ZAPtechnologies Names Paul O’Callaghan Chief Executive Officer
ATLANTA, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — ZAPtechnologies, the leading provider of full lifecycle test automation solutions for mobile, rich internet (RIA), Apple and Unix applications, today announced the appointment of Paul O’Callaghan as Chief Executive Officer. The appointment is effective November 1, 2011.
O’Callaghan joins ZAP after successfully holding CEO and senior management roles in companies including Perfecto Mobile, Jacada Inc., Optio Software, Cisco Systems, XACCT Technologies and Network Systems Corporation.
“We brought Paul to ZAP because of his proven and consistent reputation for building and leading quality, sales-driven teams and his strong knowledge of the business requirements of global organizations undertaking the major challenges of business application migration to mobile driven platforms and infrastructures,” said Alex Chernyak, Founder and CTO of ZAP.
“Our company has firmly established itself during the past two years as the partner of choice within the HP QTP user community as they increasingly deploy mobile based business applications to accelerate their market and competitive positions. ZAP has been unique in providing a full service capability that spans the full delivery lifecycle; from the sale, installation, user education and consulting of the market leading HP test automation suite of products, to the functional extension of these testing services into the more complex mobile environment with ZAP-fiX. However, as this market sector approaches unprecedented growth during the next decade, I believe it is the perfect time for me to partner with someone that brings a wealth of international sales and operational experience to translate our unique position into the growth trajectory that we expect to experience over this period. Paul’s professional and personal credentials are the perfect fit for ZAP and I am excited to be able to share the reigns with him.”
“I am excited and honored to join Alex and the ZAP team in building this company to the next level,” said O’Callaghan. “The last year, during which I was engaged in major mobile deployments with some of the largest global enterprise corporations, mobile network operators, consulting and system integration companies, clearly demonstrated to me the strategic requirement for a full lifecycle testing solution that was functionally, financially and environmentally viable. A consistent theme was that the mobile application migration, design, development and delivery process required functional and quality testing throughout the entire lifecycle to ensure data security, high release quality and early time to market, rather than the late stage, pre-release services offered by alternative offerings. ZAP also has the unfair advantage of being a long time premier HP sales and service partner and is steeped in product and technical knowledge of the host QTP automation environment; no-one else can make this claim. The last year and a half has been one of transformation, organizational maturation and significant business development. We now have the people, solutions, partners and business model to capitalize on a growing market space. I want to thank Alex for this opportunity and I am confident that we now have most of the pieces in place to execute on a strategy that will see ZAP increasingly be a key component for companies fueling the ‘mobile explosion’.”
ZAP Technologies Introduces Real Device Test Automation
ZAP Technologies has been developing and delivering leading consulting services through HP Software for more than a decade. ZAP’s specialty is designing best practices around QA management, test automation, performance validation, and application management utilizing HP software products. ZAP experts are actively involved in and work closely with HP Software research and development and product marketing teams on the latest product innovations.
Recognizing and understanding the need for automated testing for mobile apps, ZAP Technologies has developed a solution called ZAP-fiX (ZPX) that extends the HP Quality Center or HP Application Lifecycle Management desktop testing environment to many mobile platforms: iPhone, iPad, WebOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows MobileÃ‚®, Mac OS, and Unix.
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