• Didzis Grauss
    HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT

    Grown and shaped by the translation industry. With first steps taken as a translator and interpreter, moving to project management and translation company expansion operations, Didzis has been an integral part of every step of the translation company success story. With an emphasis on overseas sales, Didzis’s main goal is to put the IdeaText brand on the map as a solid translation industry player, respected by clients and linguists. Also, a huge lover of guitars, sometimes getting too carried away with collecting them, rather than actually playing them.

     

               

  • Ivars Lazdiņš
    HEAD OF FINANCE

    A degree in German translation and interpreting combined with an MBA in business administration, Ivars has obtained a unique and desirable combination of skills specifically tailored to the translation management industry. With great success in Germany based sales, Ivars is a strong example of “measure twice, cut once” mentality. With experience of over 10 years in the industry, his extreme attention to detail is unparalleled. We have a great suspicion that “Marvel” might be Ivars’s official religion.

  • Anna Pelēkzirne
    HEAD OF MARKETING

    Another child of the translation industry. Getting her first start as a vendor manager, Anna has vigorously chased her goal of becoming a marketing guru and social media expert for the translation industry. Anna has an amazing ability of creating stuff from thin air. We are not sure how she does it, but we do not question it. A huge lover of animals, owner of three dogs, Anna tries to spend every free moment she has escaping to locations that are much closer to the sun than Riga.

           

  • Elvita Pūķe-Barbier
    CEO

    A perfect storm of energy and responsibility. With a university degree in translation and interpreting, Elvita was sure about having her own company from a very early age. This confidence is rooted in her passion towards the industry with over 10 years of experience in several management positions in different translation companies. Elvita’s strength lies in being a strong example to IdeaText’s employees, leading by example and making sure IdeaText is always at its best. Unusual traits for a complete punk rock fan and travel addict.

               

  • Līva Vucina
    PROJECT MANAGER

    IdeaText’s own spark of energy. With a degree in technical translation, Līva embodies dedication and energy in her work. Do not be misguided by the smile, as most of her free time is spent in Jiu-Jitsu lessons.

               

  • Beāte Aņiļonīte
    PROJECT MANAGER

    Beāte is a representation of calmness and precision. Coming from a bilingual family, Beate is fluent in English, Latvian and Lithuanian. She joined IdeaText after obtaining a degree in language theory and philology studies, and we appreciate her attention to detail and quality procedures that come with providing high quality translation services. After business hours, Beate is all about games – sports games, board games, computer games, so just bring it! We have a very powerful teammate on our side!

     

  • Daina Auziņa
    PROJECT MANAGER

    Daina’s story starts in the United Kingdom. Born and raised in London, Daina's skill and understanding of English are unmatched. Daina has always kept her Latvian roots by studying Latvian language and actively taking part in Latvian folk activities, such as dancing. Come university, she has added French and German to her arsenal of languages. In her free time, she enjoys baking and walks in the forest. With her decision to join IdeaText, Daina has moved to Riga and we couldn’t be happier about welcoming such a positive and multilingual team member!

         

  • Maksims Petrovs-Kudlāns
    PROJECT MANAGER

    Max’s first steps in translation began by taking up translation studies in the university, where, in addition to Latvian, Russian and English, he established knowledge of Swedish as well. Maxim is a huge lover of everything nature-related. From fishing, walks in the forest and guitar evenings by the campfire, he is also capable of preparing an authentic black sauna. Even his tattoos have forests in them. Maxim has joined the Idea team with a serious multilingual and technical background, and we’re excited to have our personal sauna expert among our ranks! 

       

  • Robert Neil
    PROJECT MANAGER, UNITED STATES

    IdeaText’s resident foreigner, who has been with the company from the ground level. With a background in translation, Robert’s late evenings and unusual working hours have made sure our overseas clients are always serviced to the highest level. While spending most of his mornings sleeping, Robert finds time to run a marathon every now and then.

     

  • Olaf
    BRANCH MANAGER

    Olaf is a very important and welcome addition to IdeaText’s team. While not being too busy managing the company’s (or any other) branches, Olaf enjoys a stroll around the office premises, making sure all the flowers and plants are properly sniffed, and, of course providing the very important chewing of the squeaky toys. Feel free to reach out to Olaf for snack suggestions, stress relief and belly rubs.