At LinguaLinx, words and languages are our business and our passion. Our success depends having a team of great people behind our work! We’d like to show you a little bit of who we are. With that, join us in welcoming the newest member of our Sales Team – Andrew Bartlett. Ben joined our team in December 2017. We sat down with him during his first weeks to talk about his new role and a few other random questions!
Welcome! Let’s start with “Why LinguaLinx?”
It was really about the company culture for me. I met the team and we got along really well. Overall, LinguaLinx seemed like a good fit for me based on my background in marketing and global studies.
What excites you most about working in sales?
The independence – having the opportunity to develop my own formula and make it work.
Before you started here at LinguaLinx, what were your thoughts and perceptions of the language translation industry?
I thought it was mostly automated. Now, I see especially from a marketing industry perspective, it definitely makes sense to have human translation. It is important to have content convey the same human feel from one language to the other.
Where did you attend school and what was your major?
I attended St. Lawrence University and majored in Business and Global Studies.
Where is your favorite you’ve visited and why?
I really liked Costa Rica. I also enjoy spending time at my family’s ranch in Argentina. Life is different there – especially the culture. Soccer is huge there. I root for FC Barcelona and Argentina’s National Team.
Are you bilingual?
I’d say I’m proficient in Spanish. I can speak, read and write it.
If you could learn any other language, which would you learn and why?
I’d have to say Chinese. It’s another powerhouse language in terms of global business. It’s also a language that I’ve never thought I could learn. It would be interesting to be able to write Chinese characters.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I am a big sports person. I played basketball in college and I enjoy skiing and bowling as well.
What’s your favorite and most influential book you’ve read?
Walden by Henry David Thoreau. It’s all about nature and finding your own voice.