Riva Rock Star: Rob Middlemiss – Sales and Business Development Manager, EMEA

Tell us a little about yourself

Being half British and half American with a German grandmother, I grew up as a military child living in many places in several countries. I attended boarding school and university in the UK (University of Nottingham) and began my working career in Munich.

I have been working in the IT sector for 10 years and have been employed by several companies including Insight Technology Solutions GmbH, Acronis GmbH, and Microsoft GmbH. I live in Munich with my German wife and two young children. I love music (playing drums) and sport (especially football, of course) and I am very family-oriented.

I joined Riva in March this year and I am working as a Business Development and Sales Manager for Europe, focused especially on the core markets in Central Europe. I am very happy to be working here – it is very inspiring to be a part of a company at the forefront of technology and surrounded by brilliant people!

Give us a little more insight into Rob…

  1. If you had to be trapped in a television show for a month, which show would you choose?
  2. Seinfeld. It would be an interesting contrast to my orderly and disciplined life plus I love to laugh.

  3. If you could have any one skill or talent that you don’t already possess, what would it be and why?
  4. To play every musical instrument that there is because I love music.

  5. If you could do any job in the world for one day, what would it be?
  6. A member of Tottenham Hotspur football club, the day they win the Premier League Championship.

  7. If you could live in any period of history, when would it be and why?
  8. The 1960’s. To be an active part of the Youth Revolution and when people were optimistic about a peaceful world and brotherhood.

  9. What’s rocking your world this month?
  10. Being in the sunshine with my family and having fun.

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