Meet the perfomrancetestgurus.com team

Renard Vardy
Renard is a passionate technical IT consultant, quality advocate, and trainer who has 20 years of experience in helping clients reduce software project time to go-live by improving software quality.   Renard’s quality consulting experience breakdown is:

  • Performance Testing (60%)
  • Technical Testing (20%)
  • Test Data Management (20%)

Renard has a proven a track record as an accomplished technical quality outcome, is a trusted project advisor with strong technical and business background.  This enables him to bridge the gap between all project stakeholders including project sponsors, technical and business teams.

Renard has a deep expertise that spans finance, telecommunications, gaming, logistics, rail, fashion, utilities, food and beverage, and gas and oil industries.  His professional career has spanned Australia, South Korea, Thailand and the United States of America.

John Gallagher
John is a positive, motivated Test Manager with extensive experience in functional and non-functional testing. Expertise in client relationships, management, line management in a project and business as usual environment.

John’s capabilities include:

  • Test Team Management of multiple testing teams and streams of testing activities
    Customer Engagement, ability to liaise with internal customers for the successfully delivery of projects
  • Test Planning for large project initiatives spanning several platforms
    Ability to plan and execute performance test phases and report results to senior project stakeholders
  • Ability to plan and lead functional testing phases in both agile and waterfall methodologies
  • Ability to plan and coordinate integration testing across multiple test teams
    Environment Management of multiple technology platforms including Unix, Windows and Routing platforms
  • Ability to deliver innovative solutions to complex problems

Specialties: Test Management, Performance Testing, and Team Leading

Michael Foster
Michael is a Performance and Load Testing Specialist with over 14 years experience in a range of industries and systems.

  • HP LoadRunner Certified.
  • HP LoadRunner training course instructor.
  • HP Quality Centre installations and upgrades.
  • Rational Performance Tester Certified.
  • NeoLoad Certified.
  • Neotys certified NeoLoad instructor.
  • Baseline Security Clearance

Specialties: Performance & Load Testing, HP LoadRunner & Performance Centre, Rational Performance Tester, NeoLoad Testing, HP Quality Centre Installation and Upgrades, Silk Performer, MS Exchange Load Generator, MS Lync Stress and Performance Tool.

Scott Turner
Scott has 10 years’ experience with performance testing.  In his past history, he has been the QA E-commerce manager of the ANZ bank.   Scott has managed teams in Australia and India.  Through taking a hands-on role during technical issues Scott has encountered most of the unusual issues around testing and gained a reputation with vendors as a person that can get their tools to work.   Through this role at ANZ Bank, on average he managed 180 projects a year.
Scott has done several contract roles in Canberra acting on behalf of several vendors.  While working with Department of defense he spent a considerable amount of time providing consultation around setting up a central centre of testing of excellence. The work involved defining a permanent pool of resources using existing internal resources, establishing processes of managing their output along with engagement processes for projects. This also involved leveraging existing mechanisms of the organisations to identify and stop projects that tried to avoid this quality control to meet their deadlines.
Scott has a hard-earned reputation for not only confirming solution’s meeting organisations requirements and creating the documentation defining what they are but providing essential skills when defects are identified through testing.    Form a network administrator and IT manager background that has provided him with a mindset and skill’s necessary to own defects rather than just identify them.

Specialties: Performance Test Management. Performance Test analysis. Loadrunner, QALoad, Silk Performer. Network Administration, IT Manager. MS Exchange, Oracle, SQL, ISTQB