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Phil Shawe

Phil Shawe

President and CEO

The TransPerfect/Translations.com family of companies was co-founded by Liz Elting and Phil Shawe in 1992. Today, TransPerfect/Translations.com is the world's largest privately held provider of language and business services, and Elting and Shawe continue to run the company's day-to-day operations. Under Shawe’s leadership, TransPerfect/Translations.com has received numerous awards and distinctions. The company is a three-time honoree of the Inc. 5000 Award, a six-time honoree of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and has earned multiple Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service. Crain's New York Business has ranked TransPerfect/Translations.com as one of the largest privately held companies, as well as one of the largest women-owned companies, seven years in a row. The company was also three times named one of the fastest-growing women-owned/led businesses in North America by Entrepreneur and the Women Presidents' Organization.

In 2008, Shawe was named to the prestigious “40 Under 40 list” by Crain’s New York Business. Shawe has spoken at New York University and Columbia University. He is also a member of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY). Prior to his career in the language services industry, Shawe was a Financial Analyst at Chemical Bank and a Global Custody Consultant at Merrill Lynch. Shawe holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University's Stern School of Business, and he received his BS from the University of Florida where he triple majored in Finance, Marketing, and Risk Management.
 

Roy Trujillo

Roy B. Trujillo

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer Roy B. Trujillo has been with Translations.com since 1999, bringing with him significant experience in areas related to the needs of the rapidly growing family of companies. Prior to his employment with Translations.com, Trujillo served as President and CEO of Leona's Foods, Inc. During his time there, his efforts were largely responsible for transforming a small regional company into a national supplier of high-quality natural food products. The products developed and manufactured by LFI were sold under company owned brands as well as most of the nation's largest retailer's private label programs. Prior to his time at Leona's Foods, he held various technical and management positions at IBM, SBC Communications, and Chase Investment Services. Trujillo earned an MBA in Corporate Finance and Entrepreneurial Studies at New York University's Stern School of Business, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from New Mexico State University.
 

Tim Coughlin

Tim Coughlin

Vice President, Sales

Tim Coughlin holds responsibility for business development, marketing, and strategic partnerships for Translations.com. Mr. Coughlin joined Translations.com in 2000 as the director of corporate communications, bringing six years of marketing and communications experience to the company. Prior to joining Translations.com, Coughlin held senior account positions with leading marketing and public relations firms, including Edelman Public Relations Worldwide and Burson-Marsteller, where he managed programs for clients including LEXIS-NEXIS, Warner-Lambert, Pfizer, and DiscoveryHealth.com. Coughlin graduated from Davidson College in 1993 with a BA in History.
 

Martha Ferro Geller

Martha Ferro Geller

Vice President, Strategic Accounts

Martha Geller came to Translations.com in 2005 with over 20 years of experience in the translation and multicultural communications industries. In her previous position, at GlobalSight, Geller led the globalization strategy consulting team and sales efforts for the GMS. Prior to that, as head of account services and sales for YAR, a leading multicultural communications agency, she oversaw launches for L.L. Bean in the Japanese market, Apple Computer's iMac, Nike's Olympic Games 23-language website, and Charles Schwab's corporate identity program for the Chinese markets. Geller's experience also includes working with American Express, Ford, 3M, HP, and Disney, while at Berlitz Translation Services and Euramerica, a division of the Ogilvy Group. Geller received an MA in Translation and Conference Interpretation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, following completion of coursework in International Studies at the Universite de Provence in Aix-en-Provence, France.
 

Dan O'Sullivan

Dan O'Sullivan

Vice President of Sales, EMEA

Dan O'Sullivan has been a senior member of the Translations.com executive team since the company's incorporation in 1999. O'Sullivan came to Translations.com from TransPerfect Translations, where he opened and successfully launched the company's Miami office. His career has been focused on the travel & tourism sector where he has sold and managed some of the largest and most complex projects in the industry for companies such as Royal Caribbean and Hilton International. Currently, O'Sullivan oversees the sales and business development activities for Translations.com in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. O'Sullivan holds a BA in History from Skidmore College and an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Florida.
 

Michael Sank

Michael Sank

Vice President, Corporate Development

Michael Sank joined TransPerfect as a salesperson in 1997 when he opened the Los Angeles office. He subsequently led the company's global expansion as Vice President of International Operations, during which time he lived in London, Paris, Frankfurt, and Hong Kong, managing all sales and production in Europe and Asia. In his current role, Sank manages partnerships and other strategic ventures as well as M&A activity - including the company's mergers with Crimson, ArchiText, iSP, Overtaal, Quagnito, Iverson, WorldLingo, and Yamane. Working with incoming management, he has contributed to the integration, employee retention, growth, and overall success of these merger partners within the TransPerfect framework. He has served on the LocWorld Program Advisory Board and as Chairman of the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA). He holds a BA, with Distinction in English, from San Diego State University.