About Us

We’re Transforming Language Services

High-Touch Service by Expert Interpreters


CLI creates more meaningful connections between your organization and your 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.


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


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. 


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

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


CLI is a woman-owned company.

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.

Changing the Industry from the Inside

Head shot of Kristin Quinlan who is CLI's CEO

Kristin Quinlan, as CLI’s CEO, has earned her place as a leading voice in the field of language interpretation. Passionate as ever about equity in language access, Ms. Quinlan uses her leadership roles to lobby for positive improvements in the language services industry.

  • Board of Directors, Association of Language Companies (ALC) Leadership Council
  • Board of Directors, the Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS)
  • Contributing Member, Globalization and Localization Association (GALA)

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”