Elisabete Miranda, President & CEO
Elisabete has said the hardest transition to the US was not language, but the cultural adaptation she had to make. She has made it her mission to help those who speak different languages, culturally connect with each other. Her tireless leadership as an innovator has earned her awards and accolades including the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Winning Women, and the SBA New Jersey Minority Person of the Year.
Michael Marsan, Senior Vice President, Operations
Michael is a 20-year veteran of the localization industry serving in both operations and business development leadership roles. His career has focused on helping clients succeed in global markets. He has lived and worked in South America, North Africa, Europe and Asia, where he has gained first-hand experiences that have helped shape his views on the business of language and culture.
Alysia Gemma, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Alysia is a core member of CQ’s management team with over 20 years of business and management experience. She supports and contributes to the strategic vision of CQ and shares in its entrepreneurial spirit. In addition to her support management skills, Alysia is an event planning prowess, who has handled full-cycle event planning for numerous dignitaries, including former Presidents of the United States!
Dan Milczarski, Vice President, Process & Technology
Dan has been in the translation and localization industry since 2004. He was the Director of Quality at TransPerfect and as Quality Consultant he helped translation companies meet quality goals including certifications to ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and EN 15038. Dan is a process improvement specialist, with a focus on enhancing quality and streamlining workflows. He is an ISO 9001 Lead Auditor and a Six Sigma Yellow Belt.
Clio Schils, Global Director of Life Sciences
Clio has more than 25 years of experience in the translation industry on both the client and vendor sides. She has held several leadership positions with a focus on the life sciences vertical. For several years, Clio organized and moderated the Life Sciences Business Round Table in the different geographies. In September 2016, she was elected as an Elia board member and in October of 2018 assumed the role of President.
Yonel Enriquez, Director of Production
Yonel’s extensive experience in the language services industry ranges from development of solutions architecture, project management, localization engineering, managing a production studio as well as client services/sales. He has a proven track record of providing superior customer service and quality for the efficient deployment of translation solutions. As an experienced team leader, Yonel initiates and manages cross-functional teams and serves as the “voice of the customer” to ensure the customer’s best interests are reinforced throughout the product realization cycle.
Joe Didamo, Vice President Global Sales
Joe began his career in localization in the mid-1990’s with Berlitz International Organization and has held key strategic sales and sales management executive positions with various Multinational Language Services Providers. Additionally, Joe has a strong background in translation operations, marketing and solutions architecture.
Mario Freire, Global Executive Director of Finance
Mario has more than 18 years of experience in finance and accounting roles at a variety of companies including healthcare. He has 6 years of experience as Director of Finance at Bausch Health, a manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of branded and generic pharmaceuticals, and spent nearly 8 years at Novartis where he served in both global and US based finance and business planning roles. Mario holds an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Kean University.
Alan Vernon, VP of Healthcare Solutions
Alan is a fearless innovative leader with more than 20 years of experience elevating corporate performance and driving profits. With vast knowledge of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, Alan has been the driving force behind the development and execution of unique product offerings, and sales & marketing strategies. He truly has a recognized ability to build key relationships.
Farhanna Sayegh, Multicultural Marketing Director
Farhanna has led an extensive marketing career in leadership roles across industries such as healthcare, cosmetics and foods. Her 12+ years’ experience includes a wide array of successful global product launches. She’s had the opportunity to drive awareness, market share, rank and distribution for brands such as Estee Lauder, French’s Mustard and Kiehl’s.
Sandra DiNuzzo, Talent Acquisition Manager
Sandra is a born-to-be talent hunter. She brings several years of recruitment experience from a fast-paced background in media, retail and technology. Sandra takes pride in forming long-term connections and partnerships with talent and hiring managers. Coming from a Latin American background she is also passionate about culture, inclusion and equality.