Phil Shawe

Phil Shawe

President and CEO

About Phil

Phil Shawe co-founded TransPerfect in 1992. Today, TransPerfect is a global family of companies and the world’s largest provider of language and business services. Shawe oversees the day-to-day operations of the company.

Under Shawe’s leadership, TransPerfect has received numerous awards and distinctions. The company is an eight-time honoree of the Inc. 5000 list and a six-time honoree of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and it has earned numerous Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service. Entrepreneur has named TransPerfect to their fast-growing list six times, and Crain's New York Business has ranked TransPerfect as one of the largest privately held companies in the New York area.

In 2008, Shawe was named Entrepreneur of the Year for New York City by Ernst & Young, and to the prestigious “40 Under 40” list by Crain’s New York Business. He sits on the Board of Directors for Girls Who Code, an organization with a single mission: to close the gender gap in technology. Shawe has guest lectured at New York University, Columbia University, Yale Law School, and the University of Florida.

Prior to his career in the language services industry, Shawe was a Financial Analyst at Chemical Bank and a Global Custody Consultant at Merrill Lynch. Shawe holds an MBA in finance and international business from New York University's Stern School of Business, and he received his BS from the University of Florida, where he triple-majored in finance, marketing, and risk management.



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