Senior Director, Quality and Release Engineering
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Steve Plaza is a software development manager with in-depth experience in analysis, design, development, and quality assurance. Skilled in root-cause analysis and development of complete solutions, he served as V.P. of Quality and Release Management at Webroot, Inc. and excelled to the executive management level during his tenure. Steve has an impeccable track record in delivering industry recognized brass-caliber products to market; consistently recognized by 'PC Magazine', 'C/Net', and 'Editors Choice'. He is a select-team recipient of the 2012 'Bronze Edison Award' for Personal Safety/Security. Steve’s proven success in consumer-direct, enterprise, SaaS security, and highly reliable database server software products started three decades ago in devotion to quality assurance at Control Data Corporation. Since then, he has advanced from individual contributor, to director-level positions held at: Informix Software 1987-1999, Annuncio Software 1999-2002, PeopleSoft Inc. in 2003, and Zone Labs LLC (A Check Point Company) in 2003, all before joining Webroot, Inc. in 2006. Steve is avidly familiar with industry-wide quality assurance methodologies and takes pride in defining a new, visionary-based, Enterprise Wide Test approach. He is distinctly articulate, and holds true to a clear and compelling vision of perpetual software process improvement. Steve is absolute in hands-on direct-evaluation for all products. He possesses an indomitable work ethic, he is committed to quality, and dedicated to productivity with the timeliness of results.