Domenico Leoci moved to Newcastle 19 years ago from his hometown in Italy. After studying in the UK and qualifying as a multimedia designer, Domenico spent time designing websites, animations and images before finding himself working in sales and recruitment. His roles have seen him work at global companies such as American Express and Cisco before he joined the Recite Me sales team earlier this summer.
As a native Italian, Domenico credits the language options on the Recite Me toolbar as one of his favourite features. As well as English, Domenico also speaks Spanish and is learning Russian. He adds, “I’m curious about languages in general, but overall I feel the tool is great and there’s loads of other brilliant features - especially the text to speech functionality. It’s very organic and sounds very natural. The other languages also sound very authentic, so it’s brilliant.”
When he’s away from the office, Domenico enjoys Newcastle’s growing culinary scene. He credits Newcastle’s vast choice of high-quality bars and restaurants as one of his favorite things about the city.
Between languages, web design, and sales, Domenico certainly seems like a great fit for the Recite Me team. We’re delighted to welcome him and hope he has much success here in the future!
Get to Know Domenico
A rapid-fire round of fun questions to get to know our new employees
“Being out in nature and discovering new places through hiking and walking.”
Any hidden talents?
“I’m a good cook, which is very typical of being an Italian. I make the best focaccia!”
Favourite movie or TV show?
“Breaking Bad was one of my favorite shows ever, and its spinoff, Better Call Saul, or an Italian series called Gomorrah.”
“Superman. I wish I had his powers!”
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
“To move from one place to another without being stuck in a traffic jam.”
What did you want to be as a child?
“When I was a child I wanted to be a chemical scientist.”
One of my favourite Italian phrases:
“Tanto va la gatta al lardo che ci lascia lo zampino”
Translates into: “The (female) cat goes so often to the lard that she leaves her pawprints there.”
Meaning: You won't get away with something for ever; at some point you will leave a clue and be found out.
Thank you Wikipedia!