SOURCE: Sauce Labs

Sauce Labs

October 08, 2013 09:00 ET

Sauce Labs Appoints New Vice President of Sales

Michael Canon to Expand Company's Growing Enterprise Sales

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2013) - Sauce Labs Inc, the leading provider of cloud-based mobile and web application testing solutions, today announced the appointment of Michael Canon as its new vice president of sales. Canon joins the team with 18 years of business development experience in the industry and will oversee the startups' growing enterprise sales division.

Prior to joining Sauce Labs, Canon worked at software analytics platform company New Relic, where he led the acquisition and enterprise sales teams. Under his supervision, New Relic expanded from less than 30 employees with a few hundred customers to over 300 employees and 55,000 customers.

"Sauce Labs is experiencing tremendous growth in cloud, mobile and enterprise test management space," said John Dunham, CEO and co-founder of Sauce Labs. "Mike's leadership skills, deep market context, experience in enterprise sales and track record of exceeding growth expectations are exactly what Sauce needs."

Canon has also worked with Cisco's Collaboration Software and WebEx groups, Interloc and Globalyst on cloud computing, SaaS, Web 2.0, agile development and testing and application performance management. "I'm excited to join the Sauce team," said Michael Canon. "In today's agile world, the essential ingredient that controls the speed of delivering applications to customers is testing. Sauce Labs' key value is a secure, cost effective cloud platform for testing web and native mobile applications on any browser / OS configuration, based on Selenium and Appium, the same open source platforms enterprises are already using. Simply put, Sauce removes the hassle of building and managing a test infrastructure while providing tools to accelerate the development cycle."

Canon's appointment comes at a pivotal time for Sauce Labs. On September 26, 2013, the company announced a partnership with Microsoft and appendTo to launch BrowserSwarm, a platform to streamline JavaScript unit testing for developers and QA engineers. More than 65 million tests have been run in the Sauce cloud and developers now conduct over 6 million tests each month with that number steadily rising.

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Sauce Labs, the leading web and mobile application testing company, provides cloud-based testing tools that greatly increase productivity for developers and enterprises alike. Sauce Labs' automated testing service lets users run Selenium, Appium and JavaScript unit tests for native mobile apps, mobile web apps and desktop apps across multiple browsers in parallel without setting up or maintaining test infrastructure. Its manual testing service lets users interactively test websites on more than 150 browser/OS platforms while recording screenshots and videos of bugs. To date, more than 65 million tests have run in the Sauce cloud. For more information, visit http://saucelabs.com.