viaLanguage, a leading provider of multilingual communications solutions for global businesses, has hired former EIA Information Systems and Compli executive, Chris Grebisz to lead a new push to create more strategic technology and services offerings, the company said.
Grebisz joins viaLanguage after an accomplished career in localization, learning and technology. He was most recently EVP of EIA Information Systems, where he was tasked with implementing agile product strategy; release 2 new products in 6 months to open new channels. He also implemented quarterly performance management system, which led to the implementation of over eight internal projects that improved both customer and employee satisfaction.
Prior to EIA, Grebisz was a retained consultant focusing on global content for Google. At Google, he was hired to design and implement a "continuous localization operations model" and to implement "community" driven translations. He led the design and implementation of technologies used internally and externally to reduce total translation turnaround time by over 100%.
At Compli Grebisz implemented agile product strategy, released a major platform redesign that enabled vertical specific user experiences. Historically the company released products every 12 months or longer, but Grebisz transformed Compli’s development process to enabling quarterly releases. Finally, he reorganized the company to address financial challenges. In 3 months the company went from monthly net loss to 15% monthly EBITDA.
Lastly, from 2002-2009, Chris was the COO of Welocalize, helping to scale the company from $5-30MM in revenue across the US, China, Japan, Germany and Ireland.
“Chris will play a key role in developing a global product and technology strategy and driving new business opportunities to take advantage of viaLanguage’s growing number of global services offering,” says Chanin Ballance, CEO of viaLanguage. “We are thrilled he is here.”
"viaLanguage has an unparalleled footprint across translation and localization services that provide a unique experience to businesses around the world," stated Grebisz. "I'm looking forward to joining the impressive leadership already in place and to building a new presence for viaLanguage."
Grebisz received his BA in Sociology from Linfield College. Chris serves as the Board President of the Mt. Hood Ski Education Foundation. His favorite activities are are his kids, skiing, running, fly fishing and golf.
viaLanguage (vialanguage.com) provides multilingual solutions for the global needs of businesses today. viaLanguage’s solutions include Product and Digital Marketing, viaLegal™(legal translation), Global eLearning and Healthcare and Life Sciences initiatives. Through the unique combination of its Online Language System (OLS), expert linguists around the globe and technology integration capabilities, viaLanguage offers organizations comprehensive, scalable, affordable solutions for meeting today’s increasing global language needs. Since 2000, the company has earned a reputation among its clients for reliability, quality and professionalism. Clients include: Wieden & Kennedy, Wunderman, Cisco, Walmart, Blue Shield California, Regence, Disney, Nike, Citibank; as well as many hospitals, school districts and state governments. Corporate Headquarters are located at 700 SW Taylor Street, Suite 310 Portland, OR 97205-3016.