Brian Bernknopf is the Managing Director for U.S. Operations at QA Consultants. Mr. Bernknopf currently serves as the Managing Director of QA Consultants USA, Inc. (QAC). He is responsible for the daily operations and management of the US business, ongoing sales and business development, staff and project management, and solution creation. QAC has been one of North America’s fasted growing independent software testing services firms over the last 20 years and Mr. Bernknopf is responsible for their US expansion. Mr. Bernknopf is also a board member to the Dallas Per Scholas program that has the mission of breaking the cycle of poverty through IT Job and Workforce Training. Mr. Bernknopf is a proven industry leader with a deep specialization in IT Consulting and Advisory, Software Quality Assurance, and IT Systems Integration. He has spent his 20-year career in management consulting and while having worked in multiple industry verticals and with a variety of software technologies, has always been focused on software quality management and governance. His responsibilities have included sales, delivery, and management of IT solutions and engagements focused on: QA Governance, Test Automation, Performance, Mobile QA, ERP (SAP), Package Applications (ERP\BPM\Etc.), COE Development, and complex QA solutions. Prior to joining QAC, Mr. Bernknopf was a Senior Vice President for KMS and a Vice President at Virtusa, where he led a 2000 person QA practice. Before Virtusa, Mr. Bernknopf was a Principal at Capgemini and was Director of their Insurance QA Practice. In addition to QA, Brian has experience in large program and project management, alliance management, and marketing. Mr. Bernknopf has over 20 years in the Quality Assurance and Quality Management industry and is a frequent speaker at Quality Management events. His early patent applications for test automation built the foundation for his QA career and a pursuit of QA Solutions.