Press Release: CTG and Micro Focus Extend European Platinum Partnership to French Market
Dec 2, 2021
Paris, France, 2 December 2021 – CTG (NASDAQ: CTG), a leading provider of digital IT services and solutions in North America and Western Europe, today announced an expanded strategic partnership agreement with Micro Focus to now include CTG France. The partnership aligns CTG’s testing capabilities with Micro Focus’ Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) software to help clients accelerate their software delivery and ensure quality and application performance at every stage of the digital application lifecycle.
Leveraging the global organization’s decades of experience, a team of more than 500 testers, and a network of more than 3,000 crowdtesters, CTG France offers its clients comprehensive Application Testing Solutions. The Company’s Testing Solutions portfolio includes advisory consulting, test methodology and process, performance testing, manual functional testing, testing automation, test tool implementation, and crowdtesting. Many of CTG’s more than 400 clients use Micro Focus products in their organizations today.
CTG and Micro Focus first initiated their partnership in Europe almost 20 years ago. Today, CTG has more than 200 ALM consultants. Most recently, in 2020, CTG Belgium was named Micro Focus Virtual Universe Partner of the Year.
"We are delighted to extend our long-standing partnership with Micro Focus to now support and benefit our clients in France. We believe that together, we offer one of the most comprehensive Application Testing and Quality Assurance Solutions portfolios available in the market today,” said Pieter Vanhaecke, Global Director of Testing at CTG.” This extension of our partnership demonstrates CTG’s commitment to the long-term investment in and support of our technology partners, both in terms of expertise and business development worldwide.”
CTG’s Platinum Partner status provides our consultants with direct access to and training on the latest Micro Focus product innovations. The advanced training and certification programs offered by Micro Focus allow CTG France to provide its clients with the highest levels of ALM expertise.
The partnership also supports the organizations’ mutual business development strategies. "We share a common vision of supporting new and existing clients in the discovery and adoption of solutions, like those provided by Micro Focus, that address testing, agile, and DevOps challenges throughout the digital transformation journey,” said Moise Torjmane, General Manager, CTG France.
“Our partnership with CTG provides a collective value that contributes to the success of our customers' digital transformation and achievement of their business outcomes by accelerating application delivery,” said Remco van Dijk, Channel Director for Northern Europe, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg, Micro Focus.
CTG is a leading provider of digital transformation solutions and services that accelerate clients’ project momentum and achievement of their desired IT and business outcomes. We have earned a reputation as a faster and more reliable, results-driven partner focused on improved data-driven decision making, meaningful business performance improvements, new and enhanced customer experiences, and continuous innovation. CTG has operations in North America, South America, Western Europe, and India. The Company regularly posts news and other important information online at www.ctg.com.
About Micro Focus
Micro Focus is one of the world’s largest enterprise software providers, delivering mission-critical technology to our 40,000 customers around the globe. With a broad portfolio, underpinned by a deep inventory of advanced analytics, the Company helps customers run and transform, so they can adapt to evolving market conditions and effectively compete in the digital economy over the long term. We do this by delivering solutions that bridge the gap between existing and emerging technologies and future-proof IT investments. We call this High Tech, Low Drama.
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Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer
John Laubacker was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in May 2018. Previously he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since April 2017, and before that he was Vice President and Treasurer since February 2017, Treasurer since 2006, and served as interim CFO from October 2014 to April 2015. John joined CTG in 1996.
CMO, VP Marketing
Amanda LeBlanc was appointed Vice President and CMO in March 2015 and has responsibility for CTG's global Marketing, Communications, Sales Support, and Inside Sales programs. She brings over 25 years of marketing, communications, and sales-enablement experience in developing, implementing, and growing successful, technology-enabled marketing programs and a proven track record of refining and creating brands that resonate in the market place. Amanda joined CTG in 2012.