Founded in 1999, Straker is a privately held company with offices in the USA, Europe and Australasia. We have developed world leading technology that is transforming the translation industry. We have a global client base and world leading multilingual and translation technology that gives us the ability to deliver low cost, high quality translations with the shortest turnaround. We offer organisations the lowest cost and fastest route to get documents and content translated by humans, to build multilingual web sites and portals, and tools and applications to streamline the translation process. Straker's CMS (ShadoCMS) is also the easiest way to build content managed multilingual websites.
Our unique pay-per-hour translation model is a world first and enables clients to significantly drop their ongoing translation costs as well as simplifying the translation process. We were asked to present our translations by-the-hour model at the premier localization event the TAUS Executive Forum in Barcelona, June 2011 http://www.translationautomation.com/executive-forums/barcelona-2011-overview.html.
The Straker Head Office Team April 2013
Programmer, 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 20 years. As one of the founders of Straker, Grant's wide ranging experiences and skills place him in an ideal position to drive the growth of Straker as it continues to grow its Global presence.
David has over 10 years experience in the Internet and tech industry. David is a Director in Straker and founder of Sportsys Pty Ltd. David's background in statistics and data analysis and his strong entrepreneurial drive have placed him in an ideal position to help 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 startup phase and growing startup 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.
Indiver (Indy) has been working in the area of web application development for over 17 years. During this time, he has been involved with various companies across different parts of the world -- US, Canada, Australia, India and New Zealand. Over the years, Indy has worked in different aspects of software development -- programming, project management, content development, training and consulting. As the CTO of Straker, Indy is responsible for setting the technical direction of the company across its multi-lingual translation product sets. Indy is a certified Adobe trainer and spends more and more time on a plane training and meeting new clients and partners all over the world.
In her role as Operations Director, Merryn looks after the day-to-day running of Straker globally and makes sure that every touchpoint with the company runs smoothly from Client Projects to Finance and everything between. After completing a Bachelor of Management Studies at Waikato University (1992), majoring in Management and HR, Merryn started work at CLEAR Communications, where she undertook a variety of administration, supervision and customer service roles. Following that experience, Merryn joined the pharmaceutical sector working as a Marketing Assistant before being promoted to a Product Manager position at Amcal Chemists.
Steve is a former partner of Ernst & Young. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the U.K. and has operated within the IT and finance industry in New Zealand for a number of years. Steve acts as Straker's Finance Director and has been working with technology companies across a range of industries.
Steve sits on the board of several comanies including Software accounting firm Greentree and food company EasyYo
Brooke previously worked for Macquarie Securities in New Zealand as a Senior Research Analyst covering a variety of sectors including manufacturing, agriculture, mining and oil & gas. He was ranked as one of top three analysts in a number of INFINZ awards in 2012, 2011 and 2010. Prior to joining Macquarie he was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley in London, covering Pan-European retail companies. He also worked for the corporate finance and property team of Marks and Spencer in the UK and as a management consultant for Cap Gemini. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young. Brooke is a CFA charter holder.
Localization World Singapore - 10 -12 April, Singapore 2013
Ad-tech New York - Nov 7-8 2012
TAUS Tokyo Executive Forum APRIL 19 - 20, 2012 Tokyo, Japan http://www.translationautomation.com/executive-forums/taus-tokyo-executive-forum.html
TAUS Asia Translation Summit APRIL 24 - 25, 2012 Beijing, China
Ad-tech London 21-22nd September 2011 http://www.ad-techlondon.co.uk/