Leadership Team

Our leadership team is made up of dedicated, focused and experienced professionals with extensive experience in the translation, legal, sales and finance industries.  Working with each other and with our employees, their knowledge and experience come together to make a difference for all our stakeholders— clients and partners—globally.

Brandon Carney

Co-Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer

Brandon oversees Divergent’s daily operations, focusing on quality control, strategic relationship creation, project execution and sales. Brandon has spent his entire career in the translation services industry, beginning with industry leader Geotext Translations then TransPerfect Translations. After spending two years in the New York office of Geotext Translations managing many of its largest and highest profile assignments, Brandon was asked to reestablish its San Francisco office by turning the small satellite sales office into a full-scale sales and production hub. Under Brandon’s leadership and guidance, the San Francisco office realized revenue growth of over 400% and more than quadrupled headcount. After this successful turnaround, Brandon continued to manage many of the firm’s largest transactions, at times overseeing individual project teams of 50 to 75 in-house and freelance resources concurrently. Upon leaving Geotext, Brandon joined TransPerfect Translations, the largest privately held translation agency in the world. Brandon’s extensive experience provides a unique perspective and an intimate working knowledge of the industry.

Brandon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a minor in Philosophy from Gettysburg College.

Eddie Jacob

Director of Production

Eddie manages all project operations and production personnel firmwide. Eddie began his career in translation services in 2013, when he first gained experience in project management during his time with TransPerfect Translations. There he specialized in marketing and financial translation, overseeing projects for some of the highest profile Fortune 500 client accounts. Eddie was quickly recognized as a natural leader with inherent project management skills. He was soon charged with managing not only translation projects but client accounts as well, enabling him to directly interact with and advise clients on best practices to satisfy their specific needs. Eddie’s depth of experience in both sales and project management give him a unique insight into all aspects of the translation business.

Eddie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies from Colgate University.

Alex Bone

Strategic Account Management

Alex joined the company in late 2017. Alex heads up Strategic Account Management for Divergent and focuses on the development of current and new business relationships. He has worked his entire career in Account Management and Business Development across several industries; including Human Resources, Tech, Digital Marketing and Localization. Alex’s success comes from his interest in his client’s needs and procedures. While working with the localization company, thebigword, Alex was able to identify both internal and external inefficiencies within his clients request processes. By introducing new collaborations between clients and Operations, he was able to increase his accounts’ close rates to an overall average of 78%, the highest company-wide. After two years, he decided he was very interested in continuing his career within Localization but with a company that had an expert, specialized niche within the industry.

Alex holds a BA in Theater from the University of Vermont.