Providing language services for the public and private sectors since 1980, thebigword is a global provider of translation and interpreting in over 250 languages.
Board & Executive Team
Chief Executive Officer
The embodiment of true entrepreneurialism, Larry Gould has built thebigword brand from start-up to leading language technology business, now trusted by over 80% of the top 100 global brands and organizations world-wide.
His enthusiasm for business and the people who work within it are a key driving force behind the evolution of thebigword as the number one choice for language solutions.
“We believe that being able to speak and read in your customer’s language will soon be taken as the norm.”
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Responsible for the design, delivery, implementation and continuous improvement of thebigword global services, Diane ensures that global operations across all services, products and technologies can continually meet the quality and delivery expectations of a 24/7 service. With extensive and international experience in both public and private sector boards, Diane brings a wealth of experience of thebigword.
“I am passionate about ensuring we deliver services our clients can rely on, delivering when our clients need us whether that’s a single line translation or emergency services across the globe that depend on our support around the clock.””
Global Corporate Strategy Officer and CEO, thebigword Americas
Joshua Gould helped lead the business from $6m revenue in 2003; to the leading technology driven language solution provider thebigword is today, with revenues of over $80m.
Under Joshua’s Commercial Office thebigword has invested in technology development, incorporating the recently launched Translation Management System and the world’s first Interpreting Management System.
“It is a great feeling to be delivering technology solutions that have the power to completely transform the customer experience”
Global Sales Director
Paul Evans joined thebigword board as Global Sales Director in 2017. In 2016, Paul successfully led the implementation our largest ever contract, the MoJ, and has since gone on to lead our revenue generation plans and Consultancy and Implementation Directorate.
Paul is the voice of the customer on the board and ensures that our sales team have the tools to deliver real solutions for our clients.
“There is a multi-billion dollar growth opportunity in the language services market and we intend to capitalise on it with our great technology and great people.”
Chief Financial Officer
Marcus brings a wealth of experience in the financial management of global businesses. He is focused on supporting growth and identifying opportunities which will secure a bright future for thebigword.
“I am delighted to join thebigword Board, contributing sound financial planning and guidance to help build a very exciting future”
Chief Technology Officer
Mark heads up a talented team responsible for delivering innovative and flexible technology for clients and linguists. As global communication becomes ever-more important, Mark ensures thebigword solutions are easily accessed by all.
“The pace of technology is fast and we always need to be ahead. I ensure that our innovations meet client and linguist needs, so that they are able to conduct business with us, effortlessly.”