introducing kudo

Meet KUDO

KUDO was born from Fardad Zabetian’s dream to make high-quality language and conference services affordable and accessible through technology anywhere, any time. KUDO is out to expand the market by adding language and convenience to industries and markets not yet multilingual.

The Vision

At KUDO, we believe technology and language foster creativity and bring people together. We see enormous potential for growing the multilingual collaboration space on- and off-line, and we work hard to make it happen. KUDO envisions a world where people can move beyond any geographic, cultural and language barriers, to promote true understanding and prosperity.

The Mission

KUDO is out to expand, rather than shrink, the existing conference space, through added convenience to how we meet and interact. KUDO fosters more meaningful contacts among trade partners, investors or ordinary people like you and me. Reaching out to people and industries so far discouraged by distance or cost is how KUDO hopes to make the world greener, fairer and more inclusive.

The Name

Kudo is the Albanian word for anywhere or everywhere, and in the 1940s, it was introduced in the English language. KUDO aptly conveys our commitment to helping people spread their passion everywhere, in any language.

Executive Team

Ewandro
EWANDRO MAGALHAES

VP of Marketing & Communication

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. He is also the go-to person for technology solutions in language services. Ewandro has a Master’s Degree in Conference Interpretation from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). He has lived and worked on three continents and speaks four languages in addition to his native Portuguese.

Fardad
FARDAD ZABETIAN

Founder and CEO

A visionary entrepreneur, Fardad has founded and  placed another two companies among the fastest growing business 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 a complete makeover of the United Nations’ meeting facilities, including the general assembly hall in New York. He has also played a key supporting role as a high-end equipment provider to various iterations of the IMF/ World Bank Annual Meetings and several European Institutions. With KUDO, Fardad now takes the meeting experience beyond the room to connect business and people in true borderless fashion, without language or geographic constraints.

Parham
PARHAM AKHAVAN

VP of Products & Engineering

Parham brings over 17 years of product design and software engineering to KUDO. In that time, Parham has led many startups, including his own. He has successfully delivered scalable service-oriented architecture for enterprise and consumer platforms. Parham has a wealth of experience building consumer healthcare and content delivery web and mobile applications for high profile clients. His expertise lies in aligning business needs to product in order to artfully deliver challenging technical projects. Parham has lived in 5 countries and speaks 3 languages. He is an avid runner and mindfulness evangelist.

Advisors

Kirsten
KIRSTEN NELSON

Kirsten Nelson is a writer and event content generator with a focus on creative and engaging uses of audiovisual and immersive technologies. She connects audiences with stories about the expertise and passion of experience designers in a variety of entertainment, business and educational applications. Kirsten was the editor of SCN magazine for 17 years, and has written for numerous publications about technology, culture and motorcycles. She believes that the best stories are found where technology meets personality, and seeks to elevate the efforts of innovators who design with the human experience in mind.

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ALEX BRICK

Alex is a Senior Advisor to SWaN. Mr. Brick brings decades of extensive experience as a retail entrepreneur and executive both in North America and Europe. Previously, Mr. Brick spent 5 years as Investment Director at LTG Capital sourcing and managing a portfolio of both direct and fund investments in private and public companies across the consumer sector. During his tenure, he led investments in a variety of brands including Mint Velvet, Evereve and Everyman Media Group, among others. Mr. Brick held several Board positions across the portfolio throughout his time at LTG. Prior to LTG Capital.

Mandana
MANDANA JAVAHERI

With more than 20 years of experience in cybersecurity and networking industries, Mandana Javaheri currently leads Microsoft Cybersecurity Business Development team. Before joining Microsoft, Mandana served as the CTO and head of technology alliances at Savvius, a network forensics company, where she defined product and technology directions as well as led strategic partnerships, product management and development. Mandana has a BS in Electrical Engineering and a MBA with concentration in finance and management. She also holds certifications in security, product management and leadership.

The Team

RASHMI
RASHMI

Product

Chandra
CHANDRA

Engineering

Laura
LAURA

Interpretation

Julian
JULIAN

Engineering

Nathalie
NATHALIE

Interpretation

Kelina
KELINA

Engineering

Janos
JANOS

Design

Kiran
KIRAN

Engineering

Sushma
SUSHMA

Product

Sebastien
SÉBASTIEN

Business

Pablo
PABLO

Marketing

Sachin
SACHIN

Engineering

WE’RE INDUSTRY INSIDERS

KUDO relies on a 40-year combined legacy of conferencing and language services. We know the business inside out and will not push square pegs through round holes. Our solutions address issues we’ve all faced.

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WE’RE FLEXIBLE

KUDO’s cloud-based platform is strong yet malleable enough to accommodate the specifics of your business. We will work with you and help you connect in meaningful ways. Take a minute to review some real-life scenarios we can address.

APPLICATIONS

WE RUN WITH YOU

KUDO is a team effort. Are you an event planner, rental or staging company? Are you a LSP or conference interpreter? Run a conference center? Come run with us.

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WE LET YOU DRIVE

Think of KUDO as a vehicle to help you bypass the traffic jams and toll roads on the way to your destination. It is a fast ride, and you are the one making every decision along the way. Download the app and come in for a test drive!

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