P.O. Box 9892, Huntsville, TX 77340 · Mobile: (281) 658-6002
Linguistic Solutions · Huntsville, TX · 1991-Present
Founder, President and CEO. Procured and managed a diverse government, SME, and Fortune 500 client portfolio in the Americas and Europe. Exceeded industry average sales per employee. Delivered public and on-site corporate language instruction and managed independent contractors in delivering same. Translated and outsourced translation in over twenty-five languages to freelance translators worldwide and project managers in North and South America. Delivered keynote addresses on cross-cultural issues to large audiences at Fortune 500 companies. Delivered conference presentations on business networking, sales, and customer relationship management to colleagues. Consulted on and managed print and online marketing localization projects. Interpreted depositions and managed court, escort, and conference interpreters. Consulted with client-company C-level executives on cross-cultural business strategy. Handled confidential and business critical client information on a regular basis. Met and exceeded client deadlines while maintaining a high level of quality.
Brigham Young University, Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship · Provo, UT · 2007-2009
Research Assistant: Proofread, edited, and indexed Islamic Translation Series medieval Islamic philosophical texts for publication for the Maxwell Institute’s Middle Eastern Texts Initiative.
Selonix Marketing · Houston, TX · 2003
Executive Vice President: Planned and executed successful telemarketing business start-up strategy. Procured clients. Hired employees. Managed day-to-day operations. Recruited and hired replacement. Consulted.
Bay Charter, Inc. (American Sailing Association Affiliated Sailing School) · Kemah, TX · 1998-1999
President and CEO: Successfully planned and implemented a takeover/turnaround strategy. Took over business that had been losing money for three straight quarters and turned it around in one quarter. Hired new instructors. Planned and executed a successful marketing strategy. Increased number and quality of course offerings. Increased enrollment.
Monterey Institute of International Studies · M.A. Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (May, 2012) · GPA: 3.78
Brigham Young University · B.A. Middle East Studies/Arabic and Philosophy (April, 2010) · GPA: 3.80
Languages: Arabic (Egyptian, Levantine, and MSA) (advanced), English (native), French (advanced), Italian (advanced), Portuguese (Brazilian) (advanced), and Spanish (native).
Cultures: Lived in Jordan, Syria, and Venezuela. Traveled extensively in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Venezuela, and Spain, and to a lesser extent in Canada, Colombia, Italy, Greece, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Turkey.
Technology: Led enterprise computer networking and telecommunications courses and personal technology public seminars. Consulted on the effective use personal technology. Ran a personal technology users group and co-hosted a personal technology TV show.
American Translators Association, Translation Company Division, Secretary and Treasurer (2004-2005)
Houston Palm Users Group, President (2004-2005)
American Marketing Association, Houston Chapter, Board Member; Founding Chair, Hispanic Marketing Special Interest Group (2003-2005)
Technology Entrepreneurs Exchange, Advisory Board Member (2003-2005)
Houston Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee, Advisory Board Member (2000-2002)
Wyle Laboratories Institutional Review Board, Board Member (1998-1999)