Thursday, July 16, 2009

Quality Assurance Expert Debbie Russell Joins CastleBay Consulting

CastleBay Consulting Corporation, a consulting services firm specializing in providing high impact consulting services to the property & casualty insurance market, today announced that Debbie Russell has joined the company’s quality assurance team. In her new position, Russell will focus on expanding CastleBay’s quality assurance practice and providing CastleBay clients a wide variety of quality management services.

In addition to her tenure as an independent consultant, Russell was most recently a consultant with BearingPoint working as a technology analyst and quality assurance specialist. Prior to BearingPoint, Debbie also worked in various quality assurance roles with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) and as a business analyst with their eServices group.

Commenting on Russell’s appointment, George Grieve, CastleBay’s CEO and founder noted, “Given that legacy replacement is the focus of what CastleBay does, quality assurance has always been and always will be an integral component of the services we offer. Debbie’s experience and the wealth of knowledge she brings to our practice will help us to broaden and deepen our quality assurance practice. We look forward to Debbie’s contribution and quality management leadership.”

Debbie Russell added, “I am very impressed with CastleBay’s commitment to and focus on quality assurance and management. Legacy system replacement is always a challenge, but with a good quality assurance program in place, we can help to manage and reduce the risk for our carrier partners. By combining CastleBay’s extensive property & casualty knowledge and our hands-on expertise with all aspects of quality management, we are the ideal organization to help insurers navigate through and enjoy successful legacy replacement projects.”

CastleBay’s quality assurance (QA) services follow best practices using effective project management and structured testing methodologies supported by the Quality Assurance Institute (QAI). CastleBay QA services offer a wide range of options, including:

* Establishment and initial management of a QA department;
* Assistance in the selection and training of business testing analysts and test leads;
* Definition and monitoring of quality management and testing processes;
* Coordination of quality procedures with other affected projects; and,
* Assistance in the selection and implementation of available QA software tools.

About CastleBay Consulting Corporation

Austin, Texas based CastleBay Consulting was founded in 1998 to provide high impact consulting services to the Property & Casualty insurance market. Services include strategic systems planning and acquisition; quality management; program and project set up, management and assessment; business process and requirements analysis; and related software implementation services.

CastleBay’s consultants average more than 25 years of insurance industry experience and represent a wealth of experience as executives and officers from world-class vendor and insurance carrier companies.

To learn more about CastleBay Consulting’s services, call 512.329.2619 or visit the website at

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