Parasoft Announces New VP of Worldwide of Sales

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Top Software Sales Executive Now Leading Parasoft’s Rapid Growth in Service Virtualization

"Mike is extremely adept at helping customers solve IT and business issues,” said Elizabeth Kolawa, Parasoft CEO

Parasoft announced today that Mike deFisser has joined Parasoft as VP of Worldwide Sales. deFisser has more than 20 years of experience in the software industry, holding key senior leadership positions at Serena, VMware, Symantec/VERITAS, and Hewlett-Packard.

“With the demand for Parasoft Service Virtualization increasing so dramatically, it was imperative for us to find an industry-leading sales executive with a history of delivering outstanding results,” said Wayne Ariola, VP of Strategy at Parasoft. “Mike deFisser not only has vast experience extending value-added technical solutions, but also understands the value of fostering long-term customer relationships.”

deFisser brings with him a successful track record of driving growth and deep expertise in creating and executing innovative strategies for the enterprise. As Vice President of the Americas at Serena Software, deFisser was instrumental in transforming the company as they focused on advancing the business value of IT. As Vice President of the Western U.S. at VMware, deFisser was responsible for the entire western half of the U.S field operations pre-IPO, at a time when it was dubbed “the fastest-growing software company in history.” While at VMware, deFisser developed and built out the original sales organization, was a key leader in VMware’s successful IPO, and was instrumental to their success as a public company. deFisser earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and held various engineer and sales rep positions at Hewlett-Packard and Hughes Aircraft prior to his career in sales.

"Mike is extremely adept at helping customers solve IT and business issues,” said Elizabeth Kolawa, Parasoft CEO. “We look forward to working with Mike and believe that his leadership, commitment to his customers, and strong operational expertise will build upon Parasoft’s culture of innovation. His proven ability to lead high-performing teams and his strong execution skills will be an integral part of our continued success, helping to drive Parasoft’s evolution and growth forward,"

About Parasoft
For 25 years, Parasoft has researched and developed software solutions that help organizations define and deliver defect-free software efficiently. By integrating Development Testing, API testing, and service virtualization, we reduce the time, effort, and cost of delivering secure, reliable, and compliant software. Parasoft’s enterprise and embedded development solutions are the industry’s most comprehensive—including static analysis, unit testing with requirements traceability, functional & load testing, dev/test environment management, and more. The majority of Fortune 500 companies rely on Parasoft in order to produce top-quality software consistently and efficiently.

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