Rustin Gibbs is a localization veteran with 20 years’ experience forging world-ready software solutions from prospect to delivery. Communicate across marketing and engineering functions for effective team collaboration and reduced time to solution. Define customer requirements, design business processes, approve technical specifications and build a consulting practice to consistently drive solutions for high-margin sales.
Innovative Solution Development – Pushed envelope of traditional localization procurement strategy by authoring and promoting business process outsourcing (BPO) model in marketing localization space at Microsoft leading to $13M of business with the central marketing group.
Technical Execution – Nailed release criteria for 100+ localization projects ranging from $20M enterprise-level product releases in 36 languages to custom solution development in niche markets for entrepreneurial startups.
Evangelism – Reduced defect rate by 30% on the localization of Microsoft Visual Studio by raising awareness of critical success factors and presenting corresponding best practices with developers, testers, program managers, and release managers through continuous process improvement programs and information-sharing meetings, leading to further process improvement through automation and tool development.
Bilingual: English and Japanese.