Who are we?
Straker Translations is a cloud-enabled translation services provider and are one of the world’s fastest growing translation companies. Out of over 27,000 vendors globally it is ranked in the top 100 translation vendors by the industry’s leading research organization. Over the last 5 years it has built a technology platform that enables human translators to deliver faster and more accurate translations, lowering the cost and time to deliver translations.
Where are we?
We have sales offices in nine countries including a number in the USA & Canada (9), Australia (4), Singapore, the UK, Ireland and Germany.
We are a global company with major production centers in Barcelona Spain and in Auckland, New Zealand – two of the most amazing and multicultural cities in the world. One takes in the best of Europe and the other is on the doorstep to Asia. By having the production centers on opposite sides of the world we are able to offer a continuous 24/7 service to our customers. With staff that speak over 12 languages they liaise with our over 5,000 professional translators and 10,000+ customers to ensure a speed, quality and simplicity that has been the backbone to our outstanding service.
If I call you who will I speak to?
Ideally you will be calling the local sales office but depending on the time of the day you may be routed to either one of our production centers or directly to a regional sales office. If you are a business customer you will most likely be put through to one of our business specialist who can offer the best deals and talk to your about our various offerings including our per hour translation rates.
Can I come into your offices?
Yes, absolutely. We can organise a time to meet with you in any of our sales offices in the USA, Australia, Singapore, UK, Ireland, Spain and New Zealand to discuss your needs. Just bring your business documents and your questions. If you prefer to do business without leaving your chair, talk with one of the team via our online chat, email us or upload your documents and we will get back to you in a few minutes.
Award winning entrepreneur, engineer, paratrooper, ironman, volunteer fire fighter, musician and dad – Grant wears many hats and has had an incredibly varied set of experiences over the past 30 years. As one of the founders of Straker Translations, Grant's wide-ranging experiences and skills place him in an ideal position to drive the growth of the company as it continues to expand its global presence.
In her role as Chief Operating Officer, Merryn oversees Straker Translations’ global production systems and teams, making sure that every touch point within the company runs smoothly – from client projects to finance and everything in between. She has a Bachelor of Management Studies (majoring in Management and HR), from Waikato University.
David has more than 10 years’ experience in the Internet and tech industry. He is the sales manager at Straker Translations and founder of Sportsys Pty Ltd. His background in statistics and data analysis, and his strong entrepreneurial drive, helps accelerate the growth of a number of early stage ventures. He has proven experience in building businesses, and has been directly responsible for growing a number of companies from start-up phase and growing start-up units within larger organisations. David has an Undergraduate Degree in Science from the University of Queensland, a Graduate Diploma in Management from CQU and a Masters of Business Administration from Trinity College Dublin.
Indy has been working in web application development for more than 17 years at various companies in the US, Canada, Australia, India and New Zealand. Over the years, Indy has been involved in different aspects of software development from programming to project management, content development, training and consulting. As the CPO of Straker Translations, Indy is responsible for setting the technical direction of the company across its multilingual translation product sets.
Kim works alongside the leadership team to provide operational support to improve the performance, production, and efficiency of the business. Her main responsibilities include managing every aspect of human resources and administering best practice, plus overseeing day-to-day office operations, the co-ordination and supervision of policies and procedures, and employee engagement. Prior to joining Straker - Kim was in the Telco industry for 16 years and has a strong background in Leadership, HR and Credit Management.
As CFO, Haydn oversees the Group’s Finance function. Responsible for general financial management, compliance, board reporting, commercial contract review, tax, planning and cashflow management. With more than 17 years’ financial management experience, Haydn has worked in professional services, as well as, global finance and tech companies, based in London. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Business from Massey University.