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Jimmy Riggins
PROFESSIONAL Tetrabyte Solutions, Boston, MA EXPERIENCE Leading Translation and Localization Firm serving global customer base with projects in over 40 languages. Software Localization Project Manager, 2007 – 2008 • Managed project scope, budget, milestones, deadlines and QA tasks for 800+ software localization projects with over 2 million words localized. • Oversaw and managed 15+ localization projects simultaneously, displaying an extremely high level of organization and multi-tasking ability. • Identified a critical software issue and implemented a solution – the solution resulted in a 15% increase in productivity across all Hebrew localization projects worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. • Solved a long standing HTML localization issue for Lionbridge and Microsoft, utilizing a simple and cost effective solution. • Served as contact for Content Development, Product Management and Engineering Departments of clients including Google, Microsoft, XEROX, Samsung and Toshiba. • Appointed to manage two high-profile client accounts (Google and Microsoft). • Coordinated teams of approximately 8 specialists and managed pool of 20 internal and contract employees. • Established and maintained favorable relationships with language service providers, clients and contractors by providing knowledge and solutions to localization issues. Red Cross, Boston, MA Project Manager, 2005 – 2007 • Rebuilt the organization’s website, re-arranging thousands of pages and utilizing HTML/CSS for improved navigation and adherence to current design standards. • Re-mastered the website's graphics, standardized text and multimedia content, and updated the website’s style template. • Served as a website Solutions Consultant to other non-profit organizations in the sector, advocating open-source standards and software. • Assumed responsibility for coordinating political demonstrations, educational programs, activist communications and activity documentation. • Identified ways to improve the firm’s marketing campaign strategy, reducing the overall cost of campaigns and create an array of marketing collateral at no additional cost. JEX Import Ltd., Boston, MA Manager, 2003 – 2004 • Persuaded the company to sign an exclusive import rights agreement with Cadence Car Audio, which is now the company’s primary driver of revenue. • Managed the sales team and revamped overall management of the store, driving sales up by 300% in little over a year. • Managed supplier and distributor relationships, including 1000+ product SKUs with approximately $100,000 in inventory value at any given moment. EDUCATION Boston University, Boston, MA ADDITIONAL SKILLS • • Fluent in English and Spanish MS Office Suite