SOASTA Appoints Dan FitzSimons Vice President of Worldwide Sales

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FitzSimons to Drive SOASTA Growth as it Meets Increasing Demand for Performance Testing of Consumer-facing Web and Mobile Applications

With proven expertise in growing successful sales organizations, working with major brands and Web and mobile applications, Dan is the ideal person to continue expanding our global customer acquisitions.

SOASTA, the leader in cloud-based performance testing, today announced Dan FitzSimons, a 20-year veteran of global technology sales, has joined the company’s management team as vice president of Worldwide Sales. FitzSimons is responsible for growing and managing sales of SOASTA CloudTest, the company’s global test platform that harnesses the power of cloud computing for fast, affordable performance testing of Web and mobile applications at scale.

“Dan brings decades of experience in technology sales to SOASTA, including demonstrated success in quickly building teams in high growth markets,” said Tom Lounibos, CEO at SOASTA. “Demand for performance testing consumer-facing Web, social and mobile applications – which are the foundation of the new connected world – is growing extremely fast. With proven expertise in growing successful sales organizations, working with major brands and Web and mobile applications, Dan is the ideal person to continue expanding our global customer acquisitions.”

Prior to SOASTA, FitzSimons was the chief revenue officer for Kyte, a leading media Software-as-a-Service platform that was acquired by Kit Digital. Before he joined Kyte, he held a number of senior sales leadership roles at major technology and technology services companies, including vice president of sales for Limelight Networks, where he developed a strategic focus on the largest brands on the Internet. Prior to Limelight, FitzSimons led regional sales efforts for Symantec in the enterprise software market, and he also spent nine years with Gartner, Inc. in a variety of sales and operational leadership roles across the US, Europe, and Latin America.

“SOASTA’s CloudTest is truly redefining performance testing, making it viable – for the first time – to ensure the reliability of business-critical consumer websites with fast, cost-effective testing at production scale. SOASTA has a major opportunity in this market of rapidly expanding consumer access via Web and mobile apps, and I am thrilled to be a part of this innovative organization at such an exciting time in the industry.”

About SOASTA
SOASTA is the leader in cloud testing. The company’s CloudTest products and services leverage the power of cloud computing to quickly and affordably test consumer-facing Web and mobile applications at scale, providing customers with the confidence that their business-critical Web applications will be reliable and scalable, even under extreme loads. SOASTA’s customers include many of today’s most successful brands, including American Girl, Chegg, Gilt Groupe, Hallmark, Intuit, Microsoft and Netflix. SOASTA is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about SOASTA, please visit http://www.soasta.com.

©SOASTA, Inc. 2010. SOASTA, SOASTA CloudTest, and SOASTA CloudTest On-Demand, are trademarks or registered trademarks of SOASTA, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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