Hung Q. Nguyen
CEO, President, and Founder
Hung Nguyen co-founded LogiGear in 1994, and is responsible for the company's strategic direction and executive business management. He leads the company's innovative approach to software testing, test automation, testing tool solutions and testing education programs.
Mr. Nguyen is coauthor of the top-selling book in the software testing field, Testing Computer Software (Wiley, 2nd ed. 2002) and other publications including Testing Applications on the Web (Wiley, 2nd ed. 2003). His experience over the past two decades includes leadership roles in software development, quality, product and business management at Spinnaker, PowerUp, Electronic Arts, Palm Computing and other leading companies.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Assurance from Cogswell Polytechnical College, and is a graduate of a Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program.
Chief Technology Officer
Hans Buwalda leads LogiGear's research and development of test automation solutions, and oversees the delivery of advanced test automation consulting and engineering services. The original architect of the keyword framework for software testing organizations, he assists clients in strategic implementation of Action Based Testing™ throughout their testing organizations, and he is lead developer of LogiGear's TestArchitect™, the keyword-based toolset for software test design, automation and management.
Prior to joining LogiGear, Mr. Buwalda served as project director at CMG (now Logica) in the Netherlands. During his seventeen years with that firm he assisted clients in nine countries develop and deploy software testing solutions. He is an internationally recognized expert specializing in test automation, test development, and testing technology management, and speaks frequently at international conferences on concepts such as Action Based Testing, the Three Holy Grails of Test Development, Soap Opera Testing, and Testing in the Cold.
He is coauthor of Integrated Test Design and Automation (Addison Wesley, 2001) and holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Free University, Amsterdam.
Co-founder, Sr Vice President
Michael Hackett, Senior Vice President, is a founding partner of LogiGear Corporation. He has almost two decades of experience in software engineering and the testing of shrink-wrap, client/server and web-based applications in Banking, Securities, Healthcare and Consumer Electronics.
Michael has helped well-known companies including Palm Computing, Oracle, CNET, Partners Healthcare, ADP, Electronics for Imaging, Adobe Systems, The Learning Company, and The Well produce, test and release applications ranging from business productivity and eCommerce to educational multimedia titles - in English as well as a multitude of other languages.
He has co-authored two books on software testing. Testing Applications on the Web - Test Planning for Mobile and Internet-Based Systems (Wiley, 2nd ed. 2003), available in English, Chinese and Japanese and Global Software Test Automation (HappyAbout Publishing, 2006).
He currently sits on the Board of Advisors and teaches for the Certificate in Software Quality Engineering and Management at University of California at Santa Cruz Extension. Michael's training has brought Silicon Valley testing expertise to 10 countries. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Joe Hughes has over 25 years of executive management experience in computer software and networking, and leads LogiGear's sales team in offering a wide range of software testing services and training, including onshore and offshore testing, advanced software test automation and test process consulting.
Previously VP of Sales at Solovatsoft, a provider of outsourced IT services with resources in Russia, he also has deep experience in Silicon Valley start-up organizations. Joe was the CEO and VP of Sales and Marketing for Mark Systems, a software firm specializing in Large Scale Data Retrieval systems and telephone-computer integration. As VP and Director of Sales and Marketing for Corvus Systems and Herculeez, he developed distribution channels including systems resellers, OEM's, large end-users and international customers.
Joe also has experience in software development management, customer service operations, and technical writing. He holds a BS in computer science and math, is a graduate of the Stanford MBA program for Senior Executives, and has completed the E-Commerce Management program at San José State University.