About Nimdzi

Who We Are

The language services industry is growing and there is no end in sight. For your company to dominate the competition and be ahead of the game, you require insight – and that is exactly where we come in. We come from diverse backgrounds in the language industry. We are a market research and international consulting company made up of analysts, consultants, LSP experts, and researchers. But we are all connected with one united goal – Helping our clients succeed.

And yes. We know the industry.

Renato Beninatto

CEO and co-founder, Renato brings decades of experience everywhere he goes. With extensive experience in international consulting, market research, sales and marketing, Renato provides the strategic direction that helps Nimdzi better serve clients worldwide.

Chief executive

CEO and co-founder, Renato brings decades of experience everywhere he goes. With extensive experience in international consulting, market research, sales and marketing, Renato provides the strategic direction that helps Nimdzi better serve clients worldwide.

Tucker Johnson

As managing director and co-founder, Tucker takes Renato's crazy ideas and puts them into action. Specialized in vendor side operations, global team management, large program outsourcing, and supply chain governance, Tucker is happy to share his operational experience with Nimdzi's partners.

Managing director

As managing director and co-founder, Tucker takes Renato’s crazy ideas and puts them into action. Specialized in vendor side operations, global team management, large program outsourcing, and supply chain governance, Tucker is happy to share his operational experience with Nimdzi’s partners.

Konstantin Dranch

Language industry researcher, speaker and event organizer, Konstantin can be said to be the brains behind Nimdzi's primary research machine. Formerly a business journalist and a strategist in a language technology company, he has unique insights into every situation. As Chief Researcher, Kostya makes sure that the data is being looked at from all possible perspectives.

Chief researcher

Language industry researcher, speaker and event organizer, Konstantin can be said to be the brains behind Nimdzi’s primary research machine. Formerly a business journalist and a strategist in a language technology company, he has unique insights into every situation. As Chief Researcher, Kostya makes sure that the data is being looked at from all possible perspectives.

Sandra Olivera

Sandra arguably holds the most important role on the team as the head of business development. Nimdzi's mission is to provide a much needed service by providing information and insights on language services. This means it is important to stay in touch with our clients and partners. Sandra is responsible for keeping Nimdzi's fingers on the pulse of the industry. She coordinates outreach, collects feedback, and makes sure that the rest of the team stays laser focused on topics that matter most to our clients.

Business development manager

Sandra arguably holds the most important role on the team as the head of business development. Nimdzi’s mission is to provide a much needed service by providing information and insights on language services. This means it is important to stay in touch with our clients and partners. Sandra is responsible for keeping Nimdzi’s fingers on the pulse of the industry. She coordinates outreach, collects feedback, and makes sure that the rest of the team stays laser focused on topics that matter most to our clients.

Jonathan Otis

Jonathan has spent the last 25 years as a development executive in the enterprise IT space.  Coming to Seattle 20 years ago, Jonathan ran product management, marketing and systems engineering creating and managing products as the company grew from USD 27 million to almost USD 500 million in sales.  His focus on integrating new technologies and subsequent work with start-ups and technology partners led him to business and corporate development.  Jonathan has closed countless deals with OEM’s like Dell, EMC, HP and IBM, many reseller and alliance contracts and fruitful work managing very large direct customers, some of the largest public cloud companies.  He has been instrumental in M

Business strategy and growth consultant

Jonathan has spent the last 25 years as a development executive in the enterprise IT space. Coming to Seattle 20 years ago, Jonathan ran product management, marketing and systems engineering creating and managing products as the company grew from USD 27 million to almost USD 500 million in sales. His focus on integrating new technologies and subsequent work with start-ups and technology partners led him to business and corporate development. Jonathan has closed countless deals with OEM’s like Dell, EMC, HP and IBM, many reseller and alliance contracts and fruitful work managing very large direct customers, some of the largest public cloud companies. He has been instrumental in M&A activity and can’t wait do the same at Nimdzi.

Rachael Ryan

A conference interpreter who was too curious to stay in the booth, Rachael decided to delve into research. With her enthusiasm for languages and appetite for statistics, she is meticulous in extracting insights from whatever needs exploring. Languages and insights means only one thing… she’s right at home at Nimdzi.

Advisory board member: Interpretation

A conference interpreter who was too curious to stay in the booth, Rachael decided to delve into research. With her enthusiasm for languages and appetite for statistics, she is meticulous in extracting insights from whatever needs exploring. Languages and insights means only one thing… she’s right at home at Nimdzi.

Yulia Akhulkova

Yulia Akhulkova graduated from Moscow University of Electronic Engineering as a software engineer. Since 2010 she has worked in localization combining strategic, control and marketing functions. Yulia’s experience in language services together with the urge to popularize the localization industry itself help her contribute to Nimdzi’s research and analysis.

Data scientist

Yulia Akhulkova graduated from Moscow University of Electronic Engineering as a software engineer. Since 2010 she has worked in localization combining strategic, control and marketing functions. Yulia’s experience in language services together with the urge to popularize the localization industry itself help her contribute to Nimdzi’s research and analysis.

Nicole Arrington

Nicole comes to us with six years of customer service experience. She's an enthusiastic individual who's able to offer unique and innovative solutions to each problem. Her strong command for company customer service policies and well-trained product knowledge is an integral key to what Nimdzi is all about. Nicole is dedicated to offering quick and accurate assistance to our customers.

Business developer

Nicole comes to us with six years of customer service experience. She’s an enthusiastic individual who’s able to offer unique and innovative solutions to each problem. Her strong command for company customer service policies and well-trained product knowledge is an integral key to what Nimdzi is all about. Nicole is dedicated to offering quick and accurate assistance to our customers.

Eric Woelfel

At heart, Eric is a linguist who loves to discover how language and culture is shaped by social and political institutions. He has a long history of working with minority and endangered languages in China and advocating for underserved languages at home and abroad. His strong background leading global language service teams has helped Eric to share his love of languages with colleagues, customers and clients around the world. Eric brings his global citizenry and passion for cross cultural communication to Nimdzi, working on high profile research projects that shape the way language is used to build bridges between peoples and cultures.

Director of special research programs

At heart, Eric is a linguist who loves to discover how language and culture is shaped by social and political institutions. He has a long history of working with minority and endangered languages in China and advocating for underserved languages at home and abroad. His strong background leading global language service teams has helped Eric to share his love of languages with colleagues, customers and clients around the world. Eric brings his global citizenry and passion for cross cultural communication to Nimdzi, working on high profile research projects that shape the way language is used to build bridges between peoples and cultures.

Sarah Hickey

Curious by nature and a linguist at heart, Sarah has explored various areas of the language services industry. She began her career as a radio journalist in Germany. Following a move to Ireland in 2011, she transitioned into translation and interpreting. During her B.A. in German and English she took first steps in conducting research in the area of linguistics. She expanded on this newly found passion with her thesis project for her M.A. in Conference Interpreting. 
University research to date has focussed on linguistics, child language development, intercultural communication and the ‘feminisation’ of conference interpreting.
Never happier than when she gets to talk and about linguistics and delve beneath the surface of languages, Sarah and Nimdzi are a perfect fit.

Interpreting researcher

Curious by nature and a linguist at heart, Sarah has explored various areas of the language services industry. She began her career as a radio journalist in Germany. Following a move to Ireland in 2011, she transitioned into translation and interpreting. During her B.A. in German and English she took first steps in conducting research in the area of linguistics. She expanded on this newly found passion with her thesis project for her M.A. in Conference Interpreting. University research to date has focussed on linguistics, child language development, intercultural communication and the ‘feminisation’ of conference interpreting. Never happier than when she gets to talk and about linguistics and delve beneath the surface of languages, Sarah and Nimdzi are a perfect fit.

Kristen Glant

Kristen comes to us with a background in finance and accounting.  She began her career in public accounting, logging many hours performing audits and taxes.  Next step was a stint in the software accounting consulting industry where she specialized in training and setting up financial reporting software for small and mid-size companies in the Pacific Northwest.  Her two sons attended the French American School of Puget Sound (FASPS) and it was there through a mutual FASPS friend that Kristen and Renato’s paths crossed.  While at FASPS, Kristen served on the Board of Trustees and many committees including Finance, Capital Campaign, Annual Fund and Engagement and Philanthropy.  Kristen is new to the language services industry but is excited to change direction and looks forward to learning and growing with Nimdzi.

Chief financial officer

Kristen comes to us with a background in finance and accounting. She began her career in public accounting, logging many hours performing audits and taxes. Next step was a stint in the software accounting consulting industry where she specialized in training and setting up financial reporting software for small and mid-size companies in the Pacific Northwest. Her two sons attended the French American School of Puget Sound (FASPS) and it was there through a mutual FASPS friend that Kristen and Renato’s paths crossed. While at FASPS, Kristen served on the Board of Trustees and many committees including Finance, Capital Campaign, Annual Fund and Engagement and Philanthropy. Kristen is new to the language services industry but is excited to change direction and looks forward to learning and growing with Nimdzi.

Nika Allahverdi

Nika Allahverdi is a researcher and writer dedicated to the study of the language services industry. A lifelong language enthusiast, Nika is passionate about researching and writing about the language services industry, technology, and globalization trends.  She holds a dual bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, where she studied French, Spanish, and linguistics, and she is a heritage speaker of Russian. Always learning, Nika has also studied language methodology through Stanford University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Translation and Localization Management at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She brings her extensive knowledge as a linguist, researcher, and writer focusing on all of these areas of expertise.

Content marketing manager

Nika Allahverdi is a researcher and writer dedicated to the study of the language services industry. A lifelong language enthusiast, Nika is passionate about researching and writing about the language services industry, technology, and globalization trends. She holds a dual bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, where she studied French, Spanish, and linguistics, and she is a heritage speaker of Russian. Always learning, Nika has also studied language methodology through Stanford University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Translation and Localization Management at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She brings her extensive knowledge as a linguist, researcher, and writer focusing on all of these areas of expertise.

Abigail Gaines

Abi has always been interested in forging strong relationships and building progressive teams. This curiosity has fueled Abi’s career solving complex challenges for corporate, government, and non-profit organizations. Along the way, she has learned to be an effective coach and mentor and has built high-performing and versatile teams. Abi’s technical expertise is in conflict resolution and content development, and she has worked globally in both areas of expertise. Abi’s constantly exploring ways to create processes, outcomes, and products that make a positive contribution to organizations, clients, and target audiences.

Research program manager

Abi has always been interested in forging strong relationships and building progressive teams. This curiosity has fueled Abi’s career solving complex challenges for corporate, government, and non-profit organizations. Along the way, she has learned to be an effective coach and mentor and has built high-performing and versatile teams. Abi’s technical expertise is in conflict resolution and content development, and she has worked globally in both areas of expertise. Abi’s constantly exploring ways to create processes, outcomes, and products that make a positive contribution to organizations, clients, and target audiences.

Gabriel Karandysovsky

Gabriel has been gobbling up new languages since he was a little kid. That's what happens when you're born to bilingual parents, like Gabriel. He obtained a Bachelor degree in Applied Foreign Languages and then a Master degree in International Trade at the Sorbonne University in Paris. He then discovered there's actually a language business and he hasn't left it since, occupying a variety of roles in business development, marketing

Localization researcher

Gabriel has been gobbling up new languages since he was a little kid. That’s what happens when you’re born to bilingual parents, like Gabriel. He obtained a Bachelor degree in Applied Foreign Languages and then a Master degree in International Trade at the Sorbonne University in Paris. He then discovered there’s actually a language business and he hasn’t left it since, occupying a variety of roles in business development, marketing & project management in video game & IT localization circles. Gabriel is both a language enthusiast & a creative person at heart, having been devoted to the craft of writing for over a decade. Most of all, he likes to get (good) stuff done!

Alex Kriventsov

Over the past eight years, Alex has worked with various LSPs in different roles, starting out as a translator at one of the Moscow-based agencies. That job later turned into a career when he moved up into project management and later customer relationship management in localization, which allowed him to accumulate industry-specific knowledge and plenty of practical experience. He is now an independent writer, translator, and industry advisor who shares his expertise and language enthusiasm with our partners and team.

Localization researcher

Over the past eight years, Alex has worked with various LSPs in different roles, starting out as a translator at one of the Moscow-based agencies. That job later turned into a career when he moved up into project management and later customer relationship management in localization, which allowed him to accumulate industry-specific knowledge and plenty of practical experience. He is now an independent writer, translator, and industry advisor who shares his expertise and language enthusiasm with our partners and team.

Aleksey Schipack

With over eight years of web development experience, Aleksey is Nimdzi's resident technical whiz. He's there to support our team with every (un)imaginable request, helping to push the envelope on data visualization and processing. Oh, he knows a thing or two about localization too.

Web developer and IT specialist

With over eight years of web development experience, Aleksey is Nimdzi’s resident technical whiz. He’s there to support our team with every (un)imaginable request, helping to push the envelope on data visualization and processing. Oh, he knows a thing or two about localization too.

Home base

The Nimdzi team operates in multiple locations and time-zones. We are strategically placed so as to be better positioned to provide service to our global clients. Our main office and headquarters is located in Seattle, Washington. 

Office:2523 Boyer Ave East, Seattle, WA 98102, United States

Phone: +1.206.455.3285

What We Do

With a global team management approach, we work directly with you, learning the ins and outs of your business so that we can help to customize and tailor your business needs on the global stage. When you localize your message to prospective global customers, you reach them on a much deeper level and that only means one thing – customers are engaged and interested. We help you to better understand and connect with your demographic.

We build actionable insights and reports that cater specifically to your products and services. We provide the window into the ever-changing translation and localization industries. Working with us means building relationships with influential players – an essential part of penetrating your market.

The future lies directly in the global market. We get inside the head of the localization users and focus on factors that are important to them. We research. We report. We advise. We direct. We guide.

We Are Here To Help

Looking to move into the global market? Want to establish the ultimate customer experience? Need some insight into how to adapt your products and services to have the look and feel of your target market? Dreaming of creating an ultimate user experience – one that will help to advance your marketing strategy and drive your business goals? We are here to help.