“Developing a small business to not only survive the economy of the last couple decades but grow has been challenging. Watching Gracor’s success, as well as the satisfaction and growth of our clients, has made all the hard work worth it.”
After working in the business world, Romi realized that with her linguistic skills (native speaker in both Spanish and English) and her natural aptitude at business management, the entrepreneur direction was more in line with her interests and ability. And so for the past 30+ years she has been a successful business entrepreneur, with three successful businesses under her belt.
Romi began Gracor by taking her personal experience as a court interpreter for U.S. Court systems and creating a network linking court certified interpreters with the various District court systems as well as other placement within the U.S. Department of Justice. Naturally the success of that lead into Gracor providing interpreters and translation services for various other industries such as the financial, medical and industrial fields.
With Gracor thriving in the translation and interpretation markets, Romi expanded the company into a new arena, Linguistic Testing. While linguistic testing is performed for corporations and municipals, Romi’s primary focus is working with government contractors as the impartial testing company to support the United States’ need for qualified linguistics. This division has tripled in size since its beginning in 2008.
Under Romi guidance, Gracor’s client list contains numerous local, national and international companies including many on the Fortune’s 500 list.
Romi raised in Puerto Rico, also attended school in Switzerland, and graduated from Daemen College, Amherst, New York with a Bachelor of Science Business Economics, along with dual minors in Management and Spanish.For guiding her company’s success, she has been featured as a successful Hispanic entrepreneur in Ohio.
Business Development and Operations Manager
“Being passionate. Doing good and honest work. Helping companies succeed in a multi-lingual world. That is Gracor.”
Born and raised in Westerville, Ohio, Graham studied in both Mexico and the U.S. and is a graduate of Ohio University where he earned a B.A. in History. After graduation, he began working with a Columbus-based company as a Contracts Administrator and would later move with the company to the Washington D.C. area as a Subcontracts Administrator. Graham has the same entrepreneur talent and spirit as his mother, Romi, and so joined Gracor and moved back to Ohio in August of 2015. Graham is in charge of potential business opportunities and relationships while also managing accounts within Gracor’s Language Testing division.
Senior Project Manager
“Matching the right team in skill and language to the client’s specific translation or testing project is what it’s all about!”
Anne has been with Gracor Language Services since 2000 and is senior project manager for the largest Gracor clients managing both translation and desktop publishing staff. Anne also assisted with the start-up of Gracor’s Linguistic Testing program and has been a project manager in that division ever since. Prior to Gracor, Anne worked as a technical writer and project manager for a workflow software company; content manager with knowledge-based retrieval systems; and assistant archivist at a regional museum. Anne has a B.S. from Ball State University and has studied at universities in both Germany and Austria.