Advantu Expands With Key Hires - CTO and VP of Engineering

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Advantu hires Patrick A. Ward as CTO and Richard J. Gorvetzian as VP of Engineering.

Patrick A. Ward joins Advantu, a next generation software quality firm focusing on system performance, outsource preparation, and mission critical application verification/validation, as CTO.

Richard J. Gorvetzian joins Advantu as Vice President of Engineering, a key role for rapid corporate growth.

Advantu, a next generation software quality firm focusing on system performance measurement, outsource preparation and execution, and mission critical application development, today announced two new key hires: Patrick A. Ward, Chief Technology Officer and Richard J. Gorvetzian, Vice President of Engineering

Ward comes to Advantu from CareFusion (now Becton Dickinson and Company) where he served as Director, Software Engineering, Infusion. Ward’s initial responsibilities include leading the development and growth of advanced software quality solutions for new and existing accounts.

“Patrick brings a strong and diverse business background in software engineering and services consulting to spearhead the strategic growth of our company,” said Cindy Casselman, chief executive officer of Advantu. “He shares our commitment to providing the highest level of user experience for our clients, in order to provide solutions to their mission critical challenges with software development.”

Prior to joining Advantu, Ward held Vice President, Director and Management positions with companies such as CareFusion/BD, Hospira/Pfizer, Alignent/Sopheon, Cardiff Software/Verity/HP and Andersen Consulting, LLP/Accenture, and he brings his extensive experience to bear – solving client issues with performance, outsource program implementation and mission critical applications in regulated environments.

He holds patents in medication configuration information synchronization, and a medical device update systems, and he holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

“Advantu is a unique firm specializing in helping companies achieve their optimal capacity and efficiency working in complex and constrained environments. I’m excited to bring our innovative approach to common legacy software development and quality testing challenges and delight our clients with repeatable success.”

Advantu today announced that Richard J. Gorvetzian has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. Gorvetzian comes to Advantu from CareFusion (now Becton Dickinson and Company) where he served as Director, Software Quality Engineering. Gorvetzian’s initial responsibilities include leading the development and growth of advanced quality assurance, testing and process improvement for new and existing clients.

“Richard brings a strong background in software quality and process improvement; he understands the iterative process, and knows what it takes to put verification and validation teams on the path to success, in order to dramatically reduce risk and improve customer satisfaction with our clients’ products,” said Kris Kelly, president of Advantu.

Prior to joining Advantu, Gorvetzian held Director and Management positions with companies such as CareFusion/BD, Hologic/Gen-Probe, Hospira/Pfizer, Stellcom, Intuit, Bridge Medical, Microsoft and Xerox Corporation.

He holds the following degrees:
Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles
Master of Science, Management from Antioch University Seattle

About Advantu
Advantu provides consulting services to help companies improve their customer’s experience by Identifying risk early in the process, which leads to shorter build cycles, reduced development costs and measurably improved system reliability.

Advantu offers system performance measurement and testing, engineering talent sourcing/training, outsource (design and implementation) programs, and mission critical application testing solutions.

Advantu is a woman-owned small business. Learn more at http://www.advantu.com

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