Chandana Ranasinghe
Co-founder, Chief operating officer and VP of QA at Auxenta Inc
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Entrepreneur, Technology Leader and subject matter expert with over 20 years of experience in the information technology industry and the apparel industry in diverse areas of strategic management, software quality assurance and operational excellence.

Co-founded Auxenta 4 years back with the focus on software product development and software services. Prior to that, he was the head of Process Improvement and Lean manufacturing at Brandix, focusing on improving company profitability via process re-engineering. Earlier, Chandana was the director and head of Independent software quality Practice at Virtusa, owning the P&L responsibilities for the Testing and QA practice in Colombo.

Chandana has extensive experience in working with software services companies in North America, Middle East and the APAC Region in developing technology frameworks to enhance QA capabilities in Load & performance testing, security testing, data migrations and UI test automation. Also his experience covers enhancing operational excellence in apparel manufacturing companies.

Educational Qualifications
School:
Passed out year:
University:
Open University of Malaysia
Degree:
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.),Change management
Years of Experience
21
Service proving area(s)
Colombo

EXPERIENCE

Co-founder, Cheif operating officer and VP of QA

Company Name - Auxenta Inc.

Dates Employed - Sep 2014 – Present

Duration - 5 yrs 10 mos

Location - Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Head of Process Improvements and LEAN manufacturing

Company Name - Brandix

Dates Employed - Nov 2011 – Aug 2014

Duration - 2 yrs 10 mos

 

Member

SLASSCOM

Dates Employed - 2010 – 2014

Duration - 4 yrs

Location - Sri Lanka

 

Virtusa

Total Duration - 8 yrs 7 mos

 

Director and Head of ISQ Practice

Dates Employed - Jan 2010 – Oct 2011

 

Associate Director - SQA

Dates Employed - Apr 2007 – Feb 2010

 

Senior Manager and Head of Quality Assurance

Dates Employed - Apr 2006 – Mar 2007

 

Manager & Lead Software QA Analyst, Global Enterprise Business Unit

Dates Employed - Apr 2005 – Mar 2006

 

QA Architect

Dates Employed - Apr 2003 – Mar 2005

 

QA consultant cum QA director

Company Name - BT

Dates Employed - Oct 2010 – Mar 2011

Duration - 6 mos

Location - Bangalore, India

 

Sr. Test manager, Tax and accounting division (Virtusa Placement)

Company Name - Thomson Reuters

Dates Employed - Feb 2009 – Jan 2010

Location - Dallas/Fort Worth Area

 

QA consultant cum QA director (Placement from Virtusa)

Company Name - J.P. Morgan

Dates Employed - Jul 2008 – Dec 2008

Location - Greater Chicago Area

 

Sr. Test Manager - Policy administration and claims processing systems (Placement from Virtusa)

Company Name - Guardian Life Insurance Company of America - Central Ohio Agency

Dates Employed - Jul 2007 – Dec 2007

Location - New York City Area

 

Sr. QA Manager - Fund operations application group (Placement from Virtusa)

Company Name -ING U.S

Dates Employed - Jan 2007 – Jun 2007

Location - Hartford, Connecticut Area

 

Offshore QA director (Virtusa Placement)

Company Name - Aetna

Dates Employed - Apr 2005 – Dec 2006

Location - Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

QA Lead

Company Name - Virtusa Corporation

Dates Employed - 1999 – 2002

Duration - 3 yrs

 

 

 

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