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Traducta’s Management Team


Traducta’s success is a result of multiple cohesive facets that enable Traducta’s management, employees and industry-partners to work together to deliver leading translation services for business professionals. As a result, our clients are able to fully rely on Traducta with the trust that they will receive top-shelf and top-quality translation services.

The proof is that more than 25% of our customers have chosen to stay with us for more than 15 years, RFP after RFP and through multitudes of corporate re-structurings and re-organizations. Traducta is solid.

Traducta’s strategies, beliefs, synergies and perspectives are largely derived from its dynamic management team. The following is a list of core management personnel who can always be made available to you.

Yves Desjardins, President & Founder


Yves Desjardins – President and Founder of Traducta

After graduating from Université de Montreal with a degree in Translation, Yves acquired solid experience in translation working for large international corporations such as Merck, Sharp & Dohme, Stelco Canada, RCA Canada and IBM Canada. This wealth of experience, combined with his personal desire to ensure the quality of all things translated, inspired Yves to establish his own translation firm, Traducta, in 1978.

To this day, Yves remains a certified member of professional translator associations such as OTTIAQ (Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec), ATA (American Translators Association) and NCTA (Northern California Translators Association).

“Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand” Bruce Barton

Janie Desjardins, Chief Executive Officer

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Janie Desjardins – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Janie was promoted to CEO after having proven herself in various roles in executive management since 2002. Janie is the guiding light with respect to Traducta’s future, ensuring a compelling and motivating work environment for the Traducta staff and success on the ground.

When Janie joined Traducta, she implemented Project Management procedures that enabled Traducta to foster efficient processes, resulting in higher-quality translations. Most recently compounded by the addition of translation technologies, for which Janie is a strong advocate.

Janie is directly responsible for Traducta’s ability to deliver on its promise of “Enabling growth through specialized language services.”

“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed” Napoleon Hill

Jeanne Faucher, Chief Financial Officer

Jeanne Faucher – Chief Financial Officer

Jeanne is the core of Traducta’s finances and the reason behind Traducta’s stellar credit rating and exemplary payment practices.

Officially, Jeanne has been responsible for Traducta’s finances since 2006, but she has been involved with Traducta as a Financial Consultant for more than 20 years. She is Traducta’s go to person for all finance related questions and financial auditing activities.

“A penny saved is a dollar earned.” Benjamin Franklin