Acclaro Announces New Director of West Coast Operations
Leading localization firm welcomes Anna Schlegel, multi-talented linguistic, entrepreneur
New York, NY (October 6, 2008) – Acclaro, one of the world’s premier localization firms, announced today that Anna Schlegel will lead its West Coast operations. Ms. Schlegel brings more than fifteen years of experience in senior management specializing in globalization strategy, localization infrastructure and translation management.
“Anna is a wonderful addition to the Acclaro family,” says Michael Kriz, founding partner and President of Acclaro. “Her passion for culture and her experience in virtually every key language market in the world makes her the ideal person to develop our business and serve our clients in the western U.S.”
Ms. Schlegel is charged with developing and leading Acclaro’s localization teams on the west coast, and with serving an exceptional roster of clients that includes Yahoo, Cisco and Williams-Sonoma. I am thrilled to step into this role,” Ms. Schlegel says. “Acclaro is the strongest team working in localization today – genuine, experienced and engaging. They embody the right way of doing localization. I look forward to working with current clients as well as introducing new, west coast businesses to Acclaro.”
Before joining Acclaro, Ms. Schlegel led globalization teams at VMware, VeriSign, Xerox and Cisco, where she managed multi-million dollar budgets, oversaw international work groups and rolled out complex global products and properties. Her experience extends from deploying global information management systems (GMS) to building capacity in international teams. Before entering the corporate world, Ms. Schlegel founded and was sole proprietor of the San Francisco Translating Firm, where she managed hundreds of localization projects for leading Bay Area businesses. Ms. Schlegel is a regular contributor and speaker at conferences organized by IQPC, the Localization Industry Standards Association (LISA), GALA, the Localization Institute, LocWorld, and NCTA among others.
A native of Catalonia – and a lifelong lover of language and cross-culture communications – Ms. Schlegel is fluent in English, German, Spanish and Catalan. She holds a Masters in Linguistics from the Humbolt University of Berlin and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Barcelona in German and English Philology.
Acclaro is an international translation and localization firm that helps the world’s leading brands succeed across cultures. With its global headquarters in New York and offices in San Francisco, Buenos Aires and Paris, the agency translates websites, marketing campaigns, documents and software giving clients an authentic voice in key language markets.
Since its founding in 2002 Acclaro has grown rapidly while maintaining a customized, personal approach. Acclaro’s global team of technical and linguistic experts has served as a trusted partner to industry leaders and global businesses. In 2007, the firm placed 43rd on Deloitte’s prestigious Technology Fast 500 Program.
For more information, please visit www.acclaro.com.
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