Sug Sahadevan is the founder of Testhouse. He started his working career as an Electronics Engineer with GCHQ, Cheltenham and gradually progressed into programme management while working for Digital Equipment Corporation, Bank of America, Centrica and Deutsche Bank. He founded Testhouse in 2000 and currently focusses on its global expansion. He is passionate about getting youngsters into employment and chaired Newham Education Business Partnership (NEBP) between 2007 and 2012. In 2012 he guided its merger with 15billion, a charity with similar interests as NEBP and serves as it current Chairman. He also serves as an advisory panel member for the Winmark Global CEO Network. Sug holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from University of Ulster at Coleraine, Northern Ireland.
Ani Gopinath serves as the COO with overall responsibility of UK operations and project delivery globally. He has been involved with Testhouse since formation and started as a technical consultant specialising in performance testing. An experienced test practitioner and trainer with over 20 years of experience, Ani had led Testhouse project engagements with IBM Global Services , Capgemini , CSC and Logica CMG. Ani holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Kerala, India.
Raj is responsible for managing day to day operations & overall direction of Testhouse’s entities in India and the Middle East. Raj has 20+ years of illustrious exclusive IT experience working for global players like Wipro Technologies, Capgemini & Mindtree in roles across India, ME, UK, Europe & USA. Raj holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from University Of Mysore, India and MBA from Brisbane Graduate School of Business, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
Jim Cowdery focuses on new business acquisition and partner relationships. Jim brings a wealth of experience in the software quality assurance sector having spent nearly 15 years in the industry. Jim started his sales career at RelQ , then one of the leading pure play offshore testing services providers. Since then he has held business development roles with iTechnologies, Testhouse, SQS and Epic before returning to lead the sales team at Testhouse in 2013. Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science from University of Portsmouth.
Valéry Raulet serves as CTO with focus on developing new products and solutions. Having started his professional career as a support engineer at Mercury, then the market leader in software testing, he has continued working as a test automation consultant and is equally at ease with multiple tools. Widely accepted as one of the best exponents in test automation and framework design in the country, Valéry is an accomplished trainer, published author and sought after public speaker. He holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from Université de Bretagne Occidentale.
Melanie Ancheta is responsible for the global marketing of Testhouse services through a variety of channels. Melanie started her career with McCann Erickson and joined the Testhouse team in 2005. She works closely with business development team to formulate the group’s marketing strategy. In her additional role, she also manages the administration and HR functions within Testhouse. Melanie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from University of Westminster, London.
Marco Kammerlander started his finance career with Endress+Hauser in Germany and acquired membership of German Chamber of Commerce (IHK). He furthered his training with a stint at LB Group, a London based chartered accountancy firm. Marco joined Gym4All, as their financial controller with prime focus on profitability. Later, he moved to Michaelis Boyd Associates, an independent architecture practise. He set up the company’s internal finance function and played a key role in its impressive growth. Marco holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from London Metropolitan University.