Language services provider thebigword has appointed a proven industry leader as Chief Revenue Officer to spearhead the group’s global growth and customer success programme.

Garry Levitt has significant international experience in leadership positions in the customer experience, globalisation and localisation sectors and particularly strong expertise in multilingual content services and technologies.

He was formerly Vice President for Sales at Welocalize, the provider of multilingual content to the world’s largest companies, and a member of the group’s global leadership team.

Previously, he also held a succession of senior roles at SDL, the multinational language translation and content management company, including Vice President of Alliances for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

At thebigword, Garry Levitt will be responsible for growing the group’s translation and interpreting business, which serves many of the world’s biggest and best-known brands and a number of major departments within the UK and US governments.

He will also be responsible for building new language service partnerships with multinational corporations.

Nihat Arkan, global chief executive officer, said: “We are delighted to welcome Garry Levitt to thebigword family.

“He is an international executive of the highest calibre and brings significant experience and expertise and a proven track record to our business.

“This will be invaluable as we strive to become a top-five language services provider.”

Larry Gould, founder and executive chairman, said: “Garry Levitt’s appointment completes the strengthening and reorganization of the board, a programmer we have been undertaking over the last six months.

“The growth opportunities for thebigword are tremendous and we look forward to bringing Garry Levitt on board for the next stage of our exciting journey.”

Commenting on his appointment, Garry Levitt said: “thebigword is a highly innovative and successful company with great customers, talent and technology. I’m passionate about all three and am excited by the opportunity to contribute my experience and expertise to thebigword’s Board, its customers and employees.”