MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SOASTA, the leader in performance analytics, today announced the appointment of James Urquhart as its new Senior Vice President, Performance Analytics. Urquhart will oversee the advancement of SOASTA’s performance analytics offerings in his new position at the company.
Named one of the ten most influential people in cloud computing by both MIT’s Technology Review and The Huffington Post, Urquhart is a former contributing author for CNET and former technology website GigaOm. He brings more than 20 years of experience in distributed systems development and deployment, focusing on service-oriented architectures, cloud computing and automation. Prior to joining SOASTA, Urquhart held senior leadership positions at Dell, Enstratius, Cisco, Cassatt, Sun and Forte Software.
“SOASTA is working to transform the world of performance analytics, and we couldn’t be happier to have James join our team,” said Ken Gardner, Executive Chairman, SOASTA. “James’s experience in cloud computing and performance gives him a deep understanding of disruptive technologies, making him the right candidate to elevate SOASTA even further into the performance analytics space.”
“SOASTA is a leader in cloud technology and performance analytics, and I admire their vision and continued innovation in the field,” said James Urquhart. “I’m looking forward to working alongside the SOASTA team to drive further adoption of the SOASTA performance analytics platform.”
Urquhart graduated from Macalester College with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Physics.
SOASTA is the leader in performance analytics. The SOASTA platform enables digital business owners to gain unprecedented and continuous performance insights into their real user experience on mobile and web devices in real time and at scale. With more than 10 million tests performed and more than 100 billion user experiences measured, SOASTA is the digital performance expert trusted by industry‐leading companies, including Experian, Gilt Groupe, Hallmark, Intuit, Microsoft and Netflix. SOASTA is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information about SOASTA, visit http://www.soasta.com.
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