Executive Leadership.

Phil Shawe

President and CEO

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. He sits on the Board of Directors for Girls Who Code, an organization with a single mission: to close the gender gap in technology. 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.



Kevin Obarski

Chief Growth Officer

Kevin Obarski is TransPerfect’s Chief Growth Officer and has primary responsibility for company sales, client relations, and innovations that drive growth. He is a devout enabler of entrepreneurship within TransPerfect, helping employees from a wide range of backgrounds and experience levels to grow into directors, senior managers, and executive-level positions. Kevin is committed to mentoring individuals to show them how to achieve significant and lasting success in a short amount of time.

Originally joining the company’s Atlanta office in 2001, Kevin has been a critical driving force behind TransPerfect’s 100+ consecutive quarters of profitable growth. He has personally overseen multiple new division launches and assembled and led teams to solve complex business problems, both within TransPerfect and for the company’s clients around the world.

Kevin is the proud father of three girls and is actively involved in charitable efforts that include Virgin’s Galactic Unite and Girls Who Code, both of which focus on promoting STEM education and careers, as well as the V Foundation for Cancer Research.



Matthew T. Felten

Managing Partner

Matt has been with TransPerfect Legal since 2007. He oversees global business development efforts, technology strategy, and client experience. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, Matt started his career as a litigation paralegal for an IP litigation firm in Washington, D.C. He then opened a litigation support firm in Philadelphia that was later acquired by TransPerfect. Matt has built long-standing relationships with most of the Fortune 100 companies that trust TransPerfect Legal to safeguard their eDiscovery strategy and cost-reduction plans, along with the AM LAW 200 law firms who are looking for the same services. While Matt spends much of his day advising on strategy and innovation, he is incredibly hands-on with some of the largest matters being managed by TransPerfect.

Matt resides outside of Philadelphia with his wife and four children. When he isn’t helping companies plan for the unknown and advising on best practices, he enjoys golf and coaching youth sports.



Larry Shawe

Managing Partner

Since TransPerfect’s inception in 1992, Larry has provided consulting services for its founding partners and executive team. Under his leadership and management, TransPerfect Legal has experienced more than 15 years of consecutive revenue growth. Larry has engineered key initiatives including recruiting and developing some of the industry’s top talent, leading tactical office expansions, and regularly exploring new service offerings. He has played an integral role in securing strategic partnerships and alliances throughout his tenure and is primarily responsible for driving revenue growth and strategic planning. Before TransPerfect, Larry was the vice president of sales and marketing for nationally recognized home builders and has extensive experience consulting on complex sales challenges.

Larry is the proud father of a beautiful daughter and brother of TransPerfect’s Co-Founder, President & Co-CEO, Phil Shawe.



Katharine Perekslis

President, eDiscovery

Katharine Perekslis joined TransPerfect in 2006 and is currently the President of eDiscovery Services at TransPerfect Legal. In this capacity, Katharine oversees the global eDiscovery Project Management and Hosting teams located throughout the US, Canada, the EU, Australia, and Hong Kong. She advises clients on eDiscovery workflow strategy and the use of AI and advanced analytics tools in litigations and investigations. Katharine holds a Relativity Master certification.

Prior to moving into the eDiscovery space in 2009, Katharine worked in legal translation project management at TransPerfect Legal’s parent company, TransPerfect, where she gained valuable exposure to international litigations, and brings a unique background to multilingual eDiscovery. She graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in French and Women’s and Gender Studies.


Stewart Edison

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.


Jim Iseman III

President, Discovery Services

Jim Iseman III joined TransPerfect in the spring of 2008 and currently serves as President of Discovery Services for TransPerfect Legal. 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 eDiscovery presence with eDiscovery and data processing centers in Atlanta, Beijing, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, London, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Pune, Reston, San Francisco, Shanghai, Somerset, Sydney, Toronto, and Washington DC.

He has over eight years of experience in eDiscovery 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 TransPerfect’s eDiscovery and Litigation Technology groups, Mr. Iseman also regularly serves as a consultant and advisor on complex discovery matters.


Peter Livingstone

President, Digital Reef Division

Peter Livingstone is President of the Digital Reef Division of TransPerfect Legal 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 eDiscovery 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.



Dan Meyers

President, Consulting and Information Governance

Dan Meyers is the President of TransPerfect Legal’s Information Governance division. Dan advises clients on eDiscovery 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 eDiscovery Specialist (ACEDS) and an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

Prior to joining TransPerfect, Dan was a Commercial Litigation Partner at an Am Law 100 law firm and the Founder and Chair of the firm’s eDiscovery & 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.


Raja Mani

Vice President of Engineering

Raja Mani joined TransPerfect Interactive division in September 2011 as Director of Engineering. Raja has been promoted to Vice President of Engineering in May 2017. Raja has over 2 decades of experience designing, developing, and delivering Console, Desktop and Web applications using different technologies and programming languages. As the head of the development division, Raja is responsible for the architecture, design, development, testing, DevOps and DevSecOps of TransCEND and ReefReview.

Raja is a pioneer in introducing SCRUM, Azure DevOps Server, IdentityServer, Seclore, Telerik Kendo UI libraries, Pluralsight, NoSQL, Microsoft Azure Cloud, Docker, Kubernetes into TransPerfect while building TransCEND and ReefReview. Raja has created a great interview process and training plan to hire, then mentor his team members on domain and technologies. He has built great offshore teams in Eastern Europe and Asia to give 24x7 business continuity.