Jonckers has appointed Devin Lynch as its new Chief Growth Officer, effective January 15, 2024, as communicated directly to Slator.
Before joining the Belgium-based language service provider (LSP), Lynch spent close to six of his more than 30 years of experience as Vice President, Customer Success and Head of Global Sales and Marketing at Welocalize.
The new Jonckers’ executive has also held the roles of President and CEO of Trancos, Inc. and Transware (a company acquired by Welocalize in 2008) in the language services industry. Lynch joins Jonckers as the LSP completes its third decade of operations.
Lynch, who has also worked in the technology sector, will have overall responsibility for Jonckers sales, account management, and marketing operations, and is expected to assist the company with efforts in geographic expansion, translation, and AI technology.
“As Chief Growth Officer, I am looking forward to propelling Jonckers’ next stages of development to bring their services to more customers globally than ever before.” — Devin Lynch
Founded in 1994, Jonckers has experienced strong growth in the e-commerce, multimedia, and functional testing areas, with revenues of EUR 32.8m (USD 35.2m) in 2022.
In April 2023, London-based private equity and venture capital investment firm Mayfair Equity Partners acquired a majority stake in Jonckers (Slator acted as an advisor to Mayfair in the transaction), boosting the company’s continued development of its AI-enabled WordsOnline localization platform.
Jonckers’ CEO Silke Zschweigert described the firm’s WordsOnline platform to Slator in 2020 as a major driver of the company’s growth, providing an example in which a four-million-word project for a client took just eight weeks to complete.
About Lynch, Zschweigert said that “he joins Jonckers at an exciting time as we accelerate our investment in technology, and continue to disrupt and shape the language industry.”