VP and GM General Markets Robert Koen at Language Line

Placement Announcement

About Robert

Prior to joining Language Line Services, Robert led the System Integrator channel for Alcatel Lucent – Enterprise/Genesys Group as senior director of Channel Sales of the Americas, where he was instrumental in redefining and implementing the group’s partner strategy. Robert has had more than 15 years of experience driving revenue through partners and alliances in more than 30 countries. Robert earned his Bachelor degree from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa

Robert Koen, VP and GM General Markets

October, 2011. Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Robert Koen has been named Vice President Sales and Managing Director, General Markets at Language Line Services.

About Language Line

Language Line Services, the global leader in telephone interpreting and language solutions, serves clients in government, healthcare, telecommunications, financial services, utilities, insurance and many other industries by quickly connecting them to their customers, patients and sales prospects in more than 170 spoken languages as well as American Sign Language and Mexican Sign Language. Language Line Services is recognized as a trusted partner to thousands of public and private organizations throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, providing easy access to the industry’s fastest language interpreting service at highly competitive rates.


Robert is a forward-thinking sales management professional with a proven record of accomplishing and exceeding company goals. We look forward to leveraging Robert’s partnership experience and believe he will make solid contributions as we continue to grow our multicultural business services.

Louis Provenzano, President & CEO, Language Line Services

Robert’s global reach, combined with his astute understanding of sales methodologies, makes him a perfect fit for Language Line’s General Markets business.

Mark Lonergan, Founder and Managing Partner, Lonergan Partners

I’m very excited to join the market leading language on demand company in the world. My customers can speak more than 170 languages, simply with access to a phone, and that is a unique competitive advantage when building your business in a global economy. Language Line serves an important need, and I’m glad to be part of this winning team.

Robert Koen, VP Sales & Managing Director, General Markets, Language Line Services