thebigword is celebrating its best ever year with revenue of £77m which breaks through the $100m barrier increasing revenue by 30%.
With the appointment of Nihat Arkan, former CEO Larry Gould now takes the role of Chairman of thebigword group of companies.
Larry Gould said: “Nihat has a strong background in global expansion and market development and a proven track record in guiding organizations through periods of accelerated growth.
“Nihat will be overseeing a programme of new investment in technology and talent to support the group’s growth aspirations in key areas including financial services, justice and legal services, technology, automotive and manufacturing.”
Most recently, Mr Arkan was CEO of US-headquartered 1Worldsync, the world’s largest global content management company and before that its smaller predecessor SA2 Worldsync.
He was previously chief operating officer at Agentrics, the US-based international supply chain specialist.
Nihat Arkan will be based at the companies’ UK headquarters.
Mr Arkan said: “I am delighted to be part of a global organisation with very sound business foundation and aspirations to become world leader leveraging our global network for strategic and business expansion.”
Larry Gould added: “Nihat brings a wealth of leadership experience and expertise in the international arena and he will be instrumental in helping us achieve our goal of becoming a top-five global language services provider.”
Nihat completes the strengthening of the board following the introduction of a new Director of Technology, and the addition of a new Chief Revenue Officer.
Gould went on to say: “We have great technology and great people and we are investing more than ever in the training and development of our staff, this has been aided by the employment last year of Leanne Bottomley as Director of Human Resources.”
As Executive Chairman, Larry Gould will be focusing on opportunities for fund-raising, mergers and acquisitions.