We’re thrilled to announce that Director of Client Development David Hutson is celebrating his 10-year anniversary with Acclaro this month. As a first point of contact for companies seeking translation and localization services, he’s had a profound impact on Acclaro’s growth over the last decade.
“I’m astounded that it’s been 10 years since I started at Acclaro,” David said. “I still remember the joyous feeling I had driving home from my interview like it was yesterday.”
David entered the industry in the early 2000s as a part-time telesales rep for another translation company, while pursuing a career as an actor. Fortunately for Acclaro, he started focusing on business development opportunities. He first landed with a multiple-service company serving the financial sector in New York. When that company underwent a merger, David felt disconnected from the new culture and had his eye out for new opportunities.
He heard about Acclaro from a former colleague who had joined our team and recalls, “I was in touch with Acclaro for a few years before the financial services merger, and it seemed like an ideal place for me to have a chance to grow. The stars aligned just right for me to join the team.”
David’s favorite part of his role is gaining a deep understanding of a prospect’s needs, discovering previously unknown pain points and aligning Acclaro’s services to help them grow. Or, in his exact words, “To explore new business opportunities, to seek out new linguistic needs, to boldly go where Acclaro has not gone before.”
When David’s not busy building partnerships, he enjoys live theater with his wife and daughter, bicycling and running, and dabbling with automobile maintenance and mechanics. He also has the best dog and cat in the world, noting, “They would be peeved if I didn’t mention that.”
Congratulations, David! We’re so glad you’re here.