Early in her professional life, Flor Dimassi was one of the original founders of the successful Dimassi Mediterranean Restaurants. She later sold her interests in the restaurants to pursue a different career path in the energy sector.
Dimassi’s vision of providing technical translations drove her launch her own Translation Services company in 1993. Fifteen years into her technical translation business, she decided to rebrand and refocus her firm (then known as Translation Services) to capture a more global audience.
In July 2011 she expanded and renamed her operations as GlobalSpeak Translation Services and now contracts over 30 experienced engineers as specialized technical translators. Since then, revenues have grown to more than 300 percent.
With more than 20 years experience in translation and interpretation, Flor Dimassi is passionate about language. She is a hands-on executive and can often be found project managing international conferences or participating in industry discussion panels, where she is tapped for ideas and inspiration.
Most recently, Flor was named Advisory Board Member, Center for International Studies for her alma mater, the University of St. Thomas – Houston.
As a three-time Mentor at the Houston Business Journal / BizWomen’s Mentoring Monday, Dimassi advises young women as they navigate their professional careers.
Her commitment to excellence has earned her a local and international reputation as both a translator and a business professional. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, with a BA in International Studies, and has completed studies in French literature at L’Alliance Française in Paris, France. Dimassi is fluent in Spanish, French, and English.
As co-founder, Thomas Lacombe brings more than 10 years of geologic oil and gas knowledge as well as 25 years of sales and business management experience to GlobalSpeak Translations. His perspective into the global energy market provides effective client solutions.
Lacombe is passionate about exploring emerging oil & gas markets and developing a global marketing framework and strategic sales approach for an industry in constant flux. He’s an experienced field geologist and a member of The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).
He is originally from New Orleans and a graduate of Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with a BS in Geology and is fluent in Spanish and English.
As an avid cyclist, you can find Thomas off-road on the trails in Memorial Park or the mountains of Mexico. He’s got the wind in his hair and he sports the purple and gold colors of his beloved alma mater LSU. Geaux Tigers!