Business Economics at University where he met Kate who shared his passion for food and for all things Spanish. Patrick eventually followed his passion for food, importing products to the UK from Europe and consulting for businesses interested in selling into the UK market.
Patrick’s hobbies: Cycling, skiing, cooking
Patrick’s Googly Fruit: Patrick Pomegranate
Patrick’s favourite fruit: Mango
Patrick’s favourite vegetable: Cabbage
Kate aka Katie Kale
From an early age Kate wanted to dance, act or sing. However, she left school to study modern languages (Spanish & French) at University which is where she met Patrick. During her gap years in France and Spain, Kate developed a passion for food which continues today. On graduating she worked in Corporate Communications for the Pearson Group before running in-house PR for Taylor Woodrow. After taking time out to have children, Kate set up a successful food PR business. Kate still loves to dance but her family would rather she didn’t sing!
Kate’s hobbies: Dancing, yoga, growing vegetables
Kate’s Googly Fruit: Katie Kale
Kate’s favourite fruit: Plums
Kate’s favourite vegetable: Asparagus
Caspar aka Caspar Cassis
Caspar was born in sleepy Karlsruhe but grew up in two major capitals: Istanbul and Berlin. Later, he became a lawyer but turned into a strategy consultant soon. That was more exciting, full of variety and taught him a lot. As all that's still important to him, he was fed up with traveling and loves having fun, he joined Googly Fruit. Googly Fruit won't even let go of him when he gets home: his little son is the city's main consumer of our squeezy pouches.
Caspar takes care of the numbers and looks after our operations.
Caspar’s hobbies: Sports, sports, sports
Caspar's Googly Fruit: Caspar Cassis
Caspar's favourite fruit: Rasberries
Caspar's favourite vegetable: Peas
Dennis aka Dennis Dewberry
Berlin-born Dennis spent one of his school years in the USA before finishing high school back in the German capital. He spent a summer enjoying the fresh air as a dedicated cycle courier before he joined the Googly Fruit team.
Dennis grew up with the Internet so he now assists with online marketing and supports the entire team as a system administrator.
Dennis’s hobbies: Cycling, programming, cooking
Dennis’s Googly Fruit: Dennis Dewberry
Dennis’s favourite fruit: Mangos
Dennis’s favourite vegetable: Gherkins
Gina aka Gina Grapefruit
Gina was born a dreamer and never could decide which dream to choose. She moved around a lot with her parents and three cheeky brothers. She went on to study Anthropology in Canada and International Development in Sweden. Afterwards she spent a good amount of time coordinating social programs for teens who weren´t as lucky as she was as a little girl. That was a great adventure which let her explore the world far and wide, until she finally found her true home at Googly Fruit.
Gina's hobbies: Adventures near and far, biking, yoga and cooking
Gina's Googly Fruit: Gina Grapefruit
Gina's favourite fruit: Blueberry
Gina's favourite vegetable: Kale
Lena aka Lena Lucuma
Lena grew up in Germany. After finishing high school she moved to England, where she studied international relations in London and Brighton. Following her studies, she started working in sustainable investments. Meanwhile to appease her wanderlust, Lena travelled a lot to the MENA region. Looking for new adventures with an international outlook, Lena eventually found Freche Freunde. At Freche Freunde Lena is now in charge of international business development in South- and Eastern Europe, Middle East as well as Asia.
Lena's hobbies: Cycling, British crime series, South Asian food
Lena's Freche Freunde: Lena Lucuma
Lena's favourite fruit: Strawberry
Lena's favourite vegetable: Avocado