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TransPerfect

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2016 New York Future 50 Winner: Liz Elting, President and Co-CEO, TransPerfect - Quick Tip: “In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.” Warren Buffett

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TransPerfect

TransPerfect named a 2017 New York SmartCEO Future 50 Award Winner. Quick Tip: “Ambition is a key factor in propelling your business ... forward, but blind ambition can often lead to decisions that will ultimately harm your business model. Make sure to temper your ambition with pragmatism.”

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TransPerfect

2015 Future 50 Winner: Liz Elting, President and Co-CEO, TransPerfect - With annual revenues of over $400 million, TransPerfect is the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions.

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Can New York’s translation titan grow to $1 billion?

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In the $35 billion translation services industry, it’s not unusual for a pair of entrepreneurs to enter the business, as Liz Elting and Phil Shawe did when they founded TransPerfect out of a New York University dorm room in 1992. It’s the next 21 years of their story that are truly remarkable. Post-MBA, Elting and Shawe built the third-largest translation services company in the world, the second largest in the U.S. and the largest privately held company in the industry. It’s a force with offices in 80 cities, services in more than 170 languages and an all-star client list that includes USPS, IKEA, Johnson & Johnson, and Hilton Worldwide. More than 2,600 employees strong, TransPerfect projected $400 million in revenue for 2013 — and has no intention of going public anytime soon.

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