Originally from Ireland, Gavin began working in localization after the government began to offer tax incentives for companies to create their headquarters in Dublin. After studying to be a Civil Engineer, Gavin found work with Lotus Development. From there, he moved on to work at their headquarters in Boston on internationalization of Lotus Notes on non-PC platforms. After a few years, he joined a start-up in the language space and accelerated his learning and understanding of the industry. After that start-up was acquired by We Localize, Gavin integrated a Chinese company and ended up staying there for 6 years. Part of his role was to educate and prepare his colleagues in the US and Europe about working with a Chinese company. After making his way up the ladder at We Localize, Gavin has now landed at Smartling as VP of Language Services.