Phil Shawe

President and CEO, TransPerfect


Phil Shawe is the co-founder of one of the world's leading B-to-B providers of language and business services, TransPerfect Global, and the President and CEO of From 1992 until 1999, Shawe co-managed the day-to-day operations of TransPerfect with his business partner, Elizabeth Elting, to help orchestrate the company's growth from a single office start-up to an industry leader operating from offices in over 90 cities on five continents. Prior to founding TransPerfect, Shawe was a Financial Analyst at Chemical Bank and a Global Custody Consultant at Merrill Lynch. Shawe holds a MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business and a BS from the University of Florida, where he triple majored in Finance, Marketing, and Risk Management.


Tankut Eker

Managing Director


Tankut Eker's responsibilities include new client acquisition, brand building, developing marketing strategies and liaising with the internal development teams on identifying new technologies. Before joining TransPerfect, Tankut's last responsibility was within the Alternative Investment Group of Citibank where he participated on the coordination of fundraising and investment efforts of alternative products ranging from Hedge Funds and Managed Futures to Private Equity and Venture Capital. Tankut started his career at the Private Equity arm of the Koc Group, one of the largest industrial conglomerates in Europe. His first responsibility was to join the group's Asia Pacific team and participate in direct investments into Chinese manufacturing companies. Tankut earned his bachelor's degree at Babson College in Wellesley and is bilingual in English & Turkish.


Tom Lallis

Product Manager


Tom Lallis joined TransPerfect Interactive in early 2008 and was the Director of Client Services for TransPerfect Interactive from 2009 until his promotion to Product Manager in 2014. As the head of the client services division, Lallis was responsible for overseeing a global network of support centers and support representatives that provide 24/7/365 technical support for the TransPerfect Interactive application. As Product Manager, Lallis will lead all setup and implementation efforts for large scale clients/strategic alliances for TransPerfect Interactive. Lallis holds a BA in Psychology and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame.


Raja Mani

Vice President of Engineering


Raja Mani joined TransPerfect Interactive division in September 2011 as Director of Engineering. Raja has been promoted to Vice President of Engineering in May 2017. Raja has over 2 decades of experience designing, developing and delivering Console, Desktop and Web applications using different technologies and programming languages. As the head of the development division, Raja is responsible for the architecture, design, development, testing and DevOps of TransCEND. Raja is a very agile, enthusiastic and experienced technical leader who is very hands on when it comes to using the right process and technologies to solve complex business problems. Raja never hesitates to roll up his sleeves to solve customer issues and always looking to improve the processes and quality of TransCEND by actively listening to the feedback from Sales, CSRs and customers. He is very specialized in Microsoft.NET, Web technologies and have over thirteen years of experience in running Engineering and IT teams both onshore and offshore. Raja holds a BS degree in Computer Science from NIT, Trichy and is a certified SCRUM Master and MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer) in .NET. Raja actively blogs about .NET and latest JavaScript frameworks in his blog: and has a YouTube Channel, where he posts video tutorials on .NET and Aurelia, a modern JavaScript framework to share his knowledge with the community. Raja's Specialties include: .NET, SCRUM, C#, JavaScript, Aurelia, Node.js, Java, C++, C, Objective C, VB, OOAD, SOLID, Design Patterns, Enterprise Architecture, Web Applications, TFS, Hyper-V, Offshore and Onshore team building and management.