ATLANTA, Dec. 8, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cobiton, the leading quality assurance platform for mobile applications, announces the appointment of Sean Barry as CEO. Barry, who has over 25 years of experience helping high-tech and emerging software companies accelerate their growth, joins Kobiton at a time when mobile apps are at the center of the modern digital business to drive better customer experience and employee efficiency.
Founded in 2016, Kobiton has staked its future on ensuring better mobile experiences across devices and operating systems by taming the complexity of mobile app development. Today, the company’s platform includes visual, functional and performance testing on real devices in one platform. Kobiton is used by testers at Fortune 500 companies across the banking, travel, transportation, gaming, entertainment, retail and hospitality industries. Last month, Deloitte named Kobiton 18th on the list of the fastest growing companies in North America.
Barry will leverage his experience to accelerate this growth, as he has done in previous roles by aligning customer and market needs with the company’s resources and go-to-market strategy. Prior to joining Kobiton, Barry was COO at Rent, a Redfin-backed company with over 50 million users, where he helped turn 5+ years of revenue decline into a growing and valuable software and marketing business. Barry also worked closely with Fortune 500 companies in B2B2C-based companies at scale, including Updater, a home services platform used by millions of consumers, where he served as President. Additionally, Barry was the CEO of Bridgevine, a SaaS-based customer acquisition marketing services platform, where he drove 4x growth. Barry was previously president of Allconnect, where he drove 5x growth during his tenure.
“Sean has built software and solutions companies at scale with Fortune 500 customers both domestically and globally,” said Jim Douglass, partner at Fulcrum Equity Partners, a Kobiton investor. “His ‘client-centric’ leadership combined with his ability to unlock talent and strengthen his teams have helped Sean deliver results to clients and investors for over two decades. We are confident in Sean’s ability to drive growth at Kobiton in a similar manner .”
“I’m excited to join a talented team backed by leading investors to tackle a critical challenge facing the world’s largest companies: how to make customer- and employee-facing mobile app experiences great,” said Barry. “Kobiton’s rich product portfolio, including manual, automated and scriptless cloud and on-premise solutions, takes the pain out of mobile app testing, allowing businesses to move quickly and deliver app experiences that users will love.”
“Mobile apps have become essential tools for businesses to communicate with customers and employees, which is why mobile has become an increasingly large share of internal software development budgets,” said Dan Drechsel, General Partner at Panoramic Ventures, a Kobiton investor. “And yet the diversity of mobile devices and operating systems constantly threatens to destroy mobile experiences. Furthermore, delivering on rapid and iterative DevOps lifecycles at quality and scale in mobile is a difficult problem – more difficult than web development. These are the problems Kobiton has solved for some of the world’s biggest brands. We are excited to continue this mission under Sean’s leadership.”
Kobiton is a cloud-based mobile app testing platform that allows users to quickly run manual and automated tests against real Android and iOS devices. Easy to use, easily accessible from anywhere and highly flexible, Kobiton minimizes costs while increasing productivity, allowing businesses to get apps to market faster. Learn more at www.kobiton.com.
Danielle Profita Briner