About Us

We’re Transforming Language Services

High-Touch Service by Expert Interpreters

Connection

CLI creates more meaningful connections between your organization and your clients or customers by allowing everyone to communicate in their native language. We believe language is a human right, and with up to 20% of your customers speaking English as a second language, language translation is essential to doing business.

Reliability

We focus on incredible flexibility in services, the best customer service in the industry, most skilled interpreters, and the widest range and highest availability of languages amongst our competitors.

We deliver this to you through constantly innovating our technology, never sacrificing security, and building relationships you’ll actually enjoy.

Strong communities and healthy futures
through language access

Philanthropy

CLI is dedicated to preserving endangered languages around the world through our work sponsoring the studies of linguist, author, and activist K. David Harrison.

CLI sponsors 7000 Languages, a U.S.-based organization that creates free language-learning software for Indigenous communities around the world. 

Community

Our organization is engaged in community initiatives throughout Phoenix and Portland.

Its common for our employees to be active volunteers as well, bringing their experiences back to CLI to make us a more rounded organization. 

Diversity

Our employees and subcontractors reflect our commitment to cultivating diversity by promoting the use of minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, and emerging small businesses whenever possible.

CLI is a a women-owned business certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Changing the Industry from the Inside

Head shot of Kristin Quinlan who is CLI's CEO

Kristin Quinlan, as CLI CEO, has earned her place as a leading voice in the field of Language Interpretation. Passionate as ever about equality in Language Access, Ms. Quinlan uses her leadership roles to lobby for positive improvements in the language industry.

  • Board of Directors, Association of Language Companies Leadership Council Executive
  • Board of Directors, Joint National Committee for Languages
  • Board of Directors, National Council for Languages and International Studies
  • Contributing Member, Globalization and Localization Association

Language as an enterprise is vital to the U.S. economy

Kristin Quinlan, CEO
Certified Languages International

Staff Happiness = Customer Success

CLI has been included on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies 7 times.  The Common Sense Advisory named CLI to the top two telephone interpreting services worldwide, and is ranked in the top 10 of translation, localization, and interpreting services providers. We have been named “Top Workplace in Oregon”, “Top Workplace in Phoenix”, and a “2022 Top Workplace in the US”