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SOASTA is a technology company providing cloud-based services to test websites and web applications.
SOASTA, Inc. (pronounced s?’-sta), is the leading provider of cloud-based testing solutions. SOASTA ensures that today’s Web applications and services perform in a high quality, scalable, and predictable manner. The company’s product, SOASTA CloudTest is available as an on demand service in the cloud or as an appliance (virtual and hardware), and enables developers to test and monitor their Web applications and services at an affordable price. SOASTA CloudTest supports Load, Performance, Functional, and Web UI/Ajax testing.
Soasta, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California with additional offices in the United States; and London, the United Kingdom.
SOASTA CloudTest offers a single, integrated platform for functional and performance testing. Designed for testing modern Web and mobile applications, CloudTests patented visual test creation environment enables rapid creation and editing of even the most complex tests. By leveraging the cloud, tests can be distributed globally, executed at any scale, and run affordably. And real-time analytics provide immediate, actionable intelligence a requirement for testing live production environments.
Tom Lounibos, CEO for SOASTA, brings more than 30 years of experience building early stage software companies, leading two companies to successful IPOs.
Tom is a regular speaker at both cloud and testing events, and has become a leading advocate in using the cloud to empower individuals and accelerate changes in how applications are built, tested and deployed.
Most recently, Tom served as President and CEO of Kenamea. Prior to Kenamea, he was CEO of Dorado Corp., a financial services software provider.
Previous to Dorado, he was EVP of Sagent Technology through its 1999 IPO, entrepreneur-in-residence at Crosspoint Venture Partners, and held executive positions at Digitalk Corp., Knowledgeware (KWI) and Encore Financial Services.
Tom also serves on several boards in the Silicon Valley.
Dan FitzSimons, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for SOASTA, brings 20 years of global enterprise and start-up sales leadership experience in the technology sector. Prior to SOASTA, Dan was the Chief Revenue Officer for Kyte, a leading media SaaS platform, where he led overall revenue generation and global customer acquisition efforts.
Kyte was acquired by Kit Digital (Nasdaq: KITD). Before Kyte, Dan served as Vice President of North America Sales for Limelight Networks, where he led its transition from an inside sales based organization into a field based operation, helping the company reorganize to focus on the largest brands on the internet.
Dans efforts contributed to a more than 100 percent increase in revenue over the course of 2007-2009. Prior to Limelight, Dan led regional sales efforts for Symantec in the enterprise software market, delivering significant growth in the companys roster of Fortune 1000 customers.
Brad Johnson is Vice President of Product and Channel Marketing at SOASTA.
He brings over 19 years of IT experience spanning development, operations, strategic alliances and sales with a passion for helping global customers continually improve the quality and business value of their IT projects.
At SOASTA, he built the global channel and technology partner ecosystem and currently drives product and channel marketing. Prior to SOASTA, he led Product Marketing for Borland Softwares quality business, driving 36% annual growth leading up to Borlands acquisition by MicroFocus. Prior to Borland, Brad led Product Marketing for Mercury Interactives core testing business and managed strategic global partnerships leading up to Mercurys $4.5B acquisition by Hewlett Packard.
Dan Bartow is Vice President of Product Management at SOASTA.
Prior to joining SOASTA he was Sr. Engineering Manager at Intuit where his team was responsible for the performance and scalability of TurboTax Online.
Dan has set multiple industry precedents including deployment of the worlds largest stateful JBoss cluster for Intuit and using over 2000 cloud computing cores to generate test traffic against a live web site.
Dan is a frequent presenter at leading software engineering and cloud computing conferences.
Carol Manchester, CFO, has more than 25 years of financial leadership experience including restructuring events, crisis, transition and turnaround management.
She has deep expertise in management of a variety of venture based debt and/or equity funding events as well as strategic financial and business development planning for early stage ventures.
Carol is skilled in all aspects of business planning for emerging markets including: market and risk analysis, organizational planning, financial modeling, what-if analysis and formal business plan creation, implementation and tracking.
Carol was VP, Finance and Chief Financial Officer for ten years at Vista Research, an emerging growth technology development company and began her career at Arthur Andersen. She received her B.S.C, Magna Cum Laude, in Accounting from Santa Clara University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Peter Galvin, Senior Vice President of Marketing, brings more than 20 years of global technology marketing experience to SOASTA.
Previously, he was the Chief Marketing Officer for Proofpoint, a leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions. Peter has held a number of senior leadership roles at technology services companies including Senior Vice President of Marketing & Products at Openwave, where he directed their product management and go-to-market strategies while generating over $300 million in annual revenue and Vice President of Marketing for Celequest, where he successfully launched the company.
As the Vice President and General Manager at Inktomi Corp., Peter managed the Traffic Server business unit for Carrier, Enterprise and Wireless markets.
He serves on the board of the European Business Incubator of California and earned BA and MBA degrees from Clark University
Tal Broda, Senior Vice President of Engineering, brings more than 15 years of development and engineering leadership experience to SOASTA, with exceptional expertise in defining technology strategy and developing software architecture. At SOASTA, Tal drives product development including platform architecture, detailed design, performance and quality.
Before working at SOASTA, Tal was the Director of Development for Oracles Business Activity Monitoring (Oracle BAM) engineering team. In this role was responsible for the architecture and development schedule of the BAM product line, determining the go-to-market strategy, and evangelizing it to customers. His efforts increased the customer base by twelve-fold in one year. He also drove the acquisition of Sunopsis, Oracles next generation ETL tool and delivered its integration to the BAM product line in one months time.
Bryan LeBlanc joined Jive as the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for all financial, accounting, IT and operational aspects of Jive’s business. Bryan is a seasoned finance and business professional with more than 20 years of experience in public high tech and software companies.
Bryan was a key member of Mercury Interactive’s executive team, where he helped drive substantial growth in both the size of the business and the company’s market value.
Bryan also served as CFO of Webtrends, a software company in the web analytics market, served as CFO of inSilicon, a public software company in the semiconductor IP markets and built the corporate finance team at enterprise content management company Documentum.
Bryan has also spent 10 years in various management roles in finance and marketing at Cadence Design Systems.
Bryan holds an MBA in finance and marketing from Santa Clara University.
BA in biology/pre-med from Holy Cross College.
Blake Modersitzki joined Pelion Venture Partners in 2002 after 13 years as an executive with Novell and WordPerfect Corporation. Blake has deep industry operating experience as well as a long, successful investment track record.
Prior to joining Pelion Venture Partners, Blake was Managing Director for Novell Ventures and Vice President of Strategic Business Development. He directed Novells venture strategy including both its direct investments in companies and indirect investments in venture capital funds. Prior to managing Novells venture capital organization, Blake held a number of sales, marketing, product management, global channel sales development and business development positions within Novell and Word Perfect.
Blakes current investments and board affiliations are M-Factor, Fusion-io, Soasta and Infopia.
Clint Chao is a founding general partner at Formative Ventures. Clint invests in emerging technologies start-ups in areas such as communications, wireless, and next-generation Internet solutions. Clint is an experienced technology executive who brings more than 20 years of start-up operating experience including marketing, sales and business development to Formative Ventures. His investments and board leadership include Silicon Clocks, Smalltown, Mashery, Marketocracy and Zyray Wireless (acquired by Broadcom in 2004).
Prior to co-founding Formative Ventures, Clint served as vice president of marketing, sales, and business development at SkyStream Networks (acquired by Tandberg TV), a leading provider of video routing equipment. Under his leadership, SkyStream formed partnerships with industry leaders such as AOL Time Warner, HP, Microsoft, RealNetworks, Lucent Technologies, Mitsubishi, and Philips.
Dave Murphy, Senior Vice President of Delivery for SOASTA, has enjoyed a varied career as a Silicon Valley executive with high tech hardware, software and distribution companies.
Prior to SOASTA, Dave was Vice President of Professional Services at TIBCO Software. Pre-revenue startups include Cybrant, which was acquired by Blue Martini (now Escalate Retail) in 2002, and Businessland, where Dave served in a variety of management roles as sales grew to over $1.4B.
With over 25 years of experience, Dave has led pre-sales and professional services teams at Baan and Borland, and has written articles and been a featured speaker at industry events on topics ranging from networking and communications to software development best practices
John Balen has been involved in the venture capital and technology industries for over 25 years. At Canaan he focuses on the digital media, enterprise, and fintech sectors and has led investments in several successful startups including Commerce One, which brought B2B ecommerce to the masses; eStamp, the pioneer in Internet postage; Everdream, an innovator in on-demand desktop management services (acq. by Dell); ID Analytics, the nations only real-time fraud prevention system for enterprises (acq. by LifeLock); Intraware. the leading provider of electronic license delivery and management; and Rightpoint, a real-time customer analytics software provider (acq. by Epiphany).
Before joining Canaan Partners, John held a variety of operational and financial roles, including Managing Director of Horsley Bridge Partners, a multi-billion dollar private equity firm in San Francisco.
Ken Gardner is a software industry veteran with more than 35 years in the enterprise software industry. He is currently the Founder and Executive Chairman of SOASTA, Inc. SOASTA has harnessed the power of cloud computing to become the leading provider of cloud testing, which businesses use to test the real-world performance of their web applications. From 2002 until June 2005, he was the Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Istante Software (originally Iteration Software) which was sold to Oracle Corporation in December 2004.
Prior to founding Istante, Ken co-founded Sagent, a business intelligence software company, in June 1995, and served as the companys President and CEO through the companys 1999 IPO on NASDAQ. Prior to Sagent, He was Vice President of Products at Borland International from March 1994 to March 1995. Previously, he was President, CEO and a Founder of ReportSmith, Inc., from February 1992 until the company was purchased by Borland in 1994.