Bringing out the best in the best
Our team is comprised of leaders in their respective fields who share a spirit of dedication, collaboration and fun. As a result, we have a great time working together and it shows. It shows in the quality of our client partnerships and in the caliber of our work, which translates to high-quality, on-time deliverables for our clients.
Our Leadership team
Here are a few of our key players. Feel free to contact them to learn more about what they do and how Acclaro can help you localize your next project.
Michael Kriz, Founder & President
As Acclaro’s founding president, Michael is responsible for setting the vision and guiding the growth of Acclaro worldwide.
Michael founded Acclaro in 2002 and quickly grew the organization from a boutique New York firm into a global enterprise with offices and affiliates on four continents. With more than 20 years in the industry, Michael draws on experiences founding and managing localization endeavors — from his first foray into the industry creating a small translation company in Paris to working with leading global entities.
Michael holds an MBA from Babson College and a BA from Tulane University. Michael still enjoys frequent travel, plays soccer most Saturday mornings and windsurfs whenever the opportunity arises. Contact Michael at email@example.com.
Ora Solomon, Executive Consultant
As Acclaro’s 2nd employee (and proud possessor of the company’s most infectious laugh), Ora first crossed paths with Michael as senior staff at a large localization firm. Her experience with all aspects of localization — from project management to relationship marketing to account services and finance — uniquely qualify her to oversee the firm’s expansion and corporate initiatives.
Ora holds an MBA and a BA in Psychology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In addition to English, Ora is fluent in Italian, Spanish and Hebrew. She loves motherhood and enjoys a good ballet class, book and camera. Contact Ora at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rachel Ferris, Vice President, Operations
Rachel oversees all processes, quality and testing, and new business at Acclaro.
Rachel entered the localization field in 1996 and quickly took on leadership roles overseeing complex translation projects with responsibilities for ensuring on-time and on-budget delivery to recruiting translators, editors, publishers and other language professionals. She transitioned to Lionbridge as a manager of localization analysis and later knowledge manager, where she directed process development, implementation and evaluation.
Rachel earned her BA in American Studies from Siena College with a concentration in French, and graduated cum laude. She has a working knowledge of French and loves cooking and working in her garden with her son and daughter. Contact Rachel at email@example.com.
Alessia Petrucci, Translation Director
Alessia has over 15 years of experience in the localization and translation industry with a background in full-service translation management specializing in technical, marketing and business verticals.
Prior to joining Acclaro, Alessia worked at Microsoft in Dublin translating technical and software related materials from English into Italian. At J.D. Edwards (later PeopleSoft and Oracle) in Denver, she translated consumer, technical, financial and software related services from English into Italian. As a manager at PeopleSoft, she oversaw a team of 20 translators working in Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese with teams in Madrid, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. As a freelancer, Alessia has led translation projects for a variety of technical, scientific, marketing and literary materials. Contact Alessia at firstname.lastname@example.org.