Our core values
We are dedicated to our clients and your interests are always first
We are committed to the highest quality of work
We take personal ownership and pride in our actions and always putting forth our best effort
We believe fun should be a part of everything we do
We build everlasting connections with our clients and followers to create a global family
Our 5 Core Values are more than just words, they’re a lifestyle. They are at the heart and soul of everything we do and help guide us to become the very best we can be.
Local Resources for Interpreting Projects Around the World
Interpret Group provides the highest-quality local resources for interpreting projects taking place around the world. We believe in saving our clients time, money and hassle through expert management, insider knowledge, and an unparalleled global reach. We only work with the top regional professionals in varied fields as medical, technical, and many other areas of specialty.
Our dedication to excellence, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness has made us the leading global interpreting services provider.
24/7 Customer Service
We provide impeccable professionals, integrity, and unequalled service: your requests are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our priority is to make sure that your project or event is a complete success.
We serve a large portfolio of satisfied clients including individuals, governments, small and large corporations, and media companies. We are creative, effective, and internationally-minded. Above all, our aim is to provide a superlative client experience in terms of our relationship to customers and the quality of our work. Our end goal is the same for each and every client we serve: increasing quality and saving money by working locally.
Our global HQ team
President & CEO
Favorite Things: Ian Hardy
Boxing gloves: Facing an opponent in the ring teaches focus, relaxation, and mastery of fear.
Benjamin Franklin: The self-styled archetype of American entrepreneurship and ingenuity.
Pot of Succulents: It’s more beautiful to stay green and live in harmony with one’s local environment and seasons (French concept: terroir). Please ignore the fact that this one is made of plastic.
Dunhill cufflinks: Elegance. Also an old James Bond product placement which successfully manipulated my consumer behavior, in part by being more affordable than an Aston Martin.
Jump rope: Jumping around in one place, expending great effort, all while trying to keep one’s balance: this is running a small company. The trips and tangles will decrease with practice, but never completely go away.
Avocado: Because healthy should always be tasty.
Half-marathon medal: Live to run, run to live.
Espresso cup: Caffeine is the fuel that helps capitalism’s servants keep pulling at the oars. Balzac felt it fueled inspiration. Must always be served strong, with a saucer and small spoon.
Speed square: Hands-on, precise, tried-and-true: get it done.
Biography: Ian Hardy
Ian Hardy has always held a passion for making the world a smaller place and bringing people together despite linguistic or cultural differences.
With the launch of Interpret Group in 2019, Ian and his team are ready to serve a primary goal of their clients – building human bridges through communication. Ian’s diverse background has made him the go-to source for setting up international projects for both language and media around the world.
Director of Language Services
Favorite Things: José Cádiz
Biography: José Cádiz
With more than 20 years of professional interpretation and translation experience, Jose Cadiz is widely recognized as a linguistic expert. José has not only studied and lived in Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America, but he also has extensive experience working in each of these regions.
With Interpret Group (formerly Global Media Desk interpreting division), Jose has organized and managed multiple large-scale language projects and continues to exceed client’s expectations with his diligence, attention to detail, and creative problem solving. Jose has also written company policy, procedures and QA processes.
Director of International Operations
Biography: Javier Franco
Javier Franco has been part of the Global Media Desk family for over 10 years. He is an integral part of the planning, developing and management of media and language projects across the globe.
Javier has produced over 1,000 projects for over 200 clients globally in his career. He is an expert in helping producers, event coordinators, corporations and small businesses achieve their interpreting and translation goals.
Deposition & Arbitration Specialist
Global Sales & Marketing Director
Favorite Things: Karen Fahr
Brave New World: I read this book in high school and it changed my life. Reminds me that some rules are made to be broken.
Thor magnet: Remember the movie ‘Adventures in Babysitting’? Yup, that’s when I fell in love with Thor.
Star Wars Half Marathon: Who wants to run a half marathon in a Star Wars costume? This girl!
Daenery’s Targaryen Pop!: Taking fandom to a new ‘tiny’ level.
UCSB: It’s where I grew up and found myself! And, I found the love of my life there too.
Wine stopper: Go Pack Go! Love my Green Bay Packers.
Key chain: Everyone should love words that start with ‘k’.
Ko Samui: My brother’s family lives in Thailand and it reminds me of home.
Stark Stein: I enjoy the occasional craft beer while watching my favorite show!
International Account Executive
International Account Executive
Favorite Things: Ironey Sivongsay
Helmet: I like adrenaline rushes! At one point, I was learning how to ride.
Photo of dogs: My dos, I just love them!
Kickball Jersey: I’ve been in a kickball league with my close friends for over 5 years.
Book: When I’m not looking for a rush, I like to relax and read.
Coffee Cup: This is a two for one – coffee and traveling, two things I enjoy.
Headphones: Because music is my life. It sets my everyday mood.
Viking hat: It’s tough being a Vikings fan but it’s my home team.
Heels: I have a bad shoe addiction!
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