Akorbi Ranked 12th Largest Language Service Provider in the Nation

Independent Global Market Research Firm Shows Akorbi’s Growth in US and Global Rankings

PLANO, TX – March 29, 2018 – Nimdzi Insights LLC, a global market research and international consulting company focusing on the language, translation and localization industries, has ranked Texas based Akorbi as the 12th largest language service provider (LSP) in the US.

The report titled, “Nimdzi 100” released earlier this month, also ranks Akorbi as the 34th largest LSP in the world, and the 4th largest organization globally to have achieved organic growth.

Akorbi’s President and Co-Founder Azam Mirza said “We are tremendously grateful to be recognized by Nimdzi Insights as a global leader in the LSP industry.” 

Akorbi attributes its rapid growth to listening to its customers needs, analyzing trends with the changing requirements of the market, and quickly adapting to meet those needs. This culture of versatility and market adaptability compliments the delivery of a full service offering of language solutions to meet those needs including video technology, staffing, multilingual call center solutions, translation, localization, interpreting and learning services to businesses across the globe.

Our success is a result of the hard work and dedication of our hundreds of team members and partners worldwide as well as the focus on delivering quality, reliable services tailored for each customer’s individual needs” said Mirza.

Akorbi bases its success on its continued investment in intellectual property such as its patent pending platform that provides enterprise solutions, processes and market analytics for any language.  It is also developing innovative language solutions for Telemedicine. Harmonizing innovation that is representative of the diverse and ever-changing market needs has allowed the company to stay one step ahead of the competition and continue growing at a rapid pace.

The Nimdzi report ranks the top LSPs by revenue worldwide. It conservatively estimates the LSP industry value at USD $50 billion in 2018 and projected to reach USD $66.5 billion by 2022.  Companies range in revenue from $615 million to $10.6 million.  The research found that the US is the most promising growth market with heavy concentration of large LSPs attributes to North America having many of the world’s top accounts.

Konstantin Dranch, chief researcher at Nimdzi stated “We used an investigative approach that included the assistance of in-country experts, and we have invested countless hours into intense research, data collection and analysis in order to present our exclusive findings”. 


About Akorbi

Akorbi is a U.S.-based company that provides enterprise solutions that empower companies to achieve success in the global economy. We help companies connect with employees, vendors and customers in over 170 languages 24×7, in any modality, from any location. Our customizable, enterprise solutions include: technical and multilingual staffing, learning services, multilingual contact centers, video remote solutions, translation/localization and in-person interpreting services. The company holds several certifications including ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003, EN 15038:2006 and M/WBE Certification.  For more information, visit www.akorbi.com or call 1.877.4.AKORBI.

About Nimdzi Insights LLC

Based in Seattle, Nimdzi Insights LLC is a full-service analyst and consulting firm focused on the language, translation and localization industries. For more information, visit: www.nimdzi.com.

Akorbi CEO and Co-Founder Claudia Mirza Honored as a “2018 Women’s Business Enterprise Star”

Honored Before 1,500 Business Leaders At “Salute To Women’s Business Enterprises”

PLANO, TEXAS – March 21, 2018 –The nation’s largest certifier of women-owned businesses and leader in women’s business development, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) has recognized Claudia Mirza, CEO of Akorbi, a language service organization, as a “Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Star” in recognition of her leadership in business and as an inspiration to women in multicultural communities and business.

The WBE Star Award is the nation’s premier recognition for excellence among women-owned businesses, honoring 14 women from across the country who are leaders in their local business communities and respective fields.

The 2018 WBE Stars are being honored during the “2018 WBENC Summit & Salute”, a gathering of more than 1,500 entrepreneurs and business leaders taking place March 20 – 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas.

We are very proud of the 2018 WBE Stars,” says Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC. “They are all outstanding leaders who have been instrumental in driving innovation and sustainable economic growth.

Akorbi, which was co-founded by Mirza, is one of the most diversified and fastest-growing language service providers offering full service language solutions including video technology, staffing, multilingual call center solutions, translation, localization, interpreting and learning services enabling clients across the globe to communicate with customers in their preferred languages.

I am deeply grateful and honored to receive such an esteemed recognition from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council among such an accomplished group of women business and community leaders from around the country who join me in receiving this award,” said Claudia Mirza.  “I’ve always been passionate about advocating for and helping other women who are, or aspire to be business leaders because I understand first-hand the challenges we face.”

Mirza will be recognized for her business acumen, her inspiration to other women, and her active role at the helm of Akorbi.  She was selected for this national honor by Debbie Hurst, President of the Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS).  Debbie is one of WBENC’s 14 RPOs that process WBENC’s world-class certification of WBEs, in addition to providing skills-building educational programs and business development opportunities in their respective regions.

Learn more about the WBE Star Award and WBENC Summit & Salute at http://summit.wbenc.org.

 

About WBENC

WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) to provide its world-class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Throughout the year, WBENC provides business development opportunities for member corporations, government agencies and more than 14,000 certified women-owned businesses at events and other forums. Learn more at www.wbenc.org

About Akorbi

Akorbi is a U.S.-based company that provides enterprise solutions that empower companies to achieve success in the global economy. We help companies connect with employees, vendors and customers in over 170 languages 24×7, in any modality, from any location. Our customizable, enterprise solutions include: technical and multilingual staffing, learning services, multilingual contact centers, video remote solutions, translation/localization and in-person interpreting services. The company holds several certifications including ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003, EN 15038:2006 and M/WBE Certification.  For more information, visit www.akorbi.com or call 1.877.4.AKORBI.

Akorbi Names Language Services Veteran Kenneth Anders as Chief Operating Officer

PLANO, TX – December 14, 2017 – Akorbi, a leading global provider of language and technology solutions, recently named by an independent research firm as one of the top three fastest-growing language service providers (LSP) in the world, today announced the appointment of Kenneth (Ken) Anders as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Anders, a trusted leader and pioneer in the language service arena, has joined the organization to differentiate, implement and innovate the organization to further fast-track its rapid growth through quality language communication services and a customer-centric delivery platform and applications.

With 35-years of leadership experience, Ken brings an extensive portfolio of technology, operations and optimal service delivery for Fortune 500 companies including the Walt Disney Company and Hughes Aircraft (Raytheon) and carries an impressive industry background from developing language start-up organizations, to engineering world-wide interpreting, translation and localization companies. No stranger to managing large scale universal operations, he held executive roles at both CyraCom and TransPerfect, and a previous key role in the delivery of new technology for LanguageLine Solutions three of the largest language service providers.

Akorbi selected Anders for his passion and deep footprint in the industry, along with his a unique track-record of inventive and industry disruptive technology to meet the evolving needs of global customers, resulting in more efficient, higher quality language communication.

“Ken possesses a rare combination of capabilities in all facets of language solutions. That, coupled with a keen vision of where each customer experience can be optimized, made him stand out amongst all the other candidate” said Azam Mirza, President and co-founder of Akorbi.

Having held the role of Officer with the “National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters” and currently appointed President for the “Arizona Translators and Interpreters”, Anders has linked standards of practice and firsthand experience to build a reputation for meeting the most challenging needs of customers through world-class operations.

“Ken’s sincere appreciation of the people behind the service of interpreting and translating perfectly dovetails with our own values and will aid us in our commitment to deliver reliable, effective, quality communications around the world.” said Claudia Mirza, CEO and co-founder of Akorbi. “We feel these qualities make him most capable to support our path to a greater future and will further solidify our position as a premium provider of full range language services for our customers.” added Mirza.

A tested and proven innovator, Anders brought technological developments to the language service industry with the introduction of the first dual-handset phone which became an industry staple for healthcare, government and other organizations for telephonic interpreting needs.

“I am extremely excited to be part of this dynamic and talented organization.” said Anders.  “Akorbi has strong core principles, its team’s passion to execute and deliver is invigorating. Given the sizeable market opportunity and untapped potential, I look forward to contributing to the next level of Akorbi’s already impressive growth.” added Anders.

About Akorbi

Akorbi is a U.S.-based company providing enterprise solutions that empower companies to achieve success in the global economy. These solutions include: technical and multilingual staffing, learning services, multilingual contact centers, technology and language services. Our customer-driven solutions help companies establish or strengthen compassionate, human connections, between businesses, customers and employees, across languages, cultures and industries, in any modality, from any location. For more information, visit http://www.akorbi.com or call 1.877.4.AKORBI.

Akorbi and the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) partner to provide high-quality translation and interpretation services to ASCs

PLANO, Texas – July 31, 2017 – The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) and Akorbi have formed an affinity partnership to provide high-quality translation and interpretation services that comply with requirements from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  ASCA members will have access to phone, on-site, and video interpretation, as well as translation and localization services through Akorbi’s enterprise language solutions, which are available in more than 170 languages.

Section 1557 of the ACA has stiffened compliance regulations for those in the healthcare industry. One new regulation where ASCA needed a solution was the requirement that all medical entities that receive funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must provide reasonable communication access to non-English speaking, hearing, and visually impaired patients. These entities must offer language assistance for the top 15 languages in each state. The ASCA/Akorbi partnership can help ASCs nationwide comply with this requirement while also providing excellent service and satisfaction to their patients.

According to John Greenwich, chief financial officer of ASCA, “ASCA selected Akorbi as our language service partner because after a careful evaluation of the total value the company offers, Akorbi checked all the boxes we needed to cover, including its experience and expertise in the healthcare industry, comprehensive services, commitment to customer care and ability to work with ASCs of every kind.”

This is an equally beneficial relationship for Akorbi. According to Executive Vice President Edward Cavazos, “ASCA is a highly respected association within the medical arena, with an impressively large membership, which proves that their members see the benefits of membership and that ASCA is constantly working in their best interest. We couldn’t be more proud and honored to partner with them and provide the language service solutions that they need.”

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About Akorbi
Akorbi is a U.S.-based company providing enterprise solutions that empower companies to achieve success in the global economy. These solutions include technical and multilingual staffing, learning services, multilingual contact centers, video remote solutions, translation/localization, and interpretation services. Our customer-driven solutions help companies establish or strengthen compassionate, human connections, between patients, businesses, customers and employees, across languages, cultures and industries, in any modality, from any location. For more information, visit http://www.akorbi.com or call 1.877.4.AKORBI.

About ASCA
The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) is the national membership association that represents ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and provides advocacy and resources to assist ASCs in delivering high quality, cost-effective ambulatory surgery to all the patients they serve.

Akorbi Ranked #27 in Dallas Business Journal’s Middle Market 50: Based on revenue nearly tripling in 3 years

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PLANO, Texas – June 22, 2017 – Akorbi was ranked as the 27th fastest-growing Middle Market Company in North Texas based on their revenue nearly tripling from 2014 to 2016. The award’s ceremony was hosted by the Dallas Business Journal on June 15th at The Ritz-Carlton in Dallas.  The award ranks public and private companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with annual revenue of $25 to $750 million.

This award is a welcome acknowledgment of the company’s commitment to aggressive growth (1,267% from 2012 to 2016) fueled by innovation and technology.  It comes on the heels of recognition by the Women Presidents’ Organization and American Express, which ranked Akorbi as the 8th fastest-growing woman-owned/led company globally in its 2017 list (up from 12th place in 2016). The company is also leading its sector as a language service provider. In 2016, Common Sense Advisory ranked Akorbi as the 3rd fastest-growing language services provider in the world.

“It is an honor to be included in this prestigious list with so many respected DFW-based companies,” said Claudia Mirza, CEO and co-founder of Akorbi. “I credit our entire forward-thinking executive leadership team for helping us stay on track with our vision of exponential growth.”

“We appreciate the Dallas Business Journal for encouraging and recognizing outstanding growth in our local community,” said Azam Mirza, President and co-founder of Akorbi. “Although we have a presence around the world and serve a global customer base, we are proud to call North Texas our home.”

About Akorbi

Akorbi is a U.S.-based company that provides enterprise solutions that empower companies to achieve success in the global economy. We help companies connect with employees, vendors and customers in over 170 languages 24×7, in any modality, from any location. Our customizable, enterprise solutions include: technical and multilingual staffing, learning services, multilingual contact centers, video remote solutions, translation/localization and in-person interpretation services. The company holds several certifications including ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003, EN 15038:2006 and M/WBE Certification.  For more information, visit www.akorbi.com or call 1.877.4.AKORBI.

 About the Dallas Business Journal

Founded in 1977, Dallas Business Journal is the leading source for local business news, research, and events in the DFW area. The publication offers print and digital editions and hosts awards events including Best Places to Work, 40 Under Forty, Women in Business, and the Middle Market 50. For more information, visit http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas.

Akorbi President and Co-Founder Joins Elite Circle of High Growth Business Owners

photo of Azam Mirza

Azam Mirza selected as one of QuantumShift’s Top Entrepreneurs of America for 2017 and invited to join exclusive development program

Azam joined fellow entrepreneurs for a rigorous learning, networking and collaboration program featuring peer-to-peer interaction, as well as instruction from academic experts and leading industry professionals. Those candidates who complete the program will become part of the Fellows Network and have ongoing access to a circle of peers offering support, insight, mentorship and development.

Being accepted into the program is both a significant business achievement and an opportunity to accelerate Akorbi’s growth plans. According to Azam, “This opportunity could not have come at a better time. We have aggressive plans to increase the value of our company and continue creating more jobs in underserved regions of the world. It’s very exciting to connect with other business owners and learn from their experiences. I also plan to share my many entrepreneurial lessons learned in growing a global company, which now employs almost 1,000 people in 17 cities around the world.”

As President and co-founder of the world’s 3rd fastest growing Language Services Provider, with 1,267% growth in the last five years, the Admissions Committee found Azam to be a strong candidate for the program.

“We were impressed by Akorbi’s fast growth in recent years under Azam Mirza’s strong leadership, and we believe it is vital to acknowledge and foster it,” said Brian Hughes, National Leader, KPMG LLP’s Private Markets Group. “Azam’s vision and impressive leadership skills, as head of a fast-growing, global company, are what we seek to cultivate in our QuantumShift program.”

Azam credits all members of the company’s leadership for helping him earn this opportunity.

According to Azam, “What makes our company and management team successful is that we all share the same values and vision, and we are also committed to achieving the same business goals. We are fortunate to have some of the brightest minds leading our company and taking it to the next level.”

This strong collaborative focus has yielded impressive and measurable results. In the last five years, Akorbi has grown rapidly through the addition of complementary services including learning services, multilingual contact centers, staffing and interpretation.

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50 Female Entrepreneurs Recognized for Strong Business Growth

50 Female Entrepreneurs Recognized for Strong Business Growth

The Women Presidents’ Organization and American Express Recognize 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies; 10th Annual Award Ceremony Held in Orlando.

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), in partnership with American Express, today released the 10th annual ranking of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies – marking one decade of honorees. The companies on this year’s 50 Fastest list span a range of industries including technology, retail and consulting. The companies generated a combined $7.2 billion in 2016 revenues (mean of $155.6 million) and collectively employed 46,000 people in 2016 (mean of 725). The awardees who took home the top rankings are:

  • Fitness studio franchise Orangetheory Fitness is the fastest growing women-owned business and is appearing on the list for the second time, moving up from the #3 spot in 2016. The seven-year-old Boca Raton, FL-based company, led by Ellen Latham, saw its revenue flourish over the past two years ($86,842,513 in 2014 to $451,101,433 in 2016) and hired 98 employees during that time span. Ellen’s advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is to turn the “I can’t” channels in their brain into “I can” channels.
  • Pinnacle Group, an IT workforce solutions firm based in Dallas, remains at the #2 spot for the second year in a row. Nina Vaca, President and CEO, saw her 21-year-old company approach $2 billion dollars in revenue ($1,887,230,307 in 2016, up from $665,504,491 in 2014). The entrepreneur, who still owns 100% of the firm she founded at age 24 with $300 of startup capital, attributes her company’s success to its ability to meet the ever-changing demands of clientele.
  • IT services firm Technology Concepts Group International, a newcomer to the list, is the third fastest-growing company in the 2017 rankings. Based in Somerset, NJ, the nine-year-old business, founded and led by Avis Yates Rivers, saw its revenue rise from $6,726,000 in 2014 to $49,000,000 in 2016. Avis’ primary strategy for success has been to deliver value and create solutions to respond to customer challenges.

“We are proud to announce the 10th class of 50 Fastest honorees. This year, we’re excited to have awardees from a diverse range of industries and locations, including three international winners,” said Marsha Firestone, Ph.D., President and Founder of the Women Presidents’ Organization. “Our partnership with American Express has been crucial in acknowledging the influence women-owned and led companies have in job creation and growing the global economy.”

“Supporting the growth of women-owned and led companies is a true mission for us at American Express, and we are delighted to recognize these trailblazing women for their success,” said Susan Sobbott, President, Global Commercial Payments, American Express. “We hope these awardees and the stories of their business success will inspire others to create and lead prosperous businesses.”

Each of the honored business owners will be offered a congratulatory prize from American Express.

Applicants do not have to be WPO members. All eligible companies were ranked according to a sales growth formula that combines percentage and absolute growth; the top 50 were selected for the list. To be qualified for the ranking, businesses are required to be privately held, woman-owned/led companies and have reached an annual revenue of at least $500,000 as of January 1, 2012.

More about the 2017 50 Fastest:

  • Average honoree age: 50
  • CEOs that founded the business: 92%
  • Started the business with their own funds: 72%
  • CEOs that are active in day-to-day operations: 100%
  • Companies that do business globally: 36%
  • Plan to continue to grow their company: 92%
  • Provide health insurance: 94%

All 50 companies will be honored at a special event hosted by American Express at the 2017 WPO Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida on Friday, May 5, 2017. The lunch and awards ceremony will take place from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes.

Immediately following the lunch and awards ceremony, American Express will also host a Guide to Growth Panel from 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM. The panel will feature 50 Fastest honorees, who will share insights and advice for WPO members looking to grow their businesses.

The 2017 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies include:

Entrepreneur Name Company Name City, State/Province/Country
1 Ellen Latham Orangetheory Fitness Boca Raton, FL
2 Nina Vaca Pinnacle Technical Resources, Inc. d/b/a Pinnacle Group Dallas, TX
3 Avis Yates Rivers Technology Concepts Group International Somerset, NJ
4 Dr. Rebecca Thomley Morning Sun Financial Services Golden Valley, MN
5 Catherine Downey CATMEDIA Tucker, GA
6 Elizabeth Hammond Contract Direct Southfield, MI
7 Phyllis Winchester Newhouse Xtreme Solutions Inc Atlanta, GA
8 Claudia Mirza Akorbi Plano, TX
9 Christina Seelye Maximum Games Walnut Creek, CA
10 Debra Gentry Contingent Resource Solutions, LLC Duncan, SC
11 Raegan Moya Jones Aden & Anais, Inc. Brooklyn, NY
12 Jamila Stanford Nugate Group, LLC San Jose, CA
13 Rebecca Cenni Atrium Staffing New York, NY
14 Patti Massey MYCA Material Handling Solutions Cary, NC
15 Kay Ivie Ivie & Associates Flower Mound, TX
16 Tierra Kavanaugh (Turner) Wayne TKT & Associates, Inc. Louisville, KY
17 Pamela Evette Quality Business Solutions, Inc. Travelers Rest, SC
18 Mary Kariotis Merrimak Capital Company Novato, CA
19 Shelly Sun BrightStar Franchising, LLC Gurnee, IL
20 Britt Whitfield The Revel Group Chicago, IL
21 Elizabeth Prim Prim Construction, LLC Fort Worth, TX
22 Elizabeth Scherle Influenster New York, NY
23 Liz Elting TransPerfect New York, NY
24 Margaret Marcucci CorAnet Corp New York, NY
25 Yi Li Renogy Ontario, Canada
26 Katie Conovitz Twelve, Inc. Brooklyn, NY
27 Stacy Knight CA South Atlanta, GA
28 Roberta Roberts Shank “Sissie” Chas Roberts A/C & Plumbing, Inc. Phoenix, AZ
29 Tana Greene Greene-Group Davidson, NC
30 Anjali “Ann” Ramakumaran Ampcus Inc Chantilly, VA
31 Simone Schendel Reese Schendel Mechanical Contracting Ltd Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
32 Jennifer Smith Innovative Office Solutions, LLC Burnsville, MN
33 Michelle Baker Swoon Group, LLC Chicago, IL
34 Patricia Bible Katom Restaurant Supply, Inc. Kodak, TN
35 Karen McPartland TSAC Engineering San Diego, CA
36 Sushumnaa Roy Jalajam Softpath System, LLC Norcross, GA
37 Pamela O’Rourke ICON Information Consultants, LP Houston, TX
38 Margrit Anne Wolff Mercury Freight (PTY), LTD Johannesburg, South Africa
39 Ronia Kruse OpTech, LLC Troy, MI
40 Kathleen Benson Office Remedies, Inc. dba ORI Herndon, VA
41 Victoria Vasques Tribal Tech, LLC Alexandria, VA
42 Cordia Harrington The Bakery Cos. Nashville, TN
43 Linda A Sullivan Administrative Strategies, LLC Fishers, IN
44 Tamara L. Nall The Leading Niche New York, NY
45 Diane Astley Xclusive Staffing Westminster, CO
46 Patty Klein A-Plus Meetings & Incentives Coral Gables, FL
47 Natalie McDonald Create NYC New York, NY
48 Annette Johnson CMT Services, Inc. Hyattsville, MD
49 Cheryl Pia PIA Agency Carlsbad, CA
50 Lindsay McCutchen Reliant Staffing Systems, dba Career Start Rochester, NY

About the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)

The WPO is the ultimate affiliation for successful women entrepreneurs worldwide. In monthly meetings across the world, women from diverse industries invest time and energy in themselves and their businesses to drive their corporations to the next level. Local WPO chapters are coordinated by a professional facilitator and meet monthly to share business expertise and experience in a confidential setting. For more information, call 212-688-4114 or visit www.womenpresidentsorg.com. Follow WPO on Twitter (@womenpresidents) and like us on Facebook.

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Akorbi Ranked World’s 3rd Fastest-Growing Language Service Provider

Akorbi's 2016 Common Sense Advisory badge for being the 3rd fastest growing language service provide in the world

Market research firm Common Sense Advisory recognizes Akorbi as an industry leader

PLANO, TX – March 13, 2017 – Independent market research firm Common Sense Advisory (CSA Research) has ranked Akorbi as the 3rd fastest-growing language service provider (LSP) in the world, with a growth rate of 177.27% from 2013-2015, in their report titled, “The Fastest-Growing LSPs 2016.”  The same report, which addresses the $40.27 billion global market for outsourced language services and technology, ranked Akorbi as the 16th largest LSP in North America.

CSA Research, which has published market size estimates and global rankings for the past 11 years, found that the demand for language services continues and is growing at an annual rate of 5.52%. Akorbi’s compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 38.8% over the last few years surpasses the market’s average one-year growth rate.

The Inc. 5000 and Women Presidents’ Organization have also recognized Akorbi’s soaring revenue and fast-growth – an impressive 1,267% in the last 5 years (from 2012 – 2016).  This is mainly due to the company’s rapid expansion of services, making it one of the most diversified LSPs in North America.  Akorbi’s six divisions offer enterprise solutions such as video mobility, staffing, multilingual BPO, translation, interpretation and learning services to support enterprises in the global economy.

Akorbi’s fast-growth business model includes hiring top industry talent, growing its highly experienced senior management team and expanding its global workforce of more than 900 people. The company is 100% entrepreneurial, flexible, owns its entire technology infrastructure and continues to invest heavily in intellectual property. For example, Akorbi currently has a patent-pending delivery platform that will provide enterprise solutions and processes for all language services.  Companies will be able to access a wider range of services and market analytics, so they can better serve clients with limited English proficiency.

“We are extremely honored that Akorbi’s fast growth is being recognized by such a reputable and highly-respected market research firm as Common Sense Advisory,” said Azam Mirza, President and co-founder of Akorbi.  “We’ve come this far because of the hard work, commitment and dedication of our amazing team around the world.”

As organizations address more languages, CSA Research predicts that the language services industry will continue to grow and that the market will increase to $45 billion by 2020.

“The recipe for success doesn’t change much year after year. Fastest-growing companies credit their performance to being sales-driven organizations, developing their existing client base and investing in the future,” adds Don DePalma, CSA Research’s founder and Chief Strategy Officer.

About Akorbi

Akorbi is a U.S.-based company with over 930 employees around the world providing enterprise solutions that empower companies to achieve success in the global economy. We help companies connect with employees, vendors and customers in over 170 languages 24×7, in any modality, from any location. Our customizable, enterprise solutions include: technical and multilingual staffing, learning services, multilingual contact centers, video remote solutions, translation/localization and in-person interpretation services. The company holds several certifications including ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003, EN 15038:2006 and M/WBE Certification.  For more information, visit www.akorbi.com or call 1.877.4.AKORBI.

About Common Sense Advisory

Common Sense Advisory is an independent market research company specializing in translation, localization, interpreting, globalization, and internationalization analysis and consulting. www.commonsenseadvisory.com / @CSA_Research CSA Research Media Contact: Melissa Gillespie / Melissa@commonsenseadvisory.com

Akorbi Receives Prestigious Women Business Enterprise of the Year Award from the Women’s Business Council – Southwest

Akorbi Receives Prestigious Women Business Enterprise of the Year Award from the Women’s Business Council - Southwest

DALLAS, TX – February 7, 2017 – The Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS) honored Akorbi with its prestigious Women Business Enterprise of the Year Award (over $5 million in revenue) on February 2 at its 2017 Parade of Stars Awards Gala.  The event was held at the Embassy Suites in Frisco, Texas and was attended by hundreds of Dallas/Fort Worth-area entrepreneurs, as well as corporate and community leaders.

The event honored Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and Sustaining (Corporate) Members who go above and beyond with their advocacy, volunteer and sponsorship efforts to ensure that women-owned businesses succeed.  It also recognized the corporations and government agencies that provide Women’s Business Enterprises with growth opportunities.

Since being founded in 2003 by Claudia and Azam Mirza, Akorbi’s revenues have soared an impressive 758% in the last three years.  The company plans to continue growing by expanding its translation and interpretation services, worldwide contact centers and learning services, as well as by launching new proprietary technology, which will revolutionize the translation and interpretation industries. The company also plans to continue hiring top industry talent and expanding its global workforce of more than 750 people.

“We are incredibly honored to receive this award and are very grateful for the support we’ve received from the WBCS over the years,” said Claudia Mirza, CEO of Akorbi.  “WBENC certification and WBCS membership have been instrumental in our growth due to the valuable relationships it’s helped us establish with corporate members and other business owners.”

About Akorbi

Akorbi offers global and multilingual business solutions in more than 170 languages to some of the largest companies in the world. The company offers a full range of language, localization and global marketing solutions, including: professional staffing, translation, interpretation, multilingual call centers, business process outsourcing, video remote technologies, sign language interpretation, alternate formats, transcription, eLearning and eDiscovery. The company holds several certifications including ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003, EN 15038:2006 and M/WBE Certification.  For more information, visit www.akorbi.com or call 1.877.4.AKORBI.

About WBCS
Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, WBCS is dedicated to increasing mutually beneficial procurement opportunities between certified woman-owned businesses, corporations, businesses, government entities, institutions and other organizations. With more than 1,000 WBE members and nearly 100 Sustaining (Corporate) Members, WBCS is in its 21st year of providing national certification to women-owned businesses. To find out more about the WBCS, please visit http://www.wbcsouthwest.org. WBCS is a regional affiliate of the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) covering Oklahoma, north central Texas, Arkansas and New Mexico. Founded in 1997, WBENC has become a powerhouse organization for women entrepreneurs across the country.