Partnerships are the backbone of many successful businesses. When two or more individuals or companies join forces, they can leverage each other’s strengths and resources to achieve shared goals. Localization by nature is an international discipline and I am very fortunate to be part of an international network of professionals.
On this page you’ll find people and association whom I’ve worked with many times and vouch for their outstanding contributions to the field they are in. Trust and reliability are key components that help establish strong, long-lasting partnerships.
Finding good partners is the key to success in anything. These are people and institutions I work with and trust.
As the localization industry has matured and the organisations within it have become increasingly complex, many have benefited greatly from the services of localization consultants. These people are excellent at what they do, which is why I partner with them on larger projects.
Gerd Janizewski is a seasoned CEO and board member with over 20 years of experience in the Language and Software Industry. He provides strategic support and business transformation services in areas such as service, sales, marketing, strategy planning, and restructuring/turnaround.
Virginia’s business Vmentoring specialises in empowering freelance translators with the business acumen they need in order to thrive in today’s global marketplace. She coordinates mentoring programs, presents seminars and webinars, and creates ebooks for translators on topics such as drafting a CV, client acquisition strategies, and a mentoring program manual.
Roberto Ganzerli is an experienced consultant specialising in M&A deals and business consultancy for LSPs. He has a focus on strategy planning and execution, financial control, and growth management, and has spent over 35 years in the language industry as a CEO and board member.
Involvement with International Institutions
I am involved with several international institutions in the localisation, sales, marketing, research and academic space.
Cranfield School of Management
Cranfield School of Management is one of the top business schools in Europe and a world leader in management education and research. I am a long standing member of the Key Account Management Forum, a centre for global thought leadership in the management strategic customers. I am a member of faculty at the Centre for Strategic Marketing and Sales where I research and teach key account management, relationship management, and digital transformation.
Institute of Sales Professionals
The Institute of Sales Professionals (ISP) is the leading, not-for-profit international professional body for sales. They offer membership, internationally recognised qualifications, and a world leading CPD platform. I am a fellow of the ISP and leading some commercial streams, the first being how we motivate the potential channel of sales trainers and consultants to enrol clients in the ISP.
Slator.com is leading source of analysis and research for the global translation, localization, and language technology industry. I have partnered with Slator to offer their customers bespoke training and mentorship on sales, customer relationship management and language operations management.
European Language Industry Association
The European Language Industry Association (Elia) is the European association of Language Service Providers with a mission to accelerate its members’ business success. I am a regular presenter at Elia events and am their former treasurer and executive board member.