I am very excited to join the talented team at QASymphony. I’ve been friends with Dave Keil for many years and we’ve often talked about working together. I see this as a golden opportunity for me to finally work alongside Dave and join one of the hottest startups in Atlanta.
I will give you some background on me. I started my career at Arthur Anderson, which was a great training ground for a future CFO. In 1997, I joined a company called LHS Group which was a global software provider to telecommunications companies. Once I got my first taste of the tech industry, I never looked back. I knew this was what I wanted to do in my career.
I really like the energy and excitement at tech companies. It’s very dynamic, fast paced and constantly changing. You have the opportunity to work with a lot of smart people. It makes me want to step up my game.
In the early 2000s, I joined a small tech company called SecureWorks. There were 35 employees when I joined and we had revenues of about $1 million. 10 years later, we had 800 people and $140 million in annualized revenue. In 2011, we were acquired by Dell for over $600 million.
At SecureWorks, I witnessed first-hand what it takes to grow an early stage company to a $100+ million business. I hope to bring that experience and my passion for building teams and companies to QASymphony.
I have been very impressed with what QASymphony has accomplished in the past few years. The company has a tremendous reputation in the market and there is huge growth potential. In the digital age that we live in, every company is a software company. That makes “software quality” critical to every business across the world, creating great market opportunity for QASymphony.
In my role as CFO, I want to help QASymphony look downfield. The company has had great success and has to start preparing to scale for bigger things in the future. In addition to my financial responsibilities, I plan to focus on areas like staffing, global expansion and operations.
I want to thank Dave Keil for bringing me onboard and the entire QASymphony team for making me feel so welcome. I am very excited for us to grow this business together.
Learn more about Mike Vandiver joining QASymphony in this press release or straight from Dave Keil, QASymphony’s CEO, in this recent blog post.