Entrepreneur. Global Citizen. Philanthropist. Travel and Technology Enthusiast. CEO of TransPerfect.

Phil Shawe is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of TransPerfect, a global family of companies and the world’s largest privately held provider of language and business services. Phil has overseen the day-to-day operations of the company for over 25 years, and grown the business from two people to an industry leader with over 4,000 employees and 100 offices worldwide.

Under Phil’s leadership, TransPerfect has received numerous awards and distinctions. The company is a seven-time honoree of the Inc. 5000 Award, a six-time honoree of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and has earned multiple Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service. Phil has been named Entrepreneur of the Year for New York City by Ernst & Young, and named to Crain’s New York prestigious “40 Under 40 list” as one of the top young executives in New York. Crain’s has also ranked TransPerfect as one of the largest privately held companies nine years in a row. TransPerfect was also named to fastest-growing lists six times by Entrepreneur.

Phil has guest lectured on Entrepreneurship at New York University and Columbia University, and is a member of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY). Previously, Phil was a member of the board of directors of The Joyful Heart Foundation, a non-profit that worked in support of survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. His philanthropic efforts include supporting over 25 causes by donating time or financial support, and he was recently named to The V Foundation for Cancer Research’s Circle of Honor.



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2 days ago
. @TransPerfect’s services were deemed essential early in the fight against COVID-19. Fortunately, our business model allowed us to continue to service our customers throughout the crisis. We are grateful for the International Business Awards’ gracious recognition of our efforts.
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Earning an award for helping others is a win-win. Learn about the recognition our team received for our efforts early on in the #pandemic: #Stevies2020
5 days ago
This victory ensures the California translation community retains freedom and flexibility to work as they choose. We’re proud to have played a part in bringing reform to #AB5. #AB2257 @Strategies360
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BIG win for the California translator community: unintended consequences of the #AB5bill are no more! Once again, freelance #linguists have the freedom to operate their businesses the way they want & enjoy the benefits of being independent contractors: