Jack Welde

Co-Founder and President at Smartling

Jack Welde is a Founder and President of Smartling, a language translation technology company that enables customers to localize content across devices and platforms in any language. Before founding Smartling, Jack served as SVP of Product at eMusic, CTO at SheSpeaks, and COO at RunTime Technologies. He co-founded Trio Development, a software company that created the first personal information manager, which was acquired by Apple. Jack also served as a US Air Force pilot and officer, achieving the rank of Major, and flying 80 combat missions.

Jack holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in linguistics, and an MBA from Cameron University.

Jack was named one of Fast Company’s “Who’s Next”, has been a TechStars Mentor since 2016, and was named a “Best CEO of 2021” by Comparably. Jack is a published inventor of two software patents. Military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal and four Air Medals.