Noida, India — October 13, 2010 — QA InfoTech, a 400-person independent quality assurance and software testing firm with five testing Centers of Excellence in the United States and India, today announced that Kunal Chauhan has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining QA InfoTech , Kunal was Vice President, Web Applications Development, in Thomson Reuters Equities Division in Boston for 12 years where he was responsible for building and managing more than 20 applications – including real-time, historical, TCA and query-based systems – serving brokerage houses and financial institutions. At Thomson Reuters, he worked in the First Call division for three years and then the AutEx division for nine years. Kunal also worked with Fidelity Investments (Boston) in their Corporate Actions Group for two years. As Chief Technology Officer for QA InfoTech, Kunal is focused on driving technology and strategy for the company as it moves into additional technology areas and vertical markets.
“Kunal has a brilliant technology mind, visionary thinking and deep expertise in the financial services industry,” said Mukesh Sharma, founder and CEO of QA InfoTech. “We are extremely pleased that he has joined the other leaders on our executive team during what is a very exciting time for the quality assurance and software testing space.”
“QA InfoTech has had strong growth every year since it was founded in 2003 and I look forward to working with Mukesh and the other leaders at the company to help build an even broader, deeper and higher -level of technology and service offerings for our valued clients,” said Kunal Chauhan. “We are already putting in place numerous new services and the opportunities are virtually limitless.”
In the financial world, real-time data delivery, symbology content, complex event processing, trade cost analysis (TCA), Financial Information eXchange (FIX) based messaging, web-services-based content exchange and syncing are some of the technology application areas that are in demand – Kunal is well-versed, and has extensive experience, in all of these areas. He is also skilled in designing and delivering high-availability fail-safe applications for disaster recovery scenarios. In addition, because financial services can be a challenging environment, he has always been deeply committed to client satisfaction and meeting demanding deliverables and timelines.
Kunal holds a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India.
By providing end-to-end software testing, and using its proprietary testing frameworks developed using open source technology, QA InfoTech (an ISO 9001:2008 certified company) reduces costs and time-to-market for its clients’ products in addition to improving overall product quality. The company offers everything from functional testing to globalization and internalization testing, automation frameworks using open source technologies, performance testing, security testing, usability testing, mobile testing and much more. QA InfoTech specializes, and has domain expertise, in several industries including education, publishing, banking and finance, mobile, retail, cross-industry, government and healthcare.
Offering comprehensive and world-class testing facilities that can scale at short notice using virtualization and cloud computing technologies, and that include state-of-the-art hardware, server infrastructure, mobility labs and high-bandwidth Internet-connectivity, QA InfoTech can take on software testing projects of just about any size. QA Info Tech has been actively serving the U.S. market for more than six years and counts companies such as Adobe, Harvard Business Publishing, The Princeton Review, Scholastic, Ooyala and ideeli as clients.