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.
A seasoned multi-faceted manager, Laura returns to the company to work full time as MKTG’s Chief Administrative Officer. She has held various positions at MKTG over the years, including Operations Manager and senior revisor (English, French). Laura will work closely with the President and MKTG managers to oversee and streamline company operations.
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.
François leads the Recruitment and Logistics department, helping us find the brightest and most qualified minds to join our team. Before joining the MKTG, François taught French and English in Asia for four years, heading the Foreign Languages department at two high schools in Thailand, as well as overseeing over 40 English-camps across South-East Asia. François has extensive credentials in terminology and IT training, and has built our terminology databases into powerful specialized resource centres for both clients and staff. François is also heavily involved in several local charity fundraisers and just last year earned the title of Captain, Silver Grade, in only his second Ride for Dad campaign.
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.