Company Management

At Ackuna, we have a passion for technology and language, and our mission is to use the latest innovations in technology to help solve some of the most challenging problems pertaining to localization, internationalization, and globalization.

In addition to our community of tens of thousands of volunteer translators who help convey all kinds of texts into different languages, our core internal team is made up of a diverse group of people, all veterans of the tech and localization industries, who all bring their passion and expertise to help reach this goal.

Meet the Ackuna Team

Alex Buran

President & CEO

Alex is the President & CEO of Ackuna, founding the company in in 2011. Alex holds a Bachelors Degree in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management from CUNY Baruch College and Harvard MBA.

Tanya Pell

VP of Operations

Tanya helps provide a high level of management in operations and finance. She contributes to the company's day-to-day operations and flawless project management process. Tanya holds a Bachelors Degree in Finance.

Kathy Vrool

VP of Client Relations

Kathy is overseeing a client relations department and is responsible for an excellent customer service our clients get. At the moment of this article, our overall customer satisfaction is 96% which is equivalent to A.

Andrew Sylvester

Chief Technology Officer

Andrew has an extensive knowledge of Internet technologies and broad experience working with all kinds of software platforms and packages. He is overseeing the web localization department and ensures a flawless operation over the web.

Matt Bramowicz

Marketing Executive / Graphic Designer & Content Writer

Matt Bramowicz leads the marketing department with a core focus on graphic design, content writing, and social media management. He is responsible for any graphic elements and written materials for the company, including but not limited to blog posts, brochures, magazine articles, advertisements and press releases. He also assists in project coordination and recruiting. Matt graduated from Dickinson College with a BA in English and a minor in Fine Arts.

Gabriela Sullivan - Communications Manager

Gabriela Sullivan
Communications Manager

Gabriella joined the company to provide assistance with marketing and communications. She is responsible for editing blogs, social media, press releases, and other materials.

Louisa Karina Arntz - Central Marketing Administrator

Louisa Karina Arntz
Central Marketing Administrator

Louisa joined the company to help the marketing department. She is responsible for coordinating between the marketing team and outside vendors to get the best exposure for our services. She has a BA in Communication.

Donovan Pettersson - International Integration Architect

Donovan Pettersson
International Integration Architect

Donovan joined the company and helps standardize the company's technology internationalization and localization projects.

Gwenn Wolf - Customer Infrastructure Manager

Gwenn Wolf
Customer Infrastructure Manager

Gwenn helps with customer service management and oversight. She graduated from Hunter College with a BA in Business Communication and a minor in English.

Adam Eliott - Global Solutions Technician

Adam Eliott
Global Solutions Technician

Adam joined the company with Donovan and helps him contribute to the company's internationalization and localization efforts.

Mia Aodha - Dynamic Operations Agent

Mia Aodha
Dynamic Operations Agent

Mia is a creative and organizational guru. She graduated from Penn State and joined the team shortly after.

Alicia Kasun - Legacy Operations Facilitator

Alicia Kasun
Legacy Operations Facilitator

Alicia is in charge of maintaining relationships with return clients and managing ongoing projects.

Hunter Roche - Future Web Technician

Hunter Roche
Future Web Technician

Hunter holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from RIT. He assists in progressive web technologies and standards.

Teddy McNiel - Investor Data Architect

Teddy McNiel
Investor Data Architect

Ross Cipris - Direct Web Architect

Ross Cipris
Direct Web Architect

Chris Willard - Functionality Architect

Chris Willard
Functionality Architect

Magdalena Fabbri - International Implementation Designer

Magdalena Fabbri
International Implementation Designer

Jayson Traviss - International Research Associate

Jayson Traviss
International Research Associate

Lucas Kassmeyer - Lead Mobility Orchestrator

Lucas Kassmeyer
Lead Mobility Orchestrator

Pauline Hobson - Product Integration Director

Pauline Hobson
Product Integration Director

Edward Jansing - Direct Program Supervisor

Edward Jansing
Direct Program Supervisor

Jean Sofia Josephson - Legacy Group Assistant

Jean Sofia Josephson
Legacy Group Assistant

Gianna Dawson - Metrics Consultant

Gianna Dawson
Metrics Consultant

Kathryn Babcock - Central Usability Manager

Kathryn Babcock
Central Usability Manager

Nick Benjaminson - Internal Research Technician

Nick Benjaminson
Internal Research Technician

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