Sauce Labs Expands Executive Leadership Team; Appoints Charles Ramsey to CEO

Posted by Bill McGee in News & Product Updates

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Sauce Labs, Inc., the leading cloud-based web and application testing platform, today announced the appointment of Charles Ramsey to CEO and co-founder Steve Hazel to CTO, with interim CEO, Jim Cerna, resuming his role as CFO. These changes to the executive leadership team enable Sauce Labs to structure the organization to best meet continued customer demand and accelerate the pace of business operations. As evidence of this momentum, Sauce Labs recorded 154 percent year-over-year revenue growth in 2014 and announced it had closed a $15M Series D round earlier this month.

"The proliferation of web and mobile applications across a myriad of devices and operating systems is fueling a demand for services that leverage an enterprise's need to accelerate innovation and deliver the highest quality software experience," said Ramsey. "We are aligning the entire organization to deliver on a customer-first promise and to continue to enhance the Sauce Labs offering, one that maximizes the productivity and throughput of software development teams and keeps them focused on creating great applications."

Sauce Labs provides a high-performance Platform-as-a-Service for automated testing that is optimized for continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) workflows. When tests are automated and run in parallel on virtual machines, testing time is significantly reduced and developers and DevOps teams no longer need to devote time to managing testing infrastructure. When paired with a CI system, multiple development teams can instantly provision additional testing resources, on demand, to test web, hybrid and native applications, continuously and affordably. Sauce Labs currently supports more than 500 browser, operating system and device platform combinations.

"Charles joined Sauce Labs as Chief Revenue Officer right around the time we began the company's CEO search. From the beginning it was clear that he had all of the qualities we were looking for in a CEO. Sauce Labs is a very fast growing company with strong company values and we wanted to leave no stone unturned in selecting the most compelling candidate," said Rob Meinhardt, partner at Toba Capital and Sauce Labs board member. "I view it as an impressive endorsement of Charles that the board unanimously appointed him CEO after considering him alongside a pool of very impressive and seasoned CEO candidates."

Prior to joining Sauce Labs, Ramsey was an early member of the Quest Software management team, where he served as vice president of World Wide Marketing and Sales. He is a former Venture Partner at JMI Equity and has also served on the board of directors at notable companies such as Configuresoft, Inc. and ServiceNow, Inc. Early in his career, Ramsey rose to vice president, North America Sales for Computer Intelligence, a division of Ziff Davis, after beginning his career with the IBM National Accounts Division in a variety of sales assignments. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego and a Master of International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management.

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About Sauce Labs Sauce Labs is the leading cloud-based web and mobile application automated testing platform. Its secure and reliable testing infrastructure enables users to run JavaScript unit and functional tests written with Selenium and Appium, eliminating the time and expense of maintaining a test grid. With Sauce Labs, organizations can achieve success with continuous integration and delivery, increase developer productivity and reduce infrastructure costs for software teams of all sizes.

Sauce Labs is a privately-held company funded by Toba Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Triage Ventures and the Contrarian Group. For more information, please visit http://saucelabs.com.

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