DeRisk QA, formerly known as DeRisk IT, was formed in 1998 as a cost-effective response to the issues and hidden costs many companies encountered when using outsourced software testing services.
We are not an offshore company, staffing company, or a high-end consulting company. DeRisk QA is an American, veteran-owned company with two onshore facilities in Alabama and North Carolina, the advantages being that we work in the same or similar time zone as our clients and without the language or cultural barriers. Our company focuses on one thing: reliable Quality Assurance solutions. Our services include functional testing (both manual and automated testing), QA Analysis, SEO audits, and training for software testers.
DeRisk QA approaches software testing with the industry's best practices in mind, ensuring that our client's developed applications are thoroughly tested and ready for release.
DeRisk QA can get your manual testing efforts back on track with the creation of detailed test plans, test cases that ensure proper coverage, and efficient test execution.
The DeRisk QA team includes software testers trained in test automation and certified in leading industry tools. Optimize your testing efforts with automated testing to provide consistent and efficient execution.
DeRisk QA will provide exploratory testing, which is unscripted, freestyle testing. Exploratory testing doesn't involve test cases or a pre-determined plan. Instead, it allows testers to use their experience and creativity to test software.
DeRisk QA will provide a full range of functional testing for mobile devices and tablets, whether you have a traditional or Agile shop and perform manual or automated testing.
DeRisk QA is able to provide Search Engine Optimization (SEO) analyses to make your company's website more dynamic, reliable, and search engine crawlable, thereby increasing traffic to your website.
Employees are the most important element in the success of the company, so training them properly is key. DeRisk QA provides training in alignment with the best practices of the software testing industry.
Meet our management team. They guide our company in our quest to achieve our two goals: to achieve top-tier financial performance and make DeRisk QA a great place to work.
Edward Clark is the CEO of DeRisk QA. Clark has over 45 years of experience in the IT industry.
Having spent over forty-five years in the IT business, Clark has seen computing change from a controlled centralized environment to a diversified system disbursement, which has brought many different challenges along the way. Seeing and being involved in this evolution has enabled him to use each of the skills that he has gained through operations, programming, systems/business analysis, and system sales, to develop a keen eye on opportunities for introducing, integrating, and implementing innovative software and services to many corporations.
He therefore left the world of working for large corporations such as Ford Motor Company, Honeywell Information Systems, ITT, Control Data Corporation, and Computer Sciences Corporation to build his own successful business in supplying computer software and services to such corporations, including many of the blue chip banks.
The sale of his company in 1999 enabled him to invest in a number of IT start-up companies and act as a Non-Executive to a selected number of up-and-coming software services companies.
Acting in the roles of Chairman, CEO, and Managing Director for such companies has given Clark the opportunity to work with very energetic, intelligent, and enthusiastic young people with similar goals of improving business solutions to deliver productivity. By imparting his extensive knowledge of how to put sensible business plans in place and by guiding in the execution of them, he has enabled these companies to grow significantly.
Lann Stewart is a corporate veteran with more than 20 years of diverse operations, marketing and sales experience.
Lann Stewart is a corporate veteran with more than 20 years of diverse operations, marketing and sales experience. Prior to joining DeRisk QA, he started his corporate career in the financial industry as AVP of Sales for NCS Mortgage Services.
His switch in industries came in 2001 when he was introduced to the software testing industry. With a strong background in successful sales and marketing, DeRisk IT Ltd. of London (later renamed DeRisk QA) recruited him in 2002 as Director of Sales for the newly formed U.S. office in Atlanta.
He would later hold positions as Director of International Sales, practicing partner, and then President. He is also an instructor on software testing at the college level, focusing on the importance of proper testing within the SDLC.
Mr. Stewart graduated with a dual major in English and History from East Tennessee State University after serving his country in the U.S. Navy. He received his Masters Degree in British Literature from Emory University.
Sloan Harper is the Assistant Vice President of Testing Operations at DeRisk QA.
Sloan Harper is the Assistant Vice President of Testing Operations at DeRisk QA, with over 9 years of experience at the company. After receiving his bachelor's degree at the University of Alabama, he began his internship at DeRisk QA (then known as DeRisk IT) in 2012.
Later that year, Harper was hired to a full-time position as a QA Analyst. Over the course of the next few years, he gained valuable experience by testing software in the healthcare, insurance, retail, e-commerce, and security industries.
Harper has attained certifications in the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), Parasoft SOAtest SME and Virtualize SME, the Micro Focus Silk Test Technical Specialization, and HIPAA Awareness for Business Associates. In addition to Parasoft and Micro Focus tools, he has experience in other automated testing tools such as HP UFT (formerly QTP), SmartBear TestComplete, and Selenium.
He is also a multiple-time recipient of the Clark Award, which is DeRisk QA's highest award and named after CEO Edward Clark.
As part of our dedication to our clients, we have formed an advisory committee in verticals to field any questions we may have about their specific industries.
Dr. Boswell's work includes being a hospitalist, hospitalist director, sleep medicine specialist, wound care specialist, and panel physician.
Missy Gosset is an accomplished professional and consultant at MG Business Consulting.
Kristie Ramsey, Ed.D., is a professor with over 15 years of education experience in teaching computer science courses.
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Interested in the services of DeRisk QA and the software testing solutions we can provide your company?
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