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uTest Announces Addition of Netezza Founder, Jit Saxena, to Its Board of DirectorsSoftware Testing Leader Adds Seasoned Tech Entrepreneur to Advise Company as It Scales (April 12, 2012)
BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/12/12 -- uTest, the leading provider of in-the-wild software testing, announced that Jit Saxena, the CEO and founder of Netezza prior to its acquisition by IBM, has joined uTest's Board of Directors. A tech industry veteran with more than 35 years experience, Jit also serves on the boards for Demandware, Actifio, Apptegic and TIE-Boston.
Most recently, Jit served in the executive capacity as CEO and then chairman of Netezza Corporation, which he founded in 2000. Netezza successfully pioneered the development of data warehousing appliances and remains a leading provider of data warehousing and analytics products for online businesses, retail, telecommunications, financial services and government markets worldwide. Under Jit's leadership, Netezza emerged a fast-growing public company and was eventually acquired by IBM in 2009.
"Jit has an incredible track record of success, serving as CEO and founder of two companies that disrupted incumbents and went public, despite highly-competitive market conditions," said Doron Reuveni, CEO and co-founder of uTest. "Considering uTest's steep growth and our ambition to become the first crowdsourcing company to file an IPO, we're excited to have Jit join our Board. His addition will help uTest further capitalize on the rapid market adoption of in-the-wild testing."
Prior to Netezza, Jit was CEO and founder of Applix Inc, which pioneered decision support applications for open environments. Applix went public in 1994 and was later was acquired by Cognos/IBM. Jit received a BS in Electrical Engineering from IIT Mumbai, a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University and an MBA from Boston University.
As part of this addition to its Board, uTest also permitted Saxena to make a personal investment in the company.
About uTest, Inc.
uTest provides in-the-wild testing services that span the entire software development lifecycle -- including functional, security, load, localization and usability testing. The company's community of more than 50,000 professional testers from 188 countries put web, mobile and desktop applications through their paces by testing on real devices under real-world conditions. Thousands of companies -- from startups to global brands -- rely on uTest as a critical component of their product launches for fast, reliable, and cost-effective testing results. More info at http://www.utest.com or http://blog.utest.com
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