June 29, 2009 08:00 ET

SOASTA Makes Key Hires to Management Team

Company Continues Growth by Hiring Technology Experts to Lead Operations, Engineering and Business Development

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 29, 2009) - SOASTA, the leader in cloud testing, today announced three senior appointments. Dave Murphy has been appointed Senior Vice President and Brad Johnson Vice President of Strategic Partners, both reporting to Tom Lounibos, CEO of SOASTA, Inc. In addition, Tal Broda has been appointed Vice President of Engineering, reporting to Ken Gardner, Executive Chairman.

All new hires join at a time when the company is experiencing rapid expansion in its partner and user-base and as SOASTA CloudTest continues to change the way we load and performance test today's web sites and applications.

"We are delighted to have three world class professionals like Dave, Tal and Brad join our leadership team," said Tom Lounibos, CEO, SOASTA. "We anticipate significant growth over the next few years and all three of our new hires bring impressive industry experience, proven leadership and track-records with both high-growth companies and some of the industry's top brands. They will enhance our management team and we look forward to leveraging their expertise as SOASTA continues its rapid growth."

Murphy brings over 25 years of professional services, sales, product management, alliances and marketing experience in the high tech industry with a consistent record of over-achievement in both field and corporate management roles. He joins SOASTA after three years at TIBCO Software, where he served as Vice President of Professional Services for the Americas, driving record revenues and high customer satisfaction. Previously, Murphy held senior management positions at Blue Martini, Baan, Aurum Software and Borland. Prior to Borland, he held a variety of management roles at Businessland, in particular driving their strategic networking and communications business, during which time the company grew from pre-revenue to over $1.4B.

Broda was most recently Director of Development for Oracle's Business Activity Monitoring (Oracle BAM) engineering team where he was responsible for the architecture and development schedule of the BAM product line, determining go-to-market strategy, and evangelizing it to customers. Previously, at Istante Software, Inc., he served in a number of engineering management roles and rose to become Istante's Chief Architect. Earlier in his career, he held senior engineering positions at NewChannel and Elemental Software in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Broda holds a dual MBA with honors from the University of California at Berkeley and New York's Columbia Business School. He has four patents pending and one granted in the area of real-time business intelligence and analytics.

Johnson brings over 15 years of IT experience spanning development, operations, strategic alliances and sales to SOASTA. Previously, he led Product Marketing for Borland Software's quality business, driving 36% annual growth. Prior to Borland, Johnson led Product Marketing for Mercury Interactive's core testing business leading up to Mercury's acquisition by Hewlett-Packard, and managed strategic global partnerships. He also held senior Business Development and Product Management roles with Compuware Corporation, started and ran a technical services company, and co-founded a successful Silicon Valley executive recruiting firm.


SOASTA's mission is to ensure that today's Web applications and services perform in a highly reliable, scalable, and predictable manner. The company's product, SOASTA CloudTest™, is available as an on-demand service that leverages Cloud networks or as an appliance (virtual and hardware), and enables developers to test and monitor their Web applications and services at an affordable price. SOASTA CloudTest supports Load and Performance testing. SOASTA is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about SOASTA, please visit

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