Founder & CEO
Conor Bracken is the founder and CEO of Andovar. He is recognized within the localization industry as a pioneer in the separation of production centers and client-facing services.
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Conor held a diverse range of technical and management positions worldwide before deciding to build a company that would take advantage of the new possibilities of global cooperation afforded by the Internet and emerging multimedia technologies. Conor is a founder of the Irish-Thai Chamber of Commerce and is fluent in English and Thai.
As General Manager of the Andovar Production Center in Bangkok, Bushror oversees all day-to-day aspects of Production, including Engineering, Translation, Desktop Publishing and Audio localization work.
Bushror is entering her 9th year in the localization industry. Prior to joining Andovar, she served as the Localization Services Manager for EQHO Communications, and also previously worked for Procter & Gamble in the Quality Control Division. Bushror holds an Honors Bachelor’s Degree from King Mongkut Institute of Technology in Bangkok and is fluent in Thai, English and Arabic.
Chief Technology Officer
Daniel Cooper’s interest in IT was sparked in 1988 when his father gave him a refurbished VIC 20. Since then he has built a career that has lead him to work in large enterprises, including Unisys, Tenix Defence Systems and the United Nations, as well as smaller technology firms and web development shops. Daniel started as a web developer upon gaining his BSc in 1988, before such a title was a recognized profession. Since then he has risen to lead development teams in his native Australia, Thailand and Malaysia, while keeping abreast of breaking online and enterprise technologies.
Since settling in Thailand Daniel has held the position of Managing Editor for the country’s best-selling English magazine and Senior Operations Manager for a nationwide IT services provider.
Digital Media Producer
David has over 15 years of experience in the field of audio production with nearly 10-years dedicated to audio/video localization. He has worked on diverse film and television projects for the BBC and has recorded thousands of hours of voice over in multiple languages.
David began his career in localization at Transware (now part of WeLocalize) in Dublin, Ireland as a Project Manager. In 2002 he moved to Thailand and began working for EQHO as Audio Localization Manager, responsible for the launch of their audio department and studio, staff training and develoment of best practices. David brought his experience and vision to Andovar in 2006, building state-of-the art studios and video production facilities, as well as developing cutting-edge a/v and rich media localization workflows.
David is also an experienced video producer and editor, skilled in the use of all professional hardware and software systems related to audio and video production and post-production, including Avid, Protools, After Effects, Nuke, Flash and more. David is fluent in English and Thai.
Vice President International Business Development
Russell joined Andovar as the APAC Business Development Manager soon after the company's founding in 2006. During that time he has been a driving force in sales growth and has recently become the VP Intl. Business Development. In addition to developing new business, Russell's role includes overseeing global sales activities, strengthening relations with existing and prospective clients as well as training of new Business Development staff.
Russell has gained more than 15 years’ experience in customer-facing roles, and has worked in Account Management and Sales Development for companies such as Spring Group (IT recruitment) and Computacenter PLC (IT infrastructure services). Russell holds a BA(Hons.) in Tourism Management from Leeds Metropolitan University, England and has lived in Bangkok since 2003.
Senior Project Manager (Americas)
Santiago Lopez is the Senior Project Manager for Andovar Americas and charged with marshaling Andovar’s internal resources for the successful execution of projects, which typically involve multiple languages and localization disciplines. Prior to joining Andovar, Santiago worked at Verizon Telecom in the U.S. and managed corporate accounts for the entire U.S. He has proven to be a strong, multi-cultural manager with a vision that enables constant international process improvements. Santiago is an international business graduate from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO where he was also a college athlete. Santiago is fluent in English and Spanish.
Business Development Manager, Europe
Jacob Stempniewicz has built a sales and marketing career in a unique mix of consultative industries - including International Education, Medical Tourism, and Online Travel - and uses his unique set of experiences to help clients optimize their approach to language and localization.
Jacob speaks Polish, English and Spanish fluently and continues to work on his Thai language skills. He holds an M.A. in Organizational Psychology, as well as an undergraduate degree in General Psychology, both from University of Gdansk (Poland). Jacob has an especially strong interest in multimedia localization in gaming, e-learning and other progressive, interactive media.
Theerawit has over 12-years of experience in the field of localization. He started his localization career with SDL in Thailand in 1998 where he rose through the ranks to manage all aspects of IT and Localization. His various functions have included training of technicians throughout the Asia-Pacific region, as well as management of teams of localization engineers, desktop publishing professionals and linguistic QA specialists. In addition to the localization industry, Theerawit has served as Technical Manager for Fastrak Deliver Ltd, a GPS software provider.
Theerawit is fluent in English and Thai and holds a B.S. in Information Technology from Assumption University’s Faculty of Science & Technology. He is an expert in a comprehensive range of computer languages, operating systems, business software and desktop publishing applications and is frequently consulted on issues of localization and internationalization by leading e-commerce organizations worldwide.