The bright idea that translated into profit

The bright idea that translated into profit

 

 

Financial Times - April 9, 2007

Liz Elting and Phil Shawe met in an international finance class at New York University's Stern School of Business in 1991. She had majored in modern languages in college and had spent several years working in the translation industry. He had always planned on becoming a banker after gaining his MBA, but was beginning to have second thoughts.

They became friends and began talking about starting a translation company together. "I always loved languages and I wanted to find a way to use them in business," says Ms Elting, who is fluent in French and Spanish. "And Phil was a risk taker who liked the idea of being his own boss." Read More

—Rebecca Knight