GlobalizeMe Leadership Team

GlobalizeMe's leadership team comes from a rich and diverse range of backgrounds with broad experience levels spanning finance, linguistics, technology and media to name a few areas. Yet all have one goal in mind: steering our strong and dynamic ship in the right direction whilst ensuring that our ever-growing team maintains our ingrained standards, working practices and ethics.

Marc Janssen - CEO and Founder

Marc founded GlobalizeMe in 2000 and has been overseeing the company’s growth and diversification ever since. Marc is from a family of business owners and has merged his commercial genes and his linguistic education and expertise into the flexible source of language and development knowhow that GlobalizeMe now is.

Marc holds two master's degrees from the University of Antwerp but has found out that translation experience is far more important than language education.

In his spare time Marc enjoys spending time with his family, both at home in the Netherlands and on trips to exotic destinations. Travel is his passion, which combines well with Marc being a PADI dive master, a history buff and an aviation enthusiast.

Andy Forkgen - CTO

Andy co-founded the Digital division of GlobalizeMe in 2009 and oversees all technological business within the company including our partnership with AWS. He is also the Managing Director of the UK office in Oxfordshire where he is based.

Andy's background is primarily technical; prior to joining GlobalizeMe, he spent 5 years within the technology arm of the Inner London Magistrates' Courts Service, 6 years team leading the online development team at The Daily Telegraph and served in various other technology and consulting roles in between.

In his spare time Andy is a keen runner having completed the 2017 London Marathon, is the founder and manager of a Pan-Disability children's football team, enjoys skiing and at weekends is often found being a loyal servant and driver to his wife, three children and Labrador.

Tabitha Braunbach-Bakhuijs - CFO

Tabitha oversees global financial operations for GlobalizeMe and supports account management. She has been involved in the company from the very start and in all of its strategic decisions.

Tabitha’s main expertise is in accounting and she worked at ABN AMRO bank before she joined GlobalizeMe. In her off time Tabitha likes to work out, jog, ski and generally stay healthy. Despite her fancy double last name, she’s not an aristocrat, but a hard working mother of two.

Angela Coyne - UK Finance Director

Angela oversees all operational finance matters within the U.K./Digital division and has held this role since 2009. Prior to GlobalizeMe, Angela worked in pensions and finance roles at Texaco, Rio Tinto, Blick Rothenberg and London Transport. She was latterly the Deputy Pensions Manager at The Daily Telegraph.

As with all GlobalizeMe team members, Angela juggles her time between her demanding professional life and raising a growing family from her base in Buckinghamshire. Angela is also a keen runner and has completed half Marathons and various other competitive events.