Corporate Translations


With more than 45 years of accumulated experience in life sciences and language services industries, Sheena and Mark have been a driving force in translation solutions.

Corporate Translations is the leading provider of translation and linguistic validation solutions to the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries and we are currently a preferred supplier for more than 25 of the world’s top pharmaceutical, biotech and clinical research organizations. We are continuously adapting to our clients’ ever-changing needs by deploying relevant technology solutions, recruiting highly-trained and specialized linguists, and providing our employees with meaningful work and opportunities for advancement.

Corporate Translations has grown and will continue to grow into the global leader and trusted authority in the translation industry.

Sheena Dempsey

Sheena Dempsey

Sheena Dempsey, President and CEO of Corporate Translations, has 25 years of experience in the multilingual content arena. Sheena now leads the RWS Life Science Division under the Corporate Translations brand and provides new insight on solidifying the company as a global leader in the life science sector.

Over her tenure, Sheena has accumulated a vast understanding of the translation services industry which she demonstrates through an extensive knowledge of operational management, business development, and the key requirements of the life science sector.  Sheena succeeds Mary Gawlicki who, along with Ted Gawlicki, founded Corporate Translations in 1990 to fulfill the demand for high quality translation services in the life science industry. Sheena is responsible for and dedicated to building a portfolio of new and improved solutions for our Life Sciences clients. She intends to further extend our brand and services to global markets. In addition, Sheena is focused on ensuring premium delivery of exceptional customer service and top business performance across all regions of the world in this highly regulated environment.

Sheena takes pride in helping clients optimize their opportunities in global markets with the nuance of language, whilst enjoying their food and culture along the way!

Sheena is a member of the Healthcare Women’s Business Association and is active in the Drug Information Association (DIA), the International Society for Pharmaeconomics and Outcome Research (ISPOR), the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS) and the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL). She graduated with honors in Science and Applied Languages from Dublin City University in Ireland and is fluent in French, German, and conversant in Spanish.

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VICE president of GLOBAL Sales

For the past 20 years, Mark Hjerpe has played a pioneering role in the growth of the global language services and technology industry. Throughout his career, he has lived, worked and led teams in Latin America, Asia and Europe, developing best practices in translation management and streamlining multilingual workflows for global corporations.

As Vice President of Global Sales, Mark has the important responsibility of ensuring the continued growth of sales while also maintaining our commitment to excellence for all clients. He and his global team of Regional Sales Managers are committed to achieving the highest degree of customer satisfaction amongst our new clients and long-standing customers by fostering strong business relationships, open communication, and an unwavering dedication to customer service.  In addition, Mark oversees all marketing and communication initiatives including the stewardship of the company brand identity as well as actively participates in national speaking engagements, webinars, and content authoring on multilingual best practices and technology.

He earned a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Cal State Humboldt.

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