Larry Gould, Chairman of thebigword Group, announced today the appointment of Joshua Gould as group CEO.
Larry Gould said: “2020 will be the 40th year since I founded the company and now is the time I believe to pass on the day to day running to the next generation.
“The growth opportunities for thebigword are remarkable and I am eager to find out what the next 40 years holds for the business.”
Realising that technology would be a key component of the future of the language industry, Larry Gould invested in the development of state-of–the art language service technology. The investment has been invaluable and in the last year, the Group has seen its highest ever revenue result. To accelerate future growth, the company recently opened a new operations centre in Pune, India, as well as a Technology Centre of Excellence in Hyderabad.
Joshua Gould has worked in thebigword Group for over 15 years and two years ago, was appointed CEO of the group subsidiary, TBW Global. TBW Global offers a range of mission-critical services that ensure defence and security organizations around the globe can scale their operations and achieve their objectives. During his 2 years at the helm, the company has grown by 61%, delivering excellent profits.
Commenting on his appointment as CEO, Joshua Gould said: “I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to lead thebigword through its next stage of expansion.
“Having worked in the company for over 15 years, I understand the industry and our clients and will ensure that thebigword delivers on its robust growth strategy.”
It has been a year of recognition for thebigword and the Gould family. Joshua was named one of the top 20 CEO’s to watch in the USA, whilst Larry was awarded the Eichner Award, recognising his distinguished contribution to the language industry. thebigword Group was also named ‘National Winner’ in the 2019 European Business Awards, one of the world’s largest business competitions.
In addition to the appointment of Joshua Gould, there has been several other promotions in the company which Larry feels brings the talent and expertise essential for the next stage of the company’s growth.