The Milla & CO. Team has Over 20 years combined experience.

With 20 years of combined experience in the translation industry, we have paired up to provide clients with a complete end-to-end translation and localization solution. We are inspired every day by what we believe makes this industry exciting; the ever expanding demand for languages and communication to connect communities around the globe.

Relationships are important to us, and we love nothing else than to impress our clients with a personal, customer driven service that exceeds your expectations.

Meet The Founders


Athena Papanicolaou brings extensive experience in overseeing the rapid growth of one of the industry’s leading translation companies. Athena served in various positions throughout her professional career, including sales, project management, quality assurance, account management, and general management. She oversaw seven offices around the world and was responsible for introducing operational and technological improvements that helped scale the business by 150% in four years. Athena received her BS in Management & Business from Skidmore College and her MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.


Nicole Hellman is a champion for absolute quality and customizable, efficient processes. She began her career as a German to English reviser at a NYC based translation company. She later established the company’s quality assurance department, employing data and metrics to ensure linguistic excellence and superior customer service. Nicole most recently held the position of VP of Operations. She oversaw the company’s global operations, scaled project management and language teams quickly to absorb rapid growth, and managed the integrations of various acquisitions. Nicole graduated from Bucknell University with a BA in International Relations and German, and is fluent in German.

Why Choose Us?

We’re Experienced

With over 20 years experience in the industry, we’ve seen and done it all.

We’re Consistently Reliable

Our quality is guaranteed, that’s a promise. Work with us, and you’ll always know what to expect.

We’re Always Accessible

Your project is our priority. Last minute requests or urgent updates? We’re here for you anytime.

We’re Energized

Our customers mean the world to us! We’re passionate about your success.

We used Milla & Co. to translate our client’s marketing content into Spanish and were really pleased with the translations. They were completed before our deadline and our client’s in-country reviewer agreed that the translations were spot on. The project wasn’t completely straightforward and we appreciated Milla’s ability to really grasp the tone and style we were trying to convey. Their multi-tiered approach to quality made the translations exactly what we were looking for.
Serge Efap, Operations Manager - Elite Daily