Ryan Frankel is the CEO and Co-Founder of VerbalizeIt


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Since founding VerbalizeIt Ryan has helped hundreds of companies establish and refine their approach to internationalization. From document translation, website and app localization to live interpretation, Ryan has coached companies through the process of embracing a global customer base. By helping to secure partnerships with Rosetta Stone, Skype, American Airlines, Inspirato by American Express, Travelport and Desk.com, Ryan has helped large enterprises rethink their approach to internationalization by putting context and personalization first.

Prior to founding VerbalizeIt, Ryan was a private equity investor for Goldman Sachs in New York City. Ryan is a Wharton MBA and TechStars graduate and a proud Haverford College alumnus where he majored in Economics and Spanish and pitched and played shortstop for the College’s baseball team. Ryan is also an endurance enthusiast who has competed in an Ironman triathlon and a marathon.

You can see Ryan’s full list of bylined articles and media mentions here, or read his ongoing columns on Wharton and Forbes. You can also watch his presentation at PhoCusWright which earned VerbalizeIt “Startup of the Year” honors and has resulting in speaking requests all over the globe, including Japan, Brazil and China.

Watch Ryan’s Award-Winning PhoCusWright Presentation

Some of Ryan’s Media Mentions

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“It combines the speed of Google Translate with the precision of a traditional translation service.”

The Wall Street Journal

“We want to be more refined in the matchmaking…Culture really matters…and the tailored approach weeds out those who wouldn’t be a good fit.”

Watch Ryan Present on ABC’s Shark Tank

Watch Ryan present VerbalizeIt on ABC’s season finale of Shark Tank as three of the show’s famous investors fight it out for a stake in the company. Catch the ensuing articles in Business Week, Forbes, and the New York Times.

Watch Ryan’s Interview on Bloomberg TV

Ryan sits down with Bloomberg’s Pimm Fox to talk about how companies of all sizes are going global and seeing returns from embracing new markets in new languages. The two discuss how VerbalizeIt’s translation platform is allowing growing companies to engage China, Brazil and other emerging markets and build new customer bases.

Watch Ryan Present at the New York Tech Meetup

Ryan presented our translation platform 1,000 tech enthusiast at the New York Tech Meetup. After introducing VerbalizeIt and demoing our platform on stage to a highly-engaged audience, we followed up with an offer to mobile app developers to translate their app descriptions for free.

Past Speaking Appearances

  • Bloomberg TV
  • PhoCusWright
  • New York Tech Meetup
  • Global Business Travel Association

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