Dawn Haynes is CEO, testing coach and consultant for PerfTestPlus, Inc. As a highly regarded trainer of software testers, Dawn blends experience with a real-world view to provide testers of all levels with tools and techniques to help them generate new approaches to common and complex software testing problems. In addition to training, Dawn is particularly passionate about improving the state of testing across the industry by engaging with testers through writing, social media, trainings, meetups and testing conferences worldwide.

Highlighted as a woman of influence in Software Test and Performance magazine in January 2010, Dawn was honored to share her philosophy of testing with twelve other top international women in the field of testing. Dawn has over 30 years of experience in development, delivery and support of hardware and software systems, from small business operations to large corporate enterprises representing key verticals such as custom and commercial software, insurance and healthcare. Dawn holds a BSBA in MIS with a minor in programming from Northeastern University, and is a member of the ACM, ASQ, ATD, and IEEE. Dawn is also a founding member of the International Society for Software Testing, and a lifetime member, former Secretary and Director of the Association for Software Testing.

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