Maarten is a senior marketing and advertising professional with over a decade of experience in building global brands and developing integrated campaigns. He has led the brand strategy for Fortune 500 organizations and held several international marketing positions in the US and Europe. Born and educated in The Netherlands, Maarten is fluent in English, Dutch, German and Spanish. His international work experience spans markets in North & South America, Europe, Asia and the former Soviet Union.
Maarten founded Branded Translations to combine his international marketing expertise with his passion for languages. Having localized many branded communications, he found that very few language service providers specialize in marketing & advertising content (virtually none that offer it exclusively). His goal is to fill this void by delivering quality translations of creative content where the localized version is as effective as the original.
Anna is an accomplished HR professional with experience in virtually every aspect of running an effective personnel department. She has worked across many industries for both start-up and Fortune 500 organizations. Her specialty is sourcing, recruiting and managing talent. Anna personally screens, tests and works with every linguist before they are placed on assignment. It is her resourcefulness and attention to detail that allow us to provide the highest level of quality. Anna has lived in the US, Armenia and Spain and speaks 3 languages.
Since earning his degree from Art Center College of Design, Michiel has been an art director at various advertising agencies including Wieden+Kennedy, in Amsterdam, and Lord, Dentsu & Partners, Lambesis, and Arnold Ingalls Moranville in California. Thanks to having worked on international campaigns for clients such as Nike, Best Western, Airwalk and Logitech, he understands the challenges of adapting pieces of communication to different languages and cultures. His talents extend to creating work in print, broadcast, online and other media.
Michiel was born in Belgium and has also lived in Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United States. He speaks Dutch, English and French.