January 22 – Eddie Dean, Eddie Dean and Company and Claudia Mirza, Akorbi

Our Guests for the January 22nd/23rd edition of PlayMakers Talk Show:

Eddie Deen, CEO, Eddie Dean and Company

Claudia Mirza, CEO, Akorbi

Join us Friday afternoon at 3:00 and Saturday morning at 9:00 on 770 KAAM (KAAMRadio.com)

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Eddie Deen, CEO, Eddie Dean and Company


International caterer, adjunct professor, pianist, songwriter and community leader are all descriptions of Eddie Deen. Eddie has become a role model generously helping individuals and his community become instruments of change.

Eddie grew up on a working ranch in Wills Point and opened his first restaurant on the shores of Lake Tawakoni in 1980. In 1994, he purchased the land and buildings for the “commissary” in Terrell, which is now the main staging area for Eddie Deen & Company Catering.

Eddie Deen and Company catered both Inaugurations for President George W. Bush feeding over 87,000 guests in Washington DC. For the last 20 years Eddie Deen and Company has been the official caterer of the Texas Gubernatorial celebrations, catering over 74,000 guests.

In 1996, Eddie Deen’s Ranch in Downtown Dallas was created in the old Malouf dress factory just south of the Dallas Convention Center. In December of 2008, Eddie’s newest development Edison’s Dallas opened which expands the services and relationships to a growing, diverse, client base.


Phone: (214) 741-4211

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Claudia Mirza, CEO, Akorbi

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Claudia Mirza is the CEO and co-founder of Akorbi, a global provider of multilingual business solutions in more than 170 languages to some of the largest companies in the world.

Akorbi offers a full range of language, localization and global marketing solutions, including: professional and multilingual staffing, translation, interpretation, multilingual call centers, business process outsourcing, sign language interpretation, alternate formats, transcription, e-Learning and eDiscovery.

What started as a home-based translation business in 2003 has flourished under Claudia’s leadership into an international company with approximately 600 full-time and part-time employees and 200%+ growth in recent years.


Phone: (877) 4-AKORBI

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