Applause Bolsters Engineering Leadership with Robert Mason as SVP

Nasuni founder’s wealth of experience and expertise to increase Applause’s technology dominance

Applause, the global leader in digital experience quality, today announced that Robert Mason has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Engineering. The addition comes just after Applause was recognized for its 186% growth rate on the Deloitte Fast 500, and its ranking as a leader in crowdtesting by Nelson Hall.

“We are delighted to welcome Rob as a new executive presence on our team,” said Doron Reuveni, CEO of Applause. “Applause is poised for massive growth, particularly on the engineering and development front. Rob’s experience as a leader capable of juggling responsibilities, having simultaneously founded a company while working as its CTO and EVP of Engineering, will be invaluable to Applause as we continue to direct our efforts toward the enterprise. We’ve built a strong, industry-leading engineering team over the years, and Rob’s leadership will continue to push our team, and our product, to new levels.”

Mason joins Applause from Nasuni, an enterprise file services company, where he held various executive roles, including Founder, President, CTO and Executive Vice President of Engineering.

Prior to his leadership at Nasuni, Mason worked as the VP of Engineering at Archivas from 2004 to its acquisition by Hitachi in 2007, where he oversaw all development and quality assurance. After the Hitachi acquisition, he continued in his role as VP of HCAP Engineering, managing the integration of his team with Hitachi’s and supporting the broad rollout of HCAP.

“It is an exciting time to join Applause,” said Mason. “The company enters 2018 with high growth and a ton of momentum. I hope to harness this energy to bring an even more innovative focus to engineering and development moving forward.”

Mason has more than 20 years of operational, management and software development experience across many different companies, languages, platforms and technologies. He took Nasuni from initial product concept to over 10 Petabytes of managed storage consisting of billions of files in a global file system spanning more than 50 different countries. As Applause sets its sights on the enterprise, Mason will be an integral part of the company’s engineering success.

About Applause

Applause is a world leader in testing and digital quality. Brands today win or lose customers through digital interactions, and Applause delivers authentic feedback on the quality of digital assets and experiences, provided by real users in real-world settings. Our disruptive approach harnesses the power of the Applause platform and leverages the uTest community of more than one million independent digital testers worldwide. Unlike traditional testing methods (including lab-based and offshoring), Applause responds with the speed, scale and flexibility that digital-focused brands require and expect. Applause provides insightful, actionable testing results that can directly inform go/no go release decisions, helping development teams build better and faster, and release with confidence. Digital-first brands rely on Applause as a best practice to deliver the digital experiences their customers love.

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