Gerie Owen

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Background

Gerie is a speaker and writer on quality and testing topics at leading conferences and publishers.  She is also a QA Manager and Architect with proven ability to evangelize quality in quality-averse organizations, manage complex projects involving multiple applications and automated scripting, coordinating onshore and offshore test teams across multiple time zones with sensitivities toward different business environments while maintaining a consistent test approach and achieving high defect removal efficiency rates.

Gerie has an MBA, and began her career in the insurance industry.  She moved into testing in the late 1990s at MetLife as a domain expert.  She quickly became excited about a career in testing and continued professional development in the field.  She moved to the NStar electric utility in 2010, and into a test process and strategy role during the merger of NStar and Northeast Utilities.

Gerie is a certified Agile Scrum Master.


Experience

Gerie has over fifteen years experience as a software tester, testing consultant, testing coordinator, and test manager.  Her skills include:

  Project Management Skills: MS Project, HP Quality Center,  MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, Lotus Notes, PeopleSoft time management, MS SharePoint,

  Methodologies:  Agile, Waterfall, RAD, JAD

  Management:   Managed a staff of 33 offshore testers.


Education

MASTER OF EDUCATION (Health Promotion), Bridgewater State College Graduate School

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, Bentley College Graduate School

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS, Summa cum Laude, College of New Rochelle







Gerie Owen in Baltimore Inner Harbor at the TestKit Conference.

Gerie Owen

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