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For over 25 years, TransPerfect has steadily evolved from a dorm-room startup into one of the leading players in the language industry. At the helm of company since its inception, Co-CEO Phil Shawe has overseen the growth of TransPerfect into a global family of companies with more than 4,000 employees, offices on 6 continents, a suite of technology offerings, and USD 615MM in annual revenue.

Phil’s presentation provides insights into what he thinks made TransPerfect’s upward trajectory possible during the early days as well as some of the most important strategies that have driven the company’s success to date. From technological innovation to industry consolidation, global workforce management, and the ever-changing competitive landscape, Phil also explores trends and challenges that the entire industry is currently facing, along with those he sees as right around the corner. Whether you’re a production manager at a large MLV, developer for a tools provider, or an owner-operator, Phil shares relevant insights into the strategies that can help you take your team, product, or organization to the next level.

Phil Shawe

Phil Shawe is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of TransPerfect, a global family of companies and the world’s largest privately held provider of language and business services. Phil oversees the day-to-day operations of the company. Under Phil’s leadership, TransPerfect has been a seven-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 as one of the largest privately held companies nine years in a row. TransPerfect was also named to fastest-growing lists six times by Entrepreneur. Prior to his career in the language services industry, Phil worked in the financial sector. He 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.