For over 20 years Stacy Kirk has advocated for and facilitated quality and process innovation in software development as a tech entrepreneur. She is currently conducting the QualityWorks’ Agile Testing Bootcamp with the goal of providing job opportunities to Americans who exist within marginalized communities, particularly African-Americans, by training and placing talented resources in companies looking for software testers; helping close the gaps of disparity and increase representation and diversity in the technology industry.
In addition to holding a degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, Stacy is able to recognize opportunities, and boldly shoulder the inherent risks associated with capitalizing on them with keen insight and daring excellence.
In 2010, Stacy founded QualityWorks Consulting Group, a global leader in software quality innovation and delivery, based in Los Angeles, California. In 2015, she expanded offices to Kingston, Jamaica to service clients in the United States, the UK, and the Caribbean.
Fueled by the discrimination she experienced as a Black woman in tech, she leads a 45+ and growing team of brilliant technologists and innovators, including over 46% women of color.
Her company does more than just write and test code. They offer solutions that have saved their clients thousands of dollars and decreased their time to market. Their latest product, Posture, helps enterprises drive compliance regardless of their level of in-house knowledge. An AI-powered platform simplifies the process of gaining and maintaining cybersecurity compliance. This solution provides integration, automation, and the visibility to ignite a culture of accountability across the enterprise while cost-effectively removing roadblocks.