Network testing industry veteran Neal Roche appointed CEO and heads new team to capitalize on the Application Performance Testing market
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 11, 2017) ─ Apposite® Technologies, an industry leader in application performance testing over WAN, today announced that it has appointed Neal Roche as CEO, Alex Popovsky as CTO, and Court Buell as VP of Sales.
Neal Roche has a long history in the testing industry. With over 15 years of experience with network testing and validation companies Ixia and Spirent, he has held a number of positions in product management, sales and marketing. His unique combination of experience will lead Apposite through company and product transitions to focus on the rapidly growing application performance testing market.
Apposite’s WAN emulation appliances simulate network conditions to test the performance of applications in the lab under real-world conditions. IT professionals can realistically simulate the complex network conditions that challenge today’s cloud-based architectures. Offering a unique combination of ease-of-use, test lab-level precision, and unmatched value, Apposite’s products are widely deployed by leading enterprises, application developers, telecoms carriers, and government and military organizations across the world.
“As IT groups are moving more applications and storage into the cloud, they‘ll need consistent, easy-to-use solutions for proof of concept (POC) testing prior to deployment,” said Roche. “Having been familiar with Apposite for years, it has always had a stellar reputation for rock-solid products and an extremely happy customer base. Our new team is ready to capitalize on that base and focus on delivering next-generation products that will align with this dynamic market space.”
New CTO Alex Popovsky will head the product development and engineering teams. Prior to joining Apposite, Alex was a senior technical leader at Cisco Systems where he focused on software architecture and network virtualization management. Popovsky holds a Master’s Degree in computer science and mathematics.
New VP of Sales, Court Buell, comes from a strong background in network testing sales through his experience in the network virtualization product groups at Hewlett Packard and Shunra Software. His network testing background and connections with Apposite’s target customers will be invaluable to the company’s sales expansion.
“We’ve spent a great deal of time and effort finding uniquely qualified industry leaders who understand both the networking and testing markets and can hit the ground running,” said JD Kritser, Apposite’s Chairman of the Board. “We’re excited about our investment and think the new team is in a unique position to accelerate growth and impact market penetration.”
About Apposite Technologies
Apposite Technologies develops high-precision WAN emulation products used by IT professionals to benchmark the performance of applications across wide area networks. Distinguished by industry-best ease-of-use and unmatched cost-performance, Apposite’s award-wining Netropy and Linktropy appliances inform critical decisions impacting bandwidth investment, application deployment, and end-user satisfaction.
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