Annette Lawlor
Annette Lawlor
Founder/Owner

After many amazing years in the USA, Annette returned home to Ireland, started a family of three kids and one company! Izzy, Noah, Ellie, and Lion People Global, a Localization specific recruitment, talent, and related business services company. Like her kids, Lion People has grown up too and now provides Growth Services through its Talent and M&A Solutions practices, focusing initially on Language Services and extending to Data and AI, Digital Marketing, and Software Industries.

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With an educational background in Marketing, and a multi-year career in Sales & Marketing for global Media and Software organizations. Annette realized her true passion was people, connections and finding synergies between the two.
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Olga Blasco
Olga Blasco
Principle Partner, Growth Solutions

Olga is a recognized professional in the language services industry. After 20 years in leadership positions at large US corporations in the top 10 worldwide, since 2016 her mission is to help business owners with their growth strategy to increase the value of their companies and fulfill their end game through the right investments in talent, technology, and M&A. With LPG she assesses M&A matches and facilitates deals, guiding buyers and sellers with expert advice.

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A native of Barcelona and a nomad at heart, she operates out of Dublin and Istanbul, where she co-founded a project supporting women entrepreneurship and social economy innovation.
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Deborah Goldsmith
Deborah Goldsmith
Senior Account Director, M&A

Heading up LPG’s M&A practice, Deborah’s mission as a digital matchmaker in the localization services and technology space is facilitating the discovery and execution of B2B transactions that meet and exceed the clients’ criteria.

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Deborah is a multi-year relationship-driven business development veteran specialised in building high-growth B2B services marketplaces
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Hasmik Navalyan
Hasmik Navalyan
Global Recruitment Director

With over a decade of experience in full life-cycle corporate recruitment, Hasmik continues to be excited about leading the talent acquisition agendas and strategies, collaborating with bright people around and bringing success to all parties involved. Finding the best jobs for the candidates, seeing successful development of her team and adding more and more value to the business she represents.  

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Hasmik is a result-driven Talent Acquisition and HR leader with huge drive and passion for recruitment, she gets inspired by uncovering rock stars for her clients.
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Sharon McKimm
Sharon McKimm
Global Director, Growth Solutions

Sharon was born in Jamaica, but her life journey selected Ireland as home. She is a positive manager, communicator, and professional with localisation experience that spans the areas of division as well as enterprise account management. It is her hope that the 25+ years that she has in the industry will assist clients to realise their growth objectives. She enjoys assisting clients in tackling merger and acquisitions challenges such as long-term strategy and planning, as well as staffing, organic growth, acquisitions, diversification, or innovation.

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Sharon enjoys assisting clients in tackling merger and acquisitions challenges such as long-term strategy and planning.
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Amber Straka
Amber Straka
Senior Account Manager – Growth Solutions

After 10 years in the localization industry working for a variety of LSPs across roles of Account Management, Process Improvement, and Project Management, Amber offers her unique perspective on organic and inorganic growth in both language and technology. Amber brings with her an enthusiasm and energy as a lifelong learner and eager contributor to company vision, execution, and value creation with LPG.

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Amber offers her unique perspective on organic and inorganic growth in both language and technology
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Ruth Tracey
Ruth Tracey
Senior Account Manager – Growth Solutions

She started off working in an advertising agency, but moved many years ago to the world of localization were getting a word count meant literally counting the words in the manuals!

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Ruth encompasses all the best bits of being Irish, great fun, hard-working, friendly and as honest as the day is long.
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Jagoda Krzyston
Jagoda Krzyston
Account Manager – Growth Solutions

The course of her academic and professional life so far has been strongly affected by her deep-rooter curiosity about the world. Being a keen traveller has made her a good communicator, who thrives in multicultural environment. She loves being in nature and cannot imagine the world without the mountains.

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With a background in intercultural relations and advertising management, Jagoda can adapt marketing activities to diverse needs.
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Magdalena Janicka
Magdalena Janicka
Senior Talent Manager

Since Magdalena discovered her top five Gallup talents, she knew she had to take a job as a recruiter. Magdalena loves travelling, reading and writing about her thoughts and stories - she always has stories to share! She used to live in the US for a few months and now she is based in beautiful Krakow. She believes that nothing comes without a reason.

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She loves the challenge of meeting new people, breaking the ice and making connections – it is one of her strengths.
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Piotr Lenartowicz

Piotr Lenartowicz

Talent Manager

Piotr is an English teacher by education. While talking to students with different backgrounds, he realized that he is not only teaching them, but also learning from them. And that is precisely his approach as a recruiter - in helping them candidates find the best opportunities, he tries to learn from them.

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When not recruiting, he reads westerns and non-fictions, follows the NBA and spends as much time hiking as possible.
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Agata Kaim-Cieśla

Agata Kaim-Cieśla

Talent Manager

After obtaining her master’s degree in Pedagogy, she ‘fell’ into technical recruitment and since then she has been passionately helping people in their professional growth. Currently as a part of Lion People Global team, she is discovering the translation and localization world, through building long-term relationships with talented people from all over the word. After working hours, Agata's passions are dance and climbing, but most importantly her beloved family.

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Agata has always been a connector of people. For 10 years she has been working as a Professional Jazz Dance Teacher where she could share her knowledge and passion for dancing through teaching.
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Analía Cassano

Talent Manager

What Analía enjoys the most is the contact with people from different backgrounds and cultures exchange. She loves travelling and meeting people all around, and one of her strengths is engaging and encouraging others to take new challenges and endeavors.

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Analía has worked in the localization industry for more than 10 years.
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Rocio Diaz

Rocio Diaz

Talent Manager

Born and raised in Rosario, Argentina, Rocio has spent the last 5 years working as a recruiter. In Localization (Rocio's first love regarding industries) her first steps were within Human Resources, and later on, she knew her big passion: Recruitment. She thinks it's incredible to work every day with different people and personalities, which let her continue learning about the industry, clients, and different roles.

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You can find her always with a smile, even more, if she is traveling while working, having a good cup of tea or some sweets!
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Aneta Pieszka

Aneta Pieszka

Talent Assistant

With a lifelong passion for foreign languages and cultures, she always knew that a multicultural environment would be her place in the world. Her professional life revolves around helping others - from teaching to supporting teams, always searching for opportunities to impart valuable insights.

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Addicted to gaining new experiences and learning new skills, she believes that everything can be done and approaches all her tasks with a mindset of a problem-solver.
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Aneta Pieszka
Annette Lawlor
Olga Blasco
Deborah Goldsmith
Hasmik Navalyan
Sharon McKimm
Amber Straka
Ruth Tracey
Jagoda Krzyston
Magdalena Janicka
Piotr Lenartowicz
Agata Kaim-Cieśla
Agata Kaim-Cieśla
Rocio Diaz
Aneta Pieszka
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Run by Experts, for Experts

Ten years and counting

For over a decade, we have expanded our industry expertise to include Localization and Globalization, AI and Big Data, Digital and Software Development. Our dedicated account managers work tirelessly to match your requirements with hand-picked and high-calibre candidates.

You’re in good company

With our European headquarters in the Localization Hub of Ireland, our current client base is spread throughout the US, South America, Asia and Eastern and Western Europe. Combined with our contacts and partners in the US, we have the global reach to be your true Localization, AI, Digital and IT, recruitment partner. At Lion People Global, we know it’s crucial for you to have access to the most talented employees. Which is why we’ve become the only truly global experts at connecting highly skilled individuals with agencies and brands. We are experts in placing people because we always put them first.

How does it all work?

It’s easy. Get in touch with one of our Lions, tell them what you need and the hunt begins!
All our Lions are trained in Advanced Boolean Search and are Boolean Certified. We use SaaS-based recruitment technology, with full candidate and client workflow tracking and online integrated timesheets that can be accessed by mobile or desktop, anywhere in the world.