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Amid Rapid Growth Language I/O Appoints Key Executives
Fremont, CA: Language I/O (LIO), a leader in multilingual customer engagement, added Chief Technology Officer Diego Bartolome and the promotion of Chief Customer Officer Viviana Bertinetto to their leadership team. Language I/O raised a $6.5 million Series A round of funding in January, bringing the total amount of funding raised to date to $12.1 million. Language I/O increased its headcount by 62 percent and more than tripled its machine translation volume in 2021, in addition to the new executive appointments and fundraising.
"We are excited to welcome these new members to the Language I/O C-suite executive team," said Heather Shoemaker, CEO, and Founder of Language I/O. "As CTO, Diego's breadth of experience and knowledge in the multilingual technology industry will be extremely valuable as we expand and improve our technology."
"It was a no-brainer to promote Viviana to chief customer officer," says Shoemaker. "She has been a significant contributor to Language I/growth O's and fully understands the company's primary goal of connecting customers with the technology they require. Diego and Viviana will be tremendous assets to our team as we continue to build momentum "Shoemaker continued.
Diego Bartolome, CTO, has spent over 16 years working at the intersection of languages and technology to assist people and businesses in communicating in any language. Both at his start-up tauyou and TransPerfect, he has built cohesive teams to create, improve, and scale tech products with significant business impact. Before joining Language I/O, he worked at Microsoft on cognitive services (language, speech, vision, and decision). He has a doctorate in electrical engineering, a master's degree in electrical engineering, and a bachelor's degree in management and business administration.
"Language I/O is one of the most promising companies in the industry, and I'm thrilled to be joining Heather and the rest of the team as chief technology officer," Bartolome said. "Language I/O is a technology company that specialises in translation, not a traditional translation company. This makes it an ideal place for someone with a technical background and a passion for languages, such as myself."
Prior to joining Language I/O, Viviana Bertinetto, CCO, spent ten years in the industry managing projects and vendors for various language service providers. Bertinetto has collaborated closely with customers to automate processes and provide full support for their localization efforts. She is enthusiastic about working for a woman-owned business and values women's success in the technology industry.