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PQA’s CTO Named One of New Brunswick’s Rising Stars

As one of the largest independent software quality assurance companies in Canada, Professional Quality Assurance Ltd. (PQA) is committed to delivering the best quality assurance practices to organizations worldwide. And this quality starts within – with people like Nathaniel Couture, the company’s Chief Technology Officer. Last night, Couture was named one of New Brunswick’s Rising Stars at an awards ceremony at the Delta Beausejour in Moncton.

“It was an honor to have even been nominated for this award” said Couture after receiving the distinction. “I think it is great to see the IT industry in New Brunswick thriving and I am very proud to be a part of it.”

Rising Stars is an annual provincial event intended to recognize knowledge industry workers, in companies or organizations throughout New Brunswick, who have distinguished themselves from their peers by the quality of their work and their positive impact in their community and the industry. Twelve Rising Stars were chosen last night from a list of finalists.

Couture joined PQA in 2005 after spending several years as a freelance software developer, assisting a variety of clients in the development of custom software solutions and the implementation of innovative security features for web applications. He continuously proves himself as an effective leader and manager and is the youngest member of PQA’s senior management team. He works tirelessly to promote quality assurance and testing in the IT industry, and is always looking for new technologies and techniques to ensure that PQA continues to be a leader in this industry.

In his spare time, Couture founded an adventure racing organization, Natural Selection Adventure Racing, which hosts a series of adventure races in New Brunswick every year.

“Nat has been a huge asset to PQA since arriving in 2005” says PQA President and CEO, Keith McIntosh. “He is an incredibly talented leader and manager and his strong communication skills make him very capable of taking a client’s needs and providing them with cost effective solutions. Nat is always available to assist colleagues, at any level, whenever needed. With an open-door policy, Nat is accessible to co-workers if they need assistance with a work problem or just wish to chat.”

Professional Quality Assurance Ltd. is committed to delivering the best quality assurance practices to organizations worldwide. PQA offers the perfect solution for companies seeking the perfect balance between managing development costs while improving quality in an effort to release products into the market in a timely, efficient manner.