Alex Haiut Appointed VP Research & Development of Cloud-Based Performance Testing Provider BlazeMeter
San Francisco, Calif. – July 28th, 2014 – BlazeMeter, provider of the JMeter-based performance testing cloud, today announced that Alex Haiut has been appointed vice president of research and development. In his new role, Haiut will manage all development activities for the company's products, ranging from strategic planning, research and product development, through to the implementation stage, with a particular focus on expanding U.S. initiatives.
Following BlazeMeter’s recent $6.5m Series A round of funding, the company will be dedicating significant resources to the further development of its performance testing technology, including its recently launched scriptless performance testing module, FollowMe. Haiut will play a key, strategic role in leading this initiative and taking new developments through to execution.
“Alex is one of the brightest people I know,” said Alon Girmonsky, founder and CEO of BlazeMeter. “He has extensive experience in developing open source applications and a deep understanding of computer networks. I am confident in his abilities to build and lead world-class R&D teams, providing the foundation required to support the anticipated growth of the company and its products.”
Haiut brings 20 years of experience to BlazeMeter, previously having served as director of R&D for several startups, including the Rad Group's SecurityDAM, Zend Technologies and Identify Software. In these former positions, Haiut successfully led R&D teams to deliver enterprise-grade products to market within short timeframes and helped each company advance in their respective areas to gain market share against more established players.
“I’m excited to be joining BlazeMeter at such a promising time in the company’s history,” said Haiut. “The innovations the team is already bringing to market are truly setting the company apart – even in such a crowded space – and are paving a new way forward for performance testing as a whole. There’s nothing more rewarding than to feel like you’re making a difference or inciting change and I’m excited to do just that with BlazeMeter.”
Haiut has a BA in Mathematics and Computer Science from Ben Gurion University, and an MBA from the College of Management.
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