RIVER FALLS, Wis., March 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sajan, Inc., (OTCBB:SAJA) a provider of global language services and cloud-based translation management software, today announced that Ben Allen will join the Company's Board of Directors effective April 4, 2011.
Ben Allen has distinguished himself as an impressive management professional with more than 20 years experience serving in executive leadership roles in publicly held global companies. Allen was formally president and chief executive officer of Kroll, Inc., an operating unit of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., the global professional services firm until it was sold by Marsh & McLennan in August 2010. Based in the company's New York headquarters, Mr. Allen was responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of Kroll's global business.
Prior to his appointment as CEO of Kroll, Inc. in March 2008, Ben served as chief operating officer of Kroll. From 2002 until being named COO in 2007, he was president of Kroll Ontrack, Kroll's legal technologies and data recovery subsidiary. Additionally, Ben headed Kroll's Technology Services Group, which includes background screening and related services. Under Ben's leadership, Kroll Ontrack increased revenues four-fold advancing from the smallest operating unit to become the company's largest division. In addition to strong global expansion, Ben successfully negotiated and integrated several acquisitions. He also oversaw the introduction of numerous innovative, award-winning products and services that provided additional value to clients and firmly established Kroll Ontrack as a market leader in each of its respective lines of business.
Prior to Kroll's acquisition of Ontrack, Allen served as president and CEO of ONTRACK Data International, Inc. Preceding his appointment as president and CEO, he served in several other international roles for the company, including chief operating officer and general manager of the U.K. and France offices.
Early in his career, Ben worked for Ceridian Corporation and 3M in several strategic sales & marketing and management positions.
During the course of his career, Mr. Allen has earned the Minnesota High Tech Association's "Tekne" and the Minneapolis Business Journal's "40 under 40" award in 2002. He was a member of the Kroll Board of Directors from 2002 – 2003 and has served on the Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. executive committee.
Allen earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and finance from Washington State University in 1988.
"We are extremely pleased that Ben has agreed to join the Sajan Board of Directors," stated Shannon Zimmerman, Chairman and CEO of Sajan, Inc. "Ben will add substantial depth to our board in the areas of global expansion, marketing, technology and mergers and acquisitions. Ben has been a shareholder of Sajan, Inc. since our private placement in 2006 and as a result he already possesses an in-depth understanding of our industry, operations and long-term plans. We are all looking forward to working with Ben in the years ahead as we continue to grow the Company."
Sajan is a leading provider of global language translation and localization services, helping clients around the world expand seamlessly into any global market. The foundation of our solution is our industry leading language translation management system technology – GCMSTM – which provides process automation and innovative multilingual content reuse to provide schedule predictability, higher quality and cost efficiencies to our clients. By working closely with our clients, Sajan's experienced team of localization professionals develop tailored solutions which provide flexibility to any large or small business who truly desire to "think globally, but act locally." Based out of the United States, we also have offices in Ireland, Spain and India. Sajan is publicly traded on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol SAJA.OB. Learn more about Sajan at .
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