Nicholas Goh, Founder and CEO
Nicholas founded Verztec in the year 2000, building the company from a three person team to the international organization it is today.
Nicholas works closely with the Verztec team globally in helping customers set and meet their multilingual communication technology goals. Together, they introduce current and prospective customers to the breadth of Verztec service offerings. Prior to setting up Verztec, Nicholas held technical and management positions at several multinational corporations as well as offered IT and Business consultancy on an external basis.
Nicholas holds an Honors Degree in Computing with Management from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom, and has a strong passion in cultures and foreign languages as well as technology.
Nicholas has led Verztec to achieve a number of corporate awards. Nicholas was presented the Spirit of Enterprise Award in 2010, Asia-Pacific Entrepreneurship Award under the Outstanding Category as well as The Entrepreneur of the Year (EYA) in 2014 under the Established Entrepreneur Category with Special Merits for Social Contribution.
Nicholas currently serves as Vice-Chairman of Life Community Services Society (LCSS), Board Member of Sim Lim Tower Committee, Finance Committee Member of the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Center (NVPC), Council Member of WAF (Workforce Advancement Federation) and Board Member of Global Cultural Alliance (GCA).
Past Appointments held by Nicholas include Board of Governor & Vice President of Spirit of Enterprise (2010-2015), Chairman of SEP for Spirit of Enterprise, Board Member of ASME Singapore Prestige Brand Award Organizing Committee (2015), Board Member of IYAE (International Young Artist Exchange).
Jenny Woon, Chief Operating Officer
Jenny oversees all Verztec offices in the area of finance, human resource and operational functions. She also heads the ISO steering committee in Verztec to ensure that all processes and quality policies conform to ISO 9001:2015 standards. In addition, she and her team have implemented various technologies in the company to ensure that workflow processes are seamless, efficient and data is easily retrievable and archived.
Jenny has worked in several International technology corporations as a Consultant prior to joining Verztec, and has many years of localization project management experience.
Jenny holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computing from the National University of Singapore.
Irene Pounder, Senior Operations Manager
Irene administers and ensures human resource policies are adhered to in Verztec. As Verztec is a quality-centric organization, Irene is tasked with the important role of ensuring that the ISO 9001:2015 quality standard procedures are effectively carried out in all departments.
Prior to joining Verztec, Irene has worked in global sourcing, alongside a Norwegian company’s Global Sourcing Director. As a team effort, she is proudest of having helped the company achieve cost savings in the region of USD5 million annually. Irene’s years of experience in many international corporations have been beneficial in aiding her understanding of how different cultures and backgrounds influence the way people work.
Irene holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from the Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
E-Lynn Tan, Senior Manager, Project Management
E-Lynn is the Senior Manager of the Verztec project management team. She inspires her team to deliver impeccable service and projects of consistently good quality.
Her in-depth understanding of project management procedures sees her working closely with the senior management team to implement processes to dramatically improve overall team efficiency and the quality of deliverables.
E-Lynn is also responsible for overall quality assurance of projects and ensuring that communications with clients are kept transparent and effective at all times.
She holds a Degree in Computing (Business) from the National University of Singapore.
Karen Bunger, Vice President, Localization and Client Account Management, USA
Karen is responsible for project management, business development, and customer relations in the USA.
Karen is a seasoned project management professional with extensive experience in both the localization and e-learning industries. As a project director, she is responsible for project team management, service delivery, and administration for a variety of clients. For assigned projects, she is the primary client contact and is responsible for delivering a high quality project on time and within budget. Karen works closely with customers and prospects to identify their specific localization needs and industry goals.
Hidetoshi Natori, Sales Director, Japan
Responsible for strategic business development and sales team management, Hide leads the Verztec Japan sales team in assisting clients to achieve success in the global market place.
He has over 20 years of extensive multinational experience in technology sales, consulting and management across various companies such as Adobe and Citrix. Before joining Verztec, Hide was a director at Psion Teklogix, a Canadian firm.
He was awarded MVP, the most valuable person during his tenure at Psion Teklogix Japan for his excellent effort and contributions.
Hide holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from SANNO University, Tokyo.
Shingo Itoh, Senior Sales Manager, Japan
With close to 20 years of extensive sales and marketing experience in consulting and management positions across various corporations, Shingo is responsible for new market penetration, business development and servicing of Verztec corporate clients in Japan.
Shingo always strives to provide customer-centered solutions as he knows a simple, but crucial secret that ‘no company can last long without customers.’ He is a strong believer in the work of Peter Drucker – the father of modern management.
Shingo works closely with customers and prospects in a consultative approach to identify business challenges and localization needs, and suggest the most suitable bundle of service offerings with the highest value propositions for implementation.
Shingo is also an evangelist in positive change management and innovation to achieve higher productivity at the workplace. His motto in life is: “Give action to get action”.
He majored in Linguistic Studies at Osaka University in Japan.
Pakaraparn Nakyam, General Manager, Thailand
Pakaraparn or ‘Patty’ as she is more commonly addressed, oversees operations of the Verztec Thailand office in Bangkok. Assuming a supervisory role in the Bangkok office, Patty takes charge of Human Resource functions such as staff recruitment and finance. She is also instrumental in working alongside with the technology team at the headquarters for the improvement and implementation of quality assurance processes carried out by the IT Team in Thailand.
Patty has worked in several German multinational corporations such as Siemens and VA Tech Transmission Line Co.Ltd.
Patty holds an Honors Degree in Arts, majoring in German from Silapakorn University, Thailand.
Oraphan Phuanpathom, Business Development Manager, Thailand
Oraphan, more commonly known as ‘Meow’, spearheads the business development division in Thailand.
With her past experience working in Sanyo Semiconductor, Newly Weds Food and Witwood Food Products, Meow has well-proven her excellent foresight in identifying businesses with great potential, acquiring new clients and maintaining partnerships.
Sincere and passionate in building rapport with her clientele, Meow has major accounts with the likes of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Ltd., Central Department Store Government Saving Bank, Krungsri Ayutthaya Bank, and BEC Tero Entertainment PCL under her belt.
Meow holds a Master’s Degree in Language and Communication, majoring in English from National Institute of Development Administration Arts. She also holds a Degree in Law from Sukhothai Thamathirat Open University.