Leadership

Hervé Chain
Co-Founder & President

More than 30 years ago, Hervé founded Omni Translating after working on an LNG facility in Algeria with Fluor Corporation. At the time, his objective was to create a firm specializing in translation for the engineering sector. During the 1980’s energy crisis, Hervé’s vision allowed him to spearhead the creation of a highly-efficient, robust, turnkey production firm focusing on a more diversified client base, and in 1986, Omni Intercommunications was established. Hervé’s expertise in strategic management and best practices has guided Omni to become a leader in translation and localization. He has spent most of his professional career developing strategies that conform to the ever-changing global marketplace. Hervé has been instrumental in engineering Omni’s infrastructure, which has allowed it to gain a distinctive advantage in the area of translation and localization.

Hervé has an MS in Organic Chemistry from his native city of Lyon, France, as well as an MBA in Finance from the University of Houston, Texas. He shares his time between Houston and Austin, with as much traveling as possible to the old continent, whether for business or leisure. He enjoys computer programming, wine collecting (and drinking), and is an avid home automation enthusiast.

Isabelle Chain
Co-Founder & Finance

Managing the finances of an operation requires someone who is not only proficient with numbers, but who also has vision, superb analytical skills, and the ability to multitask. For over 35 years, Isabelle has been that person. Her attention to detail and meticulousness has allowed her to make Omni not just financially secure but to achieve operating objectives and fulfill its mission over the long term. Isabelle has spent her entire career creating efficiencies and accounting procedures to create profitability and sustainable growth, while overseeing the financial, HR, and other administrative operations of Omni.

Isabelle holds a Bachelor in Finance and Marketing from the Bauer School of Business at UH. When not crunching numbers, Isabelle is very active with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, with a predilection for 18th Century British furniture and art work at Rienzi. She also enjoys cooking and spending time with her granddaughter.

Peter C. Allen
Technology & Development

Peter began his career in the translation and localization industry over 17 years ago as a computer-based training quality assurance engineer. A problem solver by nature, Peter interfaces with Omni’s production teams and clients to resolve any technology and compatibility challenges, ensuring smooth and seamless integration of needs and solutions. He continuously researches new and emerging technologies and trends, industry standards, and best practices, keeping Omni innovative as well as enhancing the scope of its offerings. Peter also manages all of Omni’s clients’ print and web-based localization projects where he has developed many proprietary processes and procedures to streamline production.

Peter graduated from Texas Tech University, earning a degree in English with a Specialization in Technical Communications. Besides being a great photographer, he has developed a passion for bow hunting, and cooking game and barbeque. He also serves in leadership roles on several committees at his church.

Anthony Montoya
Multimedia

With over 20 years of experience, Anthony excels as foreign-language Multimedia Manager. He has managed the production of hundreds of training, marketing, sales, and technical programs for energy clients, hospitals, direct sale organizations, and a range of manufacturing companies. From budget planning to final production, Anthony makes it all happen! Additionally, Anthony strives to maintain current multimedia technology to ensure Omni is delivering products and services that are meeting today’s ever-evolving requirements. Omni’s clients rely heavily on his expertise, industry knowledge, and ability to confront challenges head on.

Anthony attended the University of Houston, the Art Institute of Houston, and the University of Phoenix. Born and raised in Houston, Anthony enjoys volunteering for organizations with a great cause like the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, where he spends time organizing events throughout the year in an effort to raise scholarship funds for deserving high school students.

David Gomez
Client Outreach

Cultivating positive working relationships with all our clients is the cornerstone of Omni’s client outreach efforts. David is the friendly voice of the company when cultivating partnerships and identifying new markets. Previously, David was responsible for vendor management, searching for qualified contractors, vetting them through best-practice procedures, and verifying they have satisfied all of Omni’s stringent requirements. His responsibilities also included managing translation memories and archived projects. His attention to detail, professionalism, and expertise were key to the delivery of maximum leverage and consistency to Omni’s clients, regardless of project scope or magnitude.

Listening to his clients’ needs firsthand places him today in the perfect position to outline the profile of the professional linguists and subject matter experts Omni will need to stay ahead of projected needs. Although he is now removed from the actual search, David remains active in building solid human resources for the highly-technical and turnkey projects Omni is engaged in.

David has obtained a degree in Communications from Texas Tech University. While away from the office, he enjoys time with his boxer, Sammy, as well as trivia, movies, and golf. David’s goal is to travel the world to meet his recruits!