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Management Team

HUNG Q. NGUYEN | Chief Executive Officer
Hung Nguyen co-founded LogiGear in 1994, and is responsible for the company’s strategic direction and executive business management.

His passion and relentless focus on execution and results has been the driver for the company’s innovative approach to Software Testing, Test Automation, testing tool solutions, and testing education programs.

Hung is co-author of the top-selling book in the Software Testing field, Testing Computer Software, (Wiley, 2nd ed. 1993) and other publications including Testing Applications on the Web, (Wiley, 1st ed. 2001, 2nd ed. 2003), and Global Software Test Automation, (HappyAbout Publishing, 2006). His experience prior to LogiGear includes leadership roles in software development, quality, product, and business management at Spinnaker, PowerUp, Electronic Arts, and Palm Computing.

Hung holds a Bachelor of Science in Quality Assurance from Cogswell Polytechnical College, and completed a Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program.
MICHAEL HACKETT | Senior Vice President
Michael Hackett is also a co-founder of LogiGear, and has over two decades of experience in software engineering in banking, securities, healthcare, and consumer electronics.

Michael is a Certified Scrum Master and has co-authored two books on Software Testing: Testing Application 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 is a founding member of the Board of Advisors at the University of California Berkeley Extension and has taught for the Certificate in Software Quality Engineering and Management at the University of California Santa Cruz Extensions. As a member of IEEE, his training courses have brought Silicon Valley Testing Expertise to over 16 countries.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
HANS BUWALDA | Chief Technical Officer
Hans Buwalda leads LogiGear’s research and development of Test Automation solutions, the delivery of advanced Test Automation consulting, and engineering services.

He is the original architect of the Keyword-Driven Framework for Software Testing organizations and he assists clients in strategic implementation of Action-Based TestingTM throughout their testing organizations. Hans is also the lead developer of LogiGear’s TestArchitectTM, the action-based toolset for software test design, Automation, and management.

In his prior role as project director at CMG (now CGI) in the Netherlands, Hans assisted clients across Europe develop and deploy Software Testing solutions. He is an internationally recognized expert on Test Automation, test development, and testing technology management. He is a co-author of Integrated Test Design and Automation (Addison Wesley, 2001), and speaks frequently at international testing events.

Hans holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Free University, Amsterdam
SALVADOR SANDOVAL | Sr. VP of Global Delivery / Head of Software Testing and Automation
Salvador Sandoval is responsible for devising organizational and service delivery strategies: building, cultivating, and continually increasing LogiGear’s capabilities.

With over 16 years of experience in the space, Salvador has acquired extensive experience in managing organizations and delivering high quality professional services to our clients. He is also experienced in developing and implementing quality assurance processes and procedures, testing and reporting methods as well as metrics for Software Testing. Some of the notable companies he has worked with include Baker Hughes, Cisco, Commscope, FileMaker, Landmark Solutions, OpenWave, Palm, and Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment.

Prior to joining LogiGear Corporation, he was at Genemed Biotechnologies, Inc., where as a production chemist, his responsibilities included developing test procedures and methods for quality control of medical diagnostic devices.

Salvador holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics/Biochemistry from the University of California, Davis
WOODY DEGUCHI | Chief Strategy Officer, Product Head
Woody Deguchi joined LogiGear in 2019 to provide strategic direction for the next stage of LogiGear’s Growth. His responsibility includes strategic business development initiatives to grow revenue beyond LogiGear’s current market.

In addition, he will be leveraging LogiGear’s new partnership with Digital Hearts in Japan. Finally, Woody will be working hand-in-hand with the product team to ensure that LogiGear continues to lead the market in Software Test Automation.

Woody has a unique combination of international sales leadership experience with both start-ups and publicly traded companies. His career started in sales and marketing in Tokyo at Sony Corporation, where he quickly took on a leadership role in Dubai. Woody went on to move to San Francisco in 1999, where he founded eMarker: An IoT/music start-up. After joining an embedded software start -up in 2001, Woody helped Mediabolic exit in 2007 (now TiVo) where he led the APAC team in Tokyo as the VP of Sales and also managed global key accounts such as Google, Twitter, Facebook, Samsung, and Sony.

Woody holds a Bachelor’s degree from Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan) and attended Pomona College on a full scholarship.
CLAYTON SIMMONS | Sr. VP Business Solutions and Sales Operations
Clayton Simmons has 10+ years in Enterprise Services Business. Clayton serves as Sr. VP of Business Solutions & Sales Operations for LogiGear.

Clayton ran Cognizant’s Digital Assurance Practice in 2012 and lead an organization focused solely on testing digital enterprise digital solutions for both Mobile and IoT. He successfully rolled out Customer Experience (CX) Test offering which revolutionized the approach to the perceived quality quotient against traditional functional validation of so many other testing services at that time. He later moved over to Digital Works business unit to build the partner portfolio for Cognizant’s Cloud Native offering which added companies like AWS, Pivotal, and Adobe to its portfolio of tier one partners. After Cognziant, Clayton joined Experitest, Ltd. An Israeli Software Automation company focused on DevOps and Continuous Testing, to grow the North American regional business.

Clayton holds a Bachelor of Science Graduate of Information Systems from the University of Texas in Arlington and is also an honors graduate of the University of Texas, San Antonio Executive MBA program.

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