The Millard Group Assists Language I/O with Chief Marketing Officer Search

February 12, 2024 – As organizations becomes more complex and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging — and much more influential. The Millard Group, which focuses on building executive teams for venture capital and private equity backed growth stage technology companies, has assisted in the placement of Sheridan Orr as the new chief marketing officer of Language I/O in Cheyenne, WY. “2023 marked a pivotal moment of expansion and visibility for Language I/O,” said Heather Shoemaker, founder and CEO of Language I/O. “With an amplified global marketing presence under Sheridan’s leadership, we are thrilled about the transformative potential of our 2024 roadmap to reshape how organizations connect across languages and geographies.”

Ms. Orr is an experienced marketing executive specializing in International go-to-market strategy, performance marketing, crafting powerful product and brand stories, and leading high performing teams for B2B SaaS companies. She previously served as a managing partner at The GTM Collective and was the chief marketing officer of Built In for over three years. Before these roles, Ms. Orr served as managing partners at Interrobang Partners, VP of marketing at CultureIQ, among other positions.

“Language I/O has the most innovative and secure approach to leveraging AI to connect companies and their customers across language barriers,” said Ms. Orr. “I look forward to working with the team to grow the brand and expand the business.”

Language I/O’s real-time, business-accurate translation technology empowers Fortune 500 companies to communicate internally and externally in any language. By plugging directly into existing tools such as Salesforce, Zendesk, ServiceNow, and Microsoft Teams, Language I/O generates brand-specific translations of user-generated content such as jargon, slang, abbreviations and misspellings.

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Ms. Orr’s appointment adds to an exciting year for the company, with its $8M Series A1 round in August, led by the Wyoming Venture Capital (WYVC) Fund, making Language I/O the first company invested in by WYVC. The new funds have supported growth across the organization, including the machine learning team, which newly-appointed Daniel Bernazzani now leads as Machine Learning Architect, where he will be driving the company’s large language mode (LLM) strategy.

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The Millard Group, based in Middletown, CT, is a growing technology search firm with over 3,000 searches filled globally. The company was co-founded by Mr. Millard and his brother Craig in 1996.

The Millard Group Recruits Chief Digital Product Officer for Evolv Technology
The Millard Group, which focuses on building executive teams for venture capital and private equity backed growth stage technology companies, has assisted in the recruitment of Parag Vaish as chief digital product officer of Evolv Technology, a Waltham, MA-based provider of AI-based weapons detection security screening products. Craig Millard and Nancy Nash led the assignment.

“We are pleased to welcome Parag to Evolv,” said Peter George, CEO. “We believe Parag’s expertise identifying revolutionary digital advances will be instrumental in helping us deliver more value to customers from our digital sensor platform, Evolv Express. There has never been a more important time for organizations and enterprises to leverage the most contemporary technology to help address the unprecedented epidemic of gun violence.”

Craig Millard leads the firm’s infrastructure technology practice, which includes networking, internet, IoT, broadband, cloud, and cybersecurity team. Prior to co-founding The Millard Group, he worked for a New York-based search firm, Brandon Becker Associates, where he led the high-tech search practice aimed at the fast-growing networking sector.

Paul Millard leads the firm’s executive search group and SaaS software practices. “We are a boutique executive search firm focused exclusively on technology,” said Mr. Millard, who launched the enterprise software practice at Brandon Becker Associates before founding The Millard Group. “We’ve been part of the tech industry for over 20 years and we’ve been part of its evolution, so we understand what it takes to be a success in the tech world.”

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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