Shunra Names Bill Varga COO

Jun 09, 2010, 10:17 ET from Shunra

PHILADELPHIA, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Shunra, the leading provider of application performance engineering systems for network and web applications, today announced the appointment of veteran business development executive Bill Varga as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Varga has built explosively successful sales and BD organizations over the past two decades at multiple software companies, including Ounce Labs (EVP of Sales and BD), Quova (EVP of BD) and Interact Commerce (VP of Sales).

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"I'm ecstatic that Bill has decided to bring his brilliance to Shunra," said Shunra CEO Gary Jackson. "Bill has been my wingman in several previous ventures, and there is no one better qualified to develop new partnerships, grow our customer base and position Shunra as the industry leader. He has a gift for communicating the business value of a new and innovative technology solution, and having him leading our day-to-day operations makes Shunra a significantly stronger company."

"The opportunity to help build Shunra's worldwide brand and establish our leadership position is tremendously exciting," said Varga. "Gary and I share a vision to establish Shunra as a best practice for application performance engineering, to the point where we are considered a necessity. Given the demands of today's business environment, I see a very large underserved market opportunity, similar to what I saw previously in the application security testing market. I'm convinced that with Shunra's team and technology, our vision can come true."

Shunra's Performance Suite™, including Shunra for HP LoadRunner software and Shunra for HP Performance Center, has established itself as the industry standard for testing, analysis and remediation of application performance under real-world, distributed environments before rollout. Shunra's consulting and certified partners focus on delivering Rapid Performance Assessments. The Shunra solution gives IT professionals an entirely new level of confidence that distributed applications will perform flawlessly for all end users, regardless of location.

About Shunra

Headquartered in Philadelphia, privately held Shunra, Ltd. is the market leader in application performance engineering systems.  The Shunra Performance Suite™ enables organizations to deliver high performing network applications to their global end-users with confidence. Shunra's patented technology and services emulate and analyze application performance over distributed environments (Cloud, mobile, WAN) while testing in a pre-deployment lab environment. Global organizations including Best Buy, Starbucks, Citibank, ING Direct, Bank of America, Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cisco Systems and the US Department of Homeland Security leverage Shunra to reduce costs and time-to-market for new services, guarantee application deployment success and ensure applications deliver a high-quality user experience. For more information, call 1.877.474.8627 or visit