MultiLing headquartes in Provo, Utah welcomes Lyle Ball as new Chief Operation Officer (COO). With nearly 20 years of experience managing or consulting high-tech and clean-energy companies, Ball has spent the past six months strategically advising MultiLing on high-growth strategies related to its market shift to IP translations.
As chief operating officer, Ball will now be responsible for more than 200 employees in seven country offices and more than 1,000 highly skilled contractors across more than 80 languages. He is responsible to ensure client satisfaction that exceeds the stringent quality requirements of multi-national enterprises such as Dell, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, TYCO, Münchener Rück, LSI Corporation and Promise Technology.
Through his years of experience, Ball has conducted substantial international business across Europe and Asia and managed staff operations in eight countries. In addition to advising high tech companies at various stages of development, Ball has served as:
• Vice president of marketing at Bungee Labs, where he coined the phrase “platform-as-a-service” and drove market awareness of this early Web 2.0 company’s disruptive application development and hosting technologies. He developed Bungee’s strong partnerships with Google, Yahoo, Amazon, eBay, PayPal, Salesforce.com and Microsoft, and co-developed the Open Source Business Conference.
• Interim Director of Operations for AccessData, a leading data forensics company serving the CIA, FBI and Homeland Security.
• Co-founder of Caldera (now SCO Group) and Lineo, sister companies that introduced Linux to the networking and embedded systems markets in the mid-1990s. While there, he significantly contributed to the industry’s early understanding of how to deliver and monetize commercially viable open source solutions. He served as spokesman for the Caldera v. Microsoft antitrust claim, which fueled the U.S. Government’s investigation of Microsoft’ s anti-competitive practices, and gained Caldera global brand recognition as a leader in the open source business arena.
“MultiLing’s innovative centralized translation model, exciting client base, automating technology, global presence, and potential for tremendous growth was enough to entice me to join the company on a full-time basis,” Ball said. “This new challenge combines a high-growth service company with advanced technology platforms, which demands my aggressive, yet disciplined approach, across key facets of multi-national business – operations, marketing, business development and management.”