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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

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

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

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

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

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