Tasktop Bolsters ALM Automation Leadership with Addition of New Product Management and Solutions Architecture Directors

Company continues to add highly experienced technical talent to manage and accommodate strong growth and market momentum

VANCOUVER BC - April 16, 2012 – Tasktop Technologies (www.tasktop.com), creators of Eclipse Mylyn and a leader in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Automation solutions, today announced the expansion of the company’s product management team with the appointment of Nicole Bryan as product management director and Lance Knight as director of solutions architect, effective immediately.  Both positions will report directly to Tasktop’s president and COO, Neelan Choksi.

“We are very pleased to welcome Nicole and Lance to our rapidly growing organization, and believe their experience of walking the line between business and technical stakeholders is an essential part of meeting Tasktop’s mission of transforming software development and delivery,” said Choksi.  “Both Nicole and Lance have proven track records that will help strengthen our leadership and organizational infrastructure to better meet the current and future demands of our customers and our growing ecosystem of software partners. ”

Bryan brings more than 15 years of product management experience for large software companies to her new role at Tasktop. She has an extensive technical background focused on data analytics, business intelligence, data visualization and software development processes. Prior to joining Tasktop, she served as director of product marketing and management at Micro Focus, formerly Borland Software.  She also served as director of regulatory technology for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Knight brings nearly 25 years of software development and executive-level sales expertise to Tasktop. He joined the company from Accept Corporation, where he served as senior director of global solutions consulting. In Knight’s career, he has shown success as a manager and as an individual contributor helping customers derive tremendous value from their software investments.  In his role leading the solutions architecture team, Knight will serve as a key technical advocate to actively drive the positioning of Tasktop’s enterprise software solutions to clients.  

Tasktop continues to solve major challenges for software organizations that are implementing enterprise-wide Agile and ALM modernization initiatives by connecting both developers, through Tasktop Dev, and cross-functional enterprise teams, through Tasktop Sync, to automate the entire application lifecycle. In addition, Tasktop recently launched Sync Studio, an extension of its Task Federation™ platform that makes it dramatically easier for organizations to connect, configure and maintain medium- and large-scale ALM infrastructures. Offered as a new component of Tasktop Sync, Sync Studio provides visual cross-ALM system task and workflow mapping, ALM architecture design, monitoring tools to ease integration maintenance and alert notifications for project and system administrators. All Tasktop products leverage the Eclipse Mylyn task-based integration framework to provide a more strategic and lightweight synchronization solution than standard REST API and pure data-store integrations. Its tools provide visibility into ALM work flow, real-time data sharing of cross-function activities and context into actual performance and business value.

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About Tasktop Technologies

Tasktop Technologies is the industry's leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Automation and integration software. Thousands of IT organizations depend on Tasktop's commercial and open source solutions to connect developers, testers, business analysts and project managers who use a wide variety of Agile and ALM tools hosted both on premise and in the cloud. By automating and connecting the software lifecycle, Tasktop is solving one of the biggest challenge facing large-scale software delivery organizations – the complete disconnect and brittle integrations of ALM tools. Its Task Federation™ technology delivers on the promise of a unified ALM stack through a partner ecosystem that integrates more than 70 disparate ALM tools with real-time connectivity and cross-repository workflow support. Tasktop created and leads the Eclipse Mylyn project, with more than 1 million downloads per month, upon which its commercial Tasktop Sync ALM middleware and Tasktop Dev IDE tools. All Tasktop tools are built to enable organizations to gain a competitive advantage in today's software-driven economy by providing the ALM Automation™ needed to gain visibility, predictability and productivity across the software development lifecycle. For more information, visit http://tasktop.com.

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