Board & Management

Board of Directors
Rory J. CowanChairman and CEO
Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.
Rory J. Cowan
Chairman and CEO
Edward A. BlechschmidtFormer CEO, Olsten Corp.; Former CFO, Unisys
Edward A. Blechschmidt
Former CEO, Olsten Corp.; Former CFO, Unisys
Michael  DallasSenior Vice President Human Resources, Hewlett Packard
Michael  Dallas
Senior Vice President Human Resources, Hewlett Packard
Guy L. de ChazalFormer Managing Director, Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated
Guy L. de Chazal
Former Managing Director, Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated
Steven FisherCFO, Novelis, Inc.
Steven Fisher
CFO, Novelis, Inc.
Paul A. KavanaghEuropean Industry Consultant
Paul A. Kavanagh
European Industry Consultant
Jack NoonanFormer President SPSS
Jack Noonan
Former President SPSS
Claude P. SheerCEO,, Inc.
Claude P. Sheer
CEO,, Inc.
Rory J. CowanChairman and CEO
Biography PhotoRory J. Cowan
Chairman and CEO

Prior to founding Lionbridge in 1996, Cowan was executive vice president and member of the Management Committee for R.R. Donnelley & Sons. He also was chief executive officer of Stream International Inc., a multi-billion dollar division of R.R Donnelley. Cowan joined R.R. Donnelley in 1988 as senior vice president of the Documentation Services Group, and later became group president.

Prior to Donnelley, Cowan was president and chief executive officer of CSA Press of Hudson, Mass., a ... 
Donald Muir Chief Financial Officer
Biography PhotoDonald Muir
Chief Financial Officer

Muir leads the Lionbridge global finance team and is responsible for worldwide accounting, risk management, reporting, and financial control activities of the company. Muir has more than 25 years of public company financial management and treasury experience in the technology and business services sectors, most recently as CFO of Evergreen Solar. Prior to Evergreen, Muir spent 10 years at American Power Conversion (APC), an S&P 500 company. As CFO, he facilitated APC's growth from $400 millio... 

Paula ShannonChief Sales Officer and Senior Vice President
Biography PhotoPaula Shannon
Chief Sales Officer and Senior Vice President

Shannon manages Lionbridge’s global sales forces and account management teams. As Co-General Manager of the Localization Business, she drives new services and sustainable solutions, develops strategic accounts, and ensures the continued delivery of innovation and execution excellence to a broad range of Global 1000 customers. Shannon joined Lionbridge in 1999 as Vice President of Internet Alliances and assumed additional responsibilities in 2001. Prior to joining Lionbridge, Shannon was the C... 

Henri BroekmateSenior Vice President, Worldwide Operations
Biography PhotoHenri Broekmate
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations

Broekmate is responsible for leading Lionbridge's strategic global account services. He joined Lionbridge in April 2001 from TRADOS Corporation, where as Executive Vice President of E-business, he led a strategic business unit designed to drive translation automation technology to the web. Broekmate was Chief Operating Officer of TRADOS from 1996 to 2000, with P&L responsibility for the company's worldwide operations. Previously, as Localization Business Manager for Stream Language Solutions, he... 
Michele ErwinSenior Vice President, Human Resources
Michele Erwin
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Erwin is responsible for building and driving world-class global Human Resources practices that allow Lionbridge to recruit, develop and retain the top talent in the industry. As Senior Vice President of HR, Erwin manages a worldwide team across 23 countries. She joined Lionbridge in 2001. Erwin has than 20 years managing global employee development; compensation and benefits and staffing. Prior to joining Lionbridge in 2000, she was Vice President of Human Resources for Data Dimensions Inc.,... 

Mark Nesline Senior Vice President of Engineering
Biography PhotoMark Nesline
Senior Vice President of Engineering

Nesline is responsible for the technology strategy and product delivery for Translation Workspace, Lionbridge’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based translation productivity platform and, the Company’s e-commerce gateway to technology, features and work activities for the global multilingual community. He also oversees the Company’s language translation technology development and corporate applications. Prior to joining Lionbridge, Nesline was Vice President of Product Developmen... 

Peggy ShukurSenior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Biography PhotoPeggy Shukur
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Shukur is responsible for Lionbridge’s worldwide legal affairs and manages its legal department, in addition to serving as Secretary to its Board of Directors. Prior to joining Lionbridge in 2000 as the Company’s first General Counsel, Shukur served as Senior Securities Counsel for Oak Industries, a $500 million NYSE company, through its acquisition by Corning in 2000, and as Senior Attorney at Digital Equipment Corporation, through its acquisition by Compaq in 1998. Shukur was previously an ass... 
Marc OsofskySenior Vice President, Marketing
Biography PhotoMarc Osofsky
Senior Vice President, Marketing

Marc Osofsky is Lionbridge’s Senior Vice President Marketing. In this role, Osofsky provides leadership for the marketing of all Lionbridge products and services including its language solutions, global professional crowd sourcing services and development and testing solutions. Osofsky has led marketing organizations and strategy at high growth software and services companies. Most recently he was Global Vice President of Strategy, Marketing, Product Management for Optaros, a provider of SaaS-... 
Sara BudaVice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development
Biography PhotoSara Buda
Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development

Buda manages Lionbridge's investor relations, corporate development and corporate communications activities. In her Investor Relations role, she is responsible for establishing and managing communications with the Company's financial analysts and investors. Buda also manages the Company's corporate development activities and oversees external and internal communications. Buda has managed investor relations and corporate communications programs for public companies in the technology, IT services,...