Our Management Team
Our #1 asset is our people!
Ema Dantas is the CEO and Founder of Language Marketplace. She is an International translation expert who provides rapid, accurate, and ISO certified translation services for corporations and Government agencies. The company’s ‘other language’ niche is often sought out because more than 75% of the world doesn’t speak English or French. A former journalist, Ema is an award winning entrepreneur: a multiple recipient of Canada’s Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs from PROFIT magazine, as well as leading her company to the Profit 500 list in 2013 of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies. She was also the recipient of the President’s Award in recognition of her Public Policy work to benefit fellow WBE members by WBE Canada. She is an author and speaker who has conducted numerous interviews for International television and print mediums. An entertaining and passionate personality, Ema has spoken at Journey2success, Keys2accelerate, and Imintera, to name a few. Her personal passions of adventure and philanthropy play out in her business. Each year, her team donates the equal sum of their personal bonuses to a rotating charity of their choice. When not at work, Ema can be found volunteering with school children in Costa Rica, surfing in Barbados, or wherever a wave calls her name. Her latest personal project is to climb the Seven Summits - the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. In October 2017, she summitted the Carstensz Pyramid, located in the jungles of Papua, Indonesia. She is on record as being the first Portuguese woman to have even summitted this peak! It is considered the most technically challenging, and very difficult to approach, with 5-7 days traversing the jungle to arrive at base camp. Read about her summit climb and news article for more information. She is presently scheduled to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in January 2018, the highest mountain in Africa, and Mount Elbrus in Russian in the spring of 2018.
Strategic Team Leaders
Great business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion. Having key individuals to implement the strategy and energize people around this message, defines the approach.
EU Division Leader
After living in Canada for 24 years I moved to Portugal in 2008; where I represent and work for Language Marketplace. I live in the town of Nazaré, beside a gorgeous world renowned beach. Traveling and mountain hiking are activities my wife and I enjoy. I have a passion for life, music, nature, cooking and languages. My wife and I have three sons, one daughter, and four wonderful grandchildren. Together, we tend a vegetable garden, from which we harvest food and joy.
Accounting and Human Resources Manager
Patricia has been with Language Marketplace for more than 18 years. She has moved from Account Manager to Accounting and Human Resources Manager. In her spare time Patricia loves to plan events such as birthday parties for friends and family and loves to color coordinate anything and everything when possible. She is extremely organized and therefore also as a flare for creating our company procedures. Patricia’s favorite color is Pink and has a pink desk chair at the office! Patricia also enjoys baking, camping, and spending time with her husband and two children.
North America Senior Account Manager
I’m a proud father to a beautiful daughter, and I’m also an avid sports fan who enjoys playing sports, as well as attending live sporting events. I’m also a big fan of different cuisines, so experiencing different food cultures is always fun for me as well. I’m a firm believer that laughter and music are the best stress relievers in life, so they should both be part of your daily routine. I do enjoy meeting new people regularly, so this is one of the perks of working at Language Marketplace.
Services Team Leaders
Every point of contact with a customer influences whether or not they’ll come back. We must constantly give them exceptional service and quality worthy of their repeat business and referral.
Hi, my name is Alana Kurceba; and after graduating from high school in 2005 I studied Human Resources and Business Management at North, Humber College. I studied part-time while working in my field at a Private Retirement Condominium for majority of my adult life, so far. Although I was passionate about my studies, and of course applying my knowledge in the workplace while interacting with seniors and early retired persons, I spent and still spend my free time in nature either jogging or hiking for 50 percent of the year, while the second half is spent skating or cross-country skiing. When I don’t feel like being outdoors, I enjoy curling up next to the fire, reading. Watching movies at the Theatre is an all-time favourite activity of mine as well as cheering on the Toronto Marlie’s (no, not the Leaf’s …sorry, not sorry) and trying new soup recipes. (There are a lot of soup and stew recipes online… too many!) but it keeps me entertained when it’s too cold to be outside.
Spanish Team Leader
I have many passions in life, but the most profound one is my dedication to God. My involvement in the community is extensive with its focus on the mantra "Impact a young person's mind, so that they may leave their fingerprint in our history in a positive and amazing way!" I enjoy working at Language Marketplace for many reasons, but its dedication to being a company that also gives back to the community is a very important component. My wife and I have recently purchased a home, and are learning all the skills that it entails.
In-House Senior Translator
Olivier has demonstrated a great passion for words since joining Language Marketplace in 2015. He has lived in France and Quebec, and visited many European countries throughout his life, helping make him an excellent translator for English to French. In his spare time, Olivier enjoys classical and new-age music, and even composes some new age melodies.
French Team Leader
I love travelling and experiencing other cultures! I also have a passion for animals and volunteer for animal shelters. Before moving to Canada, I lived in Australia, Spain, and Costa Rica. I currently live in Ontario with my boyfriend and our two dogs. I speak French, English and Spanish, and currently learning Italian! I grew up in a small town in southern France that people only know as a summer destination. I moved to Lyon to study translation in university when I was 18. Over the years I have held various positions in the translation field in several countries.
In my spare time a like to read, watch movies, listen music and dance. In summer I love to walk every day outdoors. Last year the pandemic brought me to start practicing Yoga, now I am a proud fan of it. Namaste!.
I enjoy spending my time going out & trying new food with my friends and family. When not out, I’m at home curled up with my dog Caesar, watching some netflix. I have a big heart and love helping others. Language Marketplace has given me the opportunity to step out of my shell as I am constantly speaking to people. Looking forward to just growing as a person.
Daisy has been a fixture in our corporate location for over 10 years with an almost perfect attendance record. As our headquarters is a secure environment (meeting various government and corporate requirements), she provides alerts for all visitors, all of whom she gets along with tremendously!