Justin Pickering - CEO of Blaine & Gonzalez

Woburn, Massachusetts, US

Justin Pickering - CEO of Blaine & Gonzalez's Skills
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Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

36-55

About Justin Pickering - CEO of Blaine & Gonzalez

I have captained 7 start-ups in my life. 5 failed. 2 succeeded. I am happy to share all the details of each success and failure. Important values for me are blunt honesty, absolute integrity, and harmony on a team.

My life journey has proven to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that a small group of people who put their mind to a task, no matter how monumental it may seem, can succeed in changing the world.

I am married, a homeowner, and have a 3-month old baby girl. My wife and I speak Spanish and English interchangeably at home.

I got into studying foreign languages because I love to bridge gaps between cultures. My most moving experience with a foreign language was while working as a medical interpreter in Honduras.

My hobbies are reading (everything I can), playing saxophone, and playing World of Warcraft. I go to the gym 2-3 days per week. Other than that, I enjoy mowing my lawn, relaxing in my hot tub, and spending time with my family, my parents, and brothers and their families.

Quote

“Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another's happiness than in your own." - Honoré de Balzac

Work Experience

CEO

Blaine & Gonzalez

February 2010 - Today

I founded this company after resigning from a corporate sales position. In 6 years, revenue has grown over 900%. We are preferred state vendors of translation services in 6 states and are completing our Federal preferred vendor application which will be ready in 2018. We have a A+ rating with the BBB. All our translators/interpreters have a minimum of a Masters degree in their field of expertise. We service Spanish, Portuguese, English, Urdu, Hindi, Arabic, Pashto, and French. www.blainegonzalez.com

Education

Tulane University

BA - Philosophy, Spanish, English

1997 - 2001

University of Texas at Austin

MA - Spanish Literature and Linguistics

2003 - 2005