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Liz Elting co-founded TransPerfect in 1992. Today, TransPerfect is the world’s largest privately held provider of language and business solutions. Headquartered in New York City, the company has more than 3,500 employees and over 90 offices in cities around the globe. Elting has earned numerous awards for her outstanding entrepreneurship and focus on developing women business leaders. They include: the Working Woman “Entrepreneurial Excellence” Award for Customer Service, the Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award, the American Express-Entrepreneur Magazine “Woman of the Year” Award, the "Distinguished Alumnae" Award from NYU Stern's Women in Business, the “Women Worth Watching” Award from Diversity Journal, and most recently, the "Women of Power & Influence" Awards by the National Organization for Women.
Elting is profiled in several books, including The New York Times bestseller “Succeed by Your Own Terms” (McGraw-Hill), “Leadership Secrets of the World’s Most Successful CEOs” (Dearborn Trade Publishing), and “Straight Talk About Starting and Growing Your Business” (McGraw-Hill). She is featured regularly in the media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, O (The Oprah Magazine), The Financial Times, Reader’s Digest, Huffington Post, and Crain’s New York Business.
With Elting’s commitment and vision, TransPerfect has been an eight-time recipient of the Inc. 5000 Award, a six-time honoree of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and has earned multiple Stevie Awards, including “Company of the Year” and “Fastest Growing Tech Company of the Year” in 2016. Crain’s New York Business has named TransPerfect one of the largest privately held companies and one of the largest women-owned companies for nine consecutive years. The company was a winner of the 2015 SmartCEO Corporate Culture Awards, and named the Internet Marketing Association’s “Best Translation Solution” at the IMPACT15 Conference. TransPerfect has also been named one of the fastest-growing women-owned/led businesses in North America by Entrepreneur and the Women Presidents' Organization.
Elting serves on the Trinity College Board of Trustees, and is a regular speaker at both NYU and Columbia Business Schools. She is the Founding Ambassador for the American Heart Association's Circle of Red, and is member of the Women Presidents' Organization's Zenith Group.
Elting holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from The Stern School of Business at New York University and a BA in Modern Languages and Literatures from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
Phil Shawe co-founded TransPerfect in 1992. Today, TransPerfect is a global family of companies and the world’s largest privately held provider of language and business services. Shawe oversees the day-to-day operations of the company, headquartered in New York City.
Under Shawe’s leadership, TransPerfect 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 as one of the largest privately held companies, as well as one of the largest women-owned companies, six years in a row. TransPerfect 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, and is 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.
President, TransPerfect Deposition Services
Stewart I. Edison, President of TransPerfect Deposition Services division, brings to the company significant experience in conducting and managing deposition projects for the leading multinationals and law firms. Edison and his team draw upon an extensive network of rigorously selected professionals who are located throughout the US and around the world. Prior to joining TransPerfect, Edison was General Manager of one of the nation's leading deposition service companies and oversaw all sales and operations activities. With over a decade's experience in developing systems to provide minimum markups to drive EBITDA performance, Edison has become an industry leader. Edison holds a BS degree in Environmental Science from the University of Rhode Island and an MBA in Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
President, Information Governance
Dan Meyers is the President of TransPerfect Legal Solutions’ Information Governance division. Dan advises clients on e-discovery best practices and motion practice, litigation readiness plans, defensible data disposition programs, and data privacy concerns, with a particular emphasis on cross-border data transfers. His clients range from financial institutions and multinational corporations to start-ups and small-to-medium businesses. Dan is certified as an E-Discovery Specialist (ACEDS) and an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).
Prior to joining TLS, Dan was a Commercial Litigation Partner at an Am Law 100 law firm and the Founder and Chair of the firm’s E-Discovery & Information Governance practice group. Dan’s commercial litigation practice covered a wide range of complex business disputes before federal and state courts, including cross-border, corporate governance, bankruptcy, securities, breach of contract, and business tort cases.
President, Digital Reef Division
Peter Livingstone is President of the Digital Reef Division of TransPerfect Legal Solutions and manages the various Digital Reef teams, including product management, software engineering, customer development and support, and the Digital Reef datacenter. He helped launch Digital Reef into the e-discovery market, from its founding in 2006 and through its acquisition by TransPerfect in 2012.
Peter has a track record of growing a number of innovative companies in the security and networking markets. He was responsible for launching the Spring Tide product line in Europe and managing customer engagements at the corporate level, and later helped Alcatel-Lucent integrate the Spring Tide product line into Lucent's IP Centrex business after their acquisition. Peter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the University of Maine.
Jim Iseman III
Vice President, Litigation Technology Services
Jim Iseman III joined TransPerfect in the spring of 2008 and currently serves as Vice President and Director of Litigation Technology Services for TransPerfect Legal Solutions. He is responsible for managing the data processing, hosted review, and general litigation support practice groups. Under his oversight, TransPerfect has established itself a global e-discovery presence with e-discovery and data processing centers in New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
He has over eight years of experience in e-discovery and litigation technology. Prior to joining TransPerfect, Mr. Iseman managed technical discovery for complex groundwater litigation matters, including MDL 1358, In re MTBE Product Liability Litigation in which he provided technical guidance before judge Shira Scheindlin. In addition to managing TLS’s E-Discovery and Litigation Technology groups, Mr. Iseman also regularly serves as a consultant and advisor on complex discovery matters.
Director, Global Legal Business Development
Eric Elting is the Director of Global Legal & Patent Business Development for TransPerfect Legal Solutions. He regularly speaks on patent-filing issues at legal conferences around the world, such as the EPO Patent Information Conference, and gave a talk at the 43rd DIA Annual Meeting entitled "Strengthen and Secure your Global and Intellectual Assets." His articles have appeared in leading industry trade publications such as Executive Counsel and Patent World. Under his tutelage, TransPerfect Legal Solutions has provided services to all of the Am Law 200 and Global 100 law firms, as well as to virtually every Fortune 500 corporate legal department. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a BA in Communications.