King was the executive vice president and chief information officer at T-Mobile during its historic turnaround, which saw the doubling of the number of subscribers and moved the company to the position of third largest wireless provider in North America. Prior to T-Mobile, King was the EVP and CIO of Chico’s FAS, Inc., Barnes & Noble and barnesandnoble.com.
Having served as a CIO three times, King’s areas of digital expertise range from dramatically scaling, building and repositioning technology teams and strategy to bringing large and complex technology governance and investment decisions to successful board-level conclusions.
“As a long-time admirer of SOASTA innovations and with first-hand practitioner experience running large-scale digital performance management using SOASTA, I have always had a performance-first focus for my application environments,” said King.
He continued, “As the leader in performance analytics, SOASTA’s vision and technology are accelerating the pace of innovation. Being able to bring my real-world experiences to the SOASTA team and influence improvements to the product is a dream come true.”
“SOASTA is thrilled to have on its board of directors an internationally known industry executive like Gary King,” said Tom Lounibos, CEO of SOASTA. “Gary’s experience as a seasoned chief information officer and as a customer will bring a unique and significant perspective to the board while also enhancing the strategic decision-making of the company.”
“In today’s digital economy, brands are facing issues around how performance impacts revenue and user engagement and how to develop high-quality and high-performing web and mobile applications quickly,” King added. “SOASTA’s Digital Performance Management, CloudTest and Data Science Workbench are helping digital businesses deliver consistently great user experiences that give them a competitive edge.”
King graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and attended Graduate Business Studies at Florida Atlantic University. He is also the recipient of the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Award.
SOASTA is the leader in performance analytics. The SOASTA Digital Performance Management (DPM) 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 100 million tests performed and more than 300 billion user experiences measured, tested and optimized, SOASTA is the digital performance expert trusted by industry-leading brands, including 53 of the Top 100 internet retailers, six of the Forbes Top 10 media companies and seven of the Forbes Top 10 tech companies, including Apple, Target, Nordstrom, Staples, Home Depot, Sears, Walmart, Etsy, Best Buy, Adobe, Intuit, Microsoft, DIRECTV, Netflix and CBS. SOASTA is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information about SOASTA, visit http://www.soasta.com.