Welcome to Global LT. Learn more about us!

Our Mission: To empower professionals and their families to live and work successfully anywhere in the world.

Our Vision: To be the world’s expert and partner of choice in solution design for language, multi-cultural and destination services.

Founded in 1979, Global LT is a leading provider of language training, multicultural training, translation and destination services for global corporations. Our mission is to empower corporate employees to live and work successfully in the global marketplace by bringing together an international network of affiliated representatives, service providers and professional staff to provide multinational companies, relocation providers, supplier networks and government entities with several tailored advantages.

  • A Single Point of Contact
    Our unique business model brings together leading global expertise, resources and technology in a single source, enabling organizations to improve turnaround time and save money by utilizing one organization for multiple global solutions.
  • Delivery Anywhere in the World
    Global LT supports its clients’ cultural and language endeavors anywhere in the world by managing talent such as professional linguists, culturists, interpreters, instructional designers, project managers, editors and translators.
  • Turnkey solutions in 60+ languages
    Global LT offers a broad portfolio of expatriate support solutions, multicultural training and translation in the marketplace to help our clients succeed in a globalized economy.
  • A proven track record
    We offer more than 35 years of high-touch experience and customer service acknowledgment to support the needs of our clients and partners.

Hortensia Albertini founded Global LT as a home-based language training company in 1979 with nothing more than a phone and a filing cabinet. More than three decades later, our company has grown into a leading global provider of language training, multicultural training, translation and destination services, serving multinational businesses around the world and providing services on every continent, excluding Antarctica. Global LT remains headquartered in Troy, Mich., U.S.A., where the company was founded, with entities in Brazil, China, Hong Kong and the U.K.

Hortensia was born in Cuba, immigrating to the United States with her family in the early 1960s. As a young adult immigrant, she worked to support her family by teaching Spanish to nonnative speakers. Hortensia soon discovered that she had a gift for providing language training to the business community and was inspired to found her own language training company, Langua Tutor. The company’s first client, Ford Motor Co., has maintained its relationship with the company ever since.

Today, Hortensia’s daughter, Lisette Poletes, continues her legacy as the owner and CEO of Global LT — our company name since 2004. Lisette has been instrumental in adding new Global LT entities in countries across the globe. As a result, many employees consider the transition the culmination of Hortensia’s immigrant story: the realization of the American dream, followed by the passing of that dream to the next generation. Yet it is also a sign of our continued commitment to our clients and our employees, whom we serve through unwavering service, training and support. As we look to the future, it is this commitment that will drive our success for decades to come.

Check out some articles and videos of our amazing founder, Hortensia Albertini here:

CBS Detroit – Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist Article 2011

Ernst & Young Interview 2011

Smart Business Article 2011

Smart Business Interview 2012

WJR Women Who Lead Podcast – Class of 2012

Lisette Poletes

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 Bresnan

Tom Bresnan has been on the Board of Global LT since 2014 and knows our business well. He also has extensive experience in professional and corporate training, having been President and CEO at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers.  Under Tom Bresnan’s leadership, New Horizons grew to be a global market leader in IT training, both classroom and virtual, with over 300 locations in 70 countries, and we are very pleased to have him join the Global LT team. He manages the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of Global LT.



Zoryana 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.



Lisa 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.

Global LT is known for our exceptional service and has won numerous awards and recognition not only for the services we provide but also for our outstanding business and employment practices. Click on the award below to view the associated Press Release or learn more about the award.





  • Gold Award for Premier Service in Language
  • SIRVA Supplier of the Year for Quality
  • FEM EMMA for Destination Service Provider – Highly Commended: Destination Services Provider of the Year
  • DiversityBusiness.com 2014 Top Business





  • FEM EMMA Award – Destination Service Provider of the Year
  • State of Michigan: Top 50 Michigan Companies to Watch
  • Most Innovative Supplier