Global software testing company Inspired Testing has appointed former Olenick director Ben Tyler to the new position of Director: Delivery & Professional Services for its UK and Europe-based operations.
Based in Northern Ireland, Ben comes to Inspired Testing with extensive experience in building and managing Olenick’s testing capability within the UK, with a special focus on the Legal industry. He was responsible for setting up a graduate recruitment programme akin to Inspired Testing’s Academy and played an active people management & development role within his previous firm. Crucially, Ben was tasked with managing delivery for all European projects as well as running UK business development within the Legal vertical.
“I’m excited to join a progressive and ambitious company like Inspired Testing, especially as we set out to grow our European footprint and extend our reach in a post-pandemic world that’s been very much shaped by the realities of the pandemic,” says Ben.
“One of the challenges we face is how to create that team ethos when the ‘new normal’ means most people will work from home”, he says. “One way to do that is by committing everyone on the team to a regular virtual ‘get together’ where we shoot the breeze and get to ‘know each other’ outside a strictly business environment.”
“It’s something I hope we can do more of going forward and believe that these and other challenges can easily be overcome if we put our minds to finding progressive solutions, not only for ourselves but for our customers too.”
CEO Jacques Fouché says Ben will be part of the Inspired Testing UK’s senior management team and he will be playing a vital role in driving the overall 2025 Strategy.
“Ben is bringing over 20 years’ worth of rounded testing experience, including senior test management and more recently, test business management experience, which I am personally extremely excited about,” says Jacques.
“Ben’s key and initial focus would be delivery for our clients in the Legal sector, working closely with Leon Lodewyks (Chief Delivery Officer) and his team,” Jacques adds. “He will furthermore support the Inspired Testing Talent Acquisition team in achieving the UK & EU local headcount growth targets, provide pre-sales support across the Inspired Testing territories and include operational support across the UK and EU, working closely with Lucas Scheepers (COO) and myself.”
When he’s not working, Ben likes to spend time with his wife and two children, and is a keen surfer around Ireland’s wild Atlantic coast.