President & Chief Executive Officer
Michael Sneddon, President and CEO, co-founded MultiLing in 1988. Sneddon, an attorney and member of the American Intellectual Property and Law Association (AIPLA), transformed the company from a paper-translation bureau into one of the most respected and efficient translation companies in the world, with translation teams in more than 80 countries. Under his direction, MultiLing has developed a language technology platform, which supports translators and leverages past translations—improving translation quality while saving enterprises money. Sneddon has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from University Nebraska-Lincoln and a JD/MBA from Brigham Young University—J. Reuben Clark Law School. Michael is a native English speaker and is also fluent in German and Swedish.
Chief Financial Officer
David Urry brings a seasoned blend of entrepreneurial activities and large company experience to his role at MultiLing. Prior to joining the company, Urry spent 13 years as the CFO of Aetna Insurance Company subsidiary Medicity. Prior to Medicity, Urry spent 10 years at American Airlines, in successive positions of responsibility. Earlier in his career, the start-up venture he joined out of college was acquired by Hewlett Packard (HP); Urry subsequently worked with HP as a financial analyst in the United States and as a marketing engineer in Japan. Urry received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Utah and Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. David is a native English speaker and is also fluent in Farsi.
Vice President, International Operations
Jeremy Coombs joined MultiLing in 1999 and has become one of the company’s principle operations and technology minds. In his current role as Vice President of International Operations, he manages MultiLing’s international offices across Asia, Europe and South America. Combining his love of project management and computer science, he also helps the development of MultiLing’s translation memory system, terminology management system and project tracking/workflow system. In addition to his work at MultiLing, he volunteers time to Translators Without Borders and has influenced international standards through his participation in ASTM and ISO committees. Coombs received a bachelor’s degree in linguistics with an emphasis on computer science and Scandinavian studies from Brigham Young University in 2000. He is a PMP accredited member of the Project Management Institute and is an avid Denver Broncos fan. Jeremy is a native English speaker and is also fluent in Finnish and Swedish.
Vice President, Domestic Operations and Technology
During his career, Kevin Nelson has focused on driving strategic initiatives, implementing business efficiency improvements, increasing profitability, integrating international teams and creating talent-retaining environments for translation providers and other global enterprises. Before joining MultiLing, Nelson served in a variety of upper-management positions at OmniLingua. He graduated magna cum laude international commerce and Japanese from Brigham Young University in 1993. Kevin is a native English speaker and is also fluent in Japanese.
Vice President, Sales
Michael Degn is responsible for the management and output of the global sales strategies for MultiLing. His management scope includes the global sales, client services and account management teams. Degn has more than 20 years of experience in sales leadership. Prior to joining the MultiLing team, Michael led sales efforts in the software and certification industries. He is known for his ability to build relationships with partners and clients and for successfully managing and growing sales teams. He has vast knowledge and experience in contract preparation and review. Degn is particularly valued at MultiLing for his motivational management style. Michael holds a Bachelor’s from Brigham Young University and an MBA from San Diego State University. He is a native English speaker and is also fluent in Spanish.