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Katalon Appoints Derek Weeks as Chief Marketing Officer to Enhance Customer Value and Drive Business Growth



WASHINGTON, DC, April. 02, 2024 -- To bolster customer-centric innovation and further accelerate the company’s strong track record of growth, Katalon, the provider of the most modern, comprehensive software quality management platform, announced today the addition of Derek Weeks as Chief Marketing Officer. With over three decades of experience spanning pivotal roles in publicly traded, multi-billion dollar enterprises and venture-backed startups, Weeks brings a wealth of knowledge, and a deep passion for software development to the Katalon team. His appointment underscores Katalon's commitment to enhancing the value delivered to its customers, community, and partners through cutting-edge, AI-augmented testing solutions.

Derek has been at the forefront of shaping the future of software for Development, Test, and Operations. As Chief Marketing Officer at the Linux Foundation, he supported double-digit revenue growth while championing initiatives across critical technology areas such as DevOps, security, and cloud solutions. Prior to this, as Vice President of Marketing at Sonatype, Derek was pivotal in pioneering the open-source software supply chain security market, where he supported a tenfold increase in ARR. Additionally, as a co-founder of All Day DevOps, Derek has demonstrated a profound ability to build and nurture communities, fostering an environment of continuous learning and development.

"Derek's deep-rooted expertise in DevOps and open-source software development positions him as an ideal leader for Katalon, as we advance the frontier of AI-powered software testing," stated Vu Lam, CEO of Katalon. "His distinguished track record of spurring growth and cultivating vibrant communities is perfectly aligned with our vision of not just developing state-of-the-art technologies but also creating a supportive ecosystem that empowers our customers and partners.

“I am thrilled to join Katalon, the category leader in AI-augmented software testing, as their Chief Marketing Officer. With a background deeply rooted in open source and DevOps arenas, I'm ready to help propel Katalon's growth and deepen ties with our rapidly growing customer and community base,” said Weeks. “I'm excited to join a team that's not just building cutting-edge technology, but also a strong, supportive community around it, delivering real value to customers worldwide."


About Katalon

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Katalon is a comprehensive, all-in-one software quality management platform that enables product managers, quality engineers, DevOps professionals, and software teams of any size to deliver world-class customer experiences faster, easier, and more efficiently. The platform accelerates end-to-end software development by powering the authoring, execution, and insights of test automation across any app or environment, and flexibly integrates across a team's architecture and processes. Founded in 2016 and servicing customers in over 80 countries, Katalon is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. For more info about Katalon, please visit