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.
With a Master’s Degree in Language Sciences from the Sorbonne, Ryan brings to MKTG deep knowledge in linguistics and translation. Ryan’s solid academic training in French linguistics and translation, as well as in education, along with professional experience in customer service, allows him to oversee quality control and professional development of MKTG translators and revisors to maximize quality of work and client satisfaction.
Dr. Brock has been passionate about languages for as long as he can remember, which led him to complete his PhD in French Linguistics at the University of Toronto (2014). He has been translating and revising professionally in a variety of disciplines and specialties since 2007, and is ATIO-certified in both French and Spanish to English. He is responsible for maintaining the quality of translation produced by MKTG’s French-English team and is charged with ensuring continual translator growth and development.
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.