About Us

Transforming multilingual
meetings and events

KUDO is a multilingual SAAS interpretation platform created by a team of passionate language and conferencing professionals. Together, we bring communication and cultural expertise from more than 21 countries.

A vision to transform how people communicate

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Fardad Zabetian

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

A visionary entrepreneur, Fardad has founded and placed another two companies among the fastest growing businesses in America. He has also expanded to key markets over Europe and Asia. Fardad is no stranger to big challenges. In 2012, he was part of the design and roll-out of a complete makeover of the United Nations’ meeting facilities.

Parham Akhavan

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Parham Akhavan is a startup executive with unusually combined qualities of an artist’s creativity and entrepreneurial ingenuity. An engineer by education, Parham loves the process of a build. He has a gift that enables him to envision every moving part and person, to bring ideas together, not only to fruition, but directly with end user ability.

Ewandro Magalhaes

Co-Founder and Chief Language Officer

Ewandro brings to KUDO 20+ years of unparalleled experience as a world class linguist and language services executive. As a former Chief Interpreter in the United Nations system, he staffed, mentored and led top-shelf professionals in large conferences throughout the world. A prolific writer, trainer and speaker with a strong social media following, he has become a trend-setter among his peers.

Unparalleled language expertise

Our founding members, and many of our team, have worked at the highest levels of global conferencing and interpretation – including the United Nations, NATO, and the Council of Europe. They bring together technology, language, cultural and communication expertise. Our work has been recognized as one of the best inventions of 2021 by TIME Magazine.

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Where language meets technology

KUDO is a SAAS solution for meetings and events in multiple languages. No matter the video conferencing platform you use, your participants can collaborate globally in their own language using KUDO.

Help shape global communication

Leaders committed to connecting the world

From the United Nations to the International Monetary Fund and beyond, our team of innovators is advancing communication through linguistics with technology. We’ve created a one-of-a-kind, scalable resource for government, public sector, and enterprise clients. KUDO brings together a vision for a world that works better.

Fardad
Fardad
Fardad Zabetian
Co-founder/ CEO
Ewandro Magalhaes
Co-founder/ Chief Language Officer
Parham Akhavan
Co-founder/ Chief Technology Officer
Barry Olsen
VP of Client Success
Rebecca Schuette
VP of Marketing
Todd Abramson
Chief of Staff
Caroline Paranikas
General Counsel
Tzachi Levi
VP of Product
Michal Raz
VP of Strategic Partnerships
Aidin Azhangzad
VP of Finance
Andrew Murphy
VP of Operations
Arian Motamenzadeh
VP of Sales

Passionate about language and communication? Join us.

If you’d like to be part of a global, diverse organization that is changing how the world communicates, join KUDO. Here, you’re empowered to contribute your best ideas and learn from the best the world has to offer.

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