Charles Lesperance is President and CEO of OXO Innovation and Communications Transcript. A lawyer by training and a member of the Quebec Bar, Charles discovered a passion for helping companies go global when he worked in international tax law at KPMG. Having co-founded OXO Translation in Montreal in 2013, he now channels this passion into helping clients communicate across borders and expanding OXO’s own frontiers.
Charles plays an important role in decision-making for the company and is responsible for implementing its vision, overseeing operations, managing key accounts and developing new markets. Charles led OXO’s 2018 merger with the Brazilian company Ccaps and its 2019 acquisition of Communications Transcript and continues to seek opportunities for growth. He also sits on the board of the Language Industry Association of Canada (AILIA), an organization that promotes the competitiveness of Canadian language service companies.
As an entrepreneurship consultant, co-founder of advertising agency BOS, and founder of TANK, André understands the workings of service companies that excel. With several years of experience in advertising communications, public relations, and product marketing under his belt, his strategic vision singled out the benefits of OXO compared to other language service providers.
Fabiano Cid, COO of OXO Innovation, is a Brazilian executive with close to 25 years of experience in the language services industry. He was the founder and managing director of Ccaps Translation and Localization, a company that supported the language needs of global brands in Latin America, until the merger with OXO.
As an ambassador for the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), Fabiano kicked off the Gender Equality in the Language Services Industry project, which led to his being invited to join the Women in Localization Advisory Board. He has also served as chairman for GALA and Milengo Inc., and was the cocreator of Think Latin America, an event series designed to educate investors about Latin America as a business region.