Wednesday, 20 May, 2020

New York City, NY – Barry Slaughter Olsen, a seasoned educator, entrepreneur and language advocate, has joined the KUDO executive team as Vice President of Client Success. Barry will build and lead a team to streamline and manage the client onboarding process with a view to ensuring a seamless transition to cloud-based multilingual meetings.

With over 25 years of experience interpreting, training interpreters and planning events, Olsen brings a wealth of industry experience to KUDO at a time of tremendous growth and opportunity. “I look forward to fostering a customer-centric mindset across the company and developing new features and use cases that meet customers’ evolving needs. I’m truly honored to join KUDO’s winning team,” Olsen said.

The rapid transition to web conferencing brought about by travel restrictions and social distancing has created an urgent need to help institutional and corporate players adapt to the new realities of online business meetings. KUDO is committed to supporting its clients’ success in this new virtual meeting environment, on a global scale.

“Our clients are experiencing a rapid transformation into the multilingual digital meeting space,” says Fardad Zabetian, CEO and co-founder of KUDO, “Barry brings to KUDO his wealth of experience to support our partners and clients to succeed in this change.”

KUDO has seen tremendous growth as more enterprises are pushing their meetings online in an attempt to adapt to the constraints introduced by COVID-19. The Client Success division will assist with the onboarding and training of new partners and enterprise clients, helping them through technology adaptions, best practices and empowering their teams to full autonomy.

About KUDO

KUDO is a cloud-based collaboration platform that enables web meetings and live conferences with real-time multilateral language interpretation. KUDO supports more effective and inclusive meetings by allowing people and businesses to overcome communication barriers and speak their own language. Accessible from anywhere, on any device, KUDO redefines possibilities in global communication. KUDO, Inc. is a New-York based technology startup founded and managed by language and conferencing industry insiders looking to bring people together. More info at