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Our Team

It is the caliber of the people, their work ethic, and their passion for excellence that drives Morningside. With an in-house staff of over 150 employees and a network of over 5000 linguists worldwide, the Morningside team maintains the highest standards for excellence and the dedication to make each client’s needs our top priority.

Here are a few key members of our team:

Alissa Sole

VP of Strategic Account Management

As VP of Strategic Account Management, Alissa is focused on strengthening and expanding large client relationships and improving overall customer satisfaction. She acts as liaison between key customers and internal teams and develops solutions to ensure that client goals are met. Alissa graduated with a B.A. in Biotechnology and Economics from Claremont McKenna College and holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU.

Shai Jalfin

SVP of Global Sales

As SVP of Global Sales, Shai oversees global sales strategy and implementation for both new and existing markets. Shai works closely with account teams and operations to ensure high quality production and continuous improvement for Morningside’s clients. In addition, he manages strategic accounts as well as his personal portfolio of patent and legal clients. Shai is fluent in Hebrew and Spanish and holds a B.A. in Economics and Marketing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Eric Munz

Chief Operating Officer

As COO, Eric manages Morningside’s global operations team and helps deliver technology-driven language solutions to clients. A well-known veteran of the language services industry, Eric most recently served as the VP of Worldwide Sourcing, Business Transformation and Machine Translation at Lionbridge. Eric holds a BS in Finance from the University of Rhode Island and an MBA in management from Seton Hall University.

Michael Wurtz

SVP of Finance

As SVP of Finance, Michael is responsible for global financial operations, planning, and reporting, with a focus on scaling our finance function to support Morningside’s current and future growth.  His previous experience includes establishing and professionalizing finance functions at high-growth, technology-driven companies such as Sterling Talent Solutions, Pitney Bowes and Marquis Jet Partners. Michael holds a BA in Accounting from Pace University, an MBA in Finance from Fordham University, and is a CPA in the state of New York.

Dylan Blaney

VP of Legal Sales

As VP of Legal Sales, Dylan leverages his legal expertise to create customized solutions for law firms and in-house legal teams. Under Dylan’s leadership, Morningside’s Legal Division advises international law firms and corporate legal and compliance departments around the world on legal translation best practices. Dylan is the lead point of contact for solutions including certified document translation, machine translation, and interpretation. Dylan holds a B.A. from Boston College.

Julien Villa

VP of Global Quality

As VP of Global Quality, Julien ensures that Quality is Morningside’s top priority and that the company continues to achieve the highest Quality Standards in the translation industry. He has worked in IP for more than 15 years, both in Paris and New York, and has extensive knowledge of both the French and American legal systems. Julien is also a technology enthusiast and is well versed in a broad spectrum of new technologies. Julien has a Master of Mathematics degree and a law degree from Strasbourg University.

Ethan Perlson

VP of Marketing

As VP of Marketing, Ethan is responsible for Morningside’s overall marketing strategy and implementing global marketing campaigns. In addition to strategic business development efforts, he directs media relations, branding, advertising and website development. Ethan has more than 15 years of experience in journalism, marketing, communications and public relations. Ethan is fluent in Hebrew. He holds a B.A in Journalism from SUNY Purchase.

Sam Wu

VP of Product, Localization

As VP of Product, Localization, Sam draws on his experience in operations, business development and technology to ensure that Morningside has best-in-class products and platforms that provide optimal solutions to clients. Sam joined Morningside in 2008, and has helped expand Morningside product offerings in e-learning, multimedia, machine translation and mobile applications.  Sam has a B.A. from the University of Redlands and a M.Sc. in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh.

Elizabeth Schilowitz

Chief Human Resources Officer

As CHRO, Elizabeth manages Morningside’s talent strategies. Elizabeth joined Morningside  in 2005 and has held previous positions in sales and management. In her previous roles, Elizabeth has led the finance department, and headed up the corporate development team, where she sourced and closed all three of Morningside’s acquisitions to date.  Elizabeth received a B.A. in History from Columbia University and a MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU.

 

Jamie Sirota

Director of Product for Global Platforms

As Director of Product for Global Platforms, Jamie works to ensure that operational platforms support the full range of Morningside’s product offerings and remain at the forefront of technology. Jamie works closely with stakeholders to optimize platform usage and improve platform integrations for a seamless flow of information. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University, having studied Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Spanish. Jamie also took Master’s coursework in computational linguistics at CUNY Graduate Center.

Gadi Rivkin

VP of Global Technology

As VP of Global Technology, Gadi has implemented industry-leading technology to create custom platforms that enhance the client experience, including Morningside’s proprietary client portal. Additionally, Gadi has taken the lead on creating and implementing efficient quality control and management processes for Morningside’s largest clients. Gadi graduated from Yeshiva University in 2008. He majored in Political Science, with a minor in foreign languages, focusing on Arabic and French.

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