LONDON, UK. January 10, 2023 — XTM International (“XTM”), the leading translation management system (“TMS”) for enterprise organizations, today announced the appointment of Ian Evans as Chief Executive Officer.
The announcement comes as XTM’s co-founder and CEO, Bob Willans, retires after leading the company for more than 20 years. Willans will remain involved with XTM as a board member.
“We founded XTM after seeing a need for high-quality, enterprise-grade translation technology that could keep pace with the fast-evolving demands of globalization,” said Willans. “Our TMS has become a mission-critical system for global enterprises to communicate with customers and grow globally. I couldn’t be more proud of what the XTM team has accomplished and I am confident Ian is the right leader to drive our next phase of growth.”
Evans brings more than 30 years of software leadership experience, most recently as Managing Director of EMEA at OneTrust, the global leader in privacy management and trust intelligence. Prior to OneTrust, Evans was Vice President and Managing Director of EMEA for AirWatch by VMWare, an enterprise mobility software provider now known as Workspace ONE.
“XTM has an incredible track record of developing disruptive and innovative technology, maintaining high growth, and putting customers first,” said Evans. “I’m appreciative of all Bob and his team have done to build a world-class company, and I’m thrilled to take the reins at this stage to continue our growth.”
Hundreds of blue-chip enterprise customers, including GoTo, FARFETCH, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Indeed, and Crown Equipment Corporation, trust XTM to help them overcome the increasing complexity of localization by centralizing and automating disparate processes. As a result, XTM users have been able to expand globally by reducing time to market by more than 80%, reducing costs by 60%, and improving translation quality by 90%.