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Service Management

Jarrod Patchappa - Head of Functional Testing Competency Centre

Jarrod Patchappa

Head of Functional Testing Competency Centre

Joined SQS: March 2008

Tel: +27 - 78 665 5378 View profile

Bachelor of Technology degree in Information Technology, ISTQB Intermediate and Certified Agile Tester (CAT) certifications. Worked in online gaming and retail, currently leads a team of testers at a large retail client.

Focus Area & Responsibility: Head of the functional testing competency centre of SQS South Africa. Development of the Functional Testing capability within SA. Client service delivery.

Shena Goorawa - Head of Agile Testing Competency Centre

Shena Goorawa

Head of Agile Testing Competency Centre

Joined SQS: August 2011

Tel: +27 - 84 206 1181 View profile

Head of the Agile testing competency centre of SQS South Africa. Currently leads the independent testing team on a large software development project. Recipient of the SASTQB National Test Team Excellence Award and is a Certified Agile Tester and certified to ISEB Intermediate level.

Focus Area & Responsibility: Development of the Agile testing capability within SA. Client service delivery. 

Mahendra Rajagopaul - Head of Automation Testing Competency Centre

Mahendra Rajagopaul

Head of Automation Testing Competency Centre

Joined SQS: July 2008

Tel: +27 83 784 9110 View profile

Diploma in Computer Science. ISEB Foundation and Intermediate. Worked as an IT testing consultant in Europe for the Telecommunications sector, as well as Retail and Banking sectors in South Africa. Currently leads an Automation team at a large retail client.
 
Focus Area & Responsibility: Head of Automation testing competency for SQS South Africa, specialist in Automation framework design and implementations.

Justin Nagan - Head of Performance Testing Competency Centre

Justin Nagan

Head of Performance Testing Competency Centre

Joined SQS: Aug 2011

Tel: +27 - 83 784 7853

BSc. Degree in Information Systems with certifications in HP AIS and ISEB intermediate. Experience in software development, infrastructure support and training within the telecommunications sector as well as software testing across a number of different sectors such as retail and utilities.

Focus Area & Responsibility: Development and support of the performance testing capability within SQS South Africa. Client service delivery

Operations

Usheshthi Raghunath - Operations Manager

Usheshthi Raghunath

Operations Manager

Joined SQS: May 2006

Tel: +27 - 82 661 7230 View profile

B.Sc. Computer Science and Information Technology graduate. Specialist in Software Testing since 2006. ISTQB Test Manager & HP AIS certified. Broadly experienced across the Telco, Retail and Utilities industries having fulfilled various test management and lead roles within test automation and functional testing. 

Focus Area & Responsibility: Resourcing consultancy roles within SA and other regions, career management, pre-sales activities and service delivery. 

Desre Lourens - Professional Support Services

Desre Lourens

Professional Support Services

Joined SQS: July 2007

Tel: +27 - 83 699 3056 View profile

Professional Support Services for SQS South Africa.

Focus Areas & Responsibility: Includes providing administrative and logistical support to the SA operation to ensure the smooth running of delivery of client engagements. This includes ensuring that consultants starting and working on  new engagements have the necessary information, tools and support, as well as ensuring that time and expenses are submitted and processed efficiently.

Training

Werda Grunewald - Training Manager

Werda Grunewald

Training Manager

Joined SQS: January 2012

Tel: +27 - 83 292 5522 View profile

Studied B.Comm Information Systems and has a background in Software development in the manufacturing and fast moving consumer goods sectors. Moved to training and specialised specifically in Software Testing Training since joining SQS in 2012

Focus Area & Responsibility: Development and delivery of Internal and External technical and soft-skills courses.

Uresha Moodley - Training Sales and Marketing Support

Uresha Moodley

Training Sales and Marketing Support

Joined SQS: October 2010

Tel: +27 - 31 279 2413 View profile

Sales & Marketing Support for SQS South Africa with a B.Com degree specialising in Marketing. Responsibilities include generating and qualifying training leads, responding to training queries & quotation requests, as well as focus on market & sales research, internal communications and marketing campaigns & events. 

Focus Area & Responsibility: Responding to training queries & quotation requests, sales research, internal & external marketing.

Support

Lindi Guttenbrunner - Finance Manager

Lindi Guttenbrunner

Finance Manager

Joined SQS: July 2007

Tel: +27 - 83 307 9562 View profile

Finance Manager of SQS South Africa.  B.Comm degree specialising in Financial Management. Current focus and areas of responsibility include full control of the SA branch financial & accounting duties.

Focus Area & Responsibility: Finance & Administration

Natasha Davenport - HR Manager

Natasha Davenport

HR Manager

Joined SQS: March 2007

Tel: +27 - 82 455 8082 View profile

Human Resources Manager of SQS South Africa.   Special focus on Learning & Development, Talent Acquisition and Talent Retention, ensuring SQS SA is the best company of its kind to work for in SA.  

Focus Area & Responsibility: HR Management for SA, ensuring alignment to SQS Group and to market best practice. 

Nicole Walsh - Marketing Manager

Nicole Walsh

Marketing Manager

Joined SQS: May 2008

Tel: +27 - 71 613 0225 View profile

Marketing Manager of SQS South Africa.  BBA degree specialising in Management, Marketing & Communications. Current focus and areas of responsibility include marketing activities such as PR, client liaison, events and internal communications.

Focus Area & Responsibility: Marketing & PR.  BBBEE Strategy & Implementation.

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