Software veteran tasked with driving organizational efficiency and scalability
NEW YORK – June 2, 2015 – Smartling today announced Kevin Cohn as the company’s vice president (VP) of operations. In this role, Cohn will be responsible for driving organizational efficiency and scalability, as Smartling continues its rapid growth in the corporate and enterprise segments.
A seasoned software executive with an extensive technical background, Cohn joined Smartling in 2014 as the senior director of product marketing. As a result of his keen ability to integrate and align vital functions within the company, Cohn was swiftly promoted to VP of operations.
“Kevin has a unique ability to connect disparate departments, motivate employees to work toward common goals and leverage products to maximize value to both the business and our customers,” said Jack Welde, Smartling’s co-founder and CEO. “These qualities, in addition to his software expertise and business savvy, make him the ideal executive to expand global operations and bring our cloud-based translation management platform to customers around the world.”
Prior to joining Smartling, Cohn spent more than seven years with Atypon, a Web and mobile content delivery and monetization platform provider. Joining the company as the product development manager in 2006, Cohn quickly scaled the managerial ranks and was appointed chief operating officer in 2012. While with Atypon, Cohn was tasked with operating and growing the business; maintaining customer relationships; negotiating deal terms and contracts; and managing sales, marketing, professional services and customer support staff across five offices and four countries.
To learn more about Smartling, please visit: www.smartling.com.
Smartling, Inc. simplifies and accelerates translation and localization for companies reaching a global market. With the first cloud-based enterprise platform for translation management systems, Smartling helps companies quickly translate and deploy their websites and dynamic Web applications, mobile applications and business documents across the entire corporate digital infrastructure. Named “Most Innovative Startup” at Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal’s 2011 FASTech 50, Smartling is shaking up the translation and localization industry with the first platform designed to manage the entire translation, localization and delivery process via a scalable SaaS model. Brands that rely on Smartling to launch and manage localized multilingual websites and applications include Foursquare, GoPro, HotelTonight, Path, Pinterest, Shutterstock, Spotify, SurveyMonkey, Vimeo and more. The Smartling platform currently serves billions of page views per month in more than 100 languages across the globe.
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in New York City, Smartling is privately held and backed by leading venture capital firms, including First Round Capital, Harmony Partners, ICONIQ Capital, IDG Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners, Venrock and several prominent angel investors.
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