As investments flow into the language services and technology sector and the market continues to grow, the pace of hiring has stepped up a notch. Experienced sales and business development professionals are particularly sought after. Hires have been made from within the industry, with some of the large language services providers poaching each other’s talent.
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Andrei Schwartz – Translations.com
Translations.com (TransPerfect) recently appointed Andrei Schwartz Director of Business Development. Schwartz joins the company after eight years at Lingo24 and three years at SDL covering CEE and the Mediterranean.
Slator communicated with Schwartz who disclosed that he began at Lingo24 in a sales capacity, went on to lead the London- and Edinburgh-based sales teams as well as the Romanian one, and opened sales offices in the Philippines and Panama. At Translations.com, Schwartz said he is “tasked with covering EMEA and selling our localization services and translation management technology, particularly GlobalLink and OneLink.”
Alexander Rose – Park IP
Welocalize’s Park IP recently appointed Alexander Rose Director of Business Development. Joining Park IP from thebigword, Rose directly reports to Gary LeBlanc, Senior Director of Global Sales. Corresponding with Slator, Rose said he joined Park IP because it was a “new challenge” and that he thinks it is the “fastest growing company, best team, and great spirit.”
Mark Aiello, Christopher Berexa – Lionbridge
Joining Lionbridge from RR Donnelley is Mark Aiello as VP of Sales. Aiello spent over 11 years in the RR Donnelley organization, starting as Sales Director until he rose to VP and General Manager for Venue Virtual Data Room Solution.
Also joining Lionbridge is Christopher Berexa as VP Sales of Industrial, Manufacturing, and Automotive. Berexa spent nearly 11 years as VP of Sales at WebbMason, which he founded in 2005. Prior to that, he also worked at RR Donnelley as a Senior Account Executive.
Henrik Hove-Andersen – TransPerfect
Also moving from Lionbridge is Henrik Hove-Andersen, who joins TransPerfect as Director of Business Development. Hove-Andersen’s career spans production, distribution, and sales until he rose to become Business Development Director at Lionbridge prior to joining TransPerfect.
Lea Fields, Conor Clune – Moravia
Moving from Lionbridge as well is Lea Fields who joins Moravia as Program Director based in the Greater Seattle Area. Fields worked at Lionbridge for over 13 years.
Another new Program Director at Moravia is Conor Clune, who joins the Czech Republic-based translation and localization firm after five years at the Ireland-based Snap-on Diagnostics. Prior to that, he spent some 13 years at Microsoft.
The two Moravia hires are only two among many, however. According to Moravia’s Marketing Director, Libor Safar, the company is currently hiring 30-plus people each month, with many director-level appointments. He also told Slator that Moravia has a hundred open positions at the moment.
Aside from Moravia, on a similar hiring spree is Vistatec, which recently announced a global recruitment campaign to on-board 50 localization professionals. According to a recent article in Irish Tech News, the 50 new-hires will “play a critical role” in the growth of Vistatec’s global services business.
According to the same article, most of the 50 positions will be based in the company’s Dublin, Ireland headquarters, with the balance to be located in the US and other countries. The new positions will span the range of functions, such as Linguistics, Project Management, Technology, and Sales.
Bryson Duncan – Lingotek
Lingotek recently named Bryson Duncan Product Marketing and Demand Gen. Duncan joins the company after four years with network-security firm Venafi and, before that, pharmaceutical firm OraTech.
Bill Robinson – LWT Communications
LWT Communications recently named Bill Robinson as Director of Marketing and Customer Care. Prior to joining translation and localization firm LWT, Robinson was an Account Supervisor at competitor All Languages. Both companies are based in Canada.
Peter Townsley – ONCALL
ONCALL Interpreters and Translators’ new Director of European Operations is Peter Townsley. Formerly with Prestige Networks for six years, Townsley rose from Assistant Operations Manager to Manager to Public Sector Manager and, finally, to Public Sector Manager immediately before joining ONCALL.
Inga Vasiliauskaite – Intertranslations
Intertranslations named Inga Vasiliauskaite its new Business Development Manager, Manufacturing Division. Prior to joining the UK-based translation and localization firm, Vasiliauskaite worked as a Business Development and Sales Executive at Transercom Translation Center, alongside volunteering as Head of Marketing Communications for the Children and Youth Football School Fortuna in Lithuania.
Carolyn Malestic – Idem Translations
Idem Translations’ new Senior Director, Sales and Marketing is Carolyn Malestic. She comes to the California-based translation and localization firm from Alpha CRC, where Malestic was Account Director for over two years and CK International Consulting, where she was Principal for nearly 14 years.
Slator reached out to all the above individuals for comment and included their responses where received. Do you have any senior appointments in your firm or have you recently joined a new company? Let us know at email@example.com.
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this roundup featured Marilyn Brady of SDL. We have moved that portion to the June 2, 2016 digest, where she is featured in greater detail.