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QA InfoTech Worldwide Announces Appointment of Debra Hansen as CEO of QA InfoTech Inc.

QA InfoTech Worldwide Announces Appointment of Debra Hansen as CEO of QA InfoTech Inc.











Noida, India (PRWEB) December 7, 2010

QA InfoTech, a 400-person independent quality assurance and software testing firm with five testing Centers of Excellence in the United States and India, today announced that Debra Hansen has joined its leadership team as CEO, QA InfoTech Inc. Hansen will drive the company's plans to capitalize on opportunities for international growth. She was hired in response to the significant growth of QA InfoTech business in North America and will work closely with QA InfoTech Worldwide founder and CEO, Mukesh Sharma, and the rest of the leadership team, to take the company to the next level. Her focus at QA InfoTech is on infrastructure, strategic business partnerships and fiscal operations. Hansen, who brings extensive experience in all facets of building and running organizations, is based in Denver, Colorado.

Prior to joining QA InfoTech, Hansen worked at Quark Inc., a leading provider of publishing software and solutions, for 13 years. She started her journey at Quark as IT Project Manager and Director, Business Systems. As Quark expanded internationally, she was promoted to U.S. Controller and ultimately became the Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, she was responsible for IT, finance, treasury and accounting worldwide. Later, she established Quark’s first sales force and was named Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Services. In that role, she was responsible for all of Quark's enterprise sales, professional services, system integration, and custom development. Hansen traveled extensively to all of Quark’s operations and to its customers around the world.

“Debra’s experience and knowledge bring significant value to QA InfoTech and I am excited that she has joined our executive team,” said Mukesh Sharma. “The company has grown exponentially in the past few years and is at an important expansion stage. With Debra onboard, we can also provide additional benefits to our clients by having a CEO-level decision maker available during North American working hours. In addition, she has experience in building company infrastructure and will contribute significantly in taking the company to a higher level.”

“QA InfoTech is on a major growth trajectory and I am deeply committed to working with Mukesh and the rest of the leadership team to ensure we serve all of our clients well and leverage the many opportunities we see for the company,” said Hansen.

In her last few years working for Quark, Hansen was Chief Operating Officer for Rostam Holdings, the family investment office of Quark owners. In this role, she built and managed organizational infrastructure including investment management, IT, human resources, accounting and facilities/property management. She was also a board member for Rostam Investment Committee and Quark Foundation. Most recently, she worked as Director of Finance and IT at the non-profit Gill Foundation/Gill Action Fund. Hansen has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL, and has undergraduate degrees in music and accounting.

QA InfoTech Reduces Costs and Time-to-Market for Its Clients

By providing end-to-end software testing, and using its proprietary testing frameworks developed using open source technology, QA InfoTech (an ISO 9001:2008 certified company) reduces costs and time-to-market for its clients’ products in addition to improving overall product quality. The company offers everything from functional testing to globalization and internalization testing, automation frameworks using open source technologies, performance testing, security testing, usability testing, mobile testing and much more. QA InfoTech specializes, and has domain expertise, in several industries including education, publishing, banking and finance, mobile, retail, cross-industry, government and healthcare.

Offering comprehensive and world-class testing facilities that can scale at short notice using virtualization and cloud computing technologies, and that include state-of-the-art hardware, server infrastructure, mobility labs and high-bandwidth Internet-connectivity, QA InfoTech can take on software testing projects of just about any size. QA Info Tech has been actively serving the North American market for more than six years and counts companies such as Adobe, Harvard Business Publishing, The Princeton Review, Scholastic, Ooyala and ideeli as clients.

About QA InfoTech

QA InfoTech has been helping its valued clients with quality assurance and software testing since 2003. With more than 400 employees and five Centers of Excellence in the U.S. and India, the company is able to take on testing projects of just about any size and prides itself on the high-level of satisfaction and repeat business from its clients. Always a step ahead technically, QA InfoTech ensures projects are delivered efficiently, on-time and at the lowest cost possible to its clients. For more information on QA InfoTech, please go to http://www.qainfotech.com.

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