Significant Contributor

Kristin Quinlan serves as CEO of Certified Languages International, a U.S. based on-demand telephone and video remote interpreting company founded in 1996. Kristin joined the company in 1999, rising to CEO in 2006. A recognized leader known for approaching business with a unique blend of industry-wide collaboration and “bottom up” management style, she’s led CLI to be named seven times to the Fortune 500/5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies and named third among leading telephone interpreting companies worldwide.

Kristin’s commitment to the language industry earned her a position on the Association of Language Companies’ (ALC) Executive Board of Directors (2010-2014). She was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for 7000 Languages, a nonprofit that connects endangered language groups with free tools and technology to preserve their languages.

Outside of industry leadership, Kristin is an Advisory Board member for the ALS Association, a former board member of the National Charity League, Pacific Crest Outward Bound, and The Junior League. She also lends her time volunteering with many local nonprofits.

Kristin has a BA in English Literature from the University of Oregon.