Qualitest, a AI-powered quality engineering firm, has appointed Anbu Muppidathi to the role of CEO, succeeding Norm Merritt.

Before joining the company in February, Muppidathi most recently served as the global head of Cognizant’s enterprise cloud application services practice.

“We could not be more excited to have Anbu lead us on our journey to be the preferred quality orchestrator for our clients, enabling them to modernize and most-effectively run their businesses using world-class software,” said Merritt. “Anbu’s depth of experience in the space, along with his ability to take companies to the next level, is what we need as we make some bold moves to solidify our position as the best quality assurance and engineering firm in the world.”

“This is a pivotal point for Qualitest as we continue to grow organically and transform our business to make our customers stronger,” Muppidathi said. “Qualitest is a trusted and modern quality engineering partner, helping customers modernize their businesses to provide superior customer experience while achieving speed, quality and efficiency. I am very excited to lead the company into the next generation of the digital engineering landscape.”

Qualitest is majority-owned by private equity group Bridgepoint.