Our team

Founder & CEO

Laurent Verrier

Laurent’s 25 years management experience spans across the media, internet & wireless industries.

He started his career in France in 1991 with the Havas Media Communication Group and was posted to Asia in 1998 to manage the APAC Development of Pearl & Dean Int’l, Asia’s largest Out of Home Media Network, later acquired by JC Decaux. He continued his career in Asia by joining Beenz.com, and then later on co-founded One Day Interactive, a mobile tech and marketing agency which he sold in 2004.  He also took on the role of General Manager Digital Media for Viacom’s MTV Networks Asia in 2005, overseeing online & mobile businesses for MTV, Nickelodeon & VH1.

His entrepreneurial spirit led him to start his second venture, One9ninety, in 2008. He has since grown the business across Asia, helping over 60 MNCs understand and market themselves on the social web. In 2016, the company was listed on Nasdaq First North as part of The Marketing Group which he co-founded. Narrators is his third venture, which he and his co-founders started with $2M initial funding.

Chief Technology Officer

Yohann Hagnere

Yohann has 18 years of experience of conceptualizing and deploying websites and mobile applications for numerous companies. He is the co-founder of SYMBOZ PTE LTD, which provides end-to-end solutions to managing mobile applications in a simple, complete and secure way. For Narrators, he and his team of programmers and developers ensure a smooth and up-to-date app experience for clients, influencers and community managers
Revenue and Operations Business Lead

Lavigne Shi

Lavigne is a homegrown Narrators leader. She started out as an intern back when the company is starting out, and is now mainly responsible for leading business development and account management for clients in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. While she’s not closing deals and managing clients, Lavigne is also an accomplished make-up artist.
Business Development Lead

Jilleo Recio

Born Filipino, raised in the USA and currently residing in Singapore. This unique background gives Jilleo an edge when it comes to dealing with clients in the different markets Narrators operates in. He is a graduate of University of California, San Diego with a degree in BA Communications, and has wide experience in Advertising, Media Buying and Sales Planning working for various companies in the Greater Los Angeles Area. He moved to Singapore in 2018 and joined Narrators, and has since been leading the business acquisition strategy in all of the markets the company operates in.
Campaign and Community Lead

Soleil Manara

Apart from the founders, Soleil is one of the very first to join the Narrators team as Content and Campaign Lead. She now functions as the company’s Global Community Lead, heading the team that is responsible for growing and building the community of influencers that will tell the brand stories of our clients.