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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 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 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.

Stephanie Double

International NGO Director

Experience
• MA (International Development) – American University School of International Service
• BA (Comparative Politics & Italian Studies) – University of Maryland at College Park
• 18 years of experience in international development working with UN agencies and international NGOs
• Professional experience in 12 countries in 4 languages

Why I Love My Job
I am enthusiastic at the opportunity to bridge communication gaps with the ultimate objective of enabling mission-driven organizations to achieve their respective goals of empowering marginalized people. I truly believe that helping the world become a better place, step by step, starts with the very simple concept of listening to, and understanding, what stakeholders need. I value the ability to innovate and say “yes” to the possibility of solutions, and this is the foundation upon which Compass Languages is built.

What I Do Extra For Clients
I am working for organizations in the international development community, whose language struggles center around time, budget, and accuracy. I strive to enable every stakeholder’s voice within the international NGO landscape to be heard, from the indigenous tribe member to the donor funding projects. I listen to your needs, and I do everything beyond possibility to make communication a bridge, not a roadblock, in facilitating life-saving, community-improving global missions.

Community Service I Respect
The UN World Food Programme is a leader in the global landscape of “teaching people to fish”, seeking to empower the world’s most disenfranchised people through emergency food aid, protracted relief and recovery operations to displaced populations, and longer-term development programmes to educate the next generation with the objective of ending widespread poverty in this generation. With food security as the basis upon which to construct a more prosperous life, organizations like UN-WFP have my total respect for recognizing basic needs and thus providing dignity and the right of possibility to the ultra-poor living on the fringes of the “last mile.”

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
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 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 Clients
I make sure that our client’s intent is successfully transmitted no matter the locale or culture.

Community 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 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 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

Javier Arino

Project Manager

Bio coming soon!

Sarayuth

Sarayuth Chewarouergroj

Project Manager

Bio coming soon!

ezequiel

Ezequiel Coeli

Program Manager

Experience
I have worked as a Project Manager for more than 10 years now. I have a degree on Cinema and Television, and in the past I worked as editor of a TV show.

Why I Love My job
I like helping clients with anything they may need, and meeting their expectations, and it is great to see that they appreciate the work done.

What I Do Extra For Clients
I try to double-check any job that is about to be delivered, to ensure that we are delivering the best possible quality.

Community Organization I Respect
Any service involved in taking care of nature, from Greenpeace to a group of neighbors recycling plastics.

Christine Dantes-Mata

Localization Engineer

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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Maura Mansilla

Project Manager

Education
Translation Studies in the National University of Cordoba, and almost three years of experience in project management

Why I Love My Job
I really enjoy being a Project Manager. It allows me to use some of my more natural skills like being organized or planning ahead, but I also like that my job gives me the opportunity to work in different challenging environments and learn something new with each project. I am never bored, and I am always learning.

What I Do Extra For Clients
I try to always be very attentive to details, and to take a variety of actions to fully understand and meet our customers' and the linguistic team's needs, so that we can all work together and get better results for each project.

Community Service Organization I Respect
I’m very passionate about animal rescue. I help and volunteer with several organizations here in Córdoba, Argentina, especially with a small group called Proyecto Fiel. They rescue dogs, cats, birds, any animal in need, and they do everything humanly possible to provide all of them with a second chance!

Olena Martynova

Project Manager

Experience

  • MSc in Project Management - University of Salford, Manchester
  • Level 6 Diploma in Business Management - The Association of Business Executives (ABE)
  • 10 years of experience in translation project management
  • Why I Love My Job
    I accept and enjoy the challenges that the project manager’s job brings along every day. My main focus is to constantly increase the efficiency of internal processes, take care of the in-house team, and deliver high-quality projects.

    What I Do Extra For Clients
    Provide support and understand the client, and make sure to align with the needs and purpose behind any request.

    Community Organization I Support
    Local volunteers that are working for combating and preventing domestic and gender-based violence

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 Clients
I always make sure to go the extra mile to ensure complete satisfaction among our customers and vendors.

Community 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

Experience
• Translation Studies in the National University of Cordoba
• +5 years of experience in project management

Why I Love My Job
I love my job because it gave me the opportunity to work with people from all over the world and learn more about their culture and language. I'm also proud of being part of the process that makes technology and any other print or audio-visual material available for speakers of languages other than English.

What I Do Extra For Clients
I always put an extra effort to ensure that the quality of our deliverable files meets the highest standards. Apart from that, I do my best to be always ready for taking action in case an urgent project arises even after office hours.

Community Service I Support
I support all the organizations and individuals that work on raising awareness about the importance of taking care of our planet. Everything from explaining how to sort waste at home to inviting people to clean green areas helps!

Sarah Quirke

European Business Manager

Experience

  • MSc International Management – King’s College London
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies – University of Northampton
  • Over 5-years in the Localization industry

Why I Love My Job
I love my job because I love making my clients jobs as easy as possible. In a world where communication is key, it is important for employees and customers to feel valued and respected in their native language, whether it is internally within a company or selling a product to a customer.

What I Do Extra For Clients
I listen as much as I can, and I ask them how I can help them. I tailor all our services around the client, their need and what they want. I like to manage expectations and stress the importance of quality to all of my clients.

Community and Global Service I Respect
The Little Princesses Trust Foundation. It is an important charity that collects hair donations and creates wigs for little girls who have lost their hair through illness. A girl should not be without their 'crowning glory'.

Virginia Rodriguez

Project Manager

Experience

  • Translation Studies in the National University of Cordoba
  • +3 years of experience in project management
  • +4 years of experience as a translator

Why I Love My Job
I love being a Project Manager and the challenge of working with people from all over the world. I get to help people live in a world that undergoes constant change, and I learn something new every day.

What I Do Extra For Clients
I try to understand the project as a whole, not only the piece of it that we are working with. If something is not clear, I break their request into pieces, analyze each piece, put the pieces back together and I come up with questions and possible answers to assure them that WE have the solution to the potential problem.

Community Service I Respect:
I love Translators Without Borders. I have translated documents for them and worked with their project managers, which resulted in a great collaboration. I truly believe in the work they do.

Agustin

Agustin Schiavon

Engineer

Bio coming soon!

Alex Schulties

Project Manager

Bio Coming Soon!

joe seward

Joe Seward

Business Development Director

Experience

  • BS in Business Administration – Salem State University
  • 20+ years of Translation/Localization Industry Experience
  • 15+ years of Business Development Experience

Why I Love My Job

  • What is more personal than one’s language?
  • I’ve always been fascinated with history and understanding cultures.
  • This industry is about respecting cultures and enabling global communication and learning.
  • I love puzzles – especially sudoku.
  • No two days are the same – even after 20+ years of industry experience.

What I Do Extra For 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 Service I Respect:

  • Special Olympics - sports organization for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.
  • Perkins School for The Blind - education services for people with disabilities and visual impairments.

Jesse Smith

Marketing Manager

Bio Coming Soon!

Victoria Urezchenko

Sr. Project Manager

Bio coming soon!

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