Management Team

Management Team Listing:

Lori Thicke, Founder/CEO

THICKE_Lori_MG_6796Lori Thicke, a native of Canada, founded her first company when she was just 12 years old. She went on to found her next company at 17 and, as a result, appeared regularly in the local press. At 19 she sold her company to return to university. While earning her two degrees she also worked part-time as a journalist and book editor.

In 1986, after receiving a Master’s Degree from the University of British Columbia, Lori moved to Paris. There she founded Eurotexte, later renamed Lexcelera, the parent company of LexWorks. In 1993, Lori co-founded Traducteurs sans frontières in order to provide pro bono translations to humanitarian organizations. Lori is Founder and President of the U.S. based sister organization, Translators without Borders, which became an American 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation in 2010.

Convinced that quality machine translation would be the game changer in the translation and localization industry, Lori became an early adopter of – and evangelist for – machine translation.

Lori is a frequent speaker on her two passions: translation technology, and Translators without Borders. Lori has a teenaged son, Farrell, and recently relocated to Vancouver, Canada to expand LexWorks in North America.

See also detailed speaking credentials and videos for Lori in the press section.

Ros Smith-Thomas, Vendor Manager and Co-Owner

Ros, a native of Sevenoaks in the United Kingdom, moved to Paris in her early 20s. Before joining Lexcelera, the LexWorks parent company, Ros worked for 17 years in the language training business, first as a teacher and subsequently as Administrative Manager for a Parisian language school.

Ros joined the company in 1992 as General Manager, bringing considerable interpersonal and administrative skills, plus a fluency in English, French and Spanish.

In 1993, Ros co-founded Traducteurs sans frontières, and is currently the President of the French non-profit association, registered under the French 1901 law governing charities.

Ros is married with two children, and lives in an architectural wonder of a house in Paris’ 20th arrondissement.

Laurence Roguet, Operations Manager

As Chief Operations Officer of LexWorks parent company Lexcelera, Laurence has a wide variety of responsibilities, including overseeing day to day operations, coordinating the teams and making sure Lexcelera’s strategy is successfully deployed.

Laurence entered the localization industry over a decade ago as a Senior Project Manager for Lionbridge. Successive promotions to Vendor Manager, Resource Manager (linguists and engineers) and Business Unit Manager gave Laurence an in-depth understanding of client needs as well as of the management of complex multilingual projects. This wide ranging experience means that Laurence is now able to wear a number of caps, from production to finance.

Laurence has a Master’s degree in Financial Management and Business Administration. She is fluent in both French and English.

Click here to read more about Lexcelera, the LexWorks parent company.

Fabrice Chabot, Lead Engineer, Machine Translation

Fabrice joined Lexcelera in 2011, where he is managing machine translation and linguistic engineering.
He started in localization industry as terminologist in 1999 in Bowne Global Solutions then in Lionbridge until 2010. He worked on various area fields including terminology, CAT management and linguistic engineering, especially machine translation and computer-aided review.
Fabrice has a master degree in linguistics and language industry.

Fabrice is fluent in both French and English.