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About Us > People

Translatus has a dedicated staff that is committed to delivering for our clients. See below to learn about some of the members of our team:

James Guidi, CEO

James is originally from the US
A long time business developer in the IT, software and hardware industries, James headed up Apple Computer's Eastern European expansion through its IMC during the 1990's. During that time, he led software localization activities for Microsoft, QuarkXpress and Apple Computer.
James speaks English, French, Italian, German, and Czech.

Email: jamesguidi@translatus.com

Ksenia Kazarina, Financial Director

Ksenia is from Khabarovsk, Russia.
Ksenia started working in the Translatus Prague office after graduating from Khabarovsk State Academy of Economics and Law.
She speaks Russian, English, and intermediate Czech.

Email: kkazarina@translatus.com

Matthew Miodonski, General Manager - Worldwide Services

Matthew is from Chicago, Illinois.
After studying at Charles University in Prague in 2001, Matthew fell in love with the city and lived in Prague for 3.5 years after moving there in 2002. Matthew also started with Translatus in 2002, and has enjoyed working with Translatus since then, as well as the continued travel and meeting new people that have come along with the job.
He speaks English and basic German.

Email: mmiodonski@translatus.com
Phone: +1 773 603 0091

Rachel Guy, Vice President of Operations

Rachel is from Tallahassee, Florida.
Rachel graduated in 2010 from Florida State University. Before starting at Translatus in 2013, Rachel spent time working in University Housing, Customer Service, Sales, and Legal Publishing.
She speaks English and basic Spanish.

Email: rguy@translatus.com
Phone: +1 203 824 3105

Peter Hadjokas, Operations & Project Manager

Peter is from Allentown, Pennsylvania.
After graduating from Loyola University Maryland in 2014 with a B.A. in creative writing and Spanish, Peter did writing and editing work for the Baltimore City Paper, communications and marketing work for a cathedral, and waiting work at a restaurant in an art museum, until he moved to Prague to teach English, where he discovered Translatus.
He speaks English, some Spanish, and very basic Czech.

Email: phadjokas@translatus.com

Olivia Sadler, Operations & Project Manager

Olivia is from Portsmouth, Ohio.
Olivia attended Shawnee State University from the age of 15 and graduated in 2015 with a B.A. in International Relations. Before moving to the Czech Republic, she was the International Student Coordinator for her university’s study abroad office.
She speaks English, Spanish, and basic German.

Email: osadler@translatus.com
Phone: +420 222 514 933

Dimitry Panchenko, Chief Developer

Dimitry is from Ukraine.
Dimitry has an MS in Electronics Engineering and is the chief developer of our online management system, TDABids.com. He has over 15 years experience in the Information Technology field and specializes in .NET Platform and Web Development. He also has extensive experience in administration and support of MS Windows and UNIX-based servers.
He speaks Ukrainian, Russian, Czech and English.

Email: dpanchenko@translatus.com

Sulin Young, TDABids Support Manager and Systems Tester

Sulin is from Lautoka, Fiji.
Sulin studied Computing Science at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. She worked in the Gaming Industry for several years before moving to Prague and joining Translatus in 2009.
Sulin speaks English and Czech.

Email: syoung@translatus.com

Alexandra Svystak, Accounting Department

Alexandra is from Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine.
Alexandra has studied International Relations and Diplomacy and used to work as a Business Coordinator. She started working for Translatus in 2010.
She speaks Russian, Ukrainian, Transcarpathian, Czech and English.

Email: accounting@translatus.com

Andrew Mohr, Project & European Sales Manager

Andrew is from Phoenix, Arizona.
Andrew graduated with a B.A. in Communications from Arizona State University in 2009. Before coming to Translatus, he worked in the US in customer service, sales, and non-profit coordination roles; then in Europe teaching Business English, Technical English, and dance.
He speaks English and French.

Email: amohr@translatus.com

Svetlana Kozlova, Marketing & Project Manager

Svetlana is from Tomsk, Russia.
Svetlana used to be a TV reporter. She started working in Translatus in 2013 after completing a master’s degree in Professional and Business Communication at LaSalle University.
She speaks English, Russian, and basic Czech.

Email: skozlova@translatus.com

Aleksandar Skripka, Master of the DTP Team

Aleksandar is from Belgrade, Serbia.
Aleksandar has graduated as a "Programmer"; however, during his career he has been focusing on working in Adobe applications and became an expert in this field of DTP. Aleksandar also specializes in audio production and video editing.
He speaks Serbo-Croatian, English, Czech, and basic French.

Alvaro Figueiredo, DTP Master

Alvaro is from Leiria, Portugal.
Alvaro received his degree in Communication Design from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon (FBAUL). He specializes in Graphic Design, logo making, typography and Desktop Publishing. Prior to joining Translatus in 2012, Alvaro worked in Lisbon as a freelance designer of websites and product labels.
He speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and English.

Email: afigueiredo@translatus.com

Frano Prochazka, DTP Master & Sales Representative

Frano is from Kvetnica, Slovakia.
Frano has studied computer science and engineering and has a deep interest in fine arts and technology. Currently, he is experimenting with different sales strategies via email and telephone.
He speaks Slovak, Spanish, Czech, English and Russian.

Email: fprochazka@translatus.com

Maria Boutylina, Project Manager & DTP Specialist

Maria is from Minsk, Belarus.
Maria lived for 10 years in Italy where she graduated with a degree in "Graphic Design" from L.A.B.A. (Academy of Fine Arts of Rimini). She worked as a Graphic Designer in Italy before moving to Prague and joining Translatus in 2014.
She speaks Italian, Russian, Belorussian, and English.

Email: mboutylina@translatus.com

Cindy Wiedemann, Sales Representative - Germany

Cindy is from Hof - Saxony, Germany.
Before Cindy started working for Translatus she lived and traveled throughout Finland for a year. She also worked as customer support agent for major airlines.
She speaks German and English.

Email: cwiedemann@translatus.com

Sam Russell, Account Manager for Europe

Sam is from Bristol, Great Britain.
Sam has worked in sales for 10 years now. Since leaving high school, he has travel and worked in a number of countries around the world with a majority of his time spent in the USA and the Czech Republic.

Email: srussell@translatus.com

Aleksandra Plecheva, Business Development Manager

Aleksandra is from Khabarovsk, Russia.
Aleksandra has two Master's degrees in Linguistics and in English Literature.
She speaks English, Czech, Russian, and basic French.

Email: aplecheva@translatus.com

Ira Dimitra, Business Development Manager

Ira is from Athens, Greece.
Ira graduated in 2012 from Vassar College with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and a major in Drama. Ira worked in film and theatre production companies in London, before moving on to marketing and advertising for software development companies in Athens. Upon moving to Prague to start her MA in Humanities, Ira worked as a tour guide and an English teacher. She joined the Translatus team in 2015.

Email: idimitra@translatus.com

Jacqueline Kos, Project Manager & Business Developer

Jacqueline is from Madison, Connecticut.
Jacqueline joined the Translatus team in 2016 after graduating from Boston University with a double major in Economics and International Relations.
She speaks English and Spanish.

Email: jkos@translatus.com

Joey Tai, Project Manager

Joey is from Hong Kong.
Before joining Translatus in 2009, Joey was a graphic designer in a Design and Printing company. She specializes in Desktop Publishing, video and audio localization.
She speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

Email: jtai@translatus.com

Kseniya Samuseva, Project Manager

Kseniya is from Novosibirsk, Russia.
Kseniya graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Pedagogics in her hometown. Before coming to Prague she worked at a school and a children’s camp. Kseniya finished her Master’s degree in International Economic and Political Studies at Charles University in Prague just before she joined Translatus.
She speaks Russian, English and basic Czech.

Email: ksamuseva@translatus.com

Olena Kagui, Project Manager

Olena is from Kyiv, Ukraine.
Olena graduated in 2014 from Anglo-American University with a B.A. in International Relations. She has experience working as a journalist and in Real Estate Management.
She speaks English, Czech, Ukrainian and German.

Email: okagui@translatus.com