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Diverse Global Team

Compass Languages has a team of dedicated individuals across the globe. Each member of our team brings their unique talents, backgrounds, ethnicities, and capabilities to meet or exceed our customer’s needs. This team is extremely diverse, culturally, linguistically, and technically and includes over 2,700 linguists on every continent.

Leadership Team

leo brenninkmeyer

Leo Brenninkmeyer

Founder & Chairman

Experience

  • 30 Years of Global Communication and Learning/Training Experience with Fortune 500 companies.
  • 5 Languages and experience in 22 countries.
  • Involved with the training of over 22,000 people

Why I love my job
The sheer challenge and variety of the global communications needs within the multi-media world of eLearning is what gives me a jolt every day. Its energizing and never the same. I get to work with amazing talent across the globe and serve inspiring clients who invest in their global talent pool through Training.

What I do extra for our clients
Making it easy as well as good. Our clients are busy spinning many plates. My goal is to make their day better by being easy to work with and by delivering projects on time and without fuss. Put a smile on their faces.

Community/Global Service I respect
Currently the International Justice Mission is one that fascinates me. Reducing the abuse of women and children across the world in tough areas is inspiring.

cindy galloway

Cindy Galloway

Production Director

Experience

  • BS in Business Administration
  • National Association of Professional Women

Why I love my job
I love my job because I love a challenge. I love learning new things and I love helping people seeing people grow and realize they can make a difference in growing our company and making it the best translation company.

What I do extra for our clients
I love to give our clients the feeling that they are the only client we have. Every client deserves to feel like this since they entrust us with translation needs.

Community/Global Service I respect

  • Victory House in Lynchburg, VA – church-sponsored housing for families that have faced a tragic loss
  • Breast Cancer Association -- esp. the Breast Cancer Center which treats, cares, and nurtures women with cancer
jody spahr

Jody Martz

Government VP

Experience

  • BA in Business Administration @ Juniata College
  • 20 years of business development

Why I love my job
As Government Director, I know that every project that I take ultimately affects the mission of the brave people who protect our country -- either directly or indirectly.

What I do extra for our clients
I try my very best to listen to client needs and challenges. I work extra hard to propose solutions that will make their lives easier thus positively affecting the people they serve.

Community/Global Service I respect
The charities that I respect the most are Girls on the Run and Wounded Warrior -- as a proud mother of a Marine currently serving our great country!

Matt patterson

Matt Patterson

VP of Global Sales

Experience

  • MBA (Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management) - Drexel University, Lebow School of Business
  • BS in Organizational Leadership and Supervision – Purdue University
  • 10+ years of Business Development Experience

Why I love my job
Working for Global eLearning has given me a unique opportunity to connect people and cultures by providing easier and more effective methods of organizational communication. I am grateful and fortunate to get an opportunity to bring other cultures together and have an impact on communities worldwide every day.

What I do extra for clients
My background and passion for technology and eLearning, combined with my education and experience in localization, have given me a unique skill set to identify and deliver the best solution for any given training situation. I listen and take a consultative approach with each one of my clients to ensure that all their needs are met.

Community and Global Service I respect
Big Brother Big Sisters of America, I have volunteered many hours with this organization throughout my life and respect the work they do. I truly believe that children are our future, thus there is an extreme importance to have positive role models. Even something as small as one positive interaction can change the path of a child’s future.

gilbert segura

Gilbert Segura

CTO

Experience

  • 12 years of industry experience in large enterprise environments such as Amazon and Dell.

Why I love my job
We can change the world! Or at the very least facilitate communications across the world.

What I do extra for our clients
I make sure that our client’s intent is successfully transmitted no matter the locale or culture.

Community/Global Service I respect
Translators without Borders is really cool, as are MSF [Doctors without Borders]

gary schulties

Gary Schulties

President

Experience

  • BSc industrial Engr – Purdue University
  • MBA (Economic Development) – Eastern University
  • (10) years of int’l business development – Belize, Honduras, and Zimbabwe

Why I love my job
There are two reasons I look forward to my day at Compass Languages:
1. We have a very talented group of individuals who do not shy away from challenges;
2. We work in an industry that requires new communication solutions every day. Two great reasons why our company stays agile and forward-thinking!

What I do extra for our clients
Listen as much as possible. Our clients would like to translate (localize) 100x more content if not for budget constraints and turnaround time. I hear you. My team is working diligently on technologies and process efficiencies so that our clients can reach much greater global audiences within these constraints.

Community/Global Service I respect
Sarah’s House is only one example of many who perform the very hard and tedious work of giving adults a second chance in life. I respect the staff and volunteers who patiently offer care, coaching, and tough love to those who are trying to overcome many years of bad decisions.

Corporate Team

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Javier Arino

Project Manager

Bio coming soon!

luciano

Luciano Cantarini

Program Manager

Bio coming soon!

Sarayuth

Sarayuth Chewarouergroj

Project Manager

Bio coming soon!

ezequiel

Ezequiel Coeli

Program Manager

Bio coming soon!

Shelly Denton

Shelly Denton

Operations Director

Experience
Over 15 years of experience in federal government staffing, recruiting, and program management. Key client development with the US Department of State. Award-winning relationship building and customer service.

Why I love my job
One of the many reasons I love my job is the opportunity to provide others with a means to communicate no matter the language. Everyone deserves the right to be heard and understood!

What I do extra for our clients
I enjoy surprising my clients and vendors by going above and beyond. Some call it “hand-holding” but I call it exceptional customer service!

Community/Global Service I respect
I am a firm believer and participant in the kindness campaign. I know how important is it to make others feel special with a smile!

Kelly Monahan

Kelly Monahan Heine

Program Manager

Experience
Towson University, B.S. Business Administration; Concentration, International Business

Why I love my job
A human being’s most basic need is be understood and that is exactly what we make happen here at Compass. Language Services is such an incredible industry that provides those with the tools needed to bridge any language gap and open the dialogue of communication. I am continuously learning about new cultures every day- there is never a dull moment!

What I do extra for our clients
To always make sure they know they are heard, and go the extra mile to appreciate them not only as clients but also as individuals.

Community/Global Service I respect

  • American Red Cross- They provide support and relief to any global crisis at the most critical time.
  • Wounded Warriors Project- Our troops and veterans deserve the utmost support for their devoted service to our country.
Tracy Hsu

Tracy Hsu

Sr. Project Manager

Experience

  • Software programmer for 7 years
  • Software localization specialist for 3 years
  • Translation verification tester for 3 years
  • Project coordinator for 4 years at IBM Taiwan

Why I love my job
I like working with different linguists and getting to know various cultures and be exposed to different languages.

What I do extra for our clients
I let the client know we're always glad to help with updates to their documents. I also like to confirm a requirement that a client did not necessarily specify in the request mail.

Community/Global Service I respect
World Vision, an organization working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and social injustice, serving all people regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

carter martin

Carter Martin

Program Manager

Experience
Bachelor of Science (International Business) – Liberty University

Why I love my job
Since a young age, Martin has been fascinated with cross-culture interaction. His role at Compass Languages provides him with the opportunity to interact and learn from people all over the world while providing them with a unique and necessary service.

What I do extra for our clients
Carter's greatest passion is to love and serve others as Christ has done for him. With this value, he treats our clients with the respect that they deserve. This is accomplished by being intentional, caring, and understanding.

Community/Global Service I respect
He's always held International Justice Mission (IJM) in very high regard. They operate all over the world with the mission of ending injustices. They focus on protecting the poor, bringing justice to criminals, and restoring those who have survived horrific trials.

jacob martinez

Jacob Martinez

Business Dev. Manager

Experience
I recently graduated from Liberty University with a degree in International Relations and a minor in Biblical Studies. With vast experience in cross-cultural engagement, I have seen and experienced the language barrier and know first hand the problem it causes.

Why I love my job
I consider the service Compass Languages provides to be much greater than myself. Every day I play a part in people all around the world being able to learn and understand something they did not have the opportunity to before we intervened.

What I do extra for our clients
I will recognize our clients as humans and treat them as such. Not considering what they offer to Compass, but truly who they are and the fact that I have the opportunity to serve them and care about their needs and wants. I also will strive to always be available to them.

Community/Global Service I respect
I have been a part of many international mission trips while continuing to pursue these opportunities when they arise. I have been able to spend a cumulation of 9 months in different parts of Africa providing clean water and working with businesses to promote job creation.

Aldana

Aldana Mendoza

Project Manager

Bio coming soon!

elena michalski

Elena Michalski

Sr. Project Manager

Experience

  • BA from Salisbury University: English & Spanish
  • MA from Kent State Univ: Russian Translation Studies

Why I love my job
I have a passion for languages and everything that has to do with languages. I love my job because I get to work with what I love and because I get to solve linguistic challenges on a daily basis.

What I do extra for our clients
I always make sure to go the extra mile to ensure complete satisfaction among our customers and vendors.

Community/Global Service I respect
Compass Languages is a bronze level donor and partner for Translation without Borders, a non-profit organization, with whom I have the greatest respect for providing translation services to humanitarian non-profits.

Perla

Perla Perez

Project Manager

Bio coming soon!

Agustin

Agustin Schiavon

Engineer

Bio coming soon!

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Breanna Schuller

Vendor Manager

Bio coming soon!

joe seward

Joe Seward

Business Dev. Director

Bio coming soon!

victoria

Victoria Urezchenko

Sr. Project Manager

Bio coming soon!

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