Growing up in Sudbury in a Russian-speaking family, Masha went on to learn seven languages, all of which she is able to translate. Today, Masha is an accomplished and award-winning entrepreneur – her most recent award is an honourary doctorate from Laurentian University – a leading Canadian businesswoman and a prominent philanthropist. Since founding The Masha Krupp Translation Group Ltd. in 1992 with nothing more than a couple of employees and a big idea, Masha has built the company into the largest Canadian-owned linguistic services firm in the country.
Masha believes that integrity and compassion are just as important as a relentless work ethic in building and running a healthy and profitable organization. Masha works hard to give back to the communities that have helped her to grow. Each year, 10 to 15 percent of her company’s operating profits are given to local, national and international charities.
Fluent in English, French, Russian and German, Patricia has more than 23 years of history with MKTG, and her leadership and attention to detail have enabled her to shoot through the company ranks. In her role as Director, Linguistic Operations and Services, Patricia oversees customer accounts, client relations and operations, providing the link between linguistic services, training of translation and revision personnel, and process improvement.
Alex has excelled in a number of key roles at MKTG since the company was founded in 1992. Beginning as a Russian-to-English translator, Alex later became responsible for MKTG’s renowned Research and Terminology Division. In his present role, Alex runs our Human Resources operation, both in Canada and internationally. He is responsible for acquiring and retaining MKTG’s top-notch talent.
François leads MKTG’s management team, helping us lower costs and improve quality for all of our clients. Before joining MKTG, François taught French in Asia for four years, heading the English departments at two schools in Thailand and overseeing 40 English-language camps there as well. François has extensive credentials in terminology and IT training, and has built our terminology databases into amazing specialized resource centres for both clients and staff.
An accomplished author, Jason brings a diverse skill set to MKTG. He originally started at the company as a research assistant and, after spending time overseas, returned to the team in 2008 as Manager of Special Projects. In his current role, Jason oversees MKTG’s special projects, with a particular focus on employee development, training, multimedia translation requests and other large-scale or special-skill opportunities.
Fluent in Spanish, French and English, Jannet brings a strong background in both client service and translation theory and hands-on translation experience to MKTG’s team. Jannet joined MKTG in 2001 as a senior office administrator and graduated to her current management role in 2003. In her role as Manager, Client Services, Jannet ensures that all clients under her care are completely satisfied, and that all incoming documents are assigned to the right team member, completed and sent out on time and on target to a multitude of clients.
Elizabeth (Liz) joined MKTG as the Bid Response Manager in September 2013, bringing with her almost a decade of experience in the bid response field – not to mention a positive and energetic attitude. Elizabeth manages the Bid Response team by developing large-scale proposals in response to RFQs, RFIs, RFQs, RFSOs, RFSAs, etc. for public and private clients. She also determines which proposals are the most beneficial to pursue.
Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, Alex studied Business Administration in the United States and has previously performed financial administration for NGO’s. At MKTG, he is our Financial Officer who oversees payroll, benefits administration, receivables, payables, and day to day finances.