Qualitest, the largest independent software testing and quality assurance company, announced that Yoav Ziv will be joining its executive leadership team as its first Chief Transformation Officer. In this new role, Mr. Ziv will focus on operationalising and evolving a strategic framework for the organisation, while identifying and implementing a range of initiatives that will speed growth and add further value for Qualitest’s clients. Mr. Ziv joins the company from Amdocs, where he served as General Manager of its largest account, a global communications and media provider. Prior, he served as Head of Amdocs’ Testing Business Unit where he transformed a traditional testing organisation into a market-leading DevOps driver with more than 3,000 global professionals. Expert in using operations methods Mr. Ziv is also a transformation specialist and a renowned expert in using operations methods that improve organisational performance, such as Lean, Theory of Constraints, DevOps and other operational research practices. The creation of the new role of Chief Transformation Officer is a substantial step forward for Qualitest"Commenting on the appointment, Norm Merritt, CEO at Qualitest, said: “The creation of the new role of Chief Transformation Officer is a substantial step forward for Qualitest. We are committed to making significant investments in our people, processes and footprint that reinforce our delivery excellence and our position as an employer of choice. I’m delighted to welcome Yoav to the team to continue to drive our momentum forward.” Identifying sustainable growth strategies Yoav Ziv added: “I’m looking forward to joining the Qualitest team at such an important time as it continues to invest and expand across multiple regions and industries. There is real potential for the future as we focus on driving long-term growth by helping the world’s most innovative brands transform their testing efforts into strategic, quality engineering operations.” Yaron Kottler, Qualitest’s Chief Operations Officer said: “Yoav brings with him an impressive track record of identifying robust and sustainable growth strategies for complex, global professional services organisations. He has a deep understanding and knowledge of today’s industry landscape, as well as proven leadership skills and the ability to transform multifaceted strategies into meaningful results, ultimately fortifying our customers’ success and enhancing our growth.” Based in New York, Yoav will start with Qualitest on 1 September and will be a member of its executive leadership team.
Qualitest, the independent software testing and quality assurance company, opens its new headquarters in Central London following a period of worldwide growth. Serving as a central location with easy access to Qualitest’s US, Israel, India and Romanian offices, London is also a base for prominent existing clients as well as a wide array of companies seen as prospective clients. The new office, based close to Liverpool Street station, brings together employees located across greater London. Cyber security sectors Qualitest is expected to more than double the number of quality engineers in the UK over the next three years Following an injection of capital resulting from Bridgepoint’s taking of a majority stake in Qualitest, the company is expected to accelerate its acquisition strategy and global expansion. Having recently signed new contracts with companies across the telecommunications, insurance, banking, government and cyber security sectors in the last few months – Qualitest is expected to more than double the number of quality engineers in the UK over the next three years. The London headquarters is expected to be a hub for Qualitest’s EMEA expansion with the expectation of significant growth in terms of clients, headcount and revenue. The new office has been designed to facilitate collaborative conversation between teams, with breakout spaces, an auditorium, spacious meeting rooms and an open plan kitchen. Software testing market Norm Merritt, CEO at Qualitest said: “Having a state-of-the-art global headquarters is a significant step for Qualitest as we continue to expand our global base. London remains a global hotspot for technology and innovation, and we look forward to the new possibilities it will bring.” Brian Shea, Managing Director for UK and Europe at Qualitest said, “Qualitest’s capabilities are London’s best kept QA secret. Moving the headquarters to London begins an exciting phase of development for our corporate and EMEA teams. Capitalising on the traction of our recent client wins, we expect to create hundreds of new jobs in the software testing market, and advance London as a central hub for Quality Engineering on the world’s stage.”