About Us

BIG’s group of companies are experts in providing secure translation services in regulated, highly technical, and non-regulated sectors

Our story

BIG Language Solutions is disrupting the highly fragmented language industry by assembling a portfolio of high-performing and complementary language service providers (LSPs). Collectively, we navigate the complex nature of language services for our customers so they can achieve global success. Fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit, we empower our companies and their teams to build and deliver resourceful, impactful and secure customer solutions.

The foundation for BIG Language Solutions and our growth strategy is the strength and resiliency of the $50 billion global language industry, which is experiencing increasing demand for translation, interpretation, localization, and related language services, particularly for highly technical and regulated verticals.

BIG Language was founded in partnership with MSouth Equity Partners, a private equity firm with offices in Atlanta and Nashville and substantial resources, including $2.2 billion in assets under management. MSouth shares BIG leadership’s vision, and together are committed to building an industry-leading organization. By investing heavily in people and technology, BIG adds significant value to each company in the portfolio, enhancing the customer experience and providing marketplace differentiation.

Our values

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Winning
Together

Humble and respectful

Collaborative team players

Make others around you better

Results oriented

Do the
Right Thing

Integrity and honesty

Reliable

Trustworthy

 

By All Means
(BAM)

Create ‘wow’ moments

Never satisfied

Passionate

Hard-working

Sense of urgency

Entrepreneurial
Spirit

Innovative and creative

Solution-oriented

Grow or die

Shift happens

 

Leadership

Dick Surdykowski, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer
Dick Surdykowski has built, integrated, and transformed high-performing teams for over 30 years. Dick leads organizations…

Jeff Brink

Chairman
Jeff Brink is an entrepreneurial executive known for leadership, strategic thinking, and innovation. Over the last 25…

Dave Perlman

Chief Financial Officer
Dave Perlman is a results-driven finance executive with nearly 20 years of international finance experience across several…

Luis de la Vega

Chief Operations Officer
Luis has been a leader in the language space for 20 years overseeing strategic direction and growth for several highly successful…

Agnes Piriou

Director of Internal Quality Compliance
With more than 15 years of experience in operations, quality assurance, and compliance, Agnes Piriou works to ensure the…

Michael Bearden

Chief Strategic Accounts Officer
Michael brings nearly two decades of leadership and a passion for language and cross-cultural communication to his role…

Colin Klevan

Senior Vice President of Operations
Colin has been immersed in the language space for nearly 15 years, effectively forming relationships with customers,…

Johnny Mackay

Vice President of Operations
Johnny joined Protranslating in 2011 as a Project Coordinator in the Web Translation Department and from there expanded…

BIG’s family of language service providers collectively have memberships & certifications with: