Management Team

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Lisette Poletes
CEO

Lisette Poletes, CEO, and daughter of late Founder, Hortensia Albertini. Lisette partnered with Hortensia in 2009 and became the driving force in establishing worldwide entities, such as China and Brazil. Lisette has also reinvested back into the company to provide staff and clients innovative technology and multiplatform modes of delivery on a global basis to create maximum value. Lisette took over full ownership in 2013 after the passing of Hortensia and as of July 2014 she works in conjunction with Vicente Capital Partners. Lisette is a graduate of Michigan State University where she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising. She is also fluent in Spanish and English.

Tom.Hanson.photoTom Hanson
President

Tom Hanson has been with Global LT for over 20 years and has tremendous experience in the translation, interpretation and within the language, cultural, and relocation industries. He manages the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of Global LT. Tom’s career highlights at Global LT include responsibility for developing customized product/service solutions, strategy and operational tactics, marketing and advertising portfolios, as well as, recruitment, hiring, and development a multicultural sales force with representatives residing throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. He is a US patent holder, and has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Central Michigan University. Tom has lived and worked in Seville, Spain prior to his employment with Global LT.

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Eric Aasheim
Senior VP of Strategy and Product Development

Eric Aasheim, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, is a graduate of Yale University. He has been with Global LT since 1997. In his present position, Eric provides consulting expertise and program management supervision for strategic initiatives that are deemed critical to the success of the company. Eric’s education and prior experience equip him to be one of Global LT’s subject matter experts on all aspects of language training, curriculum development, and instructional design.

ZLZoryana Lisna
Senior Vice President of Finance

Zoryana Lisna, Senior Vice President of Finance, has been with Global LT since 2005 starting as an Accounting and Financial Analyst. Her responsibilities expanded as she held positions of Accounting Manager and Controller to now overseeing the Accounting and Finance Department. In her current role, Zoryana oversees the entire range of company financial functions, including all accounting operations, financial reporting, planning and forecasting. Prior to joining Global LT, Zoryana worked as a Financial Manager for an international Joint Venture in Ukraine. During her tenure, she established and was overseeing the company export-import operations and reported directly to international investors. Zoryana has a Master’s Degree in International Economics and a Bachelor degree in International Business and Finance from Ternopil National Economic University in Ukraine.

LisaKoziolLisa Koziol
Senior Vice President of Operations

Lisa Koziol, Senior Vice President of Operations, holds a degree in French Language and Literature from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She has extensive language experience, having studied French abroad at the Universite de Tourraine. Lisa started at Global LT in 2003 as an intern, then moved abroad to France where she, through the French government, taught English as a Second Language to high school and middle school students in Font Romeau in southwestern France before returning back to Global LT in 2005.

Testimonials

“Our experience with Global LT has been a very positive one. Their attention to detail and quick follow up are two key attributes Global LT possesses that we greatly appreciate. When Global LT is involved, we have no doubt that our international employees will have a successful and comfortable transition to the U.S. for their assignments.”

Detroit Diesel

“Your employees picked up my needs during conversations and implemented them. I learned for example during my orientation tour, where I can find a stable for English horseback riding style, although I just mentioned that I like horses. Your employee, has at all times been very committed, helpful, competent and available for every question and problem. Your employees’ commitment exceeds the regular responsibilities! Thanks very much to all parties involved!”

Manuela – Corporate Relocation

“We have used Global LT for Language Training, Intercultural Training, Settling-in (including realtor) Services. We have found Global LT to be excellent / knowledgeable / professional in the services they provide, as well as flexible and very willing and able to customize to our expatriates’ needs. States we have used them in are Michigan, Alabama, New Jersey, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, Florida, California,Georgia, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia.”

Siemens Shared Services

“Our expectations were more than met and we feel very well prepared for the time in Chattanooga. We feel really welcome and look forward to our new “home on time”. Fears or uncertainties have existed prior to our pre-assignment trip are all eliminated now.”

Assignee Family relocating from Germany to Chattanooga, TN

“I am very happy with my instructor! She is very patient and her teaching skills are excellent. The idea of using small videos from the internet is helpful in enforcing what we learn during the class. Instructional material is fine and is relevant to learning conversation. May be the use of flash cards or cheat sheets could be helpful that I can refer after my class. Some basic writing can be introduced so we are a little familiar.”

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